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AVEVA: Software is the Key to Sustainable Industries

Digital thinking and data-led operations will accelerate the drive to net-zero and a decade of action.   The world is on the cusp of transformation to sustainability. Global leaders are faced with a golden — but finite — window of

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World Bank: Investment Push Needed for Green, Resilient and Inclusive Development

As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 crisis, we face a world with a serious ‘reversal’ problem – a reversal in development progress made over the last 20 years, of a magnitude not seen in a generation. It

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OECD: Plugging the SDG Financing Gap

Ensuring Blended Finance can mobilise private finance, particularly in the Least Developed Countries and towards Social Sectors, will require a systemic and transformational approach. Even before the arrival of COVID-19, the SDG financing gap was significant. The private sector is

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IFC: After Glasgow, Four Steps to Keep Us On Track

The UN Climate Conference in Glasgow saw a flurry of commitments and proposals to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C. While there was concrete headway on several fronts, COP26 also underscored the enormity of the task still ahead. Four clear signposts

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Decarbonisation and “Greenflation”

Accelerating the transition toward low or net-zero carbon emissions is necessary to keep global warming at theoretically safe levels. That will likely bring price shocks associated with rising metal prices, energy costs, and carbon taxes – what has been called

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Inflation, Used Cars, Silicon Chips and Supply-Demand: Links in a Worrying Chain

Chips — no, not the potato or chocolate kind, the electronic ones – are a driving force behind a spike in inflation. Whether it’s cars or computers, we depend on silicon chips — and a global shortage is having some

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World Bank: Sustained Global Solidarity Needed to Achieve Global COVID-19 Recovery

The pandemic has affected virtually everyone in the world, but its impacts have been hardest on the poor and vulnerable, deepening inequalities and exacerbating underlying challenges. Now more than ever, global solidarity is needed to address the widening gaps between

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Ferdinand Grapperhaus, Jr: Putting a Brave (and Smart) Face on the World’s New Constructions

The building industry is one of the main contributors of greenhouse gas emissions. According to a 2019 report from the World Green Building Council, the energy used to heat, cool and light buildings accounts for 28 percent of global carbon

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Why Even the Most Profit Centered Businesses Should Care About ESG Issues

Investors and corporations that do not have an explicit mandate to manage social or environmental issues still have an implicit interest in such issues The strongest way to manage risk is to consider the broadest number of issues material to

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Uzbekistan on the Path to Becoming Carbon-Neutral

In the race to become carbon-neutral, it is useful to look at where the race began. In Uzbekistan, a nation rich in natural gas, it began with nearly all energy requirements — 96.75 percent in 2019 — being met by

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