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“Faftai!” Covid Revival Loans Finance Kava Microentrepreneurs in Vanuatu

by Claire Kelly, Regional Director for West Africa/MENA & Interim Regional Director for Asia
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Since 2012, Lorina had worked at her own tourism business, selling souvenirs to tourists, particularly those who would arrive on cruise ships to Port Vila.  Lorina joined Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Vanuatu in 2017.  She had previously been involved with a different microfinance program, however she found that SPBD gave longer loan terms which made the loan easier for her to repay.  She is now the Secretary for her SPBD group.  This means that she has responsibilities to count the group’s cash and make sure all accounts are reconc

NextDecade and Project Canary Launch GHG Measurement and Certification Framework, First for Global LNG Industry

Press Release

HOUSTON and DENVER, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) (NASDAQ: NEXT) and Project Canary announced today the formation of a joint pilot project for monitoring, reporting, and independent third-party measurement and certification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  

Driving Packaging Sustainability From the Start

Fabien Thibault, global manager, product and packaging sustainability at MilliporeSigma
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Across industries, sustainability is becoming an increasing expectation. From reducing emissions to increasing recycling, both businesses and consumers are looking for ways in which they can reduce their environmental impact. But when it comes to products and packaging in the life science industry, developing sustainable solutions while meeting transit and safety regulation requirements is an ongoing challenge.

Now, imagine the complexity of executing this process for more than 300,000 products and 2.5 million SKUs along with associated packaging.

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.

China's Green (Investment) Revolution

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As China moves to make good on carbon targets, it will turn increasingly toward a large scale green investment strategy across its economy.

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As China moves to make good on carbon targets, it will turn increasingly toward a large scale green investment strategy across its economy.

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.

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
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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

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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. 

Digging Deep: A Celebration of Asia-Pacific Field Officers in Whole Planet Foundation's Portfolio

by Stephanie Manciagli, Program Manager Latin America and Caribbean
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Repeating daily affirmations, aloud and silently, has been an important practice for me since I was young, when I began to learn how to not just be aware of my patterns and inner dialogue but to play a conscious role in shaping them.

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