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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Court sets precedent with local disposal of waste in Bengaluru 13.11.2017 Citizen Matters
As cities get bigger with more population, the volume of municipal waste is only going to increase. In this background, it makes sense to handle waste locally, and this order sets a precedent. ...
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Thomson Reuters Launches Latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report 12.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
Thomson Reuters Launches Latest Greenhouse Gas Emissions Report
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How to fund climate-smart cities 8.11.2017 HBL: Home
Local bodies need to be equipped in technological and financial terms to deal with climate finance for risk mitigation
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ECCO Safety Group, Worldwide Leader in LED Lighting Technology, Debuts New Premium Off-Road Lighting Brand in the U.S 8.11.2017 New Kerala: World News
ECCO Safety Group, Worldwide Leader in LED Lighting Technology, Debuts New Premium Off-Road Lighting Brand in the U.S
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Capital deployed with sustainable strategies in India at $31 bn 3.11.2017 HBL: Home
Responsible or sustainable investment in India is at a niche stage as assets deployed under this strategy amount to nearly $31 billion, while globally it stood at a whopping $22.89 trillion, says an ...
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Fred Ishler joins Avison Young in Chicago 30.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
CHICAGO: Danny Nikitas, Avison Young Principal and Managing Director of the firm's Chicago office, announced today the strategic hiring of agency leasing specialist Fred Ishler.
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Asia Plantation Capital Announced as 'Forestry Investment Company of the Year' by The European Magazine 28.10.2017 New Kerala: World News
LONDON: For the third successive year, Asia Plantation Capital has garnered the title of 'Forestry Investment Company of the Year' at The European Magazine's Business Awards 2017. Asia Plantation Capital is proud to have been recognised yet again for its progress, competitiveness and outstanding performance in its highly specialised industry sector.
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Gun stocks rise anew, and more people own them than know it 3.10.2017 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- After a gunman killed more than 50 people in Las Vegas in the nation's latest mass shooting, stocks in the gun industry followed a familiar pattern. They rose....
Kotak committee to moot stronger role for independent directors 3.10.2017 HBL: Companies
The 21-member Uday Kotak Committee on corporate governance, which will submit its report to markets regulator SEBI on Friday, is set to recommend a number of changes for companies with regard to list...
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Normal life hit as heavy rains lash B'luru, Mysuru 27.9.2017 TOI: Home
Sudden downpour threw normal life out of gear in Bengaluru, Mysuru and Nelamangala since last night.
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Clear and present danger: What’s the future of Bengaluru’s rejuvenated lakes 8.9.2017 Citizen Matters
Rejuvenating a lake is a tough task. But the real work lies after the revival. Maintaining that the lake stays clean and clear of sewage and encroachment is a continuous task that requires funds and people. What would be the future of these lakes? ...
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How Bengaluru’s lakes got a second chance at life 31.8.2017 Citizen Matters
From being a water network to becoming sewage basins of Bengaluru, lakes have an interesting history. But lakes still matter to this city, because they help in groundwater recharge. The story of rejuvenating Bengaluru's lakes is an inspiring one. ...
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Inclusive business models are key to boosting ASEAN's economic growth 28.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
MANILA, Philippines, Aug. 28, 2017 : More businesses in the ASEAN are now contributing to economic growth by providing income opportunities and relevant, affordable services and goods to low-income communities.
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Druva Introduces Industry's First Data Management-as-a-Service Solution 19.8.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bengaluru, August 19, 2017 : Druva, the global leader in cloud data protection and management, today announced Druva Cloud Platform, an industry-first as-a-Service solution that is redefining the cloud data protection market.
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Apex Court to decide in Nov city NGO's plea on NGT jurisdiction 18.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed for a detailed consideration of a plea by a Bengaluru-based NGO, questioning the National Green Tribunals (NGT) jurisdiction to decide validity of a law. "To set aside a provision of a law as ultra vires of the Constitution is not within jurisdiction of law," a bench of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud observed, while putting for hearing in first week of November a special leave petition filed by NGO Environment Support Group against 2013 Karnataka High Court judgement. The NGO had sought declaration that Section 40 of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was illegal and unconstitutional. It challenged a notification issued by the Ministry of Environment and Forest under the law, saying it would seriously prejudice the national interest and biodiversity of certain species of plants and herbs. The high court, however, had held that the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 was expressly covered by Schedule-I and the Tribunal constituted under the National ...
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Now, Indira Canteen coming up on Subramanyapura lake 14.8.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After parks, playgrounds and bus stops, an Indira Canteen is now coming up on the inlet of Subramanyapura lake. Leo F. Saldanha, coordinator of Environment Support Group, said this is a gross violation of the high court orders to conserve lakes, National Green Tribunal direction on buffer zones and the Justice N K Patil report on lake conservation. He said the high court is still hearing a case pertaining to protection of Subramanyapura lake and in the meantime, the BBMP has encroached upon it. The lake has an area of 18 acres and the canteen, spreading across 1,000 sqft, is coming up on the Uttarahalli side. According to site engineer Baiju from Kef Infra, who is constructing the canteen, the building will be ready on Tuesday morning as scheduled. Work started a month and half ago and on Monday night, the workers had completed the foundation and the superstructure. The workers have been directed to work overnight. The lake is unique as it was the first in the city where the high court had clearly ...
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Renovate America Completes Eleventh PACE Securitization 5.8.2017 New Kerala: World News
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 4, 2017 : Renovate America, a leading provider of home improvement financing, today announced the closing of its eleventh securitization of HERO Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) green bonds.
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Another transfer of lakes draws ire 28.7.2017 Hindu: Cities
Meeting chaired by CM decides to hand over all lakes to the Minor Irrigation Department
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