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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

How Texas’s zombie oil wells are creating an environmental disaster zone   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Guardian - Thousands of abandoned oil wells dot the Permian Basin in west Texas and New Mexico, endangering humans and wildlife. With oil costs plummeting, they’re likely to proliferate. Who is going to cover the cleanup costs?
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The hidden downside to ocean data and how to make it more sustainable   
April 16, 2021
Source: World Economic Forum - Scientists and planners are increasingly turning to digital technology to save the ocean. Data is needed to map and monitor ocean conditions, assess the impacts of climate change, warn about ocean-related natural disasters, and...
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US reentry to Paris agreement adds momentum to cities' sustainability efforts   
April 16, 2021
Source: The Hill - The Biden administration’s move to reenter the Paris climate agreement this year has added momentum to existing efforts from U.S. cities to become more sustainable and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.
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Sustainable-bond issuance reaches record high in first quarter   
April 16, 2021
Source: Reuters - Sustainable-bond issuance surged to a record high in the first quarter as more countries and companies looked to tap growing demand from investors across the globe. Environmental concerns have risen for many investors in recent...
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Hempcrete: Creating Holistic Sustainability With Plant-Based Building Materials   
April 16, 2021
Source: Arch Daily - Hemp is one of the oldest crops domesticated by humans. With its wide variety of uses and applications, it’s easy to understand why it’s been a desirable product throughout history. Hemp seeds and flowers are used in health...
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Equity and sustainability will be the focus of a revamped USDOT grant program   
April 16, 2021
Source: Greater, Greater Washington - The US Department of Transportation is re-branding one of its largest discretionary grant programs in order to reward regional and local governments who put “equity” and “sustainability” first in their transportation projects....
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Will sustainability-linked loans drive a revolution in finance?   
April 16, 2021
Source: GreenBiz - In February, Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced a $10.1 billion sustainability-linked revolving credit facility. The announcement send shockwaves through the market; it was the largest sustainability-linked loan (SLL)...
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ProMatDX 2021: Finding sustainable warehouse solutions   
April 16, 2021
Source: DC Velocity - Sustainability and resiliency have risen to the top of supply chain discussions in the past year, and the terms figure prominently in programming for ProMatDX, an industry conference being held online this week.
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Setting the tone globally – The EU’s sustainable activities classification   
April 16, 2021
Source: Investor's Corner - A framework identifying which business activities are sustainable, and by extension worth promoting and investing in, provides clarity to industry, policymakers and investors. The first draft of the EU’s classification system,...
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Biden Claims GOP Voters Support His Infrastructure Plan; Poll Shows They Don't   
April 16, 2021
Source: NPR - Biden and other administration officials have made that case repeatedly, but it is hardly true. While a majority of American adults support his infrastructure proposal — 56% — including 9 in 10 Democrats and half of independents,...
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