Trump continues to weaken environmental regulations during Covid-19 pandemic

Since the beginning of his mandate as president of the United States, Trump has dismantled 100 environmental rules concerning air and water pollution, emissions, drilling and extraction, infrastructure projects, toxic substances and safety, animal protection, and many others. With 66 rules already been officially canceled and 34 undergoing the revocation…

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Manufacturing companies are converting production plants in response to Covid-19

During the coronavirus pandemic, corporations have been reacting to ensure business continuity, find new systems to generate revenues, as well as to contribute to the health crisis. A worldwide phenomenon of companies reconverting production facilities and R&D capabilities to support the fight against Covid-19 has been witnessed across industries. In…

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Coronavirus reducing CO2 emissions

The global health crisis, COVID-19, is reducing carbon emissions more than any policy as ever done before. The COVID-19 viral disease that has swept into at least 114 countries, killing approximately 30,000 people and infecting more than 600,000, is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization announced Wednesday. According…

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BlackRock’s Sustainable Investing Push

Whereas, in the early stages, responsible investing meant excluding from portfolio highly controversial and problematic stocks, such as gunmakers. Nowadays, responsible investment means selecting carefully the assets in portfolio and constantly monitoring to be investing in companies that behave in a sustainable way, respect human rights and environmental standards and…

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Towards an OPEC for Cocoa

The creation of a cocoa OPEC among the main cocoa producing countries has been in the collective imaginary of the producers for almost a decade. There are some reasons to support their argument, but the most undeniable one is the high concentration of production. Indeed, the first four African producers…

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Investors to pressure tech giants over ESG issues

“All that glitter is not gold, often have you heard that told.” Tech giants have long been deemed ESG good-will ambassadors. They usually couple a meaningful value proposition together with a garageland background, which makes the formula extremely appealing to people, especially the young. However, since they moved out the…

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