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Sustainability and Green IT News for Technology Partners: 07 August 2023

August 7, 2023 by Joe Panettieri

Here is today’s sustainability news, research and analysis for technology partners, renewable energy and green IT companies, management consultants, CIOs, chief sustainability officers (CSOs) and c-suite members.

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A. Sustainable Technology, Talent, Partnerships and Alliances

1. Chief Sustainability Officers (CSOs) List: Our database of chief sustainability officers now tracks 304 CSOs.

2. New Chief Sustainability Officer: Casper Vroemen will succeed Gregory Yep as chief R&D and sustainability officer at IFF, which specializes in food, beverage, scent, health and biosciences technology. Yep resigned to pursue a new opportunity. The transition will be effective September 1, 2023.

3. Executive Leadership - CSO's New Role: Keurig Dr. Pepper has named SVP and Chief Sustainability Officer Monique Oxender to to interim chief corporate affairs officer.

4. Executive Leadership - Honeywell: Microsoft veteran Anant Maheshwari has been named president and CEO of Honeywell’s High Growth Region portfolio, effective September 4, 2023. He will succeed Ben Driggs, who will shift to another leadership role in the company. Maheshwari will be located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. In his new role, Maheshwari will lead business growth across Honeywell’s geographies in China, India, Southeast Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Africa and Latin America. He previously had leadership roles at Honeywell from 2004 to 2016. Maheshwari joins Honeywell from Microsoft, where he served as President and CEO of Microsoft India.

5. CEO Transition: Nikola, which strives to develop zero-emissions transportation solutions, has named Steve Girsky to succeed Michael Lohscheller as CEO. Lohscheller stepped down to focus on a family health matter.

6. E-Waste Reduction - Mobile Devices: Uswitch.com, the UK-based price comparison service and switching website, has partnered with sustainable startup, Raylo, to enable consumers to lease mobile devices and reduce electronic waste, The FinTech Times reported.

7. Siemens - Wind Turbine Issue: Siemens Energy said problems recently unveiled at its wind turbine unit would cost it 2.2 billion euros ($2.4 billion), well short of worst-case estimates but still casting doubt over the future of the business, Reuters reported.

8. LK-99 Superconductor - Real or Hoax?: If LK-99 is the real deal, it could be a game-changer for everything from quantum computing and medical imaging to energy and transportation, The Verge notes. But there are a lot of red flags, the report said.

B. Sustainability Podcasts, Conversations and Interviews

1. Data Center Sustainability StrategiesFeaturing Robert Burger, office of the CTO, Schneider Electric.

2. Small Business Carbon Accounting Trends: Featuring Alexis Normand, CEO, Greenly.

3. Coming Soon - Smart Buildings and Energy-Efficient Commercial Real Estate : Featuring Sam Ramadori, CEO, BrainBox AI. Coming soon.

4. Who's Next?: Do you want to potentially share your views on the Sustainable Tech Partner podcast? Email your request to Joe Panettieri, founder of Mentore Ventures and Sustainable Tech Partner (Joe@MentoreVentures.com).

C. Sustainability M&A, Investments and Funding

1. Funding: Morgan Stanley is more than two thirds of the way towards achieving its target to finance $1 trillion of low carbon and sustainability investments by the end of the decade, Bloomberg reported.

2. All M&A Activity: Our M&A database has now tracked 114 mergers and acquisitions involving sustainability so far in 2023. See all M&A deals involving sustainability listed here.

D. Regional and Global Sustainability Policies and News

. UK Wind Farms: BP Plc is considering building two offshore wind farms in the Irish Sea without any support from the government — marking a first for the sector where development has been hindered by rising costs, Bloomberg reported.

E. Sustainability and Green Technology Conference Calendar

  1. ASES Solar 2023 Conference (August 8-11, Boulder, Colorado)
  2. MEMA Sustainability Summit (August 15, Troy, Michigan)
  3. World ESG Summit 2023 (August 21-22, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
  4. Google Cloud Next 2023 Partner and Customer Conference (August 29-21, San Francisco)
  5. Sustainability Live 2023 (September 6-7, London, United Kingdom)
  6. International Conference on Sustainable Development - ICSD 2023 (Rome, Italy)
  7. Complete Calendar of Sustainability Conferences

F. Previous Updates & Future News

1. Did You Miss Yesterday's Daily Update?: Here is our previous sustainability, green IT and renewable energy news for technology partners.

2. Future Updates: Send Us Your News Tips. Please email me the details.

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