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Leading Impact Investors, Water Experts Launch Water Finance Exchange

Innovative Platform to Close Funding Gap in U.S. Communities, Improve Access to Safe, Sustainable Drinking and Wastewater Systems
Press Release

WASHINGTON, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Millions of people across the U.S. lack access to safe, reliable, and affordable drinking and wastewater services. To address this challenge, a new non-profit platform, the Water Finance Exchange (WFX), is launching to increase investment in the nation’s aging water and wastewater infrastructure and to help meet the growing needs and funding gaps of small and mid-sized utilities across the U.S.

Scotiabank ranked highest in Financial Industry for Corporate Governance and Anti-crime Policy Measures by Dow Jones Sustainability Index

Scotiabank's Climate Commitments enhanced scores in Sustainable Finance and Climate Strategy
Press Release

TORONTO, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank is pleased to announce it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the third consecutive year and is now ranked in the top 15 percent of participating financial institutions from around the world. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index is considered the industry-standard for measuring environmental, social and governance practices.

'First line of defense': COVID Prompts Rethink in Role of Buildings

By Carey L. Biron, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Article
From office workers to students, Americans facing colder weather and more time inside have a pressing question: How can they keep safe amid a pandemic that scientists say thrives in indoor settings?

The search for answers has prompted a new look at what architects and their buildings can do to help, both now and in the future.

Read more via Reuters on how our buildings can help promote health and safety, featuring IWBI president & CEO Rachel Hodgdon.

Empowering Rural Doctors Through Digital Nutrition Education

Herbalife Nutrition announces a new partnership with the Chinese Red Cross Foundation
Blog

As part of Herbalife Nutrition’s Nutrition for Zero Hunger (NFZH) global initiative to eradicate hunger and provide nutrition education and resources, Herbalife Nutrition partnered with the Chinese Red Cross Foundation (CRCF) to launch the Rural Doctors Online Training program.

Ørsted Joins the SteelZero Initiative to Support Transition to Low-Carbon Steel

The renewable energy company sees low-carbon steel as critical to achieving a carbon-neutral supply chain by 2040, and important to meeting global climate goals.
Press Release

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/-- SteelZero, a global initiative to drive market demand for net-zero emissions steel, was launched today with support from major steel-using organisations, including Ørsted.

Sustainability Reporting Is Growing, With GRI the Global Common Language

KPMG report confirms record high reporting levels around the world
Press Release

GRI has welcomed research that shows a record number of companies, spanning sectors and geographic regions, are voluntarily choosing to disclose their sustainability impacts – with the GRI Standards the most widely used for reporting.

The 2020 KPMG Survey of Sustainability Reporting found almost all (96%) of the world’s largest 250 companies (the G250) report on their sustainability performance. For the N100 –5,200 companies comprising the largest 100 firms in 52 countries – 80% do so. 

Benevity Launches the “Dear 2020 Challenge” Aiming to Achieve 3 Million Acts of Goodness in December

Benevity and its client companies — including First Tech, Jacobs, Mortenson, Zoom Video Communications and more — aim to take back 2020 with a collaborative grassroots movement to encourage giving, volunteering and positive action
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, December 1, 2020 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, launched the Dear 2020 Challenge today to coincide with GivingTuesday, activating more than 600 purpose-driven companies and their people to end 2020 on a positive note by reaching 3 million acts of goodness in the month of December.

VMware Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index

VMware recognized for outstanding corporate sustainability performance
Press Release

PALO ALTO, Calif., November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced the company has been recognized on the 2020 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), one of the world’s leading environmental, social, and governance (ESG) benchmarks. VMware ranked in the 94th percentile in the software category for its leadership in corporate sustainability.

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