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BlackRock (BLK) to Buy Baringa's Climate Modelling Technology   
June 18, 2021
Source: yahoo!finance - BlackRock BLK has announced a deal to acquire the Climate Change Scenario Model of Baringa Partners and integrate the same into its own Aladdin risk management system. Financial details and terms of the agreement have not been...
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Factbox: How central banks are responding to climate change   
June 18, 2021
Source: Reuters - The Bank of Japan unveiled a plan on Friday to boost funding for fighting climate change, a surprise move underscoring the growing importance of the issue for central banks.
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CEO of major Asian bank says a ‘tsunami of money’ is rushing into sustainable investments   
June 18, 2021
Source: CNBC - Sustainable investments can have good returns as a “tsunami of money” is flowing into such assets, said Piyush Gupta, group chief executive of Singapore’s largest bank DBS.
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Ceres releases investor expectations for Paris-aligned financial reporting in U.S. oil and gas sector   
June 17, 2021
Source: Ceres - U.S. oil and gas companies, and their investors, are at risk of significant stranded assets because they are not adequately reflecting the impacts of the climate crisis and the clean energy transition in their financial...
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Shopify to spend $5 million per year "to kickstart demand in carbon removal"   
June 17, 2021
Source: De Zeen - Shopify's Sustainability Fund is pumping $5 million into projects that remove atmospheric carbon and publishing the results so other companies can follow its lead, fund director Stacy Kauk told Dezeen
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Blueprint for better: building a sustainable world   
June 16, 2021
Source: Financier Worldwide - To help steer a path toward a more sustainable world, a raft of initiatives have been launched, among them the recent $1 trillion pledge by Bank of America (BofA) to achieve a low-carbon, sustainable economy by 2030.
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G2 Venture Partners raises $500 million to fund sustainable tech   
June 16, 2021
Source: Tech Crunch - G2 Venture Partners, a firm that spun out of Kleiner and Perkins Caufield & Byers, has raised $500 million to support entrepreneurs that aim to make existing industries more efficient, environmentally friendly and socially...
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Global investors shift focus to sustainability amid push for a green recovery   
June 16, 2021
Source: World Bank Blog - One silver lining of the?COVID-19 crisis?is that it?has raised critical awareness of?the sustainability dimension?of economic development. Policy makers and development institutions, including the World Bank and the IMF, are...
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Ecobank issues sustainability notes   
June 15, 2021
Source: EcoBank - Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), the Lomé-based parent company of Togo-headquartered bank Ecobank, has issued sustainability notes raising USD 350 million. The notes, due in 2031 and to be listed on the London Stock...
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?No major G7 stock index aligned with Paris climate goals   
June 10, 2021
Source: CDP - New research by CDP and the United Nations Global Compact on behalf of the Science Based Targets initiative calls on the largest G7 companies to take ambitious climate action.
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