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BNY Mellon Debuts Service to Evaluate Environmental, Social and Governance Factors in Investment Performance

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — BNY Mellon today announced the launch of a range of reporting tools that will enable clients to track their portfolio investments based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles. The new reports are being introduced at a time when an increasing number of institutional investors are exploring how ESG and other types of sustainability data can help them fine-tune their risk management practices and investment decisions.

Climate Change Matters to Investors and Leaders

by Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, and Vaibhav Tandon
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I was born too early to benefit much from Sesame Street, but I still loved The Muppets. Kermit the Frog was my favorite character; alternatively in full control and overwhelmed, Kermit struggled to make sense of the nonsensical. To this day, there are times that I feel confronted with the same challenge.

Kermit produced numerous pearls of wisdom, such as: 

“Beware of advice from experts, pigs, and members of Parliament.” 

“It’s nice to be important. But it’s important to be nice.” 

PepsiCo is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Natural Brands Donate More than $1 Million Since 2007
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This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in the Foundation’s top giving levels are collectively donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

Numi Organic Tea is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Numi Foundation Celebrates People, Planet & Possibility on International Women’s Day
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Numi Organic Tea is a new member of Whole Planet Foundation’s Supplier Alliance for Microcredit, donating $50,000 this year to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Video | Weleda is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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Weleda is a second-year member of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual $50,000 Fund, alleviating global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

These 5 Brands Will Each Donate $100,000 this Year to Alleviate Global Poverty

Funding Her Future through Whole Planet Foundation
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This year, Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign aims to raise $4 million to fund microcredit loans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s Prosperity Campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in our top giving levels are donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.

Supplier Alliance for Microcredit Partners are Funding Her Future

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign aims to raise $4 million dollars to fund people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s Prosperity Campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in our top giving levels are donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

Xylem Signs First-of-its-Kind Revolving Credit Facility in U.S. to Couple Interest Rates with Sustainability Performance

Milestone deal includes favorable credit terms linked to sustainability performance and rating
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RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced execution of its new $800 million Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility. With this transaction, Xylem has replaced its five-year $600 million revolving credit facility, while adding a sustainability-linked pricing mechanism to the new facility.

Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings Is #FundingHer Future Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings is the founding member of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual $100,000 Fund. To date, Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings has donated $600,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Wells Fargo Invests $18.5 Million in Grants to Ease Small BusinessStress and Expand Access to Capital

Latest Diverse Community Capital funding helps diverse small businesses start and grow across U.S., including Puerto Rico
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo announced $18.5 million in grants today to nine Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) so they can unlock capital or increase training to diverse small businesses across the U.S. Two CDFIs are receiving awards to continue their work supporting entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

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