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US House Speaker ‘Optimistic’ About Reaching a Stimulus Pact: Reports

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is “optimistic” after the Trump administration made concessions on coronavirus testing and tracing ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline.House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is “optimistic” after the Trump administration made concessions on coronavirus testing and tracing ahead of a Tuesday evening deadline.

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ConocoPhillips Sets Net Zero 2050 Goal While Doubling Down on Oil & Gas with $10B Acquisition

Oil and gas company ConocoPhillips surprised the market with a pair of announcements, including a commitment to reach net zero operational emissions by 2050, as well as the announcement of the $10 billion acquisition of unconventional shale producer Concho Resources. While committing to emissions reductions and simultaneously doubling down on fossil fuel production struck many […]

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CIBC Launches $500 Million Inaugural Green Bond Offering

Canadian-based financial institution CIBC announced the launch of its inaugural green bond issue, in a $500 million offering. The company stated that proceeds from the five-year bond will help finance new and existing green projects, assets, and businesses that mitigate the risks and effects of climate change. Roman Dubczak, Managing Director and Head, Global Investment […]

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Impact Engine Announces Close of First Private Equity Fund

Women-owned and led Chicago-based venture capital and private equity firm Impact Engine announced today the close of its first private equity fund. The $31.5 million fund will make investments in growth equity and buyout impact funds, as well as directly investing in growth-stage companies driving improvements in economic empowerment, education, environmental sustainability, and health. The […]

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Nestlé and Plastic Energy Partner on Development of New Recycling Plant

Food and beverage giant Nestlé announced that Nestlé UK and Ireland is partnering with chemical recycling company Plastic Energy on the development of a commercial large-scale recycling facility in the UK. The plant will focus on utilizing hard-to-recycle materials to produce food-grade plastics. Group Packaging Manager at Nestlé UK and Ireland, Alison Bramfitt said: “The […]

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Boardroom Alpha Announces Launch of ESG Analytics Platform

Performance ratings and analytics provider Boardroom Alpha announced today the launch of its new performance-based ESG analytics platform. The new platform aims to provide assessments of public company directors, officers, and corporate governance, focusing on the actual results delivered by individual board members and executives. David Pogemiller, Chief Executive Officer of Boardroom Alpha, said: “Our […]

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