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UBS appoints Darren Rabenou as head of ESG investment strategies - UBS Asset Management has appointed Darren Rabenou as its head of food & agriculture and head of ESG investment strategies.

UBS appoints Darren Rabenou as head of ESG investment strategies -

In the role of head of food & agriculture, Rabenou will be heading new initiatives to help meet growing investor interest in agriculture. This will also include UBS AM’s Farmland strategy, which has $2bn in assets, being integrated into the wider food and agriculture offering. As head of ESG investment strategies, Rabenou will also cover real estate, infrastructure, private equity and agriculture. He will be based in New York and report to Joe Azelby, head of real estate and private markets at UBS Asset Management. UBS AM said the change in roles reflected increased client demand in this area, which was also the reason behind naming Rabenou as head of ESG investment strategies for REPM.

Rabenou has more than 30 years of investment experience, which includes most recently working as a managing partner at DTR Partners in New York. Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker launch first carbon neutral cargo flight - DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launched the first regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection in history on April 1.

Lufthansa Cargo, DB Schenker launch first carbon neutral cargo flight -

With the take-off of a Boeing 777F at 9.14 a.m. local time, the companies kicked off weekly flights between Frankfurt am Main and Shanghai Pudong, where the fuel requirements are covered entirely by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). This will save around 174 metric tonnes of conventional kerosene each week. Jochen Thewes, CEO of DB Schenker said, “As of now, carbon neutral supply chains are also feasible with air freight. SP Hinduja Banque Privée adds two new ESG-compliant funds - SP Hinduja Banque Privée has announced the creation of two new funds designed to allow investors to help the planet while also getting superior returns.

SP Hinduja Banque Privée adds two new ESG-compliant funds -

The bank is now offering the SPH Digest Portfolio and the SPH Climate Action Portfolio. ITC Windsor makes history as world's first hotel with USGBC's LEED Zero Carbon certification - ITC Windsor has become the first hotel in the world to be certified LEED Zero Carbon by US Green Building Council (USGBC).

ITC Windsor makes history as world's first hotel with USGBC's LEED Zero Carbon certification -

Embodying the ethos of Responsible Luxury, ITC Hotels – the world’s largest chain of luxury hotels with maximum number of LEED Platinum Certified properties – has now been accorded yet another distinction by the USGBC, making ITC Windsor, Bengaluru the first hotel in the world to achieve the LEED Zero Carbon Certification, according to a statement released by the hospitality firm. “While ITC Windsor was USGBC LEED Platinum certified under the Existing Building category in the year 2011, the hotel’s best practices on sustainability and focused approach has helped in furthering its green eco-system and has credited it with the defining distinction of now becoming the first hotel in the world to be LEED Zero Carbon certified,” it further said. Google Maps to direct drivers with eco-friendly routes - The Maps app by Google will start directing drivers along routes estimated to generate the lowest carbon emissions based on traffic, slopes and other factors, the company announced.

Google Maps to direct drivers with eco-friendly routes -

Google, an Alphabet Inc unit, said the feature would launch later this year in the U.S. and eventually reach other countries as part of its commitment to help combat climate change through its services. Unless users opt out, the default route will be the “eco-friendly” one if comparable options take about the same time, Google said. When alternatives are significantly faster, Google Maps will offer choices and let users compare estimated emissions. Net-zero gas emissions by 2022-end? Here's Netflix's plan - Net Zero.

Netflix has launched a plan called Net Zero + Nature under which it has committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by the end of 2022, and every year thereafter.

Net-zero gas emissions by 2022-end? Here's Netflix's plan - Net Zero

In a blog post, Netflix Sustainability Officer Emma Stewart said that the company will start first by reducing our internal emissions, aligning with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C. “We will also reduce Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 45% by 2030, based on the Science-Based Targets Initiative Guidance.” By the end of 2021, Netflix plans to neutralise Scope 3 emissions which can’t be avoided internally by investing in projects that prevent carbon from entering the atmosphere.

Airlines for America deepen climate change commitment; aim to be net-zero by 2050 - Airlines for America (A4A), the industry trade organization that advocates on behalf of the leading US airlines, has announced the commitment of its member carriers to work across the aviation industry and with government leaders in a positive partnership to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Airlines for America deepen climate change commitment; aim to be net-zero by 2050 -

As part of the commitment, A4A carriers pledged to work with the government and other stakeholders toward a rapid expansion of the production and deployment of commercially viable sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to make 2 billion gallons of SAF available to U.S. aircraft operators in 2030. “We are proud of our record on climate change. But we know the climate change challenge our country and the world face has only continued to intensify,” said A4A President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. “Today, we embrace the need to take even bolder, more significant steps to address this challenge.” ABB, Amazon Web Services to go all-electric with new fleet management solution - ABB and Amazon Web Services (AWS), an, Inc. company, announced a collaboration to jointly develop a cloud-based digital solution for the real-time fleet management of EVs.

ABB, Amazon Web Services to go all-electric with new fleet management solution -

The solution will optimize the efficient use of EVs and speed up the electrification of transport fleets, helping operators worldwide maintain 100 percent business continuity as they transition to fully electric. The collaboration will combine eMobility leader ABB’s extensive experience in energy management, charging technology and e-mobility solutions with AWS’s unparalleled portfolio of cloud technologies and software expertise. Nexcharge, Tata Power unveil grid-connected community energy storage system in Delhi -

Nexcharge, a joint venture between Exide Industries and Switzerland-based Leclanche, inaugurated the country’s first grid-connected lithium-ion battery-based community energy storage system in Delhi in collaboration with Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL).

Nexcharge, Tata Power unveil grid-connected community energy storage system in Delhi -

The 0.52 MWh battery energy storage system at TPDDL’s Rani Bagh substation will provide peak shaving and deviation settlement mechanism based on frequency response at the substation level with power backup to preferential consumers in case of a grid outage. Road to wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage The grid-connected system, owned by Exide Industries and Leclanche SA, will provide the path for wider adoption of grid-scale energy storage technology across India.

A community energy storage system like this will ensure consumers get to experience better levels of stability, reliability, quality and control, Louis added. Betteries secures €2.1m seed funding to upcycle EV batteries - A 2nd life electric vehicle (EV) batteries company Betteries has successfully closed its €2.1m seed funding round led by impact funds Factor[e] Ventures and Beyond Black.

Betteries secures €2.1m seed funding to upcycle EV batteries -

Munich-based family office ISAR AG, an undisclosed French family office as well as existing shareholders have completed the round. Funding will allow the Berlin-based profit for impact startup batteries to refine its business model, serve more customers in developed economies and frontier markets, get its first two products – the betterPack and the betterGen – launched into the market in 2021 and kick-start the development of the betterStore. Dr. ICF unveils new decarbonisation planning platform - A global consulting and digital services provider, ICF has announced the launch of CO₂Sight. This is a proprietary strategic planning and analytics platform to help utilities and government agencies to effectively plan decarbonization and carbon emission commitments.

CO₂Sight combines predictive models and more than four decades of ICF experience in the energy sector with multi-sectoral approaches for climate planning into one cohesive, flexible platform. Paired with ICF’s expert consultants, the data visualization and analytics platform helps organizations understand interdependencies and develop actionable strategies to meet aggressive decarbonization and net-zero program goals. CO₂Sight’s data visualization dashboard CO₂Sight’s data visualization dashboard provides a comprehensive view into how specific policies, technologies and behaviors will impact outcomes.

4 Crucial Hardware Components Inside Every Personal Computer. Personal computing is ubiquitous. We spend our lives in front of our screens at work, while we socialize and while we relax. So much of our attention while we use our computers is focused on what is displayed on the screen – the interpretive software that provides the user facing front for computer/ human interaction. We consider the hardware contained within our devices far less in our day to day lives. It is, however, very important. Here are 4 absolutely essential hardware components housed within the plastic and aluminum cases of out computers.

Spartan Drilling Services commits US$49M for Mozambique safe water project - Turn-key drilling solutions provider Spartan Drilling Services (SDS) has committed US$49 million to improve the water sector and guarantee access to water for 64% of the population in Mozambique who are facing acute water issue. In Mozambique, Wayne Landsberg, founder of Spartan Drilling Services (SDS), said: “SDS, with its main client, has repaired and restored 100 boreholes out of 200 that still need unblocking.” He adds: ‘We are often the first responders and our swift action restores the communities to some semblance of normality. SDS understand the real story of human connection, thoughts and feelings about water provision and mining exploration values in Africa. “Our case study about Mozambique reports: the 3 cyclones; ruined 136,755 hectares of crops, destroyed 9 schools and damaged 17 or more other schools and 11 hospitals. 1,069 houses destroyed, 3,343 partially destroyed, and 1,500 flooded.

Climate change: Pak calls for inclusive policies - Neighbouring country Pakistan, with the aim of mitigating climate change, has called for inclusive, cooperative and forward-looking policies. According to a statement released by the foreign ministry, the country is looking to counter the challenge of climate change in the world. Responding to media queries, spokesman of the Foreign Ministry Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that Pakistan remains fully committed to playing its due role in the fight against climate change which is one of the defining challenges, reports Xinhua news agency. He said that Pakistan’s commitment to addressing climate change including landmark initiatives like the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s leadership on this account is well accepted and appreciated around the world.

Pakistan, despite being among the top 10 countries affected by Climate Change, is one of the lowest emitters, with less than 1 per cent of the global emissions, Chaudhri said. 132 cities to implement NCAP programme: Prakash Javadekar - The Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar has urged the states to quickly procure e-buses for public transport purpose sanctioned under the FAME Scheme.

He was speaking at the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing ceremony where representatives of State Pollution Control Boards, Urban Local Bodies and Institutes of Repute for 132 identified cities for implementation of city-specific action plans under National Clean Air Programme (NCAP). He said, “Concerted efforts are required by the state governments and all concerned for improving air quality in the country towards realizing the vision of ‘Swatch Bharat, Swatch Vayu’ and exhorted all to work in mission mode. “Today’s initiative is in line with the vision of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi of curbing air pollution by 20% in the next four years in over 100 cities… it is not an easy task but a tough challenge which we all need to achieve together.”

Raise Green, IBM join hands to support solar developers & climate entrepreneurs - Global tech company IBM and Raise Green, an impact investment marketplace for clean energy projects, have announced their collaboration. IBM to develop Raise Green’s software solution deployed using Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, intended to empower any entrepreneur to start their own community solar energy businesses.

The rollout of the latest Beta version of the Originator Engine, following the initial launch, announced last year. To help address the growing urgency of climate change, Raise Green came to IBM Global Business Services (GBS) with a need that the parties developed into the Originator Engine – a groundbreaking digital tool that customers, investors, and ecosystem partners can leverage to create, finance, build and run new solar businesses. Brian S. Tyler to strengthen Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility at Republic Services -

NYSE listed Republic Services has appointed healthcare industry executive Brian S. All Time Best Punjabi Kahawata with answers and meaning in Hindi. Famous Punjabi Kahawata [ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਕਹਾਵਤ]: You are searching all-time hits Punjabi Kahawata, proverbs, sayings, one liner, idioms etc. Then you are at right place. You are once start with this collection of famous Punjabi chutkule Kahawata, you not stop reading till the end of this collection of Punjabi Kahawata with their meaning in Hindi and English languages. CHANGES THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE CARDIAC TREATMENT IN RECENT TIMES. Credit Suisse and the Luckin Coffee crisis. Let’s go to the Switzerland for a while. As many of you know, this country is famous for a lot of things, and one of the most widely recognized ones will indeed be the banking. It is home to two of the most renowned banks – Credit Suisse and UBS.

The second one is currently the largest manager of the wealth in the entire world, with assets worth over $2.3 trillion under management. UBS enters the transfer market. Holi Wishes and Quotes in Hindi and English with Images and Videos. Happy holi wishes: Happy Holi Festival is on the door. So, when is holi? Sebi makes BRSR mandatory for top 1000 listed cos from FY23 - Market regulator Securities Exchange Board of India (Sebi) decided to have a new format for business responsibility and sustainability reporting, and top 1,000 listed companies will be compulsorily required to prepare such reports from financial year 2022-23. Level 11 Analytics, risQ team up to launch Climate and ESG analytics for mortgage-backed securities -

A startup focused on climate risk analytics, risQ Inc., and Level 11 Analytics, a leader in geospatial data for real estate, has announced the launch of a powerful new climate and ESG data and analytics capability focused on mortgage-backed securities, covering the gamut of residential and commercial, agency and non-agency securities. Cognizant strengthens EV capabilities; acquires ESG Mobility - Technology giant Cognizant announced the acquisition of Munich, Germany-based ESG Mobility, a digital automotive engineering R&D provider for connected, autonomous and electric vehicles. Edelweiss Infra fund takes 74% stake in solar assets of France's Engie Group - Edelweiss Infrastructure Yield Plus (EIYP), an alternative investment fund from the Edelweiss Group, on March 25, picked up a controlling 74 per cent stake in French utility Engie Group’s solar assets in India for a reported USD 550 million. As EVs take to the roads, are we ready to jump on the bandwagon yet? -

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Australia gets its first soft plastic food wrapper made with recycled content - Aviation leaders launch first in-flight 100% SAF emissions study on commercial passenger jet - Adani Green Energy to acquire SkyPower Global’s 50MW solar plant - Energy self reliance is crucial for achieving Atmanirbhar Bharat: Ramesh Pokhriyal -

India can cut 37m tons of carbon emissions a year if all lights are replaced by LED: RK Singh - How to Find Your Lost Android Smartphone and Erase Data Directly. JioBook 4G Laptop JIO New Budget Laptop. Download ComboFix for Windows 10, 8, 7. Adani Green Energy raises $1.35 billion for RE projects - Delta Electronics sets carbon neutral targets, joins RE100 - 63 nations to see ratings downgrade for no action on carbon emissions - ESG chair Daniel R. Hesse named chairman of Akamai Technologies - NASA makes its entry to White House National Climate Task Force -

Know the Difference Between A Townhouse and A Condo? - Architectural Designs. BNP Paribas to partner with Baringa to develop climate analysis capability - iAero Group to provide 100% carbon neutral air charter flights - CFA Institute introduces first global certificate in ESG investing - OneTrust brings environmental, social & governance into the platform of Trust; announces OneTrust ESG -

PNM enhances ESG strategy with additional plan to reduce emissions at Four Corners Power Plant - KeyBank announces $40B investment towards climate change funding commitments - Amazon's first renewable energy project in Singapore to generate 80,000 MWh of clean energy annually - UAE-listed companies now require at least one woman board member - Air Canada commits to ambitious net zero emissions goal by 2050 -

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Abris Capital announces carbon-neutral portfolio by 2025 - Jewish Communal Fund adds new Jewish Values Impact Investments to its platform - Google launches Impact Challenge for Women and Girls; offers $25 million grant - BeNimbl launches sustainability intelligence platform to measure ESG initiatives - TD Bank Group aims at net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 - Whirlpool continues its commitment to ESG; unveils 2020 Sustainability Report - Ola to build sustainable Ola Future Factory to produce 1 crore two-wheelers annually -

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Benson Hill to receive the first Climate Solutions Fund from CDPQ and S2G - Autonomous & EVs lead automotive racing seat market; to grow at CAGR of 9% - DeepGreen Metals in deal with Sustainable Opportunities Acquisition Corporation for battery metals for EVs - Renew your driving licence With Out Your Visit RTO? Fedex to invest $2 billion to achieve carbon-neutrality by 2040 -

Honda, KTM, Piaggio, Yamaha partner to create swappable batteries consortium for motorcycles, light EVs - UN Global Compact Network India names Shabnam Siddiqui as Executive Director - Followers Gallery, the best tool to get free Instagram followers & likes. FedEx gifts $100 million for new center at Yale to focus on climate change solutions -

STT GDC India shifts focus to renewable energy to promote sustainable development - India has the most ambitious goal for renewables: Moody’s -