Tagged: sustainability

Virgin Money Unveils Sustainability-Linked Loans For All UK Businesses

  Virgin Money announced on Tuesday it is launching sustainability-linked loans (SLL) for all UK companies. According to Virgin Money, the SLLs will reduce the cost of finance for those businesses whose core activities proactively help the economy transition to a more sustainable model. Virgin Money… Read More

Meltem Demirors from CoinShares Explains why their Company Invested in Bitcoin Mining Firm MintGreen

Meltem Demirors, Chief Strategy Officer at European digital asset manager CoinShares, recently revealed that she’s excited to share that CoinShares Ventures has made a strategic  investment in MintGreen, a CleanTech firm that uses Bitcoin or BTC mining to monetize heat generation. Demirors explains that MintGreen… Read More

BlackRock Says 100% of its Active and Advisory Portfolios were ESG Integrated and it Launched Nearly 100 Sustainable Funds in 2020

BlackRock (NYSE:BLK), the world’s largest asset manager, notes that last year they wrote to their clients and informed them that the company was making sustainability its “new standard” for investing. BlackRock confirmed that they had outlined how they were making sustainability “integral” to how they… Read More

Refinitiv Announces Roll Out of MarketPsych ESG Analytics; Seeks to Analyze Corporate Sustainability-Related News & Social Media in Nearly Real-Time

  Refinitiv, a provider of financial markets data and infrastructure that has served more than 40,000 institutions in over 190 countries, recently announced the rollout of MarketPsych ESG Analytics, a new analytics tool to provide numerical ESG insights on companies and countries based on news… Read More

Nordea Joins Partnership For Carbon Accounting Financial

  Nordic banking group Nordea recently announced it has joined Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF) in order to strengthen its work to track and measure its climate change risks and impacts. “Banks play a crucial role in combatting the impacts of climate change and enabling… Read More

Bank of Thailand Signs Fintech focused MoU with UK Government, Aimed at Supporting Sustainable Economic Growth

The United Kingdom and the Bank of Thailand (BoT) have reportedly committed to a Memorandum or Understanding (MoU) on financial services, in order to support inclusive economic growth and development. The UK government and the BoT signed the MoU on August 7, 2020, according to… Read More

Private Debt and Real Assets could Potentially Offer Attractive Opportunities to Investors during COVID-19 Outbreak, BNP Paribas Executive Explains

David Bouchoucha from BNP Paribas’ asset management division has argued that private debt and real assets could potentially offer good opportunities to investors during the COVID-19 outbreak. Bouchoucha noted that these options can be attractive because private debt and real assets have proven to be… Read More

Live on Wefunder: Element Farms Grows Capital for Year-Round, Pesticide-Free and Local Spinach

Element Farms synced with Wefunder in order to grow its agtech business.  At this writing, the startup has surpassed its minimum goal as has raised more than $196,993 of its $500,000 maximum target for a convertible note from 183+ investors in order to harvest a… Read More

Danske Bank Launches 10-Week Sustainable Business Training Program for Nordic Startups

Danske Bank announced on Thursday it kickstarted a 10-week training program for 10 specifically selected Nordic start-ups. According to Danske, the program aims to help them fine-tune their business plan and increase their growth opportunities. Danske reported that from October 2018 to January 2019, all… Read More

Mowea Overfunding on Companisto: Small, Efficient, Scalable Modular Wind Turbines

Sponsored by EXIST-Gründerstipendium, Mowea’s Modular Wind Turbines aim to supplement solar/ photovoltaic facilities for an independent energy supply of private households and industrial plants. With Mowea, energy generated from the wind and sun can be injected into a common energy grid with very minor expenditure. Mowea… Read More

Welsh Hydrogen Car Company Riversimple Crowdfunds £1.14 Million

The Wales-based car company Riversimple closed its crowdfunding campaign on April 9th, totaling £1.14 million and exceeding their £1 million goal (with a stretch goal fo £3 million). This crowdfunding project was conducted in the attempt to match a £1.7 million grant from the European Union to hand… Read More

Abundance & Swindon Borough Council Launch Solar Bond: Following the Sun

The UK’s first ‘Council Solar Bond’ has been introduced today by P2P investment platform Abundance and Swindon Borough Council. The bond will pay investors a 6% return over a 20-year term paid in cash twice yearly, and those who invest within six weeks of today’s launch… Read More

Blue & Green and GreenWise Business Merge to Create Sustainable Publishing; Campaigning on Crowdcube

Blue & Green Tomorrow, the fastest-growing sustainable lifestyle magazine in the UK, and GreenWise Business, the independent UK green business-to-business (B2B) online news and information publisher, are merging to create the leading online independent publishing powerhouse dedicated to consumers, businesses and investors that want to live,… Read More

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New “Solar for Good” Initiative; Hires First Chief Sustainability Officer

Goodwill Industries of Central Florida recently launched a crowdfunding campaign for its “Solar for Good” initiative, which is aimed at generating sustainable energy by installing rooftop arrays at nine of the nonprofit’s locations. The nonprofit expects to save nearly $9.6 million – and divert nearly… Read More

One Spark’s CEO Elton Rivas Discusses One of the World’s Largest Crowdfunding Festivals

One Spark, one of the world’s largest crowdfunding festivals, is about to fill Jacksonville, Fl., with 555 projects in art, education, health and science, music, social good and technology. From April 7 to April 12, the festival gives attendees a chance to contribute to Creator Projects, and vote for… Read More

The Crowd Gains Momentum on Crowdcube, Raises over £216K for Sustainability Solutions

Led by the former CEO of the YO! Group and CEO of The Crowd Jim Woods, The Crowd’s mission is to change the way companies draw up their sustainability strategies with a knowledge sharing revolution in how companies approach social and environmental issues. The London-based… Read More

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