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Monsanto and Novozymes Announce BioAg Alliance

first_img Monsanto and Novozymes are teaming up to transform research and commercialization of sustainable microbial products that will provide a new platform of solutions for growers around the world. They’ve announced a long-term strategic alliance — the BioAg Alliance — which will allow the companies to leverage employees, technologies and commercial assets in their agricultural biological portfolios.  The alliance will bring Novozymes’ commercial BioAg operations and capabilities within microbial discovery, development and production together with Monsanto’s microbial discovery, advanced biology, field testing and commercial capabilities. This will result in a comprehensive research, development and commercial collaboration to help farmers globally meet the challenge of producing more with less in a sustainable way. Novozymes CEO Peder Holk Nielsen says this game-changing alliance has the potential to transform global agriculture. He says the combined capabilities of these two companies create an innovation powerhouse with a unique opportunity and approach to unleash the transformational opportunity in naturally derived microbial solutions in agriculture. Monsanto Chief Technology Officer Dr. Robb Fraley says this collaboration will take Monsanto’s biological work from a technology to a full-fledged platform that represents the next layer of opportunity for growers to drive yield and productivity while helping the preservation of the Earth’s finite natural resources. SHARE Home Indiana Agriculture News Monsanto and Novozymes Announce BioAg Alliance Facebook Twitter Previous articleFederal Reserve Official Suggests It’s Time for International GMO Crop StandardsNext articleUSDA Numbers Send Soybean and Corn Prices Lower but Recovery Forecast Gary Truitt SHARE Facebook Twitter Monsanto and Novozymes Announce BioAg Alliance By Gary Truitt – Dec 10, 2013 last_img read more

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Baseball postponed due to severe weather

first_imgLinkedin Twitter Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ + posts Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ TAGSsport news ReddIt World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Twitter A COVID-19 Charles Schwab Challenge Facebook Welcome TCU Class of 2025 A baseball game has been postponed to to weather.center_img Facebook Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ Previous articleA&J Podcast – March 21, 2017Next articleTCU may become a smoke and tobacco-free campus Branson Nelson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Linkedin printTuesday night’s game between TCU (14-5) and the Abilene Christian Wildcats (9-10) was postponed due to severe weather in the Abilene area with the Horned Frogs leading 2-0.The game will pick up with two outs and a runner on third base in the top of the fifth inning. Per NCAA rules, a game must have completed five full innings before it can be ruled a finished contest.Sophomore Dalton Horton got the start for the Frogs, tossing 2.2 shutout innings while surrendering three hits and a walk with two strikeouts.After only 41 pitches and with two runners on base in the third, head coach Jim Schlossnagle called on freshman Trey Morris out of the bullpen. Morris got an out to escape the third before throwing a scoreless fourth.TCU scored a single run in both the first and second innings. Senior Cam Warner doubled with one out in the first before stealing third and scoring on junior Evan Skoug’s sacrifice fly. Senior Elliott Barzilli hit his third home run of the season with one down in the second, putting the Frogs ahead 2-0.The game will resume on Tuesday, May 2 in Fort Worth. Abilene Christian was already scheduled to play TCU that day in the second game of a home-and-home series.The Horned Frogs return to action on Friday at Lupton Baseball Stadium for a Big 12 Conference series against the Oklahoma State Cowboys (15-6). Game one is set for Friday at 6:30 p.m. Branson Nelson Branson Nelsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/branson-nelson/ TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Branson is a junior journalism major from Fort Worth, Texas. He enjoys writing about all sports and plans to go to law school after graduation. Iqbal leads women’s golf to fourth-place finish at Big 12 Tournament Women’s golf heads to Oklahoma for chance at first Big 12 titlelast_img read more

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FRR launches ESG portfolio analysis searches and updates RI policy

first_imgCaisse des Dépôts in Paris, where FRR is basedThe services being sought are mostly not new for the fund, but according to a spokeswoman FRR had made some small changes, for example by splitting the two contracts into various “lots” to allow more applicants, and by specifying environmental impact analysis as one of the environmental footprint tasks.Vigeo Eiris is FRR’s current provider of portfolio extra-financial risk analysis, while S&P Trucost has been responsible for the environmental footprint analysis, with both contracts due to end this year.Ratcheting up ambitionsThe RFPs followed the publication of FRR’s responsible investment strategy for the next four years. According to FRR, this was a continuation of previous strategies “while being resolutely proactive and ever more ambitious”.“This strategy ushers in a new phase that will drive ambition further by increasing accountability at all portfolio levels and involving the entire financial management ecosystem to underline the leadership role assumed by FRR over many years,” said the fund.It indicated that it intended to make particular efforts to contribute to “accelerating the energy transition”, which is one of the four “pillars” of its 2019-23 strategy.It said it would continue to align its portfolio with a global warming trajectory of 2°C “or even 1.5°C” above pre-industrial levels, by reducing the proportion of its most carbon dioxide-emitting investments and increasing so-called “green” investment financing.Yves Chevalier, executive director at FRR, told IPE that the fund’s efforts to support decarbonisation would be sensitive to the need for a “just transition”.“Everything we do with regard to the energy transition has to take into account the social dimension,” he said. “This is very important to our stakeholders, especially the trade unions that are in our monitoring committee, and something we strongly believe in.“We will work on this with all our different asset managers.”FRR also said it would carry out an in-depth analysis of the UN Sustainable Development Goals “to align its management with those that are most relevant in accordance with its values and fiduciary responsibility”.It added that it could look into the possibility of valuing the extra-financial performance of its investment activity and “how the usefulness of the impact of its investments might be added to that of their financial performance”.FRR also indicated that it would continue to work with index providers with a view to ensuring that these “create and enrich a range of indices that are open to all and take account of extra-financial criteria”.More information about the requests for proposals can be found here. FRR, France’s €33bn pension reserve fund, is looking for an external service provider to analyse the environmental impacts of the issuers in its portfolio and physical climate risks.The task was one of several covered by two requests for proposals (RFPs) for providers of “extra-financial” portfolio analysis that FRR has launched ahead of current contracts expiring.One of the two contracts was for “analysis of extra-financial risks and opportunities” associated with FRR’s portfolio, predominantly regarding the management of reputational risk associated with investee companies’ practices.Reputational risks could arise from investee companies failing to respect “universally recognised” principles, such as those underpinning the UN Global Compact, the Sustainable Development Goals, “good governance”, and international conventions ratified by France, said FRR. The second RFP was for the measurement and analysis of FRR’s portfolio’s environmental footprint.last_img read more

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