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Apple awards Corning US$45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund

Apple is awarding US$45 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning, a supplier of precision glass for iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. The funding will expand Corning’s manufacturing capacity in the US and drive research and development into innovative new technologies that...


HSBC switches to recycled plastic payment cards

HSBC is announcing a new programme to introduce sustainable payment cards across all its global locations. By the end of 2026, it will eliminate single-use PVC plastic, in favour of recycled PVC plastic (rPVC). The programme – which includes HSBC’s debit, credit and commercial cards...


Partnership to plant Ghaf trees using breathable sand

Dake Rechsand partnered with Goumbook and JA Hotels and Resorts to plant a total of 20 Ghaf saplings in Dubai’s resort, supporting the social enterprise’s long-running ‘Give a Ghaf’ campaign to conserve the threatened indigenous plant.  Goumbook teamed up with Dake...


Repsol and Microsoft expand collaboration to accelerate digital innovation and energy transition

Repsol and Microsoft have renewed their strategic collaboration focused on accelerating Repsol’s Digital Transformation and the global energy transition. The companies will co-innovate to build new AI-powered digital solutions, and as part of a long-term co-operation, Repsol will provide...


CEOs say tech supports United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of global CEOs say technology supports the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Accenture and SAP announced at the Expo Talks: Global Goals panel ‘SDG Ambition Project: Profit for Purpose in the UN Global Decade of Action’....


BGF completes multi-million-pound investment in energy data business, Stark

BGF, a UK and Ireland investor, has completed a multi-million-pound investment in Stark, a leading provider of energy data and analytics services, based in Horley, Surrey. Established 40 years ago, Stark collects, processes, assures and distributes data representing around 20% of...


ExxonMobil outlines plans to grow long-term shareholder value in lower carbon future

ExxonMobil has outlined its plans through 2025 to increase earnings and cash flow to sustain and grow its dividend, reduce debt and fund advantaged projects, while working to commercialise lower emission technologies in support of the goals of the Paris Agreement.  “We are fully...


Toyota plans to issue ‘Woven Planet Bonds’

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) has announced that it plans to issue ‘Woven Planet Bonds’ to raise funds for projects that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The maximum issuance amount is planned to be a combined total of approximately 500 billion yen of...


Somewhere beyond the plastic bag lies the future of retail

Jane Ewing, Senior Vice President, Sustainability at Walmart explains how the company is addressing the issue of single-use plastic bag waste. Globally, people use about one trillion plastic bags a year, and each bag has a dismally short lifespan of as little as 12 minutes. Fewer...


FedEx commits to carbon-neutral operations by 2040

FedEx, home of the world’s largest cargo airline, has announced an ambitious goal to achieve carbon–neutral operations globally by 2040. To help reach this goal, FedEx is designating more than US$2 billion of initial...


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