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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.

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

Fifth Third Foundation Announces Recipients of $1.2 Million in Grants for Black, Woman-owned Businesses

Grants Made Available Through Innovation Meets Main Street Program
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CINCINNATI, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Fifth Third Foundation today announced the recipients of $1.2 million in grants for Black, woman-owned businesses and the organizations that serve them through the Innovation Meets Main Street: Boosting Black, Woman-owned Businesses program, which was announced in September 2020.

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. 

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
Press Release

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.  

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
Press Release

SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

Sustainable Equity Issue: Schneider Electric's €650m Sustainability-linked Convertible Bonds

The new KPI bonds
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While structured equity was late to the ESG party, with the first green convertible bond by a European company only arriving in 2020, it caught up quickly. When EDF printed its convert in September it was the biggest green bond from a European corporate in any format. Yet it was the world’s first sustainability-linked convertible bond from Schneider Electric that most advanced ESG issuance.

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