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Whole Planet Foundation Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs

Virtual Event to Alleviate Poverty Launches March 7th
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Whole Planet Foundation is celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs during March 7-8 with a virtual event in honor

CIT Serves As Co-lead Arranger on $93.3 Million Battery Storage Portfolio

Press Release

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) recently announced that its Power and Energy business served as a co-lead arranger on a $93.3 million financing for a portfolio of six battery energy storage systems located in Texas.

ESG and Sustainable Investing

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CFA Society Chicago member Monique Thanos, CFA, talks with Emily Lawrence, Director of Sustainable Investing at Northern Trust Asset Management on the evolution of ESG in investing.

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Northern Trust Accounts for ESG Factors Now in the Spotlight

by LIZ SKINNER
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Mike Hunstad, head of quantitative strategies for Northern Trust Asset Management, has watched socially responsible investing move way beyond negative screens that defined the space 30 years ago and he contends that investors “can have their cake and eat it too.” 

Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Ultra-Short Sterling ESG Strategy

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LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, has recently launched its Sterling Ultra-Short ESG strategy, expanding its cash segmentation suite to cater to the varying investment horizons for investors, whilst incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors.

Land Betterment Corporation's Land Betterment Exchange Featured on Inside Indiana Business

Statewide business network highlights the Company’s efforts in creating an efficient marketplace for environmental and social investments
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FISHERS, Ind., February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced its featured article on Inside Indiana Business highlighting its Land Betterment Exchange (LBX).    

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

4 Steps to Sustainable Investing

These four steps can guide a dynamic sustainable investing strategy for the long term.
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For institutional asset owners, the case for incorporating sustainable investing into portfolio management is only getting stronger. As the wide-ranging implications of sustainability issues, such as public health, climate change and social justice, become more apparent, so too have they become essential to effectively assessing investment risks and opportunities.

Moody's - Sustainable Bond Issuance to Hit a Record $650 Billion in 2021

Summary: 
  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021
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  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021

Limited Partner Buy-In Is Key for Making Diversity a Priority

LPs inhabit a unique position to encourage VCs to invest in more diverse-founded companies.
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The past year has seen only a modest increase in VCs’ perception that investing in companies with women and/or multicultural entrepreneurs is a priority to their LPs, from 55% in 2019 to 59% in 2020. To change investing behavior, LPs must fully and openly embrace the importance and financial benefits of investing in more women- and multicultural-founded companies. Equally important, LPs who feel strongly about making diversity a priority should convey that expectation to their VCs and consider setting concrete targets for investing in women- and multicultural-founded companies.

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