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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.

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.

When Partners and Cisco Work Together, Great Things Happen

By John Moses, Vice President, Americas Partner Organization
Blog

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the old adage is true: necessity truly is the mother of invention. It’s also shown us that when we work together, not only can we adapt, but we can overcome challenges and even achieve things we previously hadn’t thought were possible.

Our partners have been the very embodiment of those ideas over the course of this year, helping in ways large and small all around the world. Cisco, too, has leaned into the challenges that 2020 has thrown our way, and together we’ve worked to create the solutions our communities need most.

United Nations More Trusted Than Any Other Governmental Organization

Press Release

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS, and NEW YORK, November 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – In the year 2020, in which the United Nations (UN) celebrates its 75th birthday, half of the world population (47%) trusts the UN and only 29% do not have trust in the UN. This is a substantially higher level of trust compared to the trust that citizens have in other (inter)governmental institutions such as the EU (38%), NATO (35%) or government (31%) or parliament (26%) in general. Among young people (18-24) the UN trust is highest (50% trust and 25% distrust).

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