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JPMorgan Chase’s Investment in Detroit to Reach $150 Million

Pace of Detroit’s progress allowed firm to accelerate initial $100 million investment and make valuable impact on the city’s recovery
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DETROIT, May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced that it will expand the firm’s commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, expecting it to reach $150 million by 2019. The announcement comes as the firm exceeded its initial $100 million, five-year investment two years ahead of schedule. The firm has been able to accelerate its investment to support Detroit’s recovery due to strong collaboration between civic, business, and nonprofit leadership, as well as improving economic conditions in the city.

New Project Reveals Science Behind Trump Voters' America

Capital Institute's Field Guide to a Regenerative Economy reveals the science behind the revitalization of Tottenville and similarly-neglected communities of Americans who self-identify as voiceless and forgotten.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y., May 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Seventy percent of New York City voters threw their support behind Hilary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and yet 70 percent of Staten Islanders voted for President Donald Trump. No community better represents this dichotomy between New York City’s inner and outer boroughs than Tottenville, a Staten Island hamlet once known as The Town the Oyster Built and now called—by some residents—Forgottenville.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

EY EMEIA Financial Services Releases its 2016 Sustainability Report: 'Our Sustainability Journey'

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EY continues its sustainability journey with its latest report exploring the six material issues the financial services industry is facing, and reflects on their journey with their clients, people and communities.
 

Nordic Stock Exchanges recommend GRI Standards

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In March 2017, Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges issued a framework to support their listed companies to meet ESG disclosure requirements. The guidance has a strong reference to GRI’s sustainability reporting framework, and it reflects the recommendations of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), in which GRI is also an active contributor.

Sustainability Leaders Issue Call-to-Action to CEOs

The PRI and the UN Global Compact call for more sustainability around Corporate Pensions
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New York, 20 April 2017 /3BL Media/  – The leaders of the world's two largest corporate and investor sustainability initiatives today called on CEOs to ensure their corporate pension plans – an untapped sustainability area – adopt responsible investing policies – highlighting concrete benefits including improved investment performance, fulfilling fiduciary duty and managing regulatory risk and boosting corporate sponsor credibility.

Multipliers of Prosperity | Agents of Change

MetLife Foundation & Swisscontact promote technology to accelerate financial inclusion
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MetLife Foundation Partners with WSJ Custom Studios

By WSJ. Custom Studios
At the end of a winding dirt road in Gazipur, Bangladesh, women crowd into a fluorescent-lit stall. One of them, Khodaza Khatun, is providing her fingerprints for a tiny biometric scanner. One by one, she presses her fingers on the machine, pausing to adjust the folds of her peach-colored sari. When she’s finished, she’ll have opened her first bank account.

GRI is Strengthening Ties with the Investment Community

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Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI and James Zhan, Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), met at the GRI Standards launch event in Zurich for the signing of an Exchange of Letters on Wednesday 29 March. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding already in 2008, GRI and the UNCTAD are deepening their collaboration and establishing a strategic partnership on responsible investment.

Business Schools Innovate in Sustainability Education - The Minute

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As sustainability in its various forms becomes more integrated into business practices and strategies, business schools are adapting their programs to better prepare the sustainability professionals of the future. McGill University in Montreal is a good example.

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