TrueChoicePack Wins Business Courier’s Innovation & Technology Award for Green Business Innovation


Cincinnati Business Courier’s 10th annual Innovation & Technology Award

rueChoicePack's branded PPE line- Progress and Compostable Food service Product line- BioGreenChoice

TrueChoicePack’s brands- Progress and BioGreenChoice

This program recognizes companies that are transforming how we use technology,
while introducing innovative products and services in Greater Cincinnati.

Companies like TCP, that help to safely distribute essential disposable and PPE products are being faced with ever
evolving challenges, yet we strive to maintain our emphasis on sustainability,"”

— Rakesh Rathore, Ph.D., COO and Co-founder of TrueChoicePack

CINCINNATI, OH, USA, August 31, 2020 / — TrueChoicePack (TCP) has been recognized as a winner of Cincinnati Business Courier’s 10th annual Innovation & Technology Award. This program recognizes companies that are transforming how we use technology, while introducing innovative products and services in Greater Cincinnati. For their exceptional establishment of sustainable products, TCP is making their debut on this list, as winner of the Green Business Innovation category.

TCP is a total solutions provider for private label bands and customized disposable products. Their biodegradable and compostable tableware has made its way into retail stores across the country, leading the industry in highly innovative sustainable solutions. “Our team of expert scientists and engineers focus on delivering ecological products which push the industry forward,” says Heena Rathore, CEO and Co-founder of TrueChoicePack. “We’re thrilled to have won the award for Green Business Innovation, and we commit to continue providing consumers with groundbreaking products for years to come.”

TCP has a wide array of products, including their BioGreenChoice product line which offers more than 80 products that are compostable, and are made from renewable resources such as cornstarch and sugarcane. These products degrade in 90 days, and they are not harmful to the environment like Styrofoam and plastic materials. TCP now also manufactures a range of PPE products with upgraded, innovative technology under
their newest brand, Progress.

“Companies like TrueChoicePack, that help to safely distribute essential disposable and PPE products are being faced with ever evolving challenges, yet we strive to maintain our emphasis on sustainability," says Rakesh Rathore, Ph.D., COO and Co-founder of TrueChoicePack. "TCP focuses on developing solutions to reduce single use plastic, by using the “FOUR R” (reduce, reuse, recycle & renew) concept, which sets us apart, making us a leader in our industry."

TrueChoicePack (TCP) is a total solutions provider for private label brands, customized disposables, and PPE products. They are a proven expert in the design, manufacturing & distribution of products to the retail and food & beverage industries, as well as to consumers. Their goal is to provide customers with disposables that maximize quality, efficiency, sustainability and profitability. To meet these goals, they offer products that are made from renewable and compostable materials, as well as traditional paper and plastic materials.

Please contact Julia Walker or Rakesh Rathore

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Or call 937-630-3832

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Technology Will Address Recycling Woes in St. Louis

Environmental Friendly Solution

NPE Logo

Company to Create Green Jobs in North St. Louis

We are eager to bring this much needed green solution and all of its benefits to the residents of the St. Louis region.”

— Ryan Bird

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA, August 31, 2020 / — New Planet Energy, LLC (“New Planet”), an innovative solution provider for solid waste management is ready to begin construction in North St. Louis of a modern, demonstrably reliable waste processing facility that will recover, reuse, and divert more than 80% of residential trash from landfills. “We have our location and all of our permits and are ready to begin construction once we secure the waste contracts from local municipalities,” said Ryan Bird, CEO of New Planet, “We are eager to bring this much needed green solution and all of its benefits to the residents of the St. Louis region.”

The recycling movement in the United States is at a challenging crossroads due to shifting global trade dynamics. China, the largest buyer of U.S. recyclables, has gradually reduced and restricted the amount of U.S. recyclables that it accepts since 2018, which has significantly altered supply and demand and reduced the value of recycled scrap commodities, such as plastics. Other countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and India, do not accept nearly enough U.S. recyclables to make up the difference. With the current relatively small domestic demand for traditional recyclable materials, the result is that far more recyclables end up in landfills than most Americans realize. In the City of St. Louis, for instance, as much as 75% of recyclables end up in a landfill each year. “I’m excited to help and be a part of bringing this environmentally sound solution to the St Louis region”, said Clifford Franklin, president of FUSE, a St. Louis-based public relations and advertising firm.

In cities where recycling is important to residents, local officials are searching for answers. New Planet proposes an innovative and proven solution to effectively sort recyclables for maximum recovery of materials and create a U.S. government-approved alternative fuel from residential trash. Their resulting product, called Solid Recovered Fuel (“SRF”), will serve as a renewable energy source in local industrial plants.

This is an enormous win for the environment and for the St. Louis region. The solution we propose will simplify the collection process for residents and haulers, drastically reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions, reduce the wear and tear and noise on streets, and offer a more sustainable solution for years to come,” says Bird, “What we offer is something that will benefit the residents of the St. Louis community for generations.”

How it works.
Residents would put all their waste into one bin. Municipalities would deliver the collected material to New Planet’s facility in North St. Louis. Workers, aided by state-of-the-art technology, would separate out valuable recyclables and the rest of the materials would be converted to SRF, a renewable alternative energy source, which would be sold to large industrial users. This process allows New Planet to divert over 80% from the landfill. The conversion process itself is completely indoors and controlled, releasing no harmful emissions or foul odors.

Additional benefits include:

• Reduction of St. Louis’s carbon footprint by diverting waste from landfills, which emit large amounts of greenhouse gases.
• Reduction of the number of trucks on the road which in turn reduces noise and wear and tear on City streets. Because residents can put all their waste in one bin, municipalities can significantly reduce the number of collection trucks and the number of miles their trucks drive, further reducing St Louis’ carbon footprint.
• A simpler, more effective system that is less confusing for residents. This process allows for 100% resident participation in recycling.

New Planet has control of a site near I-70 and Adelaide Avenue in North St. Louis and has received the needed environmental permits to build its $90M plant. It plans to hire from the local community, giving residents access to good-paying jobs at a time when they are badly needed. Construction will begin once New Planet secures the necessary waste stream from St. Louis and the surrounding municipalities.

“St. Louis could become one of the first major cities in the U.S. to achieve a Zero Waste goal,” said Chris Goodson, a St. Louis entrepreneur, former Police Commissioner, and member of the local development team for the project. “Our goal is to reduce regional greenhouse gas emissions from landfills at the same time we provide a local solution to managing our solid waste, which in turn creates local jobs. This would be revolutionary for the St. Louis region and make it a better place for St. Louisans to live and businesses to thrive.”

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Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell: New guide offers alternative to outdated strategy management methods

The book 'Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell'

The book ‘Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell’

Flemming Videriksen, CEO and founder, DecideAct

Flemming Videriksen, CEO and founder, DecideAct

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Bjarni Snæbjörn Jónsson, CSO and founder, DecideAct

Flemming Videriksen and Bjarni Jónsson have helped companies worldwide implement business strategies. Now they release a guide to Strategy Execution Management.

A must-read for anyone who wants to adapt to a new business situation and ensure an organization that thrives”

— Omar Valdimarsson, CEO, COOP Island

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, August 31, 2020 / — With their decades of experience to draw upon, Videriksen and Jónsson have mapped the way to create the ideal infrastructure for successful strategy implementation. In their new book, Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell, they share their knowledge about how to make business strategies succeed and flourish.

Written in a no-nonsense style, the SEM Guide explains step-by-step how to use the latest digital tools for strategy management. And it doesn’t stop there: the authors also show how to create an action-oriented culture, with all team members committed to the strategy’s success.

"Time has stood still in the area of strategy," says Videriksen. "The methods and tools in the field have basically not changed since the 1950s, while technology has revolutionized all other management disciplines. These outdated methods, with their sporadic follow-up meetings and dusty ring binders, have gotten us where we are today: 75% of all business strategies fail. This book is an easy-to-read guide on how to avoid being a statistic and use the best tools to succeed in the digital age.”

Strategy Execution Management in a Nutshell is available as a free download for a limited time at Later in the year, an expanded version will be available in both print and electronic versions.

"An excellent leadership guide that captures not only why SEM is mission critical to any business, but also covers the essential elements of WHAT and HOW SEM must be implemented." —Claus Maron, CEO, Blue Note Consultants

"A must-read for anyone who wants to adapt to a new business situation and ensure an organization that thrives." —Omar Valdimarsson, CEO, COOP Island

"Shows how to create a connection between strategy and implementation using a simple and effective tool." —Guðrún Erla Jónsdóttir, CSO, Reykjavik Energy Group

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Every minute 3 million Dollars are wasted globally on failed strategies

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RegScan and Cority Announce Expanded Partnership

RegScan EHS Compliance

RegScan, Inc. is pleased to announce that the RegScan™ regulatory content will now be available for integration on Cority Enviance.

WILLIAMSPORT, PA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 / — RegScan, Inc., a trusted provider of global compliance solutions for Environmental, Health, & Safety professionals, is pleased to announce that the RegScan™ regulatory content will now be available for integration on Cority Enviance.

Cority Enviance customers who subscribe to RegScan content will have access to the most current regulatory information available in RegScan databases.

“Expanding our partnership to include Cority Enviance clients aligns with our core mission: bringing our best-in-class global regulatory content and audit tools to customers wherever they are,” said Ned Ertel, President and CEO of RegScan, Inc. “We’re excited to work more closely with Cority clients to meet their needs.”

“We are excited about our deepened partnership with RegScan and the ability to provide its latest regulatory content and audit protocols,” said Amanda Smith, VP, Solutions Marketing and Enablement, Cority. “By further combining RegScan’s content with our EHS solutions, we continue to expand the value and efficiency we deliver to our clients.”

Cority and RegScan have had a strategic partnership since 2017. Cority Enviance clients will be able to access global regulatory changes, including federal and state regulations with their compliance activities to better manage their EHS compliance across jurisdictions via an easy-to-use interface.

About RegScan

Independently owned and operated, RegScan, Inc. is a provider of world-class compliance information to Fortune 1000 companies. Based in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, RegScan has provided compliance solutions for Health, Safety & Environmental practitioners for over 30 years.

RegScan’s vast regulatory library provides the framework for compliance programs within multiple industries including Manufacturing, Transportation and Distribution, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals, Oil & Gas, Aerospace, and Governments. For businesses that need to build Corporate, Site-Based, Manufacturing, Office Space, R&D or Distribution based compliance programs, RegScan offers innovative solutions designed to address the needs of your organization.

About Cority

Cority is a trusted environmental, health, safety, and quality (EHSQ) software for assuring client success. Cority enables organizations to utilize EHSQ software to advance their journey to sustainability and operational excellence by combining the deepest domain expertise with the most comprehensive and secure true SaaS platform. With 30+ years of innovation and experience, Cority’s team of over 350 experts serve more than 800 clients in 100 countries, supporting 2.5 million end users. The company enjoys the industry’s highest levels of client satisfaction and has received many awards for its strong employee culture and outstanding business performance. For more information, visit

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Exciting New Partnership Announcement for eXact iDip® & ReefTrace Live™ in the Marine Aquarium market

The eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test Kit and Reeftrace Live app

Two great smartphone apps make one great solution for the Marine Aquarium market.

ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, August 31, 2020 / — ITS, manufacturers of the eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test Kit, announced an exciting partnership with ReefTrace Live™ for premier testing of marine aquariums using a smartphone.

The eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test Kit is an on-site, easy-to-use water quality test kit preconfigured with exactly what’s needed to start testing marine water and uses the eXact iDip® app to collect values. The ReefTrace Live™ app enables users to export logged test values and seamlessly works with the eXact iDip® app that assists Marine water users in managing multiple saltwater aquariums. With ReefTrace Live™, users log all of their test results to track crucial marine water parameters efficiently and reliably. You can choose statistics from the menu to view overall test results, compare measurements and inputs.

The Marine Kit comes packed in a durable plastic case with secure fasteners and padded compartments, allowing for easy storage and travel. The eXact iDip® 570 photometer is waterproof (IP67). It incorporates a permanent built-in sample cell that eliminates loose parts, streamlines the test procedure, and improves accuracy features integrated patented 2–way wireless communication with any compatible iOS or Android smart device. Using these Bluetooth capabilities, the user can track, share, and store their results straight from the eXact iDip® app.

The kit contains patented reagent tests including 25 tests for:
Calcium Hardness
Total Alkalinity
Total Hardness

The free downloadable eXact iDip app comes with pre-installed tests: pH, Free Chlorine, Total Chlorine, Total Alkalinity. Extra test parameters are available for purchase and downloaded in-app at $4.99 each or as a bundle (570 Marine Bundle) for $23.99.

The eXact iDip app is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch with the minimum iOS system version 9.0 and Android version 5.0 with Bluetooth® 4.0. Using both apps is the perfect testing solution for saltwater tank owners!

Get your eXact iDip® 570 Marine Starter Test Kit TODAY!

Get 15% off using discount code REEFTRACE at checkout on all Pond and Aquarium Products!

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Non Dairy Cheese Market Growth Report 2020 by Supply, Demand, Consumption, Sale, Price, Revenue and Forecast to 2025

A new market study, titled “Global Non Dairy Cheese Market Report 2019 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast”, has been featured on WiseGuyReports.

PUNE, MAHARASTRA, INDIA, August 31, 2020 / — Non Dairy Cheese Market

Vegan cheese is a non-dairy or plant cheese analogue aimed at vegans and other people who want to avoid animal products, including those who are lactose-intolerant. As with plant milk, non-diary cheese can be made from seeds, such as sesame and sunflower; nuts, such as cashew, pine nut, and almond; and soybeans, peanuts, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, tapioca, and rice, among other ingredients.

Global Non Dairy Cheese Market Report 2019 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend and Forecast is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the global Non Dairy Cheese industry. There are 4 key segments covered in this report: competitor segment, product type segment, end use/application segment and geography segment.

Top Key Players Include
Daiya Foods
Galaxy Nutritional Foods
Violife Foods
Kite Hill Cheese
Tofutti Brands
Bute Island Foods
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The Information For Each Competitor Includes:
Company Profile
Main Business Information
SWOT Analysis
Sales, Revenue, Price and Gross Margin
Market Share

For Product Type Segment, This Report Listed Main Product Type Of Non Dairy Cheese Market
Cream Cheese

End Users are Also Listed.
Fast Food Snack
Dips & Sauces
Bakery & Confectionery

This Report Covers Following Regions:
North America
South America
Asia & Pacific
MEA (Middle East and Africa)

The key countries in each region are taken into consideration as well, such as United States, China, Japan, India, Korea, ASEAN, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, CIS, and Brazil etc.

Reasons to Purchase this Report:
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Market value (USD Million) and volume (Units Million) data for each segment and sub-segment
Competitive landscape involving the market share of major players, along with the new projects and strategies adopted by players in the past five years
Comprehensive company profiles covering the product offerings, key financial information, recent developments, SWOT analysis, and strategies employed by the major market players
1-year analyst support, along with the data support in excel format.

We also can offer customized report to fulfill special requirements of our clients. Regional and Countries report can be provided as well.

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Xenex LightStrike: Only Proven Coronavirus-Killing Robot Deployed at Paramount Miami Worldcenter

Xenex Light Strike Robot Paramount Miami Worldcenter

Xenex LightStrike Coronavirus-Zapping Xenon-Ray Robot Disinfecting Paramount Miami Worldcenter Lifestyle Center Reception Area (Bryan Glazer: World Satellite Television News)

Kodsi & Robot

Daniel Kodsi, CEO-Developer, Paramount Miami Worldcenter, Discusses Deployment of Xenex LightStrike Robot (Bryan Glazer: World Satellite Television News)

Xenex Light Strike Robot Paramount Miami Worldcenter Bedroom

Xenex LightStrike Coronavirus-Zapping Xenon-Ray Robot Disinfecting Paramount Miami Worldcenter Penthouse Bedroom (Bryan Glazer: World Satellite Television News)

B-Roll, Bites, Photos Below | Contact: Bryan Glazer | Paramount Miami Worldcenter | World Satellite Television News | 212-673-4400 |

The Covid-19 pandemic has created demand for a new disease-conscious lifestyle”

— Daniel Kodsi, CEO-Developer, Paramount Miami Worldcenter

MIAMI, FL, UNITED STATES, August 30, 2020 / — — The Xenex LightStrike Xenon-Ray Robot is the world’s only proven Coronavirus-Killing UV light disinfection device, according to a just-released peer-review study published by the UK's Cambridge University Press.

And now, LightStrike, which is used in hundreds of hospitals, is, for the first-time, being debuted and deployed in a residential building — the new Paramount Miami Worldcenter, America’s most-futuristic luxury condo-tower.

According to the study, LightStrike is 99.99% effective at deactivating SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

No other UV ray device has been proven to kill the coronavirus.

LightStrike is not used on people or pets. It disinfects the air and an array of surfaces.

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Paramount Miami Worldcenter

The 700-foot, 60-story, $600-million Paramount is the soaring signature superstructure of the $4-billion, 27-acre Miami Worldcenter. It is currently America’s largest urban-core construction project and the nation’s second-largest real estate development, which is dubbed, “The City of the Future.”

Paramount features the world’s largest urban resort-style deck, the most-advanced outdoor LED animation system, America’s first Jetsons-style Flying Car Skyport, and, now, it is employing the Coronavirus-Killing LightStrike Robot.

Miami is one of the most coronavirus-impacted cities in the U.S. It is also one of the world’s most-competitive and high-value real estate markets, where developers are vying to offer anti-COVID features.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has created demand for a new disease-conscious lifestyle,” says Paramount Miami Worldcenter’s CEO-Developer Daniel Kodsi (Cod-See). “Buyers and residents consider disinfecting technologies essential and we are the first to offer these features; providing security and peace of mind to our residents.”

LightStrike Technology

LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots are used in 650 healthcare facilities, worldwide. They include the Mayo Clinic, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Veterans Affairs hospitals from coast-to-coast.

“There are a lot of UV products on the market that make a lot of claims,” says Xenex (Zen-X) CEO Morris Miller. “LightStrike is the only robot that has been proven to kill SARS-CoV-2 and there are over 40-plus independent studies proving its efficacy.”

He emphasizes, “As an example, the robot was tested against SARS-CoV-2 at the Texas Biomedical Research Institute, which is one of only 10 Bio Safety Level 4 Labs in North America. Scientists there concluded that LightStrike achieved a 99.99% level of disinfection during a two-minute treatment.”

LightStrike’s intense, pulsating bursts of xenon UV light are not only proven to destroy the virus that causes COVID-19; but its robotic disinfection system also deactivates C.diff, Ebola, MRSA, SARS and other viruses and pathogens, according to an array of studies published by major universities and hospitals.

Paramount Miami Worldcenter LightStrike Pilot Program

Paramount Miami Worldcenter is the only residential tower to be chosen to evaluate the efficacy, efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the LightStrike Robot, according to Xenex.

According to Kodsi, Phase One of the Paramount Miami Worldcenter LightStrike Robot evaluation focuses on the building’s public areas and a select number of its luxury high-rise homes.

He explains, “The primary public areas include the 5,700 SQF spa & fitness center and the building’s game room, kids’ playroom, indoor basketball and racquetball courts, elevators and restrooms.”

Phase Two disinfection will include high-rise homes, as requested by Paramount residents.

There are 569 units in Paramount Miami Worldcenter, of which 26 are penthouses. Prices range from $750,000 to $10-million.

More About Xenex LightStrike

▪ Made-in-the-USA: San Antonio, Texas.

▪ Each LightStrike robot costs $125,000, which equates to a cost of approximately $100 per day over a 37-month period.

▪ Hospitals report disinfecting as many as 60-rooms per day with a single robot, which equates to a cost of about $3 per room.

▪ Robot emits bursts of brilliant, broad spectrum UV light that quickly destroys microscopic viruses and bacteria.

▪ Different pathogens are susceptible to UV light at different wavelengths.

▪ With broad spectrum UV light, LightStrike robots quickly deactivate viruses and bacteria by destroying their molecular structures and cell walls.

▪ Average-sized bedroom requires two, two-minute disinfection cycles (one on each side of bed) with additional two-minute treatment in the bathroom.

▪ LightStrike’s rays destroy micro-organisms on high-touch surfaces without causing damage to equipment, furniture, clothing and other items.

▪ Safely operated for more than 23 million cycles.

▪ No chemical residues or toxic fumes.

▪ LightStrike currently in-use at more than 650 healthcare facilities, food processing plants, and government buildings.

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Gravis Develops and Launches a 320 Character P2P Texting Platform For 2020 Political Campaigns

Gravis Marketing

WINTER SPRINGS, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 28, 2020 / — The newly launched Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform makes reaching out to voters easier than ever with a simple solution for direct communication between campaign workers and the voting public. Strategically organizing a get-out-the-vote campaign requires a significant amount of planning and communication from the campaign, and peer-to-peer texting makes it easier to directly reach your targeted audience with the real-time messaging that you need to give your base the information they need to take action.

The new Gravis P2P texting platform features a 320 character peer-to-peer texting capability, giving your campaign the space necessary to send out single messages that are packed with as much information as possible.

Having real people texting real people matters in today’s campaigns. While there are plenty of campaigns that utilize bots to get out messages and imitate communication, those who are interested in helping the campaign are not going to fall for those tricks. To mobilize your base you need genuine connection and communication between those who are organizing and those who can get out and do the work, and peer to peer texting platforms helps to preserve privacy while encouraging direct communication between campaign workers.

The Gravis P2P messaging service makes it simple to set up a streamlined two-way communication between your campaign and the public, giving people the option to reply to text messages and ask questions to help mobilize your base. This means that there are real people who are sending real messages to other real people, using real phone numbers that are generated on the spot to prevent personal information from being shared unwillingly. This level of personal communication is likely to help your audience engage, rather than dismissing messages as spam and sending them to the trash. With the Gravis peer-to-peer texting platform, you can feel confident that your base is getting reached, that your organizers are getting support and that your campaign is getting the publicity it needs to move forward.

About Gravis Marketing

Gravis Marketing is a 10-year-old company with an A+ rating with the BBB. Gravis is a full-service political advertising company specializing in public opinion polls and P2P texting. For further information or comment Gravis Marketing 920 Belle Ave Suite 1330 winter Springs Florida 32708 Contact Doug Kaplan 800-371-3229 or via direct email

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Big Money Going Green

Big Financial Houses Sign on to Climate Agreement

Measuring the carbon impact of loans and investments is a fundamental building block for further climate actions.”

— Ivan Frishberg, director of impact policy for Amalgamated Bank

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA, August 28, 2020 / — For the first time, banks and other financial institutions are collectively voting to go green by examining the carbon impact of their lending and investing, according to a article by veteran energy and environment writer Llewellyn King.

Led by the globe-circling consulting firm Guidehouse, nearly 70 major banks and investment houses on five continents with total financial assets for more than $10 trillion are collaborating in the Partnership for Carbon Accounting and Financials (PCAF). The organization’s members include Amalgamated Bank, Bank of America, Citibank, NatWest, Morgan Stanley, and BlackRock, according to the Forbes article.

King said that Jan-Willem Bode, a Guidehouse partner based in London, told him that the harmonization of analysis and reporting will be critical as the energy industry seeks to cut energy emissions. Bode said this analysis will range from big project loans to mortgages, which are important. Banks, he said, can reduce emissions by lending to homeowners who install solar. Bode was a guest on “White House Chronicle,” on PBS for which King is the executive producer and host.

In the article Ivan Frishberg, director of impact policy for Amalgamated Bank, said, “Measuring the carbon impact of loans and investments is a fundamental building block for further climate actions.”

PCAF is the extraordinary brainchild of Guidehouse, which provides the secretariat, King said. It began in a small way in Holland and has spread dramatically in the past two years to major financial institutions in Europe and the United States. Now Guidehouse said it is talking to banks in Asia and Latin America.

King said, “I think this is the most significant climate mitigation development in a while, but it’s been surprisingly under-reported. It's a big deal.”

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Canada announces $10M for UN University institute at forefront of world water research

Hon. Karina Gould, Canadian Minister of International Development

Dr Vladimir Smakhtin is Director of UNU-INWEH

“The lack of water and sanitation disproportionately affects women and girls” — Hon. Karina Gould

Canadian funding announcement coincides with UN's 75th anniversary; World Water Week

As a long-time supporter of UNU-INWEH, Canada recognizes that equitable access to safe water and sanitation is critical to protecting human life.”

— Hon. Karina Gould, Canada's Minister of International Development

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA, August 28, 2020 / — Canada today announced a CDN$10 million extension of core funding through 2025 for the UN University Institute for Water, Environment and Health, a research organization at the forefront of pressing global water challenges.

Hosted by McMaster University, UNU-INWEH has contributed important insights on world water issues, including water-borne diseases and how to meet the expected large increase in global water demand — almost 50% by 2030 — a need impossible to meet as conventional water sources diminish and if current ways of doing business prevail.

"As a long-time supporter of UNU-INWEH, Canada recognizes that equitable access to safe water and sanitation is critical to protecting human life. Since the lack of water and sanitation disproportionately affects women and girls, and is being exacerbated by climate change, renewed support to water management enhances women's leadership and increases resilience to climate change," says the Honourable Karina Gould, Canada's Minister of International Development.

The funding announcement coincides with World Water Week, and the United Nations' 75th anniversary.

Says UNU-INWEH Director, Vladimir Smakhtin: "Available freshwater per capita has declined more than 50% worldwide since 1960 and today the scale of the global water crisis is stunning, with four in seven people regularly experiencing some form of water scarcity."

"The coronavirus pandemic is just the latest illustration of how vitally important water is to health and well-being," he adds. "Hundreds of millions of people lack access to clean water to wash their hands, making control of the current coronavirus outbreak, and potentially other similar outbreaks in the future, even more challenging."

"The Institute recently embarked on its new five-year strategy to help the world achieve water-related Sustainable Development Goals," notes Dr. Smakhtin. "Canada's strong support for UNU-INWEH has never been more important. We are deeply grateful for its generous and continued commitment. Canada has not only been the Institute's home and principal source of funding since it began, Canadian expertise has greatly contributed to improving the management of world water issues."

"The Institute's link to the United Nations brings privileged access to global policy debates on water," says Michael Small, chair of UNU-INWEH's International Advisory Committee, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asian Pacific Foundation and Fellow at Simon Fraser University's Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue. "As a hub for world-class expertise on water — spanning academia, industry and governments — UNU-INWEH works to bridge the gap between the wealth of evidence and research that exists on water resources, and the practical needs of political leaders and decision makers, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries.

UNU-INWEH works to bridge the gap between the wealth of evidence and research that exists on water resources, and the practical needs of political leaders and decision makers, particularly those in low- and middle-income countries.

UNU-INWEH's new strategic plan:

The new strategic plan (at places primary focus on four interconnected areas:
* Helping countries implement water-related Sustainable Development Goals
* Bringing unconventional water resources and technology revolution for future water security
* Women — Key to Effective Water Management — and Migration
* Managing water- and climate-related risks

This abbreviated news release is available in full at:

UNU-INWEH will celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2021.

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