Entries by msv2016

First Investments Targeted in Asia by Early 2020

In December last year, New York-based investment management firm Circulate Capital has announced the first close of the 106 million US-Dollar “Circulate Capital Ocean Fund (CCOF)”, which was launched in Singapore. As reported, the company is dedicated to incubating and financing enterprises and infrastructure that prevent ocean plastic in South and Southeast Asia. “The fund […]

BlackRock Joins Climate Action 100+

In January this year, the US-headquartered multinational investment management corporation BlackRock has become the latest signatory to Climate Action 100+, a global investor engagement initiative “to ensure the world’s largest corporate greenhouse gas emitters take necessary action on climate change”. With the addition of BlackRock – which is classified as the world’s largest asset manager […]

Investors Want to Place Funds Sustainably

According to Schroders, a global asset manager with 565.5 billion US-Dollar in assets under management, this year ESG (environment, social, governance) themes have been in the spotlight of the World Economic Forum in Davos, with the program covering topics such as ‘How to save the planet’. According to investment writer Emma Stevenson, the reason such […]

Investments in the Environment

Sustainable investing is becoming increasingly important around the world, as shown by a few examples. At this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, a coalition of private and public sector organizations (including United Nations entities, non-governmental organizations and a private equity firm) have announced the launch of SDG500 – a new investment platform to help […]

Plastics Industry Excels During Coronavirus Pandemic

After first paralyzing China, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic is now testing the very fabric of societies worldwide. It is challenging governments, companies and individuals alike, while reinforcing the key role played by plastics and polymers in keeping people safe and healthy. The irony is that, until recently, plastics in some quarters was being considered the […]

German Steel Scrap Association BDSV: The Use of Steel Scrap Saves Billions in Climate and Environmental Costs

Steel scrap is a key raw material for steel production, not only in Germany, and contributes significantly to the reduction of emissions. This is the main result of the study »Scrap Bonus. External Costs and Fair Competition in the Global Value Chains of Steelmaking«, which the Fraunhofer Center for Economics of Materials CEM conducted on […]

Critical Work of Recycling Industry Recognized in Many Parts of the World

At this unprecedented time as the world adopts severe and wide-ranging measures in a bid to arrest the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, BIR Ambassadors have volunteered to provide our members with ad hoc updates from their respective countries and regions. In the USA, the situation varies from state to state. The most populous […]

Today Global Recycling Day 2020 Honours Recycling Heroes Across the World

Global Recycling Day 2020 has arrived and, although the world rightly focuses on its response to COVID-19, we encourage people around the world to remember the importance of recycling and to recognise the individuals, communities and businesses – some world renowned some unknown – who are the forefront of recycling innovation and best practice. An […]