Sustainalytics ESG Research and Ratings Added to Bloomberg Terminal

Business and financial markets information service provider Bloomberg announced today that it is now offering Sustainalytics’ ESG Research and Ratings via the Bloomberg Terminal.

Sustainalytics is one of the leading ESG research, ratings, and data providers for investors. The company’s ESG Risk Ratings aim to enable investors to utilize material ESG insights for security selection, portfolio management activities, ESG integration, and engagement and voting activities. The firm uses quantitative rating, which is expressed across a risk spectrum of severe, high, medium, low or negligible.

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Cognizant Targets Net Zero Emissions by 2030

Professional services company Cognizant announced today a series of new climate goals, including targets to reach net zero emissions by 2030, and to reduce emissions across its operations and supply chain by 90% by 2040.

To reach its targets, the company outlined several initiatives, including the development of a science-based emissions reduction target and submitting it for third-party validation with the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi), expanding its use of onsite solar energy, entering new power purchase agreements with clean energy developers, and investing in new energy-efficient equipment and technologies across its offices and data centers.

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Budweiser Plans Green Hydrogen-Powered Brewing

Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, part of global brewer Anheuser-Busch InBev, and green hydrogen energy company Protium announced today a new collaboration for the development of the first large-scale hydrogen generation system at a brewery. The companies are exploring the deployment of zero-emission green hydrogen at Magor brewery in South Wales, one of the UK’s largest breweries.

Hydrogen is viewed as one of the key building blocks of the transition to a cleaner energy future, given its ability to act both as a clean energy carrier and fuel, as well as a CO2-neutral feedstock for the production of green chemicals.

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Southwest Launches ‘Reduce, Replace and Offset’ Strategy to Hit Climate Goals

Southwest Airlines announced today a ten-year plan to maintain carbon neutrality, including a series of goals, actions, and initiatives aimed at reducing emissions per seat mile, increase sustainable aviation fuel use, and offset remaining emissions.

Southwest aims to reduce its carbon emissions per available seat mile, including Scopes 1 and 2 by at least 20% by 2030 through fleet modernization, route optimization, and the electrification of eligible ground services equipment, among others.

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