Finance & Investment CSR News

What It Means When the World’s Largest Asset Manager Rings a Warning Bell About the Financial Risks of Climate Change

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, in his annual letter released this week to CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies wrote: “I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”  I

Developing New Pathways to Catalyze Inclusive Growth

Digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade.
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By: Carlos Monteverde

According to the World Economic Forum, digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade – but what will that look like, and who will it reach? We are seeing a number of new companies and new business models transform the way consumers gain access to goods and services, and many of them may have a profound impact on financial inclusion.

General Motors Appoints Dane Parker as Chief Sustainability Officer

New position created to accelerate company’s plans for a zero emissions future
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DETROIT, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced it has appointed Dane Parker as the company’s chief sustainability officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Parker, currently vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his current role with the newly-created position as chief sustainability officer. In this role, he will lead a company-wide sustainability strategy, including integration of the company’s goal to reach a zero emissions future.

Facebook – Another Moral Dilemma

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by Francis G. Coleman, CBIS (recently retired after 32 years)

A Pew Research study revealed that social media is king when it comes to the news. In the US, 72 percent of millennials read the news via their Facebook, Twitter feed, and other social networking sites. Only 21 percent of people aged 50+ do the same. The older generation predominantly consumes news via their television.

DOZN™ 2.0: A Quantitative Green Chemistry Evaluator

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Green chemistry is the concept of developing chemical products and processes that reduce the use and generation of hazardous materials, minimize waste and decrease demand on diminishing resources. Paul Anastas and John Warner developed the 12 Principles of Green Chemistry— the global framework that has served as the foundation for green chemistry(1).

Wells Fargo and Enterprise Community Partners Launch the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge

Competition will award $12 million in grants for six innovative proposals that advance creative housing affordability solutions
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SAN FRANCISCO and COLUMBIA, Md., January 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo and Enterprise Community Partners today opened the application process for the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a nationwide search for the most innovative, scalable and viable ideas to increase housing affordability solutions.

BlackRock CEO Letter on Sustainable Investing Is a Game Changer for the Global Investor and Corporate Community

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BOSTON, January 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ - CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter released today announcing that sustainability is at the center of BlackRock’s investment practices is a major turning point for the world’s largest asset manager, representing nearly $7 trillion in assets under management, Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber said. 

Northern Trust's Global Sustainable Investing Team

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Northern Trust has developed in-house, specialized expertise through our longterm commitment to social, environmental and fnancial integrity. Our sustainable investing team is responsible for ESG research, innovation, product development and product management across our array of asset class capabilities. It proactively develops new ideas to ensure the centrality of sustainable investing thinking to our business development.

How Fifth Third Bank Uses Its Financial Strengths to Create Positive Impact

By Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO
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Our business impact goes beyond the financial - to environmental, social, and governance issues. I am excited to start the year by featuring Fifth Third Bank's corporate citizenship in the Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship's magazine. Fifth Third's financial strength creates positive impact for our employees, our customers and in the communities we serve.

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January Is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, restricted access to participation in the democratic process. These are just some of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty, but we can eradicate poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, "Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings."

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