ESG Book Partners with Risk Labs to Meet ESG Solutions Demand

Sustainability data and technology company ESG Book has announced a strategic partnership with Risk Labs, a specialist provider in the Treasury, Compliance, Risk, and Finance disciplines. This collaboration aims to address the growing demand for ESG solutions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. By combining ESG Book’s comprehensive sustainability data and technology capabilities with Risk Labs’ expertise in risk management and compliance, the partnership seeks to offer enhanced ESG reporting and compliance solutions.

WiSER Completes “Adaptive Agriculture” Course in Marrakesh

Women in Sustainability, Environment, and Renewable Energy (WiSER) has completed another instalment of its WiSER Cares program. The five-day course, titled “Adaptive Agriculture: Innovations in Technology and Practice for Water-Scarce Communities,” was held in Marrakesh, Morocco. This program aimed to empower women with knowledge and skills in sustainable agricultural practices and innovative technologies to address water scarcity. Participants engaged in hands-on training and interactive sessions led by experts in the field. The course highlighted practical solutions and best practices for enhancing agricultural productivity while conserving water resources.

Masdar to Acquire Greece’s Terna Energy for €3.2 Billion

Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC – Masdar has announced a definitive agreement to acquire Greece’s Terna Energy for €3.2 billion ($3.43 billion). This strategic acquisition aims to expand Masdar’s renewable energy portfolio and strengthen its presence in the European market. Terna Energy is a leading player in the renewable energy sector, with significant investments in wind, solar, and hydroelectric projects. This move is expected to enhance Masdar’s capacity to deliver clean energy solutions.

UAE National Committee on SDGs Hosts Meetings with UN-Habitat and MoEI

The UAE National Committee on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recently organized a series of meetings and workshops on SDGs, in collaboration with the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) and the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI). These sessions aimed to review progress on the implementation of SDGs and explore strategies to enhance sustainable development across the UAE. Key topics included urban sustainability, renewable energy, and infrastructure development.

ACWA Power and LONGi Sign Framework Agreement at SNEC

ACWA Power and LONGi have signed a framework agreement at the 17th International Solar Photovoltaic and Smart Energy (SNEC) Conference and Exhibition in Shanghai. The agreement focuses on collaboration in developing solar photovoltaic projects and smart energy solutions. This partnership aims to leverage ACWA Power’s expertise in renewable energy project development and LONGi’s advanced solar technology to accelerate the adoption of clean energy.

ISS ESG Launches Enhanced Modern Slavery Solution for Investors

ISS ESG, the sustainable investment arm of ISS STOXX, has launched its enhanced Modern Slavery Solution to help investors monitor and report on portfolio risk related to modern slavery. This tool provides comprehensive data and analytics to identify and manage risks associated with forced labour and human trafficking within investment portfolios. The solution aims to support investors in meeting regulatory requirements and addressing ethical concerns related to modern slavery. By offering detailed insights and reporting capabilities, ISS ESG’s Modern Slavery Solution helps investors promote responsible investment practices and contribute to the eradication of modern slavery.

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