Volta Inc. has announced the execution of a definitive merger agreement under which Shell USA Inc., a subsidiary of Shell plc, will acquire Volta in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $169 million.
Maersk and DP World Jebel Ali Port have entered a long-term partnership through which both parties will collaborate on various aspects of service delivery and work towards a common goal of decarbonising logistics and serve their customers better.
Advertisers buying through the Yahoo SSP can now easily find and buy Green Media Products powered by Scope3 to ensure their digital ad campaigns align with their broader sustainability goals.
The company is vertically integrated along the entire value chain, bringing together services and products that support the energy transition and accelerate the path to net zero emissions throughout their entire life cycle.
This is Maersk’s 9th such partnership to drive the acceleration of global production capacity for green methanol.
AdTechCares––an organization co-founded in 2020 by Amobee and more than 50 partners from across the advertising ecosystem––has partnered with Project Drawdown, a nonprofit organization working to reduce greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere, to launch a global campaign to encourage climate action.
Volkswagen AG and its charging and energy brand Elli have reached their next milestone: With 400,000 charging points, Elli is now operating the greatest charging network in Europe, with more than 800 providers in 27 countries.
ADS-TEC Energy, a manufacturer of battery storage-based ultra-fast charging solutions, hasannounced a strategic partnership with sustainable mobility solutions company GP JOULE CONNECT, a systems provider for new mobility.
The shift to sustainable truck transport is happening in many parts of the world, including Australia, where sales of electric trucks are starting to pick up.
This sustainable aviation fuel will be produced by TotalEnergies at its biorefineries. It will be made available to Air France-KLM Group’s airlines, mainly for flights departing from France (in accordance with French legislation) and the Netherlands.
The commercial start is anticipated in 2027 and Maersk intends to purchase the full volume produced at the plant, with options for the output of subsequent Carbon Sink facilities at other locations.
Previously Deputy General Manager in charge of engagement at Havas Paris, Nathalie’s task will be to steer the joint strategy across all entities, both media and creative, of using societal and environmental impact to drive performance.
After months of focused research, Nielsen has released its first independent Brand Sustainability Report, which ranks how Australian consumers perceive the sustainability efforts of 247 leading brands.
Through a key partnership with Renault Trucks, the beverage manufacturer is electrifying one-fifth of its truck fleet and creating the largest fleet of electric trucks in Belgium.
As consumers increasingly complain about growing misinformation, brands are heightening interventions meant to protect their long-term brand values and their short-term business results.
Using the guidance, IKEA set a baseline and encourages other businesses to join the Alliance for Clean Air in contributing to clean air and health.
Deutsche Bank is expanding its support for the Government of Egypt’s ambitious plans for energy transition by becoming a founding member of a dedicated private sector finance working group.
Amazon will commit a total of $53 million to help accelerate women’s climate solutions, including $3 million toward the USAID partnership and $50 million for Amazon to invest directly in climate tech companies run by women.
In July this year, a proposed global framework for measuring ad-based carbon emissions was introduced as a way one way to reduce the total amount of carbon created by the placement and consumption of advertising.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has announced the creation of a client coalition that unites nearly 20 leading advertisers — collectively representing $10B in global advertising investment — with a shared commitment to accelerate the decarbonization of the world’s media supply chain.
In 2021, the IKEA Foundation announced an additional €1 billion in funding for climate change programmes over a five-year period, with the strategic goal of quickly and significantly reducing global emissions
The report represents the company’s commitment to responsible environmental stewardship and is a coordinated effort to understand, measure and report on Hearst’s carbon footprint.
Claus Sonberg, partner in strategic analysis and consulting agency Zynk, has joined Statkraft as the company’s new Senior Vice President Corporate Communication and Marketing.
Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure partners join forces to develop 5.2 gigawatts offshore wind in Denmark
Ørsted and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) have entered into a partnership to develop approx. 5.2 gigawatts of offshore wind in Denmark across four projects.
The targets focus on the areas where we can achieve the greatest positive impact and cover SEB’s lending commitments to the oil & gas, power generation, steel, car manufacturing, and Swedish household mortgage sectors.
Propane gas specialist Primagaz, in partnership with end-to-end agency iO, launched its second major campaign of the year for the home heating market.
Teads’ partners around the world can now leverage the partnership to learn about electricity consumption & greenhouse gas emissions of their campaigns.
Thanks to the integration of IMPACT+’s API into the Xandr platform, Invest DSP buyers will be able to evaluate the electricity consumption and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions of their campaigns by only having to activate the service in the Data Marketplace.
Huawei and Dronetech, Austria's largest drone service provider, have announced new applications resulting from their collaboration in 5G smart farming.
Sasol partners with University of Twente to develop technologies for the removal of atmospheric carbon dioxide
The University of Twente is developing a mission-driven programme that focusses on Negative Emission Technologies.
TotalEnergies and Holcim join forces to study solutions for first carbon-free cement plant in Belgium
Various energies and technologies will be assessed for the efficient capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) of around 1.3 million metric tons of CO2 emitted by the facility every year.
Volvo Trucks will deliver fully electric heavy-duty trucks to Amazon in Germany by year end. The 20 Volvo FH Electric are expected to drive more than one million road kilometres annually, fuelled with electricity instead of diesel.
The marketplace consists of trusted UK publishers with clear Net Zero strategies who have committed to decarbonizing their media supply and adopting GroupM’s framework for measuring and reducing carbon emissions.
The brand is working with coffee farmers to help them transition to regenerative agriculture while accelerating its decade of work under the NESCAFÉ Plan.
Unilever has added one of the world’s first heavy-duty electric trucks to our fleet, marking an important milestone in our move towards zero emission vehicles.
Carlsberg's new PPA contributes progress on two targets under the brewer's ambitious new ESG programme, Together Towards ZERO and Beyond (TTZAB):
This agreement is a major step in securing feedstock supply (used cooking oils and animal fats) eligible to produce SAF and will enable the SAF production capacity to reach 210,000 tons per year, 25% higher than foreseen in the initial project announced in 2020.
New and lapsed TV brands across the travel industry will be able to access an exclusive ring-fenced fund of £500,000 on a first-come, first-served basis if they meet qualifying criteria.
TotalEnergies and the Technical University of Denmark create a center of excellence in decarbonized energies
This advanced research center will focus on developing reliable, profitable, low-emission energy solutions that will reduce the intermittence of renewables and accelerate the decarbonization of industrial facilities.
This includes the company’s first renewable energy project in South America—a solar farm in Brazil—and its first solar farms in India and Poland.
It includes commitments to achieve enterprise-wide net zero carbon emissions and plans to use more renewable energy, as well as to invest in and research new technologies to develop energy-efficient products, increase water reuse and develop carbon capture technology.
Brands are stepping up their net zero emissions commitments and reducing their carbon footprint through a raft of campaigns, interventions and partnerships as they seek to accelerate the transition to a clean energy economy.
IAS integrates Good-Loop's green media technology to offer carbon emissions measurement for digital advertisers
Integral Ad Science, IAS, a global player in digital media quality, today announced a global partnership with purpose-led ad platform Good-Loop that will enable advertisers to measure the carbon emissions generated by their digital ad campaigns.
These trucks can operate at a total weight of 44 tonnes* and the three models represent around two thirds of the company’s sales.
In addition to updated workforce and environmental impact data, this year's report gives a more detailed overview of the company's ESG governance practices, including Paramount's ESG Council governance structure.
IKEA will introduce heavy electric Volvo trucks for internal transport flows at two IKEA Industry factories in Poland, which will be operated by Raben Group. The learnings from the pilot will be used for the electrification of transport operations at scale in a larger transport network.
TotalEnergies will install up to 4,400 public charge points over the next two years. The new 22 kVA charging stations will be operated under the TotalEnergies brand for a period of twelve years and will be supplied with 100 % renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.
Kubota Corporation and Accenture have formed a new joint venture company, Kubota Data Ground, Inc., to accelerate the digital transformation (DX) of the Kubota group’s business model and operating infrastructure.
Rail Baltica's purpose is to provide sustainable passenger and freight service between participating countries and improve rail connections between central and northern Europe.
FIND-IT enables ultrafast improvement of many different types of plants, such as cereal crops, but also microbes.
The company will start to use green hydrogen to replace grey hydrogen, diesel, and other fossil fuels as it works to decarbonize its operations.
ITV Studios is launching its Disabled Writers in Development programme, aiming to elevate the talent pool of disabled writers to prepare them to be commissioned by ITV and the wider industry.
Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd., plans to double its use of green steam from a first of its kind biomass cogeneration facility adjacent to its Brunsbüttel, Germany facility.
Volkswagen AG and the Government of Canada aim to promote e-mobility in the country and to explore opportunities across Canada’s automotive and battery supply chain.
German multinational chemical company BASF has reached its goal of sourcing all palm (kernel) oils certified from sustainable sources by the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) in 2021.
Johan Vandepoel has been the CEO of ACC Belgium (Association of Communication Companies) for 10 years. It is a Belgian trade association where all creative agencies come together: advertising agencies, branding & design, content, digital, event, team building PR & influencer agencies.
The membership of the company´s Loctite 3D Printing business underlines the commitment to sustainability initiatives and aims to open up discussions on the environmental benefits of additive design and foster the adoption of (AM) in the future.
These include a roadmap to achieve net zero carbon emissions across the entire value chain by 2040, from the barley in the fields to the beer in hand.
Global audio advertising market is taking pride of place as audio becomes increasingly appealing for brand advertising since it can be presented in an open environment.
Deutsche Bank is introducing a comprehensive package of energy saving measures in its German operations that will help the bank save an additional 4,900,000 kWh of electricity each year.
The first units of BorgWarner's new fast-charging station, Iperion-120, have been installed by the Italian service provider Route220 and are ready to support drivers of electric vehicles on their journeys in Italy.
BRP acquires majority stake in German-based Pinion to spur the development of urban mobility solutions
BRP, the global player in the world of powersports products, propulsion systems and boats, announced the acquisition of an 80% stake in Pinion GmbH, a pioneer in gearbox technology based in Germany.
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Micron join forces for more sustainable gas solutions in the semiconductor industry
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany and Micron Technology, an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, join forces to develop gas solutions with a low global warming potential (GWP).
Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol Ltd, has earned certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for its three largest manufacturing facilities in Europe.
To meet the growing demand for battery, electric heavy-duty vehicles and machines, the Volvo Group has initiated the process to establish a large-scale production plant for battery cells in Sweden.
Unilever has announced the global launch of its most sustainable laundry capsule yet, the fastest growing detergent format in many parts of the world.
The leadership programme is designed to drive disability inclusion with the aim of getting companies to build a community of disabled talent who can share their experiences and inform leaders about how to make businesses more inclusive.
This places Logitech in the top 1% of sustainability rated companies, having been previously Gold rated at top 5% of rated companies for several years now.
JOLT Energy and ADS-TEC Energ, as part of their strategic partnership, have announced that the introduction of ultra-fast charging stations in major European cities and the United States is gaining momentum.
Brands continue to outsmart each other in the eyes of consumers as competition across social media, service delivery and sustainable practices heats up.
Deutsche Bank is strengthening its sustainability efforts. As Chief Sustainability Officer, Jörg Eigendorf will continue to expand the bank’s sustainability area with a view to further developing the strategy and implementing it with more intensity.
Matterkind, IPG’s activation intelligence company, has debuted a new report exploring how advertisers can embrace DEI to usher in a new era of responsible marketing and advertising.
GroupM, WPP’s media investment group, has introduced the approach it will take to measure and reduce ad-based carbon emissions using a newly developed global carbon measurement framework.
The funds raised will be utilised for refinancing existing debt and to support the company’s expansion plans for renewable energy production through its wind and solar hybrid projects.
ITV has published its Diversity Acceleration Plan report 2022, detailing progress so far, the next phase of its Diversity and Inclusion strategy, and a new target for colleagues from working-class backgrounds.
Flow is an innovative housing concept that has its origins in a desire to make the best possible use of wood: the source of an unparalleled supply of high-quality, affordable homes.
The Volkswagen Group increased its deliveries of all-electric vehicles by 27 percent in the first six months year-on-year and thus successfully continued its global electric offensive.
As part of this year’s movement, Logitech has launched the inaugural Logitech Change Council. This council is a diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) advisory board composed of creators.
Production will start in 2025. With immediate effect, responsibility for global battery business is to be held by the newly created company “PowerCo”.
As smartphones and internet technologies become increasingly accessible, brands are training their eyes on influencer advertising that continues to gain traction. This is according to a recent report by Stockapps.
The DV/Scope3 partnership will provide advertiser and agency customers with a comprehensive campaign-based carbon footprint metric via DV’s flagship service and analytics platform, DV Pinnacle®.
In its largest pilot to date, Carlsberg Group has revealed the trial of its new Fibre Bottle, putting the bio-based and fully recyclable beer bottle into the hands of consumers for the first time.
Mercedes-Benz is aligning its global production network to manufacture its reshaped product portfolio focused on luxury electric vehicles as the world’s most valuable luxury car brand prepares to go all electric by the end of the decade.
World Federation of Advertisers, WFA, is launching a Global DEI Charter for Change at Cannes Lions, with the aim of driving real actions and improving the lived experiences for multiple groups working in the marketing industry.
Deutsche Bank has signed up to the World Green Building Council’s (WGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, pledging to reduce and compensate operational emissions associated with energy used to light, heat, cool and power buildings, for assets over which it has direct control.
Unilever and Genomatica (Geno), a player in biotech and sustainability, have launched a venture to scale and commercialise alternatives to palm oil and fossil fuel-derived cleansing ingredients.
Accenture and Microsoft, together with their joint venture Avanade, are joining forces to tackle climate change, one of the most critical and urgent challenges for both businesses and people.
Husqvarna Group’s largest division, Husqvarna Forest & Garden, is now joining the Power for All Alliance with selected products.
As part of DEPT’s mission as a Certified B Corporation, the agency is focused on having a positive impact on clients, employees and society as a whole.
Procter & Gamble, P&G, has announced a major expansion of its environmental sustainability efforts that will make more water available in critically water-stressed areas around the world.
The system aims to transition from the paper documentation previously provided to customers regarding their product repair, such as service records and receipts, to electronic documentation sent via message or email.
The Pledge, in the context of the UN Food Systems Summit of 2021 and as a part of the Summit’s Zero Hunger Coalition, recognizes the need for governments and the private sector to work together to end food scarcity.
Sharethrough launches its First Green Media Products to decarbonize programmatic advertising supply chain
Green Media Products measure the emissions from an entire programmatic advertising campaign using Scope3 data and contribute the social cost of carbon to high quality carbon removal projects.
World Federation of Advertisers, WFA, has announced two new signatories to its flagship sustainability programme, Planet Pledge, and a new learning hub to enable members to further educate teams on the positive climate impact that marketing can have.
In the latest step on its path toward carbon neutrality, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) becomes the first manufacturer to deliver a construction machine built using fossil-free steel to a customer.
Publicis Groupe Benelux will work on energy company Eneco’s brand positioning and associated cross-media campaigns within the Netherlands and Belgium.
This addition allows My Code to continue working with brands to ensure that increasing populations of diverse audiences are accurately and thoughtfully represented.
Last week, Inter IKEA Group joined the Stockholm+50 conference with one aim to foster dialogue around the important role the private sector can play, by bringing together around 30 businesses in an event co-hosted with WWF and H&M.
Climafuel is a waste derived fuel which is made using household residual and commercial waste that would otherwise go to landfills. This is another major milestone in CEMEX’s global Future in Action decarbonization strategy.
This is useful not only to keep accreditations up to date for a solar business, but it opens the door to more knowledge for more of a solar company’s employees in the native software environment that they use daily.
The "Road to Zero" plan symbolizes Sony's responsibility for the global environment, and accordingly Sony has set goals for each of the four perspectives of climate change, resources, chemical substances, and biodiversity in drawing a comprehensive roadmap to achieve the goals of the plan.
There has been a spirited effort by global brands to achieve carbon neutrality and embrace sustainability guided by the principle of planet, people and profits.
IKEA is leading an initiative where new mattresses are created from a collection of disposed mattresses, prolonging the life of already made products by increasing the use of post-consumer recycled polyols in foam.
The bank has set a target to source 100% renewable electricity to cover its own operations by 2025. Currently, 91% of Deutsche Bank’s electricity worldwide is from renewable sources.
As the world’s first truck manufacturer to do so, Volvo is now introducing fossil-free steel in its trucks. The steel is produced by the Swedish steel company SSAB and the heavy-duty electric Volvo trucks will be the first to include it.
WPP and its agencies have partnered with The Black Equity Organisation (BEO) – an organisation founded to advance justice and equity for Black people in Britain – as it launches.
Volkswagen is pressing ahead with gearing its plants to electric mobility. Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden.
Deutsche Bank is the first bank in Europe to convert an existing supply chain finance program for its client. Through this program, Henkel creates incentives for its suppliers to be more sustainable.
Developed through collaboration with the multi-stakeholder Danish partnership for Resource and water efficient Industrial food Production (DRIP), our Fredericia brewery in Denmark began operating its new state-of-the-art water-recycling plant in 2021.
Deutsche Bank is taking a further step toward placing sustainability at the heart of all its business activities.
Both parties announced that they have signed a Partnering Agreement to evaluate the scope of collaboration. Mahindra intends to equip its “Born Electric Platform” with MEB electric components such as electric motors, battery system components and battery cells.
Henkel and Schneider Electric, both global leaders in sustainability, have worked together for many years to drive progress toward the shared goal of decarbonization.
The Conscious Advertising Network (CAN) is launching a new manifesto on ‘Climate and Sustainability’, adding to the already 6 existing manifestos aimed to inspire conscious advertising choices.
Volvo Trucks is opening its very first battery assembly plant. Located in Ghent, Belgium, the plant will supply ready-to-install batteries for Volvo Trucks’ full electric heavy-duty trucks.
DHL intends to intensify its transition to heavy electric trucks by deploying a total of 44 new electric Volvo trucks on routes in Europe.
These new changes join the company’s existing efforts to reduce its environmental footprint across its product portfolio.
The BMW Group is the first carmaker to place its trust in more sustainable automotive OEM coatings certified according to BASF’s biomass balance approach.
The aim of the fund, which will be managed by Tikehau Capital, will be to promote regenerative agriculture practices.
The partnership with the German Ocean Decade Committee aims to promote ocean literacy in Germany, raise awareness of the ten challenges outlined by the UN Ocean Decade and to act as a link between German and international Ocean Decade activities.
Global TV manufacturer Samsung Electronics, has announced that its 2022 Neo QLEDs earned the ‘Reducing CO2’ certification from the Carbon Trust in recognition of its efforts to reduce its carbon footprint.
As companies target ways to minimize their carbon footprints and achieve climate goals and commitments, global programmatic brands and agencies are working on carbon neutral advertising campaigns.
Unilever is launching two pilots to trial warmer ice cream freezer cabinets with an aim of reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions by approx. 20 – 30% per freezer*, whilst ensuring the same ice cream quality and consumer experience.
This new offering, powered by Scope3 – the source of truth for supply chain emissions data – delivers the ability to measure, report, reduce, and offset carbon emissions across the supply chain, helping customers make carbon-aware decisions regarding their digital advertising spend.
OneScreen.ai, the marketplace provider for buying and selling out-of-home (OOH) advertising, is partnering with Evertreen, the only platform that allows users worldwide to plant real trees online and track them via satellite.
The Stop Slavery Award is an initiative from the Thomson Reuters Foundation that honours corporations that go above and beyond their peers in the effort to eradicate forced labour, the worst forms of child labour, and other forms of slavery.
With the urgent need for highly skilled and diverse talent in the advertising industry and the growing role of technology in redefining modern day advertising, companies and brands are looking at innovative ways of bridging the skills gap.
Sasol ecoFT has signed a letter of intent with Sollefteå municipality in collaboration with Sweden's energy company Uniper, to establish an industry-scale production facility for sustainable aviation fuel.
Demonstrating the potential of electric power on a global stage, Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) will become the Official Construction Equipment Supplier to the new fully electric FIA World Rallycross Championship (World RX).
[quantilope Research] Rising inflation creates barrier for more sustainable food shopping in UK and Germany
Nearly three quarters of British and German consumers strongly agree that protecting the environment is one of the most important issues of our times and, as a result, want to shop more sustainably.
Emerald has longstanding experience in industrial technology and advanced materials, well-established role linking conglomerates with startups, and track record of strong returns for Limited Partners.
Electrifying Spain by creating a European Electric Vehicle Hub, building up a battery cell production and full, sustainable E-ecosystem.
The Global Guidance on Environmental Claims identifies six key principles that marketers need to follow to make sure they are seen as trustworthy and to avoid their brands being accused of greenwashing.
Dentsu International continues its accelerated path to Net Zero with Salesforce Net Zero Cloud implementation
This follows dentsu’s lead in becoming one of the first companies in the world to have its net zero target approved under the new Science Based Target initiative’s Net Zero Standard.
GreenIT, a joint venture between Plenitude and CDP Equity for the production of energy from renewable sources, and CI IV, signed an agreement to develop two floating offshore wind farms in Sicily and Sardinia
IFC, Santander Bank Polska launch initiative to boost climate finance, support green transition in Poland
A path-breaking transaction launched by IFC and Santander Bank Polska (SPL), will help increase access to climate finance in Poland, while boosting market resilience and stimulating the country's recovery.
Jackery, the global leader in providing portable power station and solar panels, announced its European market expansion into three brand new countries; Spain, France and Italy.
Repsol and Ørsted have an ambition of jointly becoming a leading developer in Spanish offshore wind by combining their complementary strengths.
In addition to statutory Gender Pay Gap reporting, WPP publishes the consolidated data for all eligible WPP companies in the UK.
IRMA is an alliance of non-governmental organisations, labor unions, affected communities, investors, mining companies and purchasers of raw materials.
SAP and Unilever have announced a pilot of the GreenToken by SAP solution to further increase traceability and transparency in Unilever’s global palm oil supply chain.
The companies are announcing a Memorandum of Understanding under which Volkswagen will become one of the first customers for the low-CO2 steel that Salzgitter AG plans to produce on a new production route at its headquarters in Lower Saxony from the end of 2025.
ITV has also created a new £500k development fund to develop ideas that will qualify for the Diversity Commissioning Fund.
Eni and Air Liquide have entered into a collaboration agreement aimed at assessing decarbonization solutions in the Mediterranean region of Europe, focused on hard-to-abate industrial sectors.
Channel 4 and Motion Content Group have launched a multi-million pound fund to boost commissions from small and medium sized ethnically diverse-led production companies.
The company has already been exclusively using green electricity and biogas for the Düsseldorf production of liquid products and dishwasher tabs since July 2021.
Seven of the UK’s main broadcasters have come together to create access and inclusion ‘passports’ that will remove barriers and support better inclusion of disabled people and other colleagues at work.
Accordingly, the firm is ramping up investments in its EV production unit.
Deutsche Bank has disclosed for the first time data on its financed greenhouse gas emissions.
Unilever to publicly report the performance of its product portfolio in new benchmark for healthy nutrition
Unilever will publish the assessment on an annual basis both globally and for 16 key strategic markets and will report its performance both by volume of product and by sales revenue. Its first report will be published by October 2022.
Carlsberg Group, the Carlsberg Foundation and the Tuborg Foundation donate DKK 75 million to relief efforts in Ukraine
The DKK 75 million will be donated, amongst others, through the Danish branches of recognised international aid organisations.
That growth has been attributed to the growing preference among individuals for mobile devices to obtain information on the go and subsequently the continued transition from desktop PCs to smartphones.
The scheme now covers 25 multinationals, including Bayer, Danone, Diageo, Ikea, L’Oréal, Mastercard, Mondelez, PepsiCo, Pernod Ricard, Sanofi and Unilever representing an estimated $43bn in global ad spend.
Henkel has published its 31st Sustainability Report, detailing its achievements and progress in 2021 while also outlining its new 2030+ Sustainability Ambition Framework.
Dept, a certified B Corporation, is supporting the organisation on a pro-bono basis, creating and developing its visual identity and website.
Brands are waking up to opportunities to cater to communities of different races, backgrounds, and identities in their products and ad spending, with more work to be done.
Logitech’s Creativity and Productivity portfolio, the company’s largest product portfolio, uses PCR at scale with 65% of all mice and keyboard units now including PCR plastic, surpassing its 50% commitment made in 2020.
The European Commission announced an investment of over €110 million into LIFE programme integrated projects for environmental and climate protection, selected after a call for proposals covering the year 2020.
New statistics show that Volvo Trucks was the market leader for heavy all-electric trucks in Europe 2021 with a market share of 42%. In 2021 the company took orders, including letters of intent to buy, for more than 1,100 electric trucks worldwide.
The agreement is the largest announced SAF procurement by an airframer and further demonstrates Boeing’s commitment to decarbonizing aviation.
Volta continues its European expansion with new signings and installations in Switzerland, Germany, and France
Volta has signed partnership deals with the global sporting goods chain Decathlon, starting in St. Gallen, Switzerland, and the movie theatre company Cineplex Group in Germany.
Carlsberg Group has released the Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) Report 2021 that reveals steady progress by one of the world’s leading brewing groups.
First, she will work across Essence’s operations and practices, including programmatic, strategy, planning and data, to help teams embed sustainable practices and create new products and services that enable Essence to reach its net-zero targets.
The long-established site in western Saxony is the first large-scale facility of any volume manufacturer worldwide to switch over all production from internal combustion engine vehicles to electric vehicles.
The challenges for the year ahead were explored at the close of 2021 by Henkel alongside manufacturers and other experts from across the entire packaging and consumer goods supply chain at the second Henkel Sustainability Days.
Webfleet Solutions strengthens position in the telematics market with product innovations and sustainable solutions
With a focus on innovative partnerships and sustainability, it introduced a range of new products that power the digital transformation of the transport and fleet sector.
Deutsche Bank and The Development Guarantee Group sign MOU to tackle climate financing gap for developing countries
Under the agreement, Deutsche Bank will act as an Origination Partner for the Green Guarantee Company, GGC, which will be managed by DGG.
Nestlé announces plan to tackle child labour risks, increase farmer income and achieve full traceability in cocoa industry
Nestlé has announced a new plan to tackle child labor risks in cocoa production. At the center is an innovative income accelerator program, which aims to improve the livelihoods of cocoa-farming families, while also advancing regenerative agriculture practices and gender equality.
Deutsche Bank’s International Private Bank (IPB) has announced the appointment of Muriel Danis as Global Head of Product Platforms & Sustainable Solutions, effective March 14, 2022.
Volkswagen has made significant progress in decarbonizing its vehicle fleet on its path to becoming a sustainable, software-centric mobility group.
As environmental consciousness and sustainability continue to influence buying behavior, EV unit sales are projected to continue on this trajectory and expand as much as 30% through 2030, by some estimates.
New age technologies like artificial intelligence and cloud computing are inspiring new trends that are supporting the content marketing market.
The IKEA Sustainability Report FY21 is issued by Inter IKEA Group and covers the collective efforts from the contributors in the IKEA franchise system and value chain.
The new Volvo VNR Electric also reduces the required charging time, as the 250kW charging capability provides an 80% charge in 90 minutes for the six-battery package, and 60 minutes for the four-battery version.
. Through this signature platform, Coca-Cola hopes to attract like-minded partners to help accelerate on-the-ground impact of its initiatives.
With these measures, Samsung is acting against environmental issues through innovative products and services that can be used in everyday life.
Nokia has announced that it has joined RE100, a global initiative led by the Climate Group in partnership with CDP, which brings together the world’s most influential businesses committed to 100% renewable electricity.
In line with its strategy to become the global leader in carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024, Danish technology provider Haldor Topsøe has signed a €45 million loan agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB).
Plastic Energy and TotalEnergies announced a new agreement to promote the development of advanced plastic recycling. Under this agreement, Plastic Energy plans to build a second advanced recycling plant in Sevilla, Spain.
INEOS signs renewable power deal with Eneco, increases Belgian offshore wind generation to over 200MW
INEOS has agreed a long-term Power Purchase Agreement for renewable offshore wind power in Belgium with sustainable energy producer Eneco.
MediaCom will be donating £50,000 to five charities through GlobalGiving, a non-profit that connects hundreds of smaller, community-led organisations to access the support that they need to make our world a better place.
Fidelis New Energy, a developer, investor, and operator of climate impact infrastructure, announced its expansion into Europe with its European headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Samsung Electronics unveils ‘Together for Tomorrow’ vision to build a more sustainable and connected future
The company’s “Together for tomorrow” vision is one that empowers everyone to create positive change and drives collaborations that address some of the planet’s most pressing challenges.
Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company.
Logitech’s performance resulted in a 36% overall improvement on the Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), with the company scoring 60 out of 100 this year (Score date: Nov. 12, 2021), compared to 44 out of 100 last year.
Alibaba Group Holding Limited has announced a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality in its own operations by 2030 and introduced a Scope 3+ target, a pioneering initiative aiming to facilitate 1.5 gigatons of decarbonization across its business ecosystem by 2035.
Volvo Trucks has received an order for an additional 25 heavy electric trucks from DFDS, Northern Europe's largest shipping and logistics company.
The holidays, in particular, drive a spike in spend and engagement. This spending however has seen a significant rise in fraudulent traffic on online video and CTV since mid-October.
Fisker to partner with Bridgestone for electric vehicle services and solutions in France and Germany
After recently selecting Bridgestone as the exclusive tyre partner for its upcoming Ocean all-electric SUV, Fisker is extending its collaboration with the global company.
TotalEnergies has launched the largest battery-based energy storage facility in France. Located at the Flandres center in Dunkirk, this site, which responds to the need for grid stabilization, has a power capacity of 61 MW.
Consumer concerns about climate change reached a tipping point in 2021, and emarketer says it expect calls for action to grow louder in 2022.
Comet Bio, a manufacturer of healthy and sustainable ingredients, announced an investment with RE Energy to build a dedicated manufacturing facility in Denmark.
Volvo Group, Daimler Truck and the Traton Group sign joint venture agreement for European charging network
The parties are committed to initiating and accelerating the necessary build-up of charging infrastructure for the increasing number of customers of electric vehicles in Europe and contribute to climate-neutral transportation in Europe by 2050.
Advertising has a potential to play a significant role in combating climate change and can be used to educate customers about products and services with a low carbon footprint.
This is according to a new nationally representative survey commissioned by the IPA and carried out by Opinium among a sample of 2,000 UK adults aged 18 years and above.
The interest rate on the three-year €1.8 billion agreement depends on the Volkswagen Group achieving its CO2 fleet emission targets in Europe.
Allianz Capital Partners, on behalf of Allianz Insurance Companies, and BASF have agreed on the purchase of 25.2% of the windfarm Hollandse Kust Zuid (HKZ) by Allianz.
These new charging stations, to be installed by TotalEnergies and operated for the next ten years, will be supplied with 100% renewable electricity generated by offshore wind power in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.
Volkswagen’s share of the wind farm generates some 100 GWh of electricity, or enough for 27,000 households. As a result, Volkswagen is also living up to its responsibility as the market leader for electric vehicles in Sweden.
With raising energy prices across Europe, Poles will have the chance to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and cut their energy bills, thanks to a landmark scheme agreed between the EBRD and Poland’s BNP Paribas.
Carlsberg Group has been recognized for leadership in corporate sustainability by global environmental non-profit CDP, securing a place on its prestigious ‘A List’ for tackling climate change, as well as acting to protect water security.
Companies worldwide could face customer backlash if they fail to take action on climate change, study
New global research shows, in the next 12 months; 59% of consumers worldwide intend to start boycotting brands who don’t take action on climate change.
Under the PPA, effective as of January 1, 2022, ENGIE will provide BASF with up to 20.7 terawatt hours of renewable electricity in total throughout the term of the agreement.
Ørsted’s Board of Directors has taken final investment decision (FID) on the two German offshore wind farms Gode Wind 3 (242 MW) and Borkum Riffgrund 3 (900 MW) which are expected to be commissioned in 2024 and 2025, respectively.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is supporting the transition of Photon Energy NV (Photon Energy), a renewable energy developer and independent power producer with Czech origins.
The projects will supply renewable energy for Amazon’s corporate offices, fulfillment centers, and Amazon Web Services (AWS) data centers that support millions of customers globally.
The technology group Wärtsilä will supply a 25-megawatt (MW) / 100-megawatt hour (MWh) energy storage system under an extended equipment delivery and a long-term service agreement in Belgium.
Plug Power, ACCIONA Energía launch AccionaPlug to address green hydrogen market in Spain and Portugal
Plug Power, the provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and ACCIONA Energía announced they have finalized the formation of their 50-50 joint-venture.
Plug Power, the provider of turnkey hydrogen solutions for the global green hydrogen market, announced its European headquarters will be located in the Port of Duisburg, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
Under the terms of the MoU, BP and Schneider Electric intend to combine skills and capabilities to define and scale integrated energy solutions for cities and commercial and industrial customers in hard to abate sectors, such as high emission transportation and heavy industry.
With a growing number of clients keen on tracking ROI on their communication campaigns, communication and PR companies are embracing emerging technologies including artificial Intelligence and cloud computing to deliver that value.
TotalEnergies launched its largest photovoltaic solar power plant in France, with a capacity of 55 megawatts (MW). The solar farm, located northeast of Gien (Loiret), comprises 126,000 photovoltaic panels spread over 75 hectares.
This public-private partnership illustrates the alignment between the ambition of TotalEnergies and the Government of Suriname to protect forest ecosystems and biodiversity while benefiting local communities.
The prototype bottle comes more than a decade after the company’s PlantBottle™ debuted as the world’s first recyclable PET plastic bottle made with up to 30% plant-based material.
In line with the commitment to have a positive impact on both people and planet, IKEA will phase out plastic from consumer packaging solutions.
New research released by Edelman Smithfield in Canada highlights a sharp rise in skepticism and increased scrutiny by Canadian institutional investors of environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives and related disclosure by Canadian issuers.
Samsung’s automotive LED packages also had their carbon footprint verification, a first in the industry for automotive LED packages, further expanding Samsung’s portfolio of eco-conscious ‘green chips’.
Nokia has called for accelerated digitalization and green energy uptake, as well as setting its sights on 100% renewable electricity in its own operations by 2025.
TotalEnergies has established two operational partnerships with Australian carbon developers AgriProve and Corporate Carbon to develop natural below-ground carbon sinks in Australia and help prevent savanna fires, notably in Africa.
Schneider Electric and GreenYellow partner to accelerate low-carbon trajectory of large companies globally
For Schneider Electric, this partnership supports the development of additional solutions focused on improving energy efficiency for the digital transformation of industrial and building applications.
Maersk Drilling has been awarded a contract with ONE-Dyas B.V. which will employ the harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Resolute to drill the IJssel and Clover exploration wells in the Dutch sector of the North Sea.
ReneSola Power, a fully integrated solar project developer, and Emeren, a London, United Kingdom-based project developer specialized in the development of renewable energy power announced the launch of a 7 MW ground-mounted solar project in southern Italy.
BASF and Ørsted concluded a 25-year fixed-price corporate power purchase agreement (CPPA), under which BASF will offtake the output of 186 megawatts from Ørsted’s planned Borkum Riffgrund 3 Offshore Wind Farm in Germany.
ENGIE and Crédit Agricole Assurances announced they have reached an agreement to acquire a 97.33% stake of Eolia Renovables, one of the largest renewable power producers in Spain.
The ambition statement makes it clear that global transport buyers want zero-carbon shipping, and rapidly accelerating decarbonizing efforts.
By deciding to invest in the Les Nouvions onshore wind farm, RWE is further expanding its renewables portfolio in France. The 44-megawatt wind farm is located in northern France in the Hauts-de-France region.
TotalEnergies partners with Daimler Truck AG to develop hydrogen ecosystem for transportation in Europe
TotalEnergies and Daimler Truck AG signed an agreement on their joint commitment to the decarbonization of the road freight in the European Union.
The inaugural 2021 Terra Carta Seal recognizes global companies that are driving innovation and action toward the creation of genuinely sustainable markets.
Accelerating innovation in this decade is critical to bring these technologies to market and make them cost-competitive.
As part of its net zero strategy, Mastercard had already committed to meet its existing science-based targets (SBTi) for greenhouse gas reduction, which are aligned to the United Nations Business Ambition for a 1.5°C future.
The consortium will leverage in its offer the proven technical expertise of its members in both bottom fixed and floating offshore wind, as well as its in-depth knowledge of the challenges, territories and stakeholders in Norway.
Eni and Air Liquide have entered into a partnership to invest in the development of the infrastructure necessary to allow the expansion of hydrogen mobility in Italy, to decarbonize the transport segment.
The agreement brings together two major agriculture industry leaders to help more farmers participate in and benefit from carbon-smart practices.
Moderna, Inc., a biotechnology company pioneering messenger RNA (mRNA) therapeutics and vaccines, has announced that as part of its commitment to sustainability, the Company will work to achieve net-zero carbon emissions globally by 2030.
Google Cloud and Groupe Rocher has announced a five-year collaboration agreement to accelerate the group’s digitization and foster its ambitious sustainability strategy through IT.
Dentsu International has announced it is one of the first companies in the world to have its net-zero target validated by the globally recognised Science Based Targets initiative.
As signatories to the Taskforce on Climate related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) ITV already embeds climate risk and opportunities into its global governance, risk management and strategy.
Solar energy developer Dhamma Energy, fully owned by Eni, inaugurated the 87.5 MWp Athies-Samoussy solar farm in France.
INEOS, through its subsidiary INOVYN, announced plans to build a large-scale, 100MW electrolyser to produce green hydrogen at the Koln site in Germany.
As the media, advertising and marketing landscape shifts, driven by evolving market needs, competition and technological advancements, companies are launching at innovative offerings in markets in a bid to upset the status quo.
Jennifer will be responsible for all aspects of WPP’s people strategy and its critical role in the company’s continued transformation. She will oversee global rewards, talent management and acquisition, diversity, equity and inclusion, leadership development and learning on behalf of the company’s more than 100,000 people around the world.
The ESG strategy is designed to support KPMG firms’ clients in making a positive difference. Importantly, this strategy is underpinned by KPMG’s recognition of its responsibility to improve its impact on the world and the ESG commitments outlined in KPMG: Our Impact Plan.
TotalEnergies and Safran have signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly develop technical and commercial solutions for the decarbonization of the aviation industry.
Redwood Climate Communications has launched to bring a uniquely impact-focused approach to public relations for climate tech startups, companies, and corporate initiatives.
Through Inclusion Analytics data and insights, Mediabrands will gain new visibility into the gender, race, ethnicity and sexual orientation of talent appearing in popular linear and streaming TV programming.
IKEA launches Nutrition Profiling System to accelerate transition to a healthier, more sustainable food offer
This will enable a big movement in product development to accelerate the transition to a healthier and more sustainable food offer.
The EIB signed a €500 million loan with Ørsted A/S to support its increased capex programme on renewable energy projects, and the conclusion of the Borssele 1 & 2 wind farms off the Dutch coast.
WPP has announced the nine bold, audacious and creative new projects that have been chosen to help advance racial justice across the world as part of its Racial Equity Programme.
Carlsberg Group has signed the World Federation of Advertiser’s (WFA) Planet Pledge – a global commitment to making marketing teams a force for positive change both internally and by inspiring consumers to act.
The Code - which is particularly relevant to communications professionals - requires all environmental claims to be truthful, unambiguous, and transparent. It also compels organisations to include all relevant information relating to a claim.
Cosmetics companies partner to develop environmental impact assessment and scoring system for cosmetics products
The aim is to co-design an approach that is brand-agnostic, and which provides consumers with clear, transparent and comparable environmental impact information, based on a common science-based methodology.
WPP has marked the opening of its new Milan Campus, a modern and innovative hub bringing together 35 WPP agencies and 2,000 people into a single location.
Amazon and Global Optimism have announced that more than 200 companies have now signed The Climate Pledge. The 86 new signatories joining The Climate Pledge include Procter & Gamble, HP, Salesforce, ASOS, and Nespresso.
By 2030, the brewer is targeting to reduce its scope 1 and 2 emissions by 90% and scope 3 by 21% (vs the 2018 baseline). Heineken strives to reach net zero from barley to bar by 2040.
P&G has also set a new ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its operations and supply chain, from raw material to retailer, by 2040 as well as interim 2030 goals to make meaningful progress this decade.
Companies and institutions are increasingly leaning towards sustainable practices to respond to growing global problems.
TotalEnergies, Shell Netherlands, Energie Beheer Nederland (EBN) and Gasunie formed a partnership to enable large-scale CO2-reduction for industrial clusters in the Netherlands.
Logitech has announced that it is adopting a climate positive approach, addressing its carbon footprint across the entire value chain.
Four more major multinational companies have signed up to the World Federation of Advertisers’ Planet Pledge, a global commitment to making their marketing teams a force for positive change both internally and with the consumers who buy their products and services.
The business will be run out of Havas Media Group UK’s luxury international unit, which also handles other prestigious luxury clients including Hermès, Credit Suisse and Fabergé.
Unilever’s PETA-Approved brands, including TRESemmé, Simple and St.Ives, have committed to joining the fight to save cruelty free cosmetics in Europe.
The Feldschlösschen brewery, Switzerland, is now delivering to customers in the country through a fleet of 20 new 26-tonne electric trucks – the world’s first mass-produced electric trucks from Renault Trucks.
The coalition brings together companies, policymakers, innovators, researchers, and communities to develop and scale innovations for efficient water use at home. Currently, the average daily water use per person in Europe is 150 litres, and elsewhere much more.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc has released its 2020 Sustainability Report which further solidifies the company’s leadership position in defining what sustainable production means at scale for large producers.
Iberostar Group collaborates with Expedia Group in the UNESCO Sustainable Travel Pledge, launch the media campaign
Expedia Group’s recent Traveler Value Index research1 shows that travelers want to support sustainable practices, with nearly three in five (59%) willing to pay higher fees to make their trip more sustainable.
Samsung Electronics has unveiled Galaxy for the Planet, the sustainability platform for its Mobile Communications Business powered by its scale, innovation and spirit of open collaboration, to take tangible climate actions across its business.
The pilot could pave the way towards Carlsberg Group’s target for ZERO carbon emissions from its breweries by 2030, as part of its Together Towards ZERO programme.
The global billboard and outdoor advertising market is poised to grow from $60.23 billion in 2020 to $66.63 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6%.
The roll-out across the airline is estimated to prevent around half a million plastic bottles from ending up as plastic waste each year.
Eni, through Eni gas e luce, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Be Power S.p.A., which through its subsidiary Be Charge is the second largest Italian operator with over 5 thousand electric vehicle charging points on public land.
Shifting from electric-first to electric-only, the world’s pre-eminent luxury car company is accelerating toward an emissions-free and software-driven future.
A new research by Stifel and Morning Consult survey indicates that lifestyle brand consumers in all markets are more likely than other consumers to try to be more sustainable in their day-to-day lives.
This industry-defining initiative offers consumers an innovative option to reuse their plastic bottles by refilling products from HUL’s flagship brands, including Surf Excel, Comfort and Vim.
Fifty small- and medium-sized enterprises around the world have been announced as the Best Small Businesses of the “Good Food for All” competition, held in conjunction with the UN Food Systems Summit.
TotalEnergies, through Lampiris, its energy supply affiliate in Belgium, signed a Corporate Power Purchase Agreement with Air Liquide.
Eni, through Eni gas e luce, has signed an agreement with Azora Capital for the acquisition of a portfolio of nine renewable energy projects in Spain.
bp has formed an exclusive consultancy agreement with Quaybridge, a UK-based renewables consultancy with global expertise in offshore wind.
Recognizing the importance of giving credit where it is due, Logitech is partnering with award-winning choreographer and visionary JaQuel Knight, to help ten creators secure copyright of their choreography.
Through a cross-industry consortium called the Once & For All Coalition, purpose-driven brands; collaborative, diverse and general market suppliers; and multi-practice agency executives will join forces to focus on creating solutions in three core areas
Shell and Rolls-Royce have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) which aims to support the decarbonisation of the aviation industry and their progress towards net zero emissions.
Global pharmaceutical and life sciences company Bayer has announced the European launch of its global Carbon Initiative. The main goal is the decarbonization of the food value chain focusing on farmers’ activities for a more resilient and sustainable food system.
P&G has worked for decades to advance women’s economic empowerment throughout its global value chain, and the latest announcement is the next step in that journey.
TotalEnergies and Uber are partnering to accelerate the transition of Uber’s drivers towards electric mobility, by providing support for vehicle conversion and easier access to charge points.
The Coca-Cola Company and The Ocean Cleanup are teaming up behind a clear objective: to stem the tide of marine waste by intercepting plastic debris from rivers around the world.
Institute of Practitioners in Advertising, IPA, has launched its Media Climate Charter that provides media agencies with the tools and resources, including a new carbon calculator, to support their transition to a zero-carbon future.
Vodafone confirmed that its entire European operations – including mobile and fixed networks, data centres, retail and offices – will be 100% powered by electricity from renewable sources from 1 July 2021.
ITV2 are to partner with charity CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) on a new six part series in which Kem Cetinay and Amber Rose Gill open up the conversation around mental health and wellbeing.
The first-ever global census of the marketing and advertising industry has now gone live, designed to assess the scale of the diversity challenge facing the profession.
Sony Group Corporation and Sony Corporation have developed "Original Blended Material," an environmentally conscious and sustainable paper material made from bamboo, sugar cane fiber and post-consumer recycled paper, whose origins are specified.
Amazon Studios releases Inclusion Policy to strengthen commitment to diverse and equitable representation
Amazon Studios has released a comprehensive Inclusion Policy that extends its commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity for its content and productions, as well as a Playbook with guidelines for its collaborators in the creative community.
As the global economy recovers from the devastating impacts of COVID-19, key sectors are bouncing back with numerous reports highlighting that while this will be a recovery year, there are signs that some sectors could record post pandemic growth rates.
It forms part of the channel’s wider Creative Diversity plan and will drive forward commitments to deliver Commissioning Diversity Guidelines, the Valuable 500 Commitment, the CDN’s industry-wide commitment to Doubling Disability behind the camera, and the channel’s own commitment to increasing representation on-screen.
The bottles are sprayed inside with a proprietary coating that repels water, enabling the paper-based packaging material to hold liquid products like laundry detergent, shampoo and conditioners, which contain surfactants, fragrances and other active ingredients.
Havas Group is releasing its 2020 CSR Report, presenting the results and progress of its CSR program Havas Impact+.
IKEA is striving towards 100% renewable energy throughout the entire value chain. The new program supports nearly 1,600 direct suppliers to switch to 100% renewable electricity.
All Logitech products are verified as being made only with minerals and resulting metals that comply with conflict-free standards.
The oldest brewery in the Nordic countries and the oldest foodstuff company in Finland has produced its beverages with 100 % renewable energy since the beginning of 2021.
The project is designed to protect and restore forests, protect the habitats of endangered species, and improve the livelihoods of 16,000 people who call North Sumatra, Indonesia home.
ENOUGH’s technology uses a unique zero-waste fermentation process to grow a high-quality protein. Natural fungi are fed with renewable feedstock, such as wheat and corn.
Dentsu Group Inc. has announced the company and its group companies has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).
Across all its lines of business, including VICE News, VICE TV, VICE.com, VICE Studios, Refinery29 and i-D, VMG will feature special programming to celebrate and shine a light on equality and civil rights.