Friday, June 9, 2023

Xpansiv acquires APX to empower markets to scale with efficiency

Xpansiv, the premier market-infrastructure platform for global carbon and environmental commodities, completed the acquisition of APX, a player in registry infrastructure for energy and environmental markets. The acquisition brings together two innovators with the technologies and capabilities to empower markets to scale with liquidity and efficiency.
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Horizon Power selects Macquarie to help reduce its data centre footprint

Macquarie Telecom and Macquarie Cloud Services, part of Macquarie Telecom Group, have signed a deal with Horizon Power to transition its workloads to a private cloud environment and reduce its data centre footprint. Horizon is responsible for distributing and retailing electricity to over 44,000 clients over 2.6 million sq. km in Western Australia, including to mining sites. Over the last decade, Horizon has integrated solar and wind into its operations.

FCM puts sustainability at core of customer offering with new global carbon offsetting programme

The South Pole partnership will allow FCM to support multinational clients in setting up a net zero solution to naturalise the carbon impact of their business travel and will make a significant difference in helping them meet their sustainability goals.

evian reaches milestone with bottles made from 100% recycled plastic

On a mission to become circular by 2025, evian has reached a key milestone in its sustainability journey by introducing a range of bottles...

New educational carbon accounting glossary launched by Normative

Normative, the first carbon accounting engine, has unveiled a Carbon Glossary, which collects carbon accounting’s most common terms, abbreviations, and frameworks in one place. Carbon accounting is a relatively new field, and one that is rife with jargon. The Carbon Glossary helps people decode its most frequently-used concepts, whether they are new to the area or they are veterans looking to brush up on their knowledge.

Terraformation launches the first carbon-funded forest accelerator

Terraformation, a global reforestation company, has launched the Seed to Carbon Forest Accelerator, the first biodiversity-focused, carbon-funded forest accelerator program. In the next decade, the world will need thousands of new reforestation teams to capture carbon at scale and limit the impacts of climate change. The forest accelerator will help meet this need by providing teams with the tools to launch restoration projects and succeed at scale.

Workiva integrates CDP to further bolster its business reporting platform

Workiva Inc., one of the leading cloud platform for assured integrated reporting, announced that CDP, widely regarded as the leading disclosure system for measuring environmental impacts, has been incorporated into the Workiva platform to advance clients’ ESG programs. This leverages Workiva’s ESG Program and ESG Explorer to streamline client responses to CDP questionnaires, empowering firms to manage their sustainability data more efficiently and drive positive environmental impact and business outcomes. According to CDP, over 18,700 firms, representing half of global market capitalization, disclosed environmental data through its online response system in 2022, an increase of 38% over the previous year.

Australian environmental startup Zero Co raises $5 million in funding

Ambitious Aussie startup Zero Co has just closed its third oversubscribed funding round, netting $1.9M in funding to take their total raise to $5M, an impressive result for a company that began shipping its zero-waste products to customers just 6 months ago.

Zero Co donates $10m in support of Australian grassroot programs

Zero Co has launched an initiative to support struggling grassroots and community organizations with a new fundraising model. It’s called the $10 Million Give-A-Thon and it's super simple.

Avanade leverages industry expertise to aid its customers meet ESG goals

Avanade, a Microsoft solutions provider, is bringing its unique insights to help organisations solve their toughest sustainability challenges with new solutions focused on enabling clients to harness the full potential of Microsoft’s newly announced Cloud for Sustainability. With ESG hot on the business leadership agenda, finding sustainable business models that combat climate change without compromising business growth is high priority in many boardrooms.