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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

Scottish timber initiative plants seed of sustainability for UK construction   
November 24, 2020
Source: Insider.C0.UK - Greater use of home-grown timber in UK construction is taking a step forward through a new demonstrator project, which could boost Scotland’s economy and improve the industry’s environmental impact.
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Procurement: a new front in the sustainability battle   
November 24, 2020
Source: Government News - The body tasked with delivering national packaging targets has released a resource to help local councils and government agencies increase their procurement of recycled material.
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American R&D program seeks to advance offshore energy sustainability   
November 24, 2020
Source: Off Shore Magazine - The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the US Department of Energy (DOE) have announced a funding opportunity for up to $40 million, over a five-year period, for the operation and maintenance of the Ocean...
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Taipei Exchange is Making Sustainability a Cornerstone of the Capital Market   
November 24, 2020
Source: Business Wire - TAIPEI, Taiwan-The Taipei Exchange (TPEx) announced the “Operational Directions for Sustainability Bonds” on October 6, 2020. This paved the way for sustainability bonds to be listed in Taiwan for the first time. On November 6,...
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How To Make Black Friday More Sustainable   
November 24, 2020
Source: Earth 911 - Black Friday is nearly upon us. In 2019, U.S. shoppers spent a record $7.4 billion on this popular shopping day. Combined with Cyber Monday and Super Saturday, which bring businesses even more revenue, consumer holiday spending...
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Why Janet Yellen makes so much sense as Treasury secretary   
November 24, 2020
Source: CNN - Janet Yellen checks all the boxes in President-elect Joe Biden's quest to find a Treasury secretary who won't spook Wall Street, alienate progressives or forget about Main Street's plight.
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Could we ever pull enough carbon out of the atmosphere to stop climate change?   
November 24, 2020
Source: Live Science - Nature has equipped Earth with several giant "sponges," or carbon sinks, that can help humans battle climate change. These natural sponges, as well as human-made ones, can sop up carbon, effectively removing it from the...
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Reports: Biden Privately Pushing For Smaller Stimulus Deal As Covid Surges   
November 24, 2020
Source: Forbes - Concerned about the possibility of a second coronavirus-induced economic downturn, President-elect Joe Biden is privately pushing top Democrats to compromise with Senate Republicans on a stimulus bill even as he publicly calls...
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Farmers Are Warming Up To The Fight Against Climate Change   
November 23, 2020
Source: NPR - This week, it announced that it had formed a coalition that plans to push the government to adopt dozens of policy changes that would make it easier for farmers to reduce emissions from agriculture.
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The US economy is about to shrink, JPMorgan warns   
November 23, 2020
Source: CNN - The pandemic is intensifying, statewide curfews are back and Washington is asleep at the wheel. This toxic backdrop is derailing the US economic recovery just as Joe Biden prepares to take charge — and JPMorgan is warning the...
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