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AI for the Planet Alliance Names Advisory Board to Help Mobilize Broader Climate and AI Ecosystem

AI for the Planet Announces Prizes for Its “Call for Solutions” Competition for Promising Innovations in Climate AIAdvisory Board Will Support Call for Solutions by Providing Expertise and Engaging Their Networks to Support the Top SolutionsBOSTON—The AI for the Planet Alliance, a neutral, international organization to drive AI solutions for climate change at scale, has assembled an advisory board of over 30 global AI and climate thought leaders. This multidisciplinary expert panel, which includes members from academia, corporations, and NGOs, will help mobilize the broader AI and climate communities and provide expertise for future AI for the Planet initiatives, reports, and events.

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As 2022 M&A Activity Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels, Green Dealmaking Gains Steam

Deal Volume in 2022 Declines 13% and Deal Value Falls 32% Versus 2021New Report from BCG Forecasts That ESG Considerations Will Motivate an Increasing Number of Deals in the Face of Challenging Macroeconomic ConditionsBOSTON—The global M&A market has cooled relative to 2021’s frenzied pace of dealmaking, with challenging macroeconomic conditions putting an end to the buying spree that followed the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. In the first seven months of 2022, companies announced more than 22,000 deals, with a total value of $1.85 trillion—a level of M&A activity more in line with pre-pandemic averages than with the previous year—according to a new report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in collaboration with Professor Sönke Sievers of Paderborn University.

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