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Ecocentricity Blog: Stranded on the Side of the Road

By: John A. Lanier
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As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.

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As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.

Commentary: How to Impact European Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

By John Levy, Director of Impact Investing for Franklin Real Asset Advisors
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Originally published on September 22, 2020 in Pensions & Investments

The economic implications of COVID-19 are yet to be fully realized, but the expectations of the detrimental impact are sobering. The pandemic has not only shaken up reality but has woken the world up to addressing underlying societal and economic issues that may have previously been dismissed.

Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis: Update

by Daniel Zoltani, Global Programs Director
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In March, I wrote the blog Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis around how those living in poverty are already in a more vulnerable position, which can be further exacerbated during any external shock such as war, earthquakes, droughts or health crises.

Acción Venture Lab in Brazil Supports Start-Ups With Help From FedEx

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Supporting the growth of small businesses everywhere is one of the many way FedEx invests its charitable resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted thousands of entrepreneurs, especially  when it comes to getting access to capital funding. That’s why FedEx is collaborating with nonprofits like Acción, one of the world’s leading global microfinance organizations.  In Brazil, FedEx is helping support financial technology start-ups, often called fintech, through the Acción Venture Lab.

Responsible Investment Momentum for Colombia

Organizations across Colombian pledge to support sustainable business
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September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The public and private sectors in Colombia have united in support of responsible investment practices that enable a fair and sustainable economy.

Reimagining Merchant Training in Colombia

How Financial Services Providers used interactive mobile messaging to help thousands of MSMEs grow
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Micro and small merchant training is a critical undertaking in developing nations where these businesses are the biggest drivers of economic growth and job creation.

However, massive gaps in business management skills and financial literacy are limiting their potential. In an ideal world without resource constraints, all merchants would have access to in-person training programs, with dedicated instructors helping them learn and implement best practices.

World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers

Groundbreaking, Award-Winning Methodology Opens New Opportunities for Transportation Industry
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra

Meet the 2020 Techstars Atlanta Class

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Techstars Atlanta is back and with a brand-new class of 10 startups. As the sole sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement to expand Atlanta’s economy and culture of innovation.

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