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Real Time ESG Tracking From StockSnips


The researchers at StockSnips have been transforming unstructured data into financial sentiment insights for several years. Their AI / ML (Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning) based system reads thousands of articles and tags the relevant snippets to derive a quantified investor sentiment measure that could drive stock performance. StockSnips has now developed an ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) signal leveraging the platform used for its Financial Media Sentiment. We have begun adding this data set into CSRHub’s consensus measure of entity ESG performance.

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Communities


Fifth Third is committed to helping people achieve their best lives through responsible financial solutions that are right for individuals and the community. Experience has taught us that we are capable of improving lives and making generational, transformative impacts in the communities we serve.


OneWest Bank to Plant 50,000 Trees Through 'Green Checking' Campaign

Trees donated on behalf of customers will be planted in Sierra Nevada mountains
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PASADENA, Calif., Sep. 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division, today announced that it will plant 50,000 trees in the Sierra Nevada mountains in the Central Valley of California as a result of its Green Checking campaign in partnership with reforestation-focused nonprofit One Tree Planted.

Mastercard Launches Strive Initiative to Accelerate Small Business Recovery

Strive kicks off with initial commitment of $25 million in philanthropic funding to strengthen financial resilience and growth of small businesses globally
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PURCHASE, New York, September 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Micro and small enterprises are important contributors to job creation and global economic development, representing approximately 90% of business and more than 50% of employment worldwide. However, the pandemic necessitated a rapid shift to digital platforms and processes that have created new opportunities but also pushed many to the brink of failure.

Principal Charity Classic Sets Charitable Giving Record in 2021

Annual PGA TOUR Champions event raised more than $7.3 million for Iowa children’s charities
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DES MOINES, Iowa, September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Principal Charity Classic today announced its 2021 tournament raised more than $7.3 million in support of Iowa children’s charities, surpassing the event’s previous record of $6.7 million set in 2020 despite the tournament being canceled due to COVID-19.

The annual PGA TOUR Champions event in Des Moines has now raised more than $37 million for Iowa children’s charities since Principal Financial Group® became the title sponsor in 2007.

Bloomberg Philanthropies and Goldman Sachs Deploy $25 Million to Advance Clean Energy Solutions in South and Southeast Asia

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NEW YORK, September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, Bloomberg Philanthropies and Goldman Sachs announced the launch of the Climate Innovation Fund to support sustainable low-carbon economic development with a focus on South and Southeast Asia to increase the pace, scale, and ambition of climate solutions and contribute to the clean energy transition.

Sustainability and the Shifting Retail Landscape in Latin America

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In the latest episode of the CGF Podcast, host Louise Chester talks to Carlos Mario Giraldo Moreno, CEO of Grupo Exito, and Board member of The Consumer Goods Forum.  Carlos Mario shares his thoughts on corporate responsibility in the post-covid world, the company’s work on sustainability and health, as well as consumer and retail trends in Colombia and Latin America.

ImpactAssets Strengthens Investment and Client Engagement With Three Strategic Promotions

Appointments reflect rapid growth as impact investments surge 60 percent and grants jump 76 percent in 2020.
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BETHESDA, Md., September 22, 2021 /3BL Media/ - ImpactAssets, a leading $1.6 billion impact investing firm, announced three promotions across its investment and business development teams:

The Challenge of a Generation: 'The Carbon Neutral Pig' Examines Farmers' Role in Climate Action

U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action Launches a Sequel to Its 2019 Short Film, '30 Harvests'
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CHESTERFIELD, Mo.,  September 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - U.S.

Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator Now Accepting Applications for Disability Innovation Cohort


Aimed at driving meaningful social change through leading-edge technologies, such as 5G, MEC, AI and XR, the Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator has one mission: To leave the world better than we found it. 


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