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ESG/Sustainability Highlights

Gonzaga Sustainable Energy acquires battery to store solar energy   
November 20, 2020
Source: Gonzaga Bulletin - Standing at 7.5 feet tall with a 2.5 foot diameter base, the Sonnen Eco 5 battery that got delivered to Gonzaga Sustainable Energy (GSE) on Tuesday looks to be an instrumental tool in cultivating a carbon neutral self-sustainable...
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US greenhouse gas emissions see historic plummet   
November 20, 2020
Source: The Verge - Carbon dioxide emissions from the US economy are nose-diving this year to a level not seen since 1983, according to new estimates by BloombergNEF. The planet-heating pollution is on track to fall by 9.2 percent from last year,...
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Home sales are off the charts   
November 20, 2020
Source: CNN Business - Home sales rose again in October, at their highest pace in 14 years, according to the National Association of Realtors. But a record low inventory of available homes and a greater number of luxury homes sold have pushed the...
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Yale Achieves Gold Sustainability Rating   
November 20, 2020
Source: Yale University - This fall, Yale was awarded a Gold rating through STARS, the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System, which is administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
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GM ups spending on EVs and autonomous cars by 35% to $27 billion   
November 20, 2020
Source: CNBC - General Motors is increasing and accelerating its rollout of all-electric vehicles as the automaker attempts to compete against industry leader Tesla as well as an influx of new competitors in the emerging market.
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25 Organizations Supporting Sustainable Fishing   
November 19, 2020
Source: Food Tank - Fortunately, groups across the globe—from international agencies to local fisheries—are fighting to keep waters clean and bountiful, while also bolstering local economies, empowering marginalized communities, and helping feed the...
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BASF commits to targets for boosting sustainable agriculture   
November 19, 2020
Source: HortiDaily - Focusing on the biggest levers that will make agriculture more sustainable and contribute to the most pressing needs of society, the company will help farmers achieve a 30% reduction in CO2 emissions per ton of crop produced.
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A new AIA report points to cost and culture as main barriers to building sustainably   
November 19, 2020
Source: Archatects Newspaper - In the newly released Sustainability in the Architect’s Journey to Specification report the institute surveyed architects on what they saw as the biggest obstacles to building sustainably in real-world conditions.
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Canada’s Leading Financial Institutions Commit $5 Million to Institute for Sustainable Finance   
November 19, 2020
Source: BusinessWire - The Institute for Sustainable Finance (ISF) today announced that Canada’s big five banks, TD Bank Group, Scotiabank, CIBC, BMO and RBC, have committed $5 million to support ISF’s mission of aligning mainstream financial markets...
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LafargeHolcim launches first sustainability-linked bond for €850 million   
November 19, 2020
Source: World Cement - afargeHolcim has priced a €850 million sustainability-linked bond with a coupon of 0.5% maturing in 2031. With this first bond of its kind in the building materials industry, the company is confirming its sustainability...
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