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Positive Environmental EventsDenmark reinforces green commitment with ‘energy islands’ plan
Denmark plans to build two giant “energy islands” as part of the world’s most ambitious offshore wind project, as the Scandinavian country increases its green programme in the face of the coronavirus crisis.
Market TrendsSEC chair warns of risks tied to ESG ratings
The US asset management industry’s top regulator has warned about the risks of relying on simple ratings when considering environmental, social or governance issues as part of an investment decision.
Disclosure ViolationU.S.-Focused Fund Manager Condemned for Cheating Investors
Cornerstone Management Inc., a Chinese private investment fund manager focusing on investing in U.S.-listed Chinese stocks, was condemned by a provincial securities regulator for lying to investors, casting a shadow over its planned New York IPO
Disclosure ViolationVideo Streamer Baofeng Joins Rival Leshi in Facing Shenzhen Delisting
Another popular Chinese online video service provider, Baofeng Group Co. Ltd., faces the risk of being delisted in Shenzhen after failing to file its annual report on time.
Market Trends40 Chinese Coal Plants to Be Consolidated
China’s top state-owned asset watchdog has required 40 coal plants in five western provinces to be consolidated into the leading power generator in each province, according to a Wednesday notice.
Positive Environmental EventsGlobal Carbon Emissions Fell 17% on Average During Shutdowns, Paper Finds
The paper examined individual countries from the time they implemented policies to curb economic activity until early April, and found that daily emissions fell an average of 17% year-on-year, although in some countries emissions went down by as much as 26% and in others by as little as 11%. China’s emissions fell the most in absolute terms.
Cyber SecurityCalifornia Activists Ramp Up Fight Against Facial-Recognition Technology
California privacy and civil liberties advocates are mobilizing to thwart a bill backed by Microsoft Corp. that would regulate facial recognition technology and that is working its way through the state legislature.
Cyber SecurityGoogle Sued by Arizona Over Collecting User Location Data
Arizona claims Google is illegally collecting information on the whereabouts of its users even after they opt out of providing access to location data.
Market TrendsClean power stocks outperform fossil fuel peers during pandemic
US clean power stocks rose 2.2 per cent in the first four months of the year, while their fossil fuel peers fell 40.5 per cent, according to a study by Imperial College London and the International Energy Agency. The S&P 500 fell 9.4 per cent during the same period.

COVID-19: Rethinking Resilient and Sustainable Development

The sudden disruption to the global economy and people’s normal life resulting from the global spread of COVID-19 will have far-reaching economic and social effects.

Tracey Xiang

COVID-19: Rethinking Resilient and Sustainable Development

Tracey Xiang

The sudden disruption to the global economy and people’s normal life resulting from the global spread of COVID-19 will have far-reaching economic and social effects.

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