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COP26 - Where to Go From Here

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Like so many others in the wake of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (or COP26 as we know it), I'm doing my best to digest the outcomes. 

The ‘should haves’ and ‘could haves’ need to be put on hold for now, in favour of facing the future head-on and focusing on what we can do to mitigate further damage to the planet. 

I attended COP26 in the first week with other Acre representatives and was honoured to be present at something so monumental and potentially transformative. But now in the aftermath, my feelings are mixed. 

Bloomberg Green: The Sustainable Jobs Market - Featuring Harco Leertouwer, Acre

by Grace Coleman
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In collaboration with Bloomberg, our Director of Europe Harco Leertouwer took part in a recent interview to discuss the future of green jobs, the industries where opportunities are arising and the types of green skills companies are looking for. Please watch the full interview to learn more.

New NFL Goal to Help Turn The Tide on GHG Emissions

by Richard Kent
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Laundry detergent brand Tide has teamed up with the National Football League (NFL) to encourage fans to wash garments in cold water to slash emissions.

The #TurnToCold campaign will kick off by educating and motivating more than 80 million households of NFL fans – more than half of US households - on the benefits of cold-water washing this football season.

Faces of Acre - Future-Fit Foundation

by Grace Coleman
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Behind the scenes of the impactful roles we place, the teams we build, our dedication to tackling climate change and sustainability challenges, is our ever-growing and passionate team. In our ongoing ‘Faces of Acre’ series, we want to shine a spotlight on the people who make up the Acre team and give our employees a platform to share their passions, speak up on important topics and talk about the pro bono work they take part in.  

​In our latest Faces of Acre instalment, we sat down with Catherine Harris, Head of CR and Sustainability in our New York office, to discuss her pro bono work as a board member for the Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop the tools companies and investors need to make better decisions in pursuit of a flourishing future. Catherine shared with us the work she takes part in for the Future-Fit Foundation, the incredible projects that Future-Fit are working on, along with why giving back means so much.

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Behind the scenes of the impactful roles we place, the teams we build, our dedication to tackling climate change and sustainability challenges, is our ever-growing and passionate team. In our ongoing ‘Faces of Acre’ series, we want to shine a spotlight on the people who make up the Acre team and give our employees a platform to share their passions, speak up on important topics and talk about the pro bono work they take part in.  

​In our latest Faces of Acre instalment, we sat down with Catherine Harris, Head of CR and Sustainability in our New York office, to discuss her pro bono work as a board member for the Future-Fit Foundation, a non-profit organization whose goal is to develop the tools companies and investors need to make better decisions in pursuit of a flourishing future. Catherine shared with us the work she takes part in for the Future-Fit Foundation, the incredible projects that Future-Fit are working on, along with why giving back means so much.

Google and Engie Strike New Renewable Energy Deal

by Dulce Flores
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Google has signed a new 140MW renewable energy supply contract with French utility firm Engie, the tech company has announced. 

The three-year agreement means Engie will provide Google with renewable electricity from solar and wind sources in Germany, via an energy portfolio. 

An Acquisition Charged Up to Accelerate More EV Fleets

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ChargePoint, the electric vehicle (EV) charging network has acquired ViriCiti, a provider of electrification solutions for eBus and commercial fleets, the company has announced. 

Time to Clean Up Our Act and the Planet This Month

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Plastic waste is seeping from every pore on land and in our oceans as the world continues to be laden with litter.

While humans are perceived to be the most intelligent species on the planet, we are also hell-bent on destroying our habitats, defying all logic. As a consumer society, it may still come as a shock to learn that 99 percent of items we purchase are thrown away within six months and a staggering 2.12 billion tons of waste is dumped every year.

Acre & Diversity in Sustainability | Equity, Diversity & Inclusion in Sustainability - Survey Results Webinar

The results are in!
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Join Diversity in Sustainability's, Heather Mak, and Acre's, Chloë Hunt, as they discuss the results from the inaugural Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) in Sustainability Survey on September 15th at 11am EST. With over 1,500 responses received, they will share key demographic trends, barriers to entry and advancement, our experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion in our profession and in our organizations, and what it means as we collectively try to create a sustainable and just world.​

Time: September 15th, 2021 11:00 AM EST​

Scottish Widows Relaunches Greener Pension Fund

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Scottish Widows has refreshed its Environmental Fund which will invest hundreds of millions of pounds in green British businesses, the life insurance and pensions company has announced.

The £250m fund, which will be 100 percent fossil-free, aims to deliver strong growth for savers and is available to six million customers.

Plans Go Ahead To Assess Potential of UK's First e-Highway

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The UK’s first ever study on the electrification of long-distance trucks has been given the go-ahead.

The Department for Transport, through Innovate UK, has commissioned a consortium to assess the potential of the UK’s first electric road system – or e-highway.

The consortium, headed up by Costain, will lead the study this month, which forms part of the government’s plan to reach net zero emissions for heavy road freight.

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