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30 Years of RSF Social Finance

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We are thrilled to kick off our 30th anniversary celebration this month with the latest RSF Quarterly, which reflects on RSF’s transformation since 1984.

TD Leads Environmental Commitment with the TD Green Bond

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TORONTO, March 28, 2014 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group ("TD" or the "Bank") is proud to be the first commercial bank in Canada to offer a bond dedicated to funding green initiatives. Today - and led solely by TD Securities - the Bank launched the $500 million TD Green Bond maturing on April 3, 2017. Through the TD Green Bond, the Bank will now be able to offer investors an investment vehicle that supports environmental mandates while providing a market rate of return.

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Invest in Prosperity: Join Shared Value Innovators May 13-14 in New York

Business and social sector professionals reimagine the intersection of business and society at the Shared Value Leadership Summit
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Register for the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity to advance shared value in your organization and network with leaders in the field.

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Register for the Shared Value Leadership Summit: Investing in Prosperity to advance shared value in your organization and network with leaders in the field.

Who Will Pay For Climate Change Consequences?

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
Article

A number of initiatives, including the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Recovery and the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Index, have been developing models to assess climate risk at various scales.  The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development has been trying to put numbers on the cost of adaptation. The journal Nature Climate Change recently published a paper entitled “Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities” full of some very sobering numbers.

Announcing the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge Finalists

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The Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Kellogg School of Management and INSEAD announced the 10 finalist teams for the 2014 Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the preeminent global competition for students at business schools and other graduate programs to create market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges.

Could Climate Adaptation and Resilience be Obama’s ‘Moon Mission?’

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There has been much attention paid to President Obama’s comments about global warming in his Inaugural Speech. In it he focused on the key point that the countries that lead the clean energy transition will lead the global economy. Whether we like it or not, he implied, clean energy is the future. Instead of resisting it we should throw our enterprising spirit into it — or risk losing both economic and political power.

Measurabl: Corporate Reporting Made Easy(er)

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There's no magical formula for solving companies' growing lode of sustainability reporting requirements, but a startup just coming out of stealth mode is making a run at the problem.

The solution? A self-described "TurboTax for sustainability."

That's the mission of Measurabl (yes, that's the correct spelling), a spin-out of one of the world's largest real estate services companies. If it succeeds, it could ease a major pain point for corporate sustainability execs.

CERTIFICATION: Materiality GRI Defining Report Content for The Financial Services Sector - 11/20 at Baruch College in NYC

Join Hideki Suzuki of Bloomberg, Marjella Alma of GRI Focal Point USA, and Herbert Blank of S-Networks (TRCRI) at Baruch College Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity For This Special One Day Course.
Press Release

November 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 

*NEW IN THE USA: As part of this workshop, participants will receive their Certificate of completion of the “GRI Certified Training Module on Defining Report Content” directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

Deadlines Fast Approaching for Global Leaders To Engage with India’s Most Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs

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MUMBAI, India, September 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Deadlines are fast approaching for the 2013-2014 India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys, which will enable top executives, academics, and nonprofit leaders to discover how they can have their greatest positive impact on the world. Taking place this upcoming December and February, the India Social Entrepreneurship Journeys will take a hand selected groups of senior leaders on carefully curated 5-8 day experiences.

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