LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC HSBA.L will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing to help clients make the transition, Chief Executive Noel Quinn told Reuters.
The pledge is the strongest statement by Europe’s biggest bank on climate change to date, although it met with criticism from some environmental groups for not taking more immediate action to curb its fossil fuel financing.
“COVID has been a wake-up call to us all, including me personally. We have seen how fragile the global economy is to a major event, in this case a health event, and it brings home the reality of what a major climate event could do,” Quinn told
LONDON (Reuters) – HSBC <HSBA.L> will target net zero carbon emissions across its entire customer base by 2050 at the latest, and provide between $750 billion and $1 trillion in financing to help clients make the transition, its Chief Executive Noel Quinn told Reuters.
In the strongest statement by Europe’s biggest bank on climate change to date, its CEO outlined HSBC’s ambitions to align its activities with the Paris Agreement.
“COVID has been a wake-up call to us all, including me personally, we have seen how fragile the global economy is to a major event, in this case a health event, and it brings home the reality of what a major climate event could do,” Quinn told Reuters in a video interview.
HSBC aims to achieve net zero in its own operations by 2030, he added.
Dashboard cameras are used to enhance safety, document accidents for liability and insurance purposes, and capture evidence of damage to your vehicle. The Nextbase 622GW Dash Cam is available now for $399.99 from Best Buy.
I’ve had a sample mounted in my car for the past month and while I thankfully didn’t experience an accident to document, I did get a chance to test out the video performance and user interface. The Nextbase 622GW is easy to use and connects seamlessly to a smartphone for control and management of the camera.
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In addition to the camera, the Nextbase 622GW Dash Camretail package includes the click-and-go camera mount, power cable, USB cable, suction mount, power cable fitting tool, and quick start guide. Nextbase also sent along a 64GB
LONDON (Reuters) – The University of Cambridge pledged on Thursday to reduce the climate-warming emissions from its investments to net zero within 18 years, a first among academic institutions under pressure from students to do more to combat climate change.
The 800-year-old British university said it would rebalance its 3.5 billion pound ($4.5 billion) endowment fund to ensure that it stopped contributing to global warming by 2038 – ahead of many other climate-concerned investors, who have tended to set a 2050 deadline.
“Cambridge is one of the world’s leading scientific universities and our plans are to align our investment portfolio with the science,” Tilly Franklin, the university’s chief investment officer, told Reuters television.
Cambridge said it would divest any remaining holdings in fossil fuel companies by 2030 to support its goal, part of a broader Cambridge Zero initiative to harness the university’s scientific and convening power for
It’s been two years since Microsoft open-sourced Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), its .NET Core UI framework for building Windows desktop applications, but contributors aren’t happy with how Microsoft has handled the project.
Microsoft open-sourced WPF, along with Windows Forms and the Windows UI XAML Library (WinUI), in December 2018 on GitHub. It open-sourced WPF after discouraging developers from porting WPF apps to .NET Core from .NET Framework.
Now a Microsoft survey among its GitHub community reveals how satisfied contributors are with its handling of WPF, and other open-sourced projects, including Windows Forms, ASP.NET Core, the .NET runtime, .NET software development kit (SDK), .NET Entity Framework (EF) Core, and the .NET Roslyn compiler platform. It gained 191 responses.
Contributor satisfaction is fairly positive for four of the five repositories covered in the survey with the exception of WPF. Eleven contributors to WPF are either ‘extremely dissatisfied’ or ‘moderately dissatisfied’ with the
AICTE Approves Geospatial Science And Technology As Subject In GATE And NET Exams
The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has approved for the inclusion of Geospatial Science And Technology as a subject in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) and the National Eligibility Test (NET). Candidates appearing in NET for Junior Research Fellowship (JRF), and for lectureship in universities and colleges, including IITs and NITs, will now be able to study the newly added subject.
The inclusion of the subject will benefit students and help in the “evolution of Geospatial Ecosystem in the country”, an official statement said.
The inclusion of the subject was approved on the recommendation of the National Geospatial Task Force Report 2013, under the Chairmanship of former ISRO Chairman, Dr. K. Kasturirangan.
The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has also highlighted the need for Geospatial subject in GATE and NET
PARIS, Sept. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Eurazeo announces the launch of O+, the new step of its ambitious environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy, which aims to drive positive change in society by working toward shared and sustainable prosperity. For nearly 15 years, Eurazeo has been at the forefront of responsible investment in private equity and is constantly seeking to integrate the highest ESG standards, in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. O+ has two main pillars: achieving zero net carbon by 2040 at the latest and playing a role in bridging the widening social gaps.
Accelerating the transition to a low carbon economy and committing to zero net carbon across the Group by 2040
Eurazeo, as the first company in its sector to set such an ambitious goal, looks to achieve zero net carbon by 2040, in alignment with the Science Based Targets initiative. To achieve optimum