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Ørsted

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How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?
How Can Boards Successfully Guide a Transition to Sustainable Business?

2 months ago - A well-structured sustainability committee not only serves a critical coordinating function, but also steers sustainability right to the heart of the company and the company’s strategy. Let’s take a look at how boards at some of the world’s leading companies have tackled this.

"Investors not only want strong returns, but also to ensure pensioners retire in a world worth living in": Why Ørsted tops the GRESB rating for infrastructure assets
"Investors not only want strong returns, but also to ensure pensioners retire in a world worth living in": Why Ørsted tops the GRESB rating for infrastructure assets

1 year ago - Ørsted, one of the world’s largest green energy developers, is named Sector Leader in the 2018 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment, for significant steps taken to incorporate sustainability into operations and communicate performance to investors.  

Here’s why it makes sense for companies to support climate-related disclosure
Here’s why it makes sense for companies to support climate-related disclosure

1 year ago - Mainstream investors are increasingly conscious of the impacts of climate change and they want to know how companies disclose and manage climate-related risks. The TCFD provides recommendations that aim to meet investors’ demand for just such information. By adopting the recommendations, companies signal they are considering, and reacting to, the impacts of climate change on their business. It is an important first step in helping the market to allocate capital in ways that drive the transition towards a sustainable, low-carbon economy.

Danish CSR-prize recognizes Ørsted as a role model for sustainability reporting
Danish CSR-prize recognizes Ørsted as a role model for sustainability reporting

1 year ago - The annual CSR prize seeks out best practices in economic, social and governance (ESG) reporting among Denmark’s biggest companies.

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Safe spaces for threatened species
Safe spaces for threatened species

1 year ago - The Earth is a wonderful place. But burning rainforests, melting glaciers and dying corals could wipe out nearly half of all plant and animal species in some of the world’s most naturally rich areas. We need to act now to protect animals and habitats from the effects of climate change.

CEO of Ørsted calls for action on global climate crisis
CEO of Ørsted calls for action on global climate crisis

2 years ago - Ørsted’s annual sustainability report is now released. Over the past decade, the Danish-based energy company has achieved 82% coal reduction, 67% carbon reduction and 64% renewable energy in their power and heat generation. CEO of Ørsted, Henrik Poulsen, has a clear vision.

Trending: Fossil Fuels Finally Taking a Back Seat to Wind
Trending: Fossil Fuels Finally Taking a Back Seat to Wind

2 years ago - Wind’s potential to fuel the next economy is no longer speculation, but rather fact. According to new research by Research & Markets, energy statistics from Denmark and a pledge made by the UK government to phase out coal by 2025, fossil fuels are officially on the decline. The global market for wind turbines is rapidly expanding, as indicated by a new study from Research & Markets, which predicts annual industry growth of 6.7 percent to 2022. The report presents a comprehensive analysis of the current wind turbine market in four regions — North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific (APAC) and Rest of the World (ROW) — and its future direction.

Ørsted’s New Interactive Film Hits 'Home,' Puts Personal Spin on Climate Change
Ørsted’s New Interactive Film Hits 'Home,' Puts Personal Spin on Climate Change

2 years ago - Over the past decade, Danish energy company Ørsted has effectively transformed itself into one of Europe’s leading sustainable energy companies, transitioning away from oil and coal in favor of offshore wind. The company has already reduced carbon emissions by 52 percent since 2006 and is on track to achieve its science-based target of 96 percent by 2023.

Falkenberg Becomes Carlsberg's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery
Falkenberg Becomes Carlsberg's First Carbon-Neutral Brewery

2 years ago - Carlsberg Group is now one step closer to achieving its Together Towards Zero goals — the company’s brewery in Falkenberg, Sweden is now 100 percent powered by biogas and clean electricity, thereby reducing its CO2 emissions to zero.

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74% Think Shifting to Clean Energy Will Boost Economy
74% Think Shifting to Clean Energy Will Boost Economy

2 years ago - Coal and oil are still the world’s main energy sources, but there’s massive public support for a cleaner energy future. According to a new survey, people across all ages, political standpoints, education and geographies are in favour of a shift to ‘green’ energy, and three out of four believe that it will boost their country’s economy. The backing for renewable energy is clear: In the largest survey of attitudes on the subject* ever conducted, 82 percent favour a change from black to green energy.

Ørsted issues green bonds
Ørsted issues green bonds

2 years ago - Today, 16 November, we announced our intention to issue our first green bonds; a EUR 500m green hybrid capital security and a minimum EUR 500m green senior bond in the euromarket. Issuing green bonds is yet another step in our green transition.  Henrik Brünniche Lund, Head of Investor Relations, says: “At Ørsted, we want to create a world that runs entirely on green energy. We need to transform the way we power the world; from black to green energy. This is also reflected in our investments. For 2017 we expect them to amount to DKK 18-20bn in wind power, biomass conversions and the installation of remote-read power meters. With green bonds, we invite investors to join us in the green transformation.”

Straight to the Source: How Ørsted Is Powering Denmark's Clean Energy Revolution
Straight to the Source: How Ørsted Is Powering Denmark's Clean Energy Revolution

2 years ago - On a rainy Tuesday afternoon at Sustainable Brands ‘17 Copenhagen, I caught the bus ferrying several attendees to visit Ørsted’s Avedøre Power Station. It was an eye-opening experience, especially to someone who had never been inside a power plant before!

DONG Energy name change to Ørsted now in effect
DONG Energy name change to Ørsted now in effect

2 years ago - At the extraordinary general meeting today, it was decided to change the company's name from DONG Energy A/S to Ørsted A/S. Thomas Thune Andersen, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Ørsted, says: "I'm delighted that the shareholders clearly supported changing the company's name to Ørsted. The reason for the name change is that after the comprehensive strategic transformation from black to green energy, our old name no longer matched the company. Ørsted is a signal of our Danish roots – and our vision of creating a world that runs entirely on green energy. The new name has already been well received in Denmark and abroad."

Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference
Sustainable Brands Allures Global Brand Leaders to Copenhagen Conference

2 years ago - BASF, Danone, SC Johnson, UPS and others share research, tools and insights at SB’17 Copenhagen  

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DONG Energy Re-Emerging as Ørsted to Commemorate Oil, Gas Divestment
DONG Energy Re-Emerging as Ørsted to Commemorate Oil, Gas Divestment

2 years ago - Over the past decade, Danish energy company DONG Energy has ambitiously transitioned away from oil and coal to transform itself into one of Europe’s cleanest, most sustainable energy companies.

Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader
Business Has Much to Do If It Wants to Be a Climate Leader

2 years ago - If there’s one group that’s basking in the long shadow cast by Donald Trump’s ill-fated decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate accord, it’s business.

Trending: DONG Energy, Stanford Scientists Carving Out Carbon-Neutral Future
Trending: DONG Energy, Stanford Scientists Carving Out Carbon-Neutral Future

3 years ago - While energy companies continue to forge ahead with plans to reduce CO2 emissions, researchers are uncovering new ways to use the gas a feedstock to create renewable fuels.

European Energy Giants Join Forces to Overcome Barriers to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System
European Energy Giants Join Forces to Overcome Barriers to Low-Cost, Low-Carbon Energy System

3 years ago - Renewable energy continues to gain steam, shedding its niche status and moving towards the mainstream, but further progress is being impeded by barriers related to regulation and storage.

Trending: Projects Across Europe, Puerto Rico Prove Renewables Are Becoming the New Normal
Trending: Projects Across Europe, Puerto Rico Prove Renewables Are Becoming the New Normal

3 years ago - Big things are brewing in the realm of clean energy, with new initiatives in France, Denmark and Puerto Rico ushering renewables towards the mainstream. France is poised to double its current wind and solar power capacity with a new plan approved by the European Commission that will see Europe’s second largest economy add 17 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy to its portfolio.

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Clean200 Update: China Continues to Lead Clean Energy Economic Expansion
Clean200 Update: China Continues to Lead Clean Energy Economic Expansion

3 years ago - An updated version of the Carbon Clean 200 (Clean200) released today by As You Sow and Corporate Knights reveals that China continues to play a leading role in the clean energy economic expansion. Although China’s stock market is less than half the size of the U.S., it has almost double the number of large clean energy companies (71 vs. 41).

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