Story Financing sustainable cocoa: solutions for Côte d’Ivoire smallholders Related content When you buy a chocolate bar, it’s quite likely that the cocoa in it came from Côte d’Ivoire, the world’s top producer. If so, it is almost certain that the cocoa plants were grown where dense rainforest once stood. Expansion of cocoa production into new areas is amongst the main drivers of deforestation in Côte d’Ivoire.
green revolution has been promised before, but if the latest data across all asset classes is to be believed, this time it is here to stay.
Whether it’s in equities, government bonds, ETFs (exchange-traded funds) or hedge funds, investors around the world are demanding socially and environmentally conscious options.
E.ON and Nissan have successfully deployed 20 vehicle-to-grid (V2G) chargers as part of a trial to demonstrate how electric vans and cars could play a role in supporting the UK grid and provide a profitable and sustainable solution for business fleets. The install at Nissan’s European Technical Centre in Cranfield is the first in a large-scale V2G trial co-funded by Innovate UK.
Underwriting banks are lobbying the European Central Bank to remove a roadblock to issuance of sustainability-linked bonds by making step-up payment structures eligible for its multi-billion euro bond-buying programmes but are also working on alternative structures as the wait for the next deal grows longer.
How is Konica Minolta working towards the SDGs? In 2009, we formulated our Eco Vision 2050 – a long-term plan to achieve a sustainable future. It’s based on our corporate philosophy and consists of three major targets: 1. A global goal to reduce CO2 emissions by 80% throughout the product lifecycle by 2050 compared to 2005. Cooperate with stakeholders to achieve CO2 emission reductions greater than product lifecycle, emissions, and realize Carbon Minus status…