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UN consults on new sustainability industrial and commercial business guidance for global insurance sector
The United Nations Environment Programme – Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) has launched a new consultation on the first guidance designed for the global insurance industry to integrate sustainability into industrial and commercial business. The guide “Underwriting environmental, social and governance risks in non-life insurance business” will help non-life insurers manage environmental, social and governance risksMarch 18, 2019
EIB board approves €177m funding to upgrade water infrastructure and improve flood protection in 3 member States
The Board of Directors of the European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €177 million of new financing for new long-term investment to improve water supply, wastewater treatment and flood protection in Kosovo, Belarus and the Netherlands. In Kosovo, the EIB will support a project to ensure that all wastewater from the fourth largest city, Gjilan,March 15, 2019
EQT strengthens position as a leading global infrastructure investor with 4th Infrastructure fund closure at €9 billion
Leading global infrastructure investor EQT has announced that EQT Infrastructure IV Fund held its first and final close at its hard cap of EUR 9 billion on March 12, 2019, after officially launching in September 2018. Demand from both existing and new investors was strong, with a majority of the commitments made by investors inMarch 14, 2019
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Registration is now open for the 7th World Hydropower Congress will be held in Paris from 14 to 16 May 2019. The gathering of hydropower decision-makers, experts and innovators brings together industry, government, finance and civil society to set priorities for the future of the sector. Organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and hostedMarch 11, 2019
DISRUPTIVE DESIGNS AT THE GLOBAL WATER SUMMIT 2019 On April 8th – 10th 2019 the Global Water Summit returns to London to discuss Disruptive Designs. Disruption creates enormous opportunities as well as obstacles, and it offers real solutions to previously intractable problems. While barriers to trade grab the headlines, huge new markets are opening upMarch 10, 2019
The Global Climate UN – COP24 in Katowice made further progress towards implementation of the Paris Agreement but failed to fully embrace the findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) which warned two months ago that warming which reached 1.5C above pre-industrial levels would have serious consequences. Negotiators from 196 countries and theJanuary 30, 2019