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General Mills Becomes First U.S. Consumer Packaged Goods Company to Enter Into a Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced it has renewed its five-year $2.7 billion revolving credit facility, which now includes a pricing structure that is tied to environmental impact metrics. General Mills is the first U.S. consumer packaged goods company to put in place a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

PNC Launches Low Cash Mode(SM) To Address $17 Billion In Industry Overdraft Fees

Summary: 
  • New Virtual Wallet® Feature Gives Control to Avoid Overdraft Fees
  • PNC Customers Reduce Fees by 60% on Average in Recent Pilot
  • PNC Expects to Drive Long-Term Growth via this Significant Enhancement to the Customer Experience
Press Release
  • New Virtual Wallet® Feature Gives Control to Avoid Overdraft Fees
  • PNC Customers Reduce Fees by 60% on Average in Recent Pilot
  • PNC Expects to Drive Long-Term Growth via this Significant Enhancement to the Customer Experience

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
Press Release

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. 

Chesapeake Energy and Project Canary Announce Multi-basin Responsibly Sourced Gas Partnership

With Project Canary’s independent, trusted technology, Chesapeake Energy will produce responsibly sourced gas from Marcellus and Haynesville shale plays
Press Release

DENVER and OKLAHOMA CITY, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Project Canary and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CHK) launched a pilot partnership to produce certified responsibly sourced natural gas (RSG) at select well pads in the Marcellus and Haynesville shales, the companies announced today.

FinTech for Government: How Booz Allen and Federal Leaders Are Rethinking Administration and Regulation

Article

As fintech innovations like cryptocurrency impact everything from regulatory compliance to financial inclusion, government agencies are challenged to modernize their systems and keep up. Meanwhile, they must keep their existing finance-related activities efficiently running amid flat or reduced IT budgets, siloed systems, and aging legacy technologies.

PayPal to Reach Net-zero Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 2040

by Sri Shivananda, Chief Technology Officer, PayPal
Press Release

We all must do our part when it comes to protecting the health of our planet, and this includes the need for corporations to take meaningful action. At PayPal, we understand that achieving climate stability is vital to fulfilling our mission to drive financial health and inclusion for all global citizens. Environmental sustainability is critical when it comes to managing our impact, mobilizing our workforce, and driving innovation on our platform.

Project Canary Receives Series A Funding From Leading Venture Capital Firms

Quantum Energy Partners, Global Reserve Group and Energy Impact Partners to fund Denver-based emissions monitoring and data startup as ESG-driven market for Responsibly Sourced Gas grows
Press Release

DENVER, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Quantum Energy Partners (QEP), Global Reserve Group (GRG) and Energy Impact Partners (EIP) have invested $10 million in Project Canary, a Denver-based B-Corp (approval pending), focused on delivering independent, trusted, continuous emissions monitoring and environmental, social, governance (ESG) data across the energy, manufacturing, and waste management sectors.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
Press Release

SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Fund Women Entrepreneurs for International Women's Day During Women's History Month

Blog

Whole Planet Foundation's International Women’s Day virtual event during Women’s History Month had 600 participants come together during March to expand women’s opportunities through access to entrepreneurship. 

The ABC's of ESG

Multimedia with summary

Hosts
Steve Soter, Drew Deubner, Darcie Brossart

Duration
21 minutes

Key Takeaways
Never heard of environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG)? Well, it likely won’t be long before your finance team will be required to report on it. Smart teams are already starting. Darcie Brossart joins Drew Deubner and Steve Soter to discuss what to look out for.

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