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Ceres Investor Water Toolkit

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The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to resources, databases, case studies and other tools for all investors to use, from pension funds to endowments to asset managers. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with more than 40 institutional investors from across the globe and is the ultimate resource on water integration written for investors by investors.

 

New Ceres Report Calls on Corporate Boards to Oversee Sustainability Risks As Global Climate and Water Crises Worsen

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November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres calls on corporate boards to systematically and explicitly oversee environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in order to keep their businesses resilient in the face of growing global climate and water crises.

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.

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.

The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know

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Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land.

As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land use, agricultural commodities will be hit hard if harmful land use practices are not stopped.

Wells Fargo Donates $400,000 for Housing and Revitalization Efforts in Sacramento

Sacramento NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards grants to five nonprofits serving the local community
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $400,000 in donations to five local nonprofits to support housing and neighborhood revitalization for Sacramento residents.

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.

Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal Launch Finance Forward

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

Majority of Small Businesses Show Customer Appreciation by Giving to Communities, TD Bank Study Finds

In an increasingly digital age, in-person and written 'thank yous' still dominate
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CHERRY HILL, N.J., August 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ – According to a recent survey, 73 percent of small businesses provide support to local charitable and communal causes to show their commitment to giving back and to express appreciation to customers and the community. The study, conducted by TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®, revealed that even though small businesses typically have fewer resources than larger companies, they still donate money, time and resources to support these causes.

Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 for Chicago Housing, Education and Neighborhood Revitalization

Chicago NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four nonprofits serving the Austin community
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CHICAGO, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $500,000 in donations to four local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood revitalization for Chicago residents.

“The work being done by these nonprofits will empower families and individuals by providing new opportunities in key areas such as housing, education, community resources and more,” said Nirag Patel, Wells Fargo community banking district manager in Chicago. “We’re hopeful this effort will make a positive impact in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.”

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