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Protecting Our Food Supply

Let's dispel three myths about the food supply chain
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Karl Deily | Sealed Air 

Today approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area, and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up two-thirds of the population.

With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources.

Arrow Electronics Spotlights the Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey at Denver Startup Week

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DENVER, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics hosted “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” at General Assembly during this year’s Denver Startup Week 2017, offering an inside look at how two successful entrepreneurs overcame the challenges of developing and bringing smart, connected internet of things (IoT) products to market.

EARN in Partnership with MetLife Foundation and Other Funders Approaches Millionth Dollar Saved Nationally

EARN launches SaverLife nationwide
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DALLAS, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – EARN announced today at #FinCon17 that SaverLife, EARN’s user-centric savings platform initially launched in San Francisco, is on track to pass a million dollars saved by users. To celebrate this milestone, EARN is launching SaverLife nationwide today. Designed to serve consumers making an average income of $25,000, SaverLife is transforming the way low-to-moderate income Americans can use financial technology to save money. More information is available at SaverLife.org.

Barclays | Gamechangers: Alpha Exchange

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Can you tell us about your business? 

We launched Alpha Exchange in 2016, with a co-founding team of three members who had both asset management and technical backgrounds.

Alpha Exchange is an intelligence network that helps asset managers and institutional investors cut through the market noise and make better informed financial investment decisions. We connect consumers of research with providers of content, in a collaborative platform for investment insight.

GRI’s Collaboration With PRI Boosts Responsible Investment and Action Towards the SDGs

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GRI’s Chief Executive Tim Mohin and PRI’s Managing Director Fiona Reynolds signed a collaboration agreement on September 19 in New York.​

GRI Impact Story: Sustainability Reporting "Fundamental" For Triodos Bank to Manifest Purpose

Interview with James Niven
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The Dutch-based Triodos Bank is one of the world’s most sustainable financial institutions. Its mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. We spoke with James Niven, Head of Corporate Affairs at Triodos Bank, to find out what role sustainability reporting plays in how the bank pursues its mission.

Small and Medium Business Owners Are Cautiously Optimistic About Sustainability in the U.S.

Top insights from national Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey
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ATLANTA, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Cox Enterprises released the results of the national Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, which identified that small and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners are cautiously optimistic about sustainability in the United States. The survey, commissioned by Cox Enterprises, is a national study that examines SMB owners’ insights on sustainability.

Dear Cities: Resist Amazon's HQ2

There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”).
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There is something untoward about the feeding frenzy we are witnessing as cities across the country vie to be the site of Amazon’s second headquarters (“HQ2”). Amazon, after all, is the poster child for driving, first, independent booksellers and then retailers out of business, hollowing out communities across America.

Microfinance in the Face of Adversity: Emergency Loans in Cameroon

By Brian Doe, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
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During annual field visits to our microfinance partners, we often see them searching for better ways to help their clients. Unexpected household shocks can seriously jeopardize the livelihoods of the poorest entrepreneurs and their families. The microfinance sector may be in its infancy in successfully providing access to financial products to buffer the effects of devastating health emergencies, floods, droughts, fires and other disasters, but we have seen innovative approaches from partners all over the world designed to mitigate these unexpected events.

UN Secretary-General and Global CEOs Accelerate Shift to Sustainable Finance

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres: US$3-5 trillion annual investment needed to finance the 2030 Agenda; private finance and investment absolutely essential to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Finance Summit in New York announced for September 2018

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UN Secretary-General António Guterres: US$3-5 trillion annual investment needed to finance the 2030 Agenda; private finance and investment absolutely essential to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Finance Summit in New York announced for September 2018

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