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Costa Crociere Foundation and Sahara Forest Project Join Forces for Sustainable Farming in the Desert of Jordan

For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.
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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

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For the first time guests onboard Costa Cruises and AIDA Cruises ships calling at Aqaba, Jordan, will taste vegetables produced by using saltwater and solar power in the desert. The initiative contributes to the revegetation of desert areas in Jordan.

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

Alaska Homeownership to Get $3.3 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT program to offer homebuyer education plus $10,000 down payment assistance grants for Alaska homebuyers; $12,500 grants for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member NeighborWorks Alaska HomeOwnership Center today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will launch for Alaska with a $3.3 million philanthropic commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership.

Morgan Stanley Launches Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ – A Sustainable Investing Analytics and Reporting Application

The Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ application gives Wealth Management clients new customizable insights into the social and environmental impact of their investment portfolios
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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

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.”

People Power Microcredit: Behind the Scenes in Latin America

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This year, we are bringing you People Power Microcredit, a newsletter series that goes behind the scenes to show you the incredible people driving our mission forward. You will meet volunteers, Field Credit Officers, Whole Planet Foundation Team Members, and others dedicated to eradicating poverty and empowering entrepreneurs. This month, meet two field credit officers in Latin America who received recent nominations for Whole Planet Foundation’s Field Credit Officer Awards in their region.

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Wells Fargo Donates Additional $7.9 Million for Small Business Growth

Diverse Community Capital program already supports 16,000 business loans, helped create more than 103,000 jobs across country
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo announced another new boost to diverse small businesses today with $7.9 million in grants from its Diverse Community Capital program, which offers

Scotiabank Boosting Sustainability Commitment with Closing of Inaugural Green Bond Offering

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TORONTO, July 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS or the Bank) announced today the closing of its inaugural USD 500 million 3.5-year Green Bond offering (the Green Bonds), boosting its commitment to Sustainable Business and creating a better future for all.

FedEx Express Rewards Young Entrepreneurs Ready to Access New Markets

FedEx Express Awards Student-Run Company FedEx Access Award At JA Europe Company of the Year Competition
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July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), awarded its signature FedEx Access Award to student-run company Entella, from Turkey, at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Lille, France on 5 July 2019.

Entella, a company established by 10 students from Turkey, took home the award for its development of a solar energy pump that filters water to remove solid waste.

Amy Harder: Investments in Nuclear Power + Plastics

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If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? OK, now what if it were $100 billion? Today on Sea Change Radio, we are talking with Amy Harder, environment and climate reporter for Axios, about where some titans of industry are investing their money and the environmental impact it might have. You might be surprised to learn, for example, that Bill Gates has been pouring some of his considerable wealth into the nuclear energy sector. Harder recently interviewed Gates about his estimated half a billion dollar investment into TerraPower.

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