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M&T Bank Corporation Releases Inaugural ESG Report

Highlights continued commitment to communities
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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - M&T Bank Corporation (M&T Bank) today released its 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report [mtb.com/esg]. The first-ever annual formal disclosure highlights M&T’s efforts to meaningfully impact the communities it serves. The bank aims for transparency, making data more readily available, and accountability, tracking its impact and future progress.

Do ESG Scores Really Matter? The Answer May Surprise You

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In competitive sports, any losing team that dares dish out trash-talk toward its opponent is likely to be met with a simple one-word response: “scoreboard.” That’s because, at the end of the day, the score is the only thing that matters.

Modern businesses are often inclined to take a similar approach when it comes to ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance: They tailor their strategies around that seemingly all-important ESG score, hoping that its authority will quell any related concerns from investors, customers, employees, and the like.

The Black Economic Alliance Foundation Launches Entrepreneurs Fund Anchored by Wells Fargo

New $50M evergreen investment fund will support the development of Black entrepreneurs and businesses, providing catalytic investments with a focus on closing the racial wealth gap
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WASHINGTON, May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Black Economic Alliance Foundation (BEA), in collaboration with Wells Fargo, launched the Black Economic Alliance Entrepreneurs Fund (BEA Entrepreneurs Fund) to accelerate the growth of Black entrepreneurs and business owners. The $50 million evergreen fund will provide seed, start-up, and early-stage capital to businesses founded and led by Black entrepreneurs.

Franklin Templeton Part of Corporate Call to Action That Announced New Commitments to Improve Economic and Racial Equity in Financial Services Industry and the Economy

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Franklin Templeton and fellow members of the Corporate Call to Action: Coalition for Equity & Opportunity (CCA), a corporate social justice initiative launched by the Connecticut Office of the Treasurer in partnership with the Ford Foundation, announced four new commitments to improve economic and racial equity in the financial services industry and the economy at large.

MilliporeSigma Honors Earth Day Today and Every Day

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MilliporeSigma believes taking a holistic approach to sustainability helps scientists take big steps toward smaller footprints. Learn more about our efforts here.

“Faftai!” Covid Revival Loans Finance Kava Microentrepreneurs in Vanuatu

by Claire Kelly, Regional Director for West Africa/MENA & Interim Regional Director for Asia
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Since 2012, Lorina had worked at her own tourism business, selling souvenirs to tourists, particularly those who would arrive on cruise ships to Port Vila.  Lorina joined Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Vanuatu in 2017.  She had previously been involved with a different microfinance program, however she found that SPBD gave longer loan terms which made the loan easier for her to repay.  She is now the Secretary for her SPBD group.  This means that she has responsibilities to count the group’s cash and make sure all accounts are reconc

Global Initiative Grows to 87 Investors Managing $37 Trillion, With the World's Three Largest Asset Managers Now Committing to Net Zero Goal

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

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Ahead of Earth Day and Leaders Summit on Climate, the Net Zero Asset Managers initiative announces it now includes BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street Global Advisors Asset managers promise to work with clients to reach net zero emissions by 2050 or sooner and set 2030 emissions reduction targets

NextDecade and Project Canary Launch GHG Measurement and Certification Framework, First for Global LNG Industry

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HOUSTON and DENVER, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) (NASDAQ: NEXT) and Project Canary announced today the formation of a joint pilot project for monitoring, reporting, and independent third-party measurement and certification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  

Ninety One Continues Expansion Across Us Institutional Team With West Coast Hire

Sasha Talcott joins firm, based in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an independent, active global investment manager, announced the appointment of its new Institutional Regional Director for the West Coast, Sasha Talcott, CFA. In this role, Ms. Talcott is responsible for leading the West Coast Institutional business development efforts which includes cultivating and managing relationships and representing Ninety One’s investment strategies to institutional investors and their respective consultants. Ms.

Land Betterment Corporation Secures Initial Funding of its Impact Notes

Growth capital will support job creation and sustainable economic development throughout Central Appalachian and Midwest communities
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FISHERS, Ind., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media / Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced the Company has successfully secured a commitment of $3.0 million of funding under its Impact Note. 

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