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Black & Veatch Joins SEIA Effort to Prevent Forced Labor in the Solar Supply Chain

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February 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Black & Veatch, a global leader in power infrastructure solutions, has joined a coalition of 175 solar companies in signing a pledge to oppose the use of forced labor in the solar supply chain. 

Land Betterment Corporation Commences the Monetization of Impacted Land Swap Credits through its Land Betterment Exchange

The Company’s Environmental Solutions division is driving innovation in land reclamation and repurposing
Press Release

FISHERS, Ind.,  February 3, 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 that the Company’s Environmental Solutions division is driving innovation and efficiencies in reclaiming former coal mining and industrial lands through the launch of its Land Betterment Exchange (“LBX”).

Shifting Attitudes and the Impact of Racial Injustice Conversations

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This year, more VC firms assigned greater value to the investment opportunity that multicultural-founded companies present, and say that they are more likely to invest in multicultural- and women-founded companies in the coming year.

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This year, more VC firms assigned greater value to the investment opportunity that multicultural-founded companies present, and say that they are more likely to invest in multicultural- and women-founded companies in the coming year.

CBRE Global Investors Closes First Bond Issuance in EMEA, Based on Green Credentials

Press Release

LONDON, January 29, 2021 /3BL Media / – A fund sponsored by CBRE Global Investors has priced its inaugural Green Eurobond debt offering of senior unsecured notes raising €500 million. The issuance marks the first ever Issuance Direct from a SICAV Structure in the Investment Grade Corporate Bond Market, as well as the first issuance executed directly from a fund-level entity.

Navigating COVID-19 in Bhutan: Providing Additional Capital to RENEW Microfinance Private Limited

by Claire Kelly, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for West Africa/Middle East
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, many of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners (MFIs) have faced increasing demands from clients for both loans and savings withdrawals.  At the same time, many clients have faced difficulties in making repayments on their existing loans due to slowed business activity and/or travel restrictions and lockdowns.  In response to these constraints, Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partners have been working to provide as much flexibility for microcredit clients as they can.  This effort has included responses such as grace periods and restructured lo

Retool Your School Program to Grant $1 Million to 30 HBCUs

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After experiencing a year filled with uncertainty and unrest, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) remain crucial for minority students. According to UNCF, not only do HBCUs account for 17 percent of bachelor’s degrees earned by African Americans across the U.S., but they also generate more than 135,000 jobs. 

Get the Right Results by Doing the Right Thing

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The turbulent events of year 2020 have fundamentally changed the way many people see the world. They have stirred up a growing desire for change and for action to tackle the burning issues confronting us, such as climate change, inequality, and injustice.

Victory Hemp Launches Campaign to Finance Regenerative Hemp Production

CrowdFarming Allows Everyday People to Invest in Sustainable Farming
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Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

Press Release

Victory Hemp has partnered with Steward, the world's first CrowdFarming platform™, to launch a campaign to finance regenerative hemp grain production. Crowdfunding through Steward is set up as a loan, not a donation, so everyday people can invest in sustainable agriculture and earn healthy returns. 

Visit the Steward project page now to read the details of this compelling story, including the challenges that regenerative hemp farmers are experiencing with the U.S. banking industry, and to learn of the lending opportunities available through this campaign (the minimum investment is $100). 

https://gosteward.com/projects/victory-hemp-foods/financing-u-s-regenerative-hemp-grain-production

Secrets of Success: Northern Trust's Evans on Tools for the C-Suite, Manager Diversity

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There was a moment in my discussion with Northern Trust’s Kimberly Evans that I was reminded this was the conversation C-Suite executives should be having with their Black leadership.

The story is so much more than how she arrived within the financial services industry. There was a lot of what she said that I can empathize with in my own career, so I definitely got it.

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