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Jumpstarting a Resilient Economy

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We are at a critical juncture in determining the future stability and health of the world’s economies. How businesses and governments choose to emerge from the Covid-19 crisis will either revert to the short-sighted economic practices of the past or accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, low-carbon economy that is more resilient and better equipped to mitigate and combat future crises. Although the pandemic has brought tremendous hardship, the leaders of today have been afforded a once-in-a-century opportunity to rebuild a better, smarter, more sustainable future.

Wells Fargo Pledges up to $20 Million to Support New York Economic Recovery Efforts

The New York Forward Loan Fund delivers loans to small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it pledged up to $20 million to support the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), an economic revitalization program across New York State.

Becoming the Biggest B Corp

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CEO Investor Forum
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In an interview on the Leadership Next podcast with Alan Murray of Fortune, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber reaffirmed the company’s ambitious goal of becoming one of the first multinational companies to certify as a benefit corporation (B Corp) by 2025. Danone already has 17 B Corp-certified entities – Danone North America currently being one of the largest B Corps – that represent over 30% of the company’s global sales.

Comerica Bank Announces $2 Million Investment to CDFIs - Lendistry and California FarmLink - Aiding Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

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DALLAS, July 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Comerica Bank continues its response to supporting local communities with investments totaling $2 million to Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) assisting small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

SVM2020 - Speaker Profile - Olivia Prentice

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What does good impact measurement, disclosure and management look like? How can organizations interpret their social and environmental performance data so it is useful for decision-making? Impact performance can be measured, compared and improved using existing, global standards according to Olivia Prentice, COO & Head of Content at the Impact Management Project.

40 Investors With Nearly $1 Trillion Join Other Leaders to Urge U.S. Financial Regulators to Act on Climate Change As a Systemic Financial Risk

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

AnnieCannons: Creating Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. AnnieCannons is named after American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who led a group of women in the early 20th century in making discoveries about astronomy and astrophysics.

Pro Bono Perspectives S2E16: Antony Bugg-Levine, Nonprofit Finance Fund

Fighting Harmful Paradigms in the Nonprofit Sector
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Antony Bugg-Levine, CEO of the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly to discuss the fundamental improvements that need to be made to how money is given and used in the social sector. NFF believes in the power of improved access to capital and credit to address the systemic financial challenges nonprofits face, which disproportionately affect communities of color.

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

New Wave of ESG Demand

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This past year of social and environment pressures (Covid-19, racism inequity, climate change, global risks) has created a new wave of demand for ESG data and insight. A growing number of corporates, professional firms and financial asset owners and managers are interested in ESG.

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