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Fifth Third Announces Acquisition of Dividend Finance

A leading national point-of-sale lender in the high growth solar and sustainable home solutions industries
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CINCINNATI, January 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bancorp today announced a definitive agreement to acquire Dividend Finance, a leading fintech point-of-sale (POS) lender, providing financing solutions for residential renewable energy and sustainability-focused home improvement.

HanesBrands Announces $2 Million Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities As Part of Commitment to Creating Opportunity for All

Partnerships with North Carolina A&T, Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design and Winston-Salem State University Provide Students with Financial Support and Industry Experience
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WINSTON SALEM, N.C., January 14, 2022 /3BL Media/-- HanesBrands, a global leader in iconic apparel brands, announced a $2 million investment in three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

HanesBrands Announces $2 Million Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities As Part of Commitment to Creating Opportunity for All

Partnerships with North Carolina A&T, Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design and Winston-Salem State University Provide Students with Financial Support and Industry Experience
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WINSTON SALEM, N.C., January 14, 2022 /3BL Media/-- HanesBrands, a global leader in iconic apparel brands, announced a $2 million investment in three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

Sunny Misser: A Visionary in the New Business Environment

When Sunil (Sunny) A. Misser joined AccountAbility to become its CEO, it was with the aim of filling a gap in the market that he had identified – the “One-Stop-Shop for all things Sustainability.”
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Originally Published on CFI.co.

Misser is very direct when it comes to defining today’s AccountAbility and its purpose.

“We are not an advocacy platform or an activist forum – we are an expert ESG advisory firm that provides objective counsel to CEO’s and Boards on how to improve their business performance.”

Enviva Releases Its Second Annual Corporate Sustainability Report

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic backdrop, Enviva made important progress on core commitments supporting people and forests and combatting climate change
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BETHESDA, Md., January 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Enviva Inc. (NYSE: EVA), the world’s leading producer of sustainable wood bioenergy, today announced the public release of its Corporate Sustainability Report for the year ending December 31, 2020.

Drucker Institute 2021 Management Top 250 Rankings Includes CSRHub Metrics

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Each year the Drucker Institute ranks America’s Top 250 ‘best run companies’, presented in special coverage from The Wall Street Journal. CSRHub is proud to say that, for a fifth consecutive year, our ESG data is included in Drucker’s ratings’ methodology. 

KeyBank Partners With The Eastern Area of Links, Incorporated to Bring Financial Resources to Women of Color Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

KeyBank will conduct free Key4Women® business education workshops and provide $25,000 in micro-grant opportunities to small business owners in the communities served by Eastern Area Link Chapters
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NEW HAVEN, Conn., January 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ – KeyBank and The Eastern Area of The Links, Incorporated, one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of professional women of African descent, announce a newly formed partnership to provide a customized Key4Women® Business Education Series and micro-grants to women of color small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Risk Management Association, Top U.S. and Canadian Banks Form Consortium to Tackle Climate Risk

Consortium Establishes Needed Risk Management Practices
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PHILADELPHIA, January 12, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Risk Management Association (RMA) announced today that 19 leading banks have formed the RMA Climate Risk Consortium (“The Consortium”), which will develop standards for banks to integrate climate risk management throughout their operations, preparing the industry to help economies transition to a low-carbon future.

Understanding Triple-Bottom-Line Value

The Evolution of Value Series - Part 5, by Wayne Visser
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The late eighties and early nineties were a watershed period for our global society. While neoliberal, free-market disciples continued to push hard for globalisation of tariff-free trade and unrestricted flows of financial capital, the environmental, human rights and social responsibility movements had also grown in strength. In 1987, the UN published a report on the environment and development called Our Common Future, which was also known as the Brundtland Report, since the UN commission was chaired by former prime minister of Norway, Gro Harlem Brundtland.[i]

Invenergy Announces Approximately $3 Billion Investment From Blackstone Infrastructure Partners to Accelerate Renewable Development Activities

Summary: 
  • Blackstone’s commitment is one of the largest renewable investments in North American history
  • Investment will provide significant capital to drive an accelerated build-out of Invenergy’s clean energy platform
  • Since 2019, Blackstone has committed nearly $13 billion in investments that Blackstone believes are consistent with the broader energy transition
  • CDPQ and Invenergy management remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member
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  • Blackstone’s commitment is one of the largest renewable investments in North American history
  • Investment will provide significant capital to drive an accelerated build-out of Invenergy’s clean energy platform
  • Since 2019, Blackstone has committed nearly $13 billion in investments that Blackstone believes are consistent with the broader energy transition
  • CDPQ and Invenergy management remain majority owners of the company and Invenergy will continue as managing member

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