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Scotiabank Women Initiative Commits $3 Billion to Women-led Businesses

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The Scotiabank Women Initiative is prioritizing equality by making change happen for women entrepreneurs. We launched the program on December 5, 2018, and on September 25, 2019, the program announced it will allocate $3 billion in funding to women-led business in Canada over its first three years.

Morgan Stanley Survey Finds Investor Enthusiasm for Sustainable Investing at an All-Time High

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• 85% of U.S. individual investors now express interest in sustainable investing strategies. 

• As the market matures, individual investors seek more product choices that match their interests and impact measurement capabilities. 

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• 85% of U.S. individual investors now express interest in sustainable investing strategies. 

• As the market matures, individual investors seek more product choices that match their interests and impact measurement capabilities. 

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Partners commit $275,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission.

United Nations Global Compact Launches Network of Chief Financial Officers to Direct Funds Towards Sustainable Development Goals

Growing momentum for sustainable finance as world leaders meet for UN General Assembly
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UNITED NATIONS, September 27, 2019 /3BL Media/— The United Nations Global Compact has launched the first network for Chief Financial Officers focused on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals through corporate strategy and investments.

Financial Literacy and Support - Aligning Community Impact With the Sustainable Development Goals

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Financial stability for individuals and families is a key factor underpinning achievement of many of the Sustainable Development Goals including SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10.

For those living without financial stability, the absence of the essential habits to get on the path to financial stability can be the biggest barrier to success. The road to financial empowerment includes personal financial skills development through example and experience.

Moody’s Ari Lehavi Speaks on Lending to Small Business Owners

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Ari Lehavi, Executive Director at Moody’s Analytics, spoke on a panel at Aspen Network of Developing Entrepreneurs’ (ANDE’s) annual conference in September, on ways to support small and growing businesses in emerging markets.

ANDE’s conferences and convenings bring together investors, capacity development providers, foundations, banks, corporations, DFIs and research institutions focused on helping small and growing businesses.

Here's to 30 Years!

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September 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ We welcome you to join Ceres as we mark our 30th anniversary on Monday, October 21 in New York City with a special celebration and sustainably-sourced dinner at Pier Sixty. You'll hear from distinguished honorees and gain exclusive access to some of the most influential investor, corporate and capital market leaders.

Deeds Must Follow the Words of the Business Roundtable

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By Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres

Words are empty unless they are followed by deeds. We need to keep this in mind as investors, business leaders and other stakeholders parse a much-ballyhooed “The Purpose of a Corporation” statement released last week by more than 180 chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations.

Data-Driven Outcomes Move Non-Profits to the Head of the Class

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Non-profits know that producing outcomes is key to securing meaningful partner support and funding.  Even when the non-profit gets results, many struggle to provide a clear picture of the positive impact they create. 

Limited data expertise, staff resources and inadequate data management tools are primary challenges to valid and clear outcomes reporting.  Another more vexing challenge is the fact that most non-profit professionals, along with their boards, partners and funders, are not trained in interpreting program data.

Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

Summary: 
  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers
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  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

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