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43 New Asset Managers Commit to Net Zero Emissions Goal

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Net Zero Asset Managers initiative now has 73 signatories representing $32 trillion in AUM, 36 percent of the global total

Signatories will work in collaboration with clients to achieve 2030 emissions reduction targets and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner

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Net Zero Asset Managers initiative now has 73 signatories representing $32 trillion in AUM, 36 percent of the global total

Signatories will work in collaboration with clients to achieve 2030 emissions reduction targets and reach net zero by 2050 or sooner

EU Sustainability Standards Could Achieve Global Alignment

GRI meets with EFRAG to set out opportunities for collaboration
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March 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - GRI has welcomed the opportunity to present how it can support and enable the corporate sustainability mandate being pursued by the European Commission.

ESG's Emerging Leading Role in Capital Markets

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Company management teams and boards are embracing positive environmental and social impact as an opportunity to drive growth and higher public-market valuations.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

Sustainable Investing Challenge Taps Grad Students for Innovation

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Sixteen teams of graduate students will pitch ideas that address critical social and environmental issues in the final round of the 2021 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

Astia Is Transforming the Way We Fund Businesses

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Astia is transforming how businesses are funded–providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures worldwide. Astia recently launched a $100M early-stage venture fund to address the extraordinary disparity in funding for companies that include women in founding or executive roles.

T. Rowe Price Launches First Impact Fund

New Global Impact Equity Fund is the firm’s first strategy allowing investors to pursue both financial gain and their environmental and social equity goals. The fund, offered initially to U.S. investors, will rely upon T. Rowe’s deep fundamental research
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March 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ-GS: TROW) today launched its first product giving investors the opportunity to simultaneously pursue their financial goals and to have a positive impact on the global environment and social equity issues. The T. Rowe Price Global Impact Equity Fund recognizes the significant, secular changes afoot in financial markets as many investors seek to marry these goals and as corporations, investors and other stakeholders increasingly appreciate the link between societal good and financial performance.  

CIT Works With Carbonfund.org Foundation to Offset 2020 GHG Emissions via Investments in Carbon Offset Projects

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CIT expanded its commitment to sustainability by working with Carbonfund.org Foundation to offset 2020 GHG emissions via investments in carbon offset projects in NJ and FL, states where we have a significant business presence: https://bit.ly/3cbzGy0

Aflac Incorporated Announces Inaugural Sustainability Bond Issuance

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COLUMBUS, Ga., March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- Aflac Incorporated announced recently that it has closed its first sustainability bond, further reinforcing the company's longstanding commitment to uphold the core values of our "people-first" business approach that balances purpose and profit. The company's core values include reinforcing and operating with the utmost respect for our environment and the communities we serve.   

The company issued $400 million principal amount of 1.125% senior notes due 2026. 

Colorado Energy Organizations Launch First-of-its-Kind Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas Partnership

Utilizing Project Canary technology, pilot project brings together full energy value chain to responsibly deliver local energy to local communities
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DENVER, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A Colorado natural gas producer, an infrastructure operator and local municipal utility have entered into a first-of-its-kind Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG) pilot project with Project Canary, a Denver-based B-Corp focused on providing continuous emissions monitoring data and technologies across the energy sector.

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