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When Forests Thrive, People and Business Prosper, Too

Companies are coming to view reforestation as an imperative solution to climate change, bringing tangible action on a global scale.
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By Michael Walker 

This article originally appeared as part of the Bloomberg Green + HP partnership.

The recent wildfires in California are an urgent reminder of how endangered our forests are due to climate change.

VMware Hosts Virtual Panel Discussion on Next Generation Programs Driving a Sustainable Future at VMworld 2020

VMware Experts to Discuss Company’s Sustainability Efforts and Investments
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PALO ALTO, Calif., September 29, 2020 /3BL Media --

WHAT: VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW), a leading innovator in enterprise software, will host a panel discussion during VMworld 2020, which will explore what will be needed in the next ten years to address the toughest sustainability challenges and how new technologies and approaches can unlock a sustainable future.

Vistra Accelerates Pivot to Invest in Clean Energy and Combat Climate Change

Summary: 
  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.
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  • Company to break ground on nearly 1,000 megawatts of renewables and storage; announces planned retirement of entire Midwest coal fleet. 
  • Provides financial update, raises 2020 financial guidance, and announces long-term capital allocation plan from continued strong financial outlook.

Assessing Climate Change Vulnerabilities on California Highways

WSP USA worked closely with Caltrans to develop a study assessing climate impacts on the State Highway System and is continuing this work by prioritizing assets for further study.
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Raging wildfires currently devastating the West Coast are a grim reminder of one of the vulnerabilities in the region intensified by climate change; impacting daily life and highlighting uncertainties of the reliability of critical highway infrastructure in the region.

Maersk Supply Service and Ørsted to Test Offshore Charging Buoy to Reduce Vessel Emissions

Summary: 

Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

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Developed by Maersk Supply Service, the proto-type buoy acts as a safe mooring point and charging station for vessels, potentially displacing a significant amount of marine fuel with green electricity, and will be tested at an Ørsted offshore wind farm in 2021.

Explore the 2019 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

Find details of our progress toward enhancing our diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) strategy, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions, and launching ESG tools and investment vehicles.
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Highlights from the 2019 Report:

Core Aspects

  • Reduced carbon emissions by 32.35% since 2015 vs goal of 25% by 2020
  • $160 million spent with minority, women, veteran, LGBTQ+, disabled, and small business enterprises
  • Released first statement on climate change aligned to the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD)

Employees

CSRHub's Bahar Gidwani Speaking at BattleFin Virtual Discovery Days

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CSRHub CTO and Co-Founder, Bahar Gidwani, will be speaking at 2020 BattleFin Ensemble & Discovery Days event. The conference will take place virtually September 29th - 30th, 2020.  

BattleFin's panel lineup is broad and current, including discussions on the recovery of the travel industry, tech and consumer stock insights, macroeconomic trends, and even a panel focusing on the current election. 

The two-day conference aims to use alternative data insights to predict some of the changing impacts Covid-19 will have on Q3 earnings.

Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

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