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Mondelēz International Prices Inaugural Green Bond Offering

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Largest Green Bond Offering in Packaged Foods and Consumer Goods Industry

Proceeds from €2.0 Billion Offering to Support Key Sustainability Initiatives

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Largest Green Bond Offering in Packaged Foods and Consumer Goods Industry

Proceeds from €2.0 Billion Offering to Support Key Sustainability Initiatives

Decarbonization: The Transition Has Barely Begun

By Graeme Baker, Co-Portfolio Manager, Ninety One Global Environment, August 2021
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NEW YORK, August 31, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The summer of 2021, with its record-breaking heat waves, devastating floods and wildfires, has vividly illustrated the realities of climate change. This season has served as an uncomfortable reminder that the climate crisis has still barely been addressed, and it is clear that we urgently need to do much, much more as a global economy. This also means that tackling this problem presents us with significant growth opportunities.

We’re not moving fast enough

Sustainability Software Provider Metrio Joins SASB Alliance and Strengthens Ties With Value Reporting Foundation

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MONTREAL, August 30, 2021/3BL Media/ - Metrio has become one of the first sustainability reporting software providers to join the SASB Alliance, a global collective of organizations working to integrate sustainability disclosure standards into corporate processes and create long-term financial value for investors.

FedEx Makes 5m RMB Grant to Henan Flood Relief Effort

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The Chinese authorities have launched massive rescue and relief efforts in response to record rainfall and floods that have inundated central Henan province, killing dozens and affecting more than 1.2 million people. Henan had more rainfall in four days than in an average year.

In response, FedEx has donated 5 million RMB ($771K USD) to the Give2Asia Henan Flood Relief, who is partnering with charities in China including the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation and the China Women’s Development Foundation to provide relief for flood victims.

From the Fifth Third Bancorp 2020 ESG Report: Inclusion & Diversity

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Fifth Third strives to be the One Bank people—all people—most value and trust. As an intentionally inclusive, diverse and thriving organization, we want each employee and customer to feel valued, respected and understood. Employees at Fifth Third are encouraged to bring their authentic selves and best thinking into the workplace to make the most of the power of our diversity and our commonality. We are all One Bank.

OUR COMMITMENT

Scottish Widows Relaunches Greener Pension Fund

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Scottish Widows has refreshed its Environmental Fund which will invest hundreds of millions of pounds in green British businesses, the life insurance and pensions company has announced.

The £250m fund, which will be 100 percent fossil-free, aims to deliver strong growth for savers and is available to six million customers.

Infographic: Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Are Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit

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Each quarter Whole Planet Foundation compiles field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products. With a small loan – the current average first loan size is $174 – an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a business, often home-based, and generate income for herself and her family. 

Transformational Workplace Giving Programs Increase Employee Engagement and Participation

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Want to start an employee giving campaign this year? You're running out of time to get started! Contact us now to launch a donation campaign for your team this year.

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Want to start an employee giving campaign this year? You're running out of time to get started! Contact us now to launch a donation campaign for your team this year.

GM, National Business League, Comerica Bank and Initiative for a Competitive Inner City Partner on Black Technical Assistance Initiative

Tuition-free program offers executive education, training, mentorship to Detroit’s small business owners
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August 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Motors, the National Business League, and Comerica Bank have partnered with Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to offer a free executive education and virtual training program designed to help strengthen and grow Detroit’s Black-owned small businesses.

Social Value & Social Return on Investment (SROI) Accreditation Training

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October training dates have been added! Click here to register

Social Value & Social Return on Investment (SROI) Accredited Practitioner training is the essential course for all working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  This includes sustainability experts, ESG leads, impact investors, academics, evaluators and charitable, non-profit and social enterprise program leads.  

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