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Morningstar Sustainalytics Enhances its Physical Climate Risk Assessments for Public Companies

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Physical Climate Risk Metrics enables investors to assess the financial impacts of portfolio companies’ direct and indirect climate risks 

CHICAGO and TORONTO, June 22, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Morningstar Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG data, research, and ratings, announces enhancements to its Physical Climate Risk Metrics product, including the addition of two new reports offering deeper views into companies’ exposure, loss, and financial resiliency as it relates to physical climate risk. Within these reports, new indirect risk metrics have been added to better meet the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) recommendations of disclosing on both direct and indirect physical risk and providing insight across the entire business value chain.

In a hot house world scenario where climate policy efforts are insufficient to stop global warming, leading to irreversible climate change and severe consequences from related physical risks, companies with average physical climate risk exposure within Physical Climate Risk Metrics universe may lose an equivalent of $0.45 for every $1 of cumulative operating cash, between now and 2050. As part of Morningstar Sustainalytics’ evolving set of climate-focused solutions for investors, the comprehensive Physical Climate Risk Metrics dataset provides visibility into the financial impacts of physical climate risks, considering a company’s revenue, physical asset value, and operating cash flow.

“With the increasing global adoption of climate-related regulation to accelerate decarbonization and within the limited time to mitigate the effects of global warming, investors need data and insights to understand their exposure to financial risks stemming from the increasingly frequent and devastating climate events,” said Azadeh Sabour, senior vice president of Climate Solutions at Morningstar Sustainalytics. “With net-zero insights from our recently launched Low Carbon Transition Ratings coupled with asset-level data-based insights from our Physical Climate Risk Metrics, we empower investors with a suite of climate solutions that align with the TCFD’s guidance.”

The Physical Climate Risk Metrics are a bottom-up assessment of climate change-related adverse impacts from physical hazards, including major storms, wildfires, floods, and others. The dataset can support investor alignment with the TCFD recommendations and provides transparency into a company’s expected financial losses between now and 2050. Developed in collaboration with XDI (Cross Dependency Initiative), an award-winning physical climate risk analysis leader, these metrics cover over 12,000 companies, spanning 12 million assets, 135 sectors, and 235 countries.

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Collecting and parsing large amounts of asset-level and climate data requires vast technological resources unavailable to many investors. Additionally, the asset-level data to define exposure has been historically limited in its availability. With the Physical Climate Risk Metrics, investors can quantify the physical climate risks facing their portfolio companies and have access to multiple assessment views, including specific hazards, countries, estimated asset damage, estimated revenue losses, time series, and climate scenarios.

Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Physical Climate Risk Metrics are currently available as a standard package of five reports through its Data Services, and company-level reports will be available via its online client portal, Global Access, later this year. To learn more about Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Physical Climate Risk Metrics and its full suite of Climate Solutions, please visit here

About Morningstar Sustainalytics
Morningstar Sustainalytics is a leading ESG data, research, and ratings firm that supports investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. For more than 30 years, the firm has been at the forefront of developing high-quality, innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of global investors. Today, Morningstar Sustainalytics works with hundreds of the world’s leading asset managers and pension funds who incorporate ESG information and assessments into their investment processes. The firm also works with hundreds of companies and their financial intermediaries to help them consider material sustainability factors in policies, practices, and capital projects. Morningstar Sustainalytics has analysts around the world with varied multidisciplinary expertise across more than 40 industry groups. Learn more about Morningstar Sustainalytics’ Physical Climate Risk Metrics and its full suite of Climate Solutions here

Morningstar Sustainalytics produces various metrics, ratings, and assessments, which include assumptions of future events, which may or may not occur or may differ significantly from what was assumed. These metrics, ratings, and assessments are statements of opinions, subject to change, are not to be considered as guarantees, and should not be used as the sole basis for investment decisions. Morningstar Sustainalytics does not provide investment advice or any other form of (financial) advice and nothing within this press release constitutes such advice.

Caution Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

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This press release contains forward-looking statements as that term is used in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on our current expectations about future events or future financial performance. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, and often contain words such as “may,” “could,” “expect,” “intend,” “plan,” “seek,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “predict,” “potential,” or “continue.” These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that may cause the events we discuss not to occur or to differ significantly from what we expect. For us, these risks and uncertainties include, among other things, failing to innovate our product and service offerings or anticipate our clients’ changing needs. A complete description of these risks and uncertainties can be found in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K. If any of these risks and uncertainties materialize, our actual future results and other future events may vary significantly from what we expect. We do not undertake to update our forward-looking statements as a result of new information or future events.

©2023 Morningstar, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Animoca-backed Upland’s SPARKLET Token Lists Exclusively on Bitget Launchpool

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VICTORIA, Seychelles, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bitget, the leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 company, announced the exclusive listing of Upland’s first-ever tradable token SPARKLET on the Bitget Launchpool.

The one-of-its-kind metaverse project will launch its token generation event (TGE) in collaboration with Bitget, allowing the platform’s users to have priority access for the awaited token. The farming for SPARKLET will start at 13:00 (UTC), on 24th July and end on 1st August 2024. With this, users can stake Bitget Token (BGB) to earn a total prize pool of 7,000,000 SPARKLET tokens. The SPARKLET/USDT pair will be listed on Bitget Spot market, with trading service starting at the same time as Launchpool.

This news comes right after the partnership announcement between Bitget and Upland, which includes building the exchange’s virtual headquarters in the metaverse. As part of this initiative, Bitget has purchased Treasure Island, the last unminted neighborhood in Upland’s San Francisco which houses 888 properties.

Built in 2019, Upland stands as one of the most widely-used web3 platforms, with 30,000+ daily active players, 300,000 unique land owners, and over 6,000,000 NFT sales. Upland has transformed into a Layer 1 metaverse, delivering the foundational infrastructure of an open, immersive web, including identity, liquidity, currency, land, no-code NFT creation, fiat on/off ramps, and governance.

“The initiative directs Upland’s strong stance towards decentralization, allowing Spark holders to trade Sparklet in liquid markets. It also aims to boost Upland’s presence and credibility in the Web3 industry by listing on top-tier exchanges such as Bitget, attracting more users and enhancing the platform’s network effects,” says Dirk Lueth, CEO at Upland.

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Spark as the native utility token, fueled all value creation in Upland. It is the resource required for world-building, joint community projects, no-code NFT minting, and “manufacturing” of 3D map NFTs such as cars or decor items and more. The SPARKLET token is one-thousandth of a SPARK. In May 2024, Upland users were airdropped Sparks, which now has been migrated to SPARKLET tokens on Ethereum.

“At Bitget, our support for crypto gems goes beyond a simple listing. We are dedicated to helping promising projects gain more visibility, users, and partners through our Launchpool, Launchpad, and various educational and reward initiatives. Our collaboration with Upland to create a Bitget-themed metaverse is a mutually beneficial and exciting endeavor. We aim to become the top choice for more emerging projects in the future, aiding them in creating a greater real-life impact,” says Gracy Chen, CEO at Bitget.

The exclusive listing of SPARKLET on Bitget’s launchpool provides its users with early access to Upland’s first-ever tradable token. This also allows Upland’s current users to use their SPARKLET airdrops for further trading on a sophisticated platform such as Bitget. Previously, Bitget’s launchpool listed high potential projects such as Merlin Chain (MERL), Ethena (ENA), ZetaChain (ZETA) and more.

To participate, users can visit SPARKLET launchpool on Bitget, enter preferred staking amount and earn tokens within a few clicks.

For more information on getting exclusive access to SPARKLET tokens, please visit here.

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About Bitget

Established in 2018, Bitget is the world’s leading cryptocurrency exchange and Web3 company. Serving over 25 million users in 100+ countries and regions, the Bitget exchange is committed to helping users trade smarter with its pioneering copy trading feature and other trading solutions. Formerly known as BitKeep, Bitget Wallet is a world-class multi-chain crypto wallet that offers an array of comprehensive Web3 solutions and features including wallet functionality, swap, NFT Marketplace, DApp browser, and more. Bitget inspires individuals to embrace crypto through collaborations with credible partners, including legendary Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi and Turkish National athletes Buse Tosun Çavuşoğlu (Wrestling world champion), Samet Gümüş (Boxing gold medalist) and İlkin Aydın (Volleyball national team).

For more information, visit: Website | Twitter | Telegram | LinkedIn | Discord | Bitget Wallet

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YOM expands its cloud gaming DePIN from Solana to peaq to run its NFT node sale

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peaq, the layer-1 blockchain for DePIN and Machine RWAs, announces the expansion of its ecosystem as YOM, the cloud gaming and interactive experience DePIN, unveils its plan to expand to peaq from Solana. YOM enables gamers to earn crypto from their advanced rigs by lending their idle computational power to its DePIN. As the first step toward integrating peaq, YOM will launch its recently-unveiled Genesis Series as the first NFT Node Mint on the peaq blockchain. It will also explore further venues for more collaborations and integrations in the future.

Projected to grow to $312 billion in total revenue by 2027, the video game industry is a powerhouse in the wider entertainment segment, leaving both Hollywood and the music industry far behind. Cloud gaming services, which stream games to the user’s devices such as a smart TV or even a smartphone, are a promising sector in this industry, as they deliver AAA-tier gaming experiences without having to purchase a high-end PC or a console. However, in Web2, such services have to rely on massive data centers, which invokes environmental concerns and further strains the GPU market amid soaring demand from the AI industry. Besides, such data centers are costly to build and operate and often struggle to deliver the content at a comfortable latency.

YOM changes the game by ditching Web2 data centers. Instead, it taps idle personal gaming rigs, leveraging their powerful hardware to remotely run games and interactive experiences and stream them to any devices via their web browsers. The rigs’ owners earn rewards in crypto for every game hour they stream. YOM’s platform currently supports Unreal Engine 5 — one of the industry’s most popular options both among AAA studios and indie developers. The DePIN makes for a more sustainable approach to cloud gaming, with lower hosting costs and low latency, all while enabling gamers to earn revenue from their advanced hardware.

YOM’s strategic integration of peaq will begin with a node sale, where the community will be able to buy YOM’s Genesis Node Licenses as NFTs minted on peaq. The NFTs will be necessary to join YOM’s DePIN as a node. Full details, including the dates and the eligibility criteria, can be found on the YOM site. The mechanism for the node sale will-be open-sourced, enabling other DePINs building on peaq to conduct similar events. After the node sale, YOM is excited to explore more prospective directions for the integration into the peaq ecosystem.

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“We are very excited to be working with a Layer-1 chain that has the ability to support us and other DePIN projects on both the ecosystem and technical front,” remarks Jeff Outlaw, CXO at YOM. “Their support frees up the time for our tech team to work on the cloud gaming network. We are working to bring AAA games and immersive experiences to a wider top-of-funnel market as fast as possible, and building with peaq means we can skip a few crucial steps by leveraging its Modular DePIN Functions. All of our focus is now on bringing games to gamers!”

“The gaming industry is a staple of today’s digital entertainment market,” says Leonard Dorlöchter, co-founder of peaq. “Web3 has already tried to take it on with play-to-earn games, but YOM’s approach is a lot more creative — and it truly gives gamers ownership over something they’re so passionate about while earning rewards from their expensive rigs. We are thrilled to see YOM join the peaq ecosystem and look forward to the change it brings about in the gaming world, working as the true Web3 gateway for the mainstream gaming community.”

YOM is the second DePIN to expand to peaq from Solana even before the former’s mainnet launch, which is slated to take place in the coming months. In April this year, MapMetrics, another project originally based on Solana, unveiled its plan to migrate to peaq after the initial announcement of a more limited integration. Also in April, dTelecom, originally building on Arbitrum, announced joining peaq as well.

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Buy and Sell Crypto on X! Bybit Web3 Supports Solana Blinks

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DUBAI, UAE, July 23, 2024 /PRNewswire/ — Bybit, the world’s second-largest web3 platform by trading volume, continues to enhance user convenience and accessibility by integrating Solana Blinks into its Web3 ecosystem. This integration reflects Bybit Web3’s commitment to simplifying user access and enhancing the convenience of engaging with cryptocurrencies.

Bridging the Gap Between Web2 and Web3

Bybit Web3’s support for Blinks eliminates the friction between their Web2 environments and the exciting possibilities of Web3. Users can now seamlessly interact with the decentralized world, purchasing tokens or NFTs directly on X and effortlessly confirming transactions with their Bybit Web3 Wallet extension. This integration simplifies crypto engagement and opens the doors for a wider audience to participate in the future of finance.

“We are thrilled to support Blinks, bringing a new level of simplicity and convenience to our users. This integration allows us to bridge the gap between Web2 social platforms and the burgeoning Web3 ecosystem, empowering users to engage with crypto assets seamlessly,” said MK Chin, Bybit Web3 Evangelist.

Key Highlights of the Integration:

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  • Seamless Web3 Access: Users can now perform crypto transactions directly on X, bridging the gap between Web2 and Web3 environments.
  • Enhanced User Convenience: Bybit Web3’s support for BLINKS ensures a smooth and intuitive experience, allowing users to trade and manage crypto assets effortlessly.
  • Expanded Web3 Possibilities: This integration empowers users to share token purchases, airdrop campaigns, and more on social media, as well as complete trades and participate in campaigns directly within social media platforms like X.

A Shared Vision for a User-Friendly Web3 Future

We are excited to collaborate with Bybit Web3, who shares our vision of making Web3 accessible to end users. By supporting seamless access through popular social platforms such as X and across the internet, we are breaking down barriers and simplifying the entry into the Web3 ecosystem. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to innovation and inclusivity, ensuring that users can effortlessly engage with the future of finance and digital interactions,” added  Lily Liu, the President of Solana Foundation

For more information, please visit: https://www.bybit.com/en/web3/home

#Bybit / #TheCryptoArk / #BybitWeb3

About Bybit Web3

Bybit Web3 is redefining openness in the decentralized world, creating a simpler, open, and equal ecosystem for everyone. We are committed to welcoming builders, creators, and partners in the blockchain space, extending an invitation to both crypto enthusiasts and the curious, with a community of over 10 million wallet users, over 20 major ecosystem partners, and counting. 

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Bybit Web3 provides a comprehensive suite of Web3 products designed to make accessing, swapping, collecting and growing Web3 assets as open and simple as possible. Our wallets, marketplaces and platforms are all backed by the security and expertise that define Bybit as a top 3 global crypto exchange, trusted by 33 million users globally.

Join the revolution now and open the door to your Web3 future with Bybit.

For more details about Bybit, please visit Bybit Web3.

About Bybit

Bybit is the world’s second-largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, serving over 37 million users. Established in 2018, Bybit provides a professional platform where crypto investors and traders can find an ultra-fast matching engine, 24/7 customer service, and multilingual community support. Bybit is a proud partner of Formula One’s reigning Constructors’ and Drivers’ champions: the Oracle Red Bull Racing team.

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