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University of California Commits $1B Investments to Push Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Nearly 840 U.S. colleges and universities have endowments to the tune of $415 billion, according to Bloomberg News. Making investments in sustainability must be a priority for the universities, not just to support a more sustainable world, but also to live up to the values that most of the universities themselves espouse.

Coca-Cola Announces New $5B Sustainable Investments in Africa

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Africa is an exceptionally rich continent in terms of nature’s bounties and cultural diversity. However, the majority of countries in Africa rank among the least developed in the world as per the UN classification. The economic potential of this sleeping giant has remained largely unexplored due to poor and disjointed development strategies and an uncertain investment climate.

BRICS Nations Launch $100 Billion Sustainable Development Bank

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – BRICS countries, which include Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa, comprise over one-fifth of the global economy. The growing economic power of BRICS nations has surpassed the level of negotiating power they command at the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Barclays Promotes Investments in Gender Diverse Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Ever since women began playing a significant role in business and entrepreneurship, the debate about the value of female leadership in business has never ceased. Now the British-based banking giant Barclays is putting real money behind the belief that companies that encourage women leadership are more profitable than the rest.

Innovative Financing Supports the Growth of Green Energy Companies

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Technological innovations alone are not enough to make an impact in the clean energy sector, unless these are backed by effective financial support. The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is leading two solar lending working groups that include over 100 financial institutions, solar installers and service providers. The evolution in the field of clean energy finance has just begun.

Sustainability Rankings: Value for Companies and Investors

Guest Blog by Melissa Chase, Marketing Specialist, Sustainalytics

With all the different sustainability rankings being published, it can be difficult for companies and investors to make sense of the varying methodologies and results, potentially undermining the integrity and utility of such efforts.

Financial Literacy: An Employee Benefit That Really Pays

Guest Blog by Odysseas Papadimitriou, CEO, Wallethub


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