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MilliporeSigma Science Will Tell Podcast: What is a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement?

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Science Will Tell is a podcast series in which we explore infinite solutions to sustainability and community impact from the Life Science Business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.* 

In this episode of the Science Will Tell podcast series, you'll hear about MilliporeSigma's Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) and what it means for the company's journey towards decarbonization. You'll also learn about new and novel approaches like aggregation and what experts are doing with background operations to help drive toward the goal of climate neutrality.

Decarbonization: The Transition Has Barely Begun

By Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Ninety One Global Environment, August 2021
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NEW YORK, August 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The summer of 2021, with its record-breaking heat waves, devastating floods and wildfires, has vividly illustrated the realities of climate change. This season has served as an uncomfortable reminder that the climate crisis has still barely been addressed, and it is clear that we urgently need to do much, much more as a global economy. This also means that tackling this problem presents us with significant growth opportunities.

We’re not moving fast enough

The Future of Real Estate for a Better World

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by Cynthia Curtis, Senior VP of sustainability stakeholder engagement at JLL

Striving for something better is a very human thing. Whether it be a better house, better clothes, a better job, it’s our nature to seek a future, which is an improvement upon the current state. The definition of better, of course, can be as unique as the individual. But when you widen the aperture and pose the question, ‘what does a better world look like?’, it forces consideration of the collective.

Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Building a Better, Decarbonized World Means Raising Standards for All Buildings, New and Old

By Philippe Delorme, Executive Vice-President, Energy Management, Schneider Electric
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Energy waste is happening all around us, and it’s contributing to climate change. Yet fighting this invisible foe is near impossible – unless we make the invisible visible. Digital innovation, combined with a shift to more electrification, holds the key to tackling climate change, unlocking the ability to see and measure our impact, so we can recognise and reduce it.

Ironically, digital adoption is also one of the biggest barriers to action. Confusion around what to invest in has caused many to delay decisions and wait for a ‘miracle cure’. This paralysis is part of the problem.

Decarbonization Series Part 3: The Pros and Cons of Carbon Offsets

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The previous posts in this series discussed energy audits and purchasing renewable energy – two very useful and important tools when creating a proper decarbonization strategy. A third tool in the decarbonization toolbox is the purchase of carbon offsets.

What Are Carbon Offsets?

Ninety One Becomes First Investment Manager Founded in South Africa to Sign Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative

Ninety One strives for sustainability with substance
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July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, is proud to announce that it has joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, which supports investing aligned with the global goal of net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner. This commitment underlines Ninety One’s support for the objectives of the Paris Agreement and global efforts to limit global warming to 1.5°C and aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Decarbonization Series Part 2: How to Implement Renewable Energy in Your Organization

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In the first post of this series, we wrote about energy audits and how a business can use improvements identified in these audits to reduce costs and cut emissions. Once such improvements have been introduced, a business may feel that there is no way to further reduce its carbon footprint – but additional opportunities exist.

Decarbonization Series Part 1: Energy Audits and Emissions Reduction

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Improving energy efficiency and decarbonization is critical for any business, and its importance is growing very quickly as global legislation changes. Carbon taxes, risk disclosures, and other initiatives increase the cost of carbon and can rapidly hurt the financial performance of your company. In this three-part series, Inogen Alliance will outline three ways to decarbonize. In this first post, we will examine ways to reduce your overall energy consumption and emissions by conducting energy audits.

Decarbonization Roadmap: New Black & Veatch Ebook Helps Organizations Ensure Their Early Steps Towards Decarbonization Are the Right Steps

A Roadmap to NetZero, part of Black & Veatch’s Hydrogen 2021 program, presents a technology agnostic guide to strategic decarbonization road mapping
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The impacts of climate change are fostering a sense of urgency in the drive to decarbonize. Many organizations, however, remain unclear about how to achieve their NetZero commitments. Hydrogen 2021: A Roadmap to NetZero, a new ebook from Black & Veatch, helps organizations chart a pathway towards delivering their decarbonization goals.

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