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GRID Alternatives Receives Grant to Expand Solar Power and Job Training Access Nationwide

The philanthropic grant from Illumina will support clean energy projects in four regions across the U.S., working towards tribal energy sovereignty and lower-cost utility bills for income-qualified homeowners around the nation
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SAN DIEGO, Calif., June 7, 2022 /3BL Media/ – Science and social justice join together to advance climate and environmental justice as GRID Alternatives, a nonprofit organization providing access to clean, affordable renewable energy, transportation, and jobs to the communities most often harmed by systemic oppression across the nation, announced a $500,000 grant with Illumina, a global leader in DNA sequencing and array- based technologies, headquartered in San Diego, CA.

Scotiabank's Net-Zero Research Fund Now Accepting Applications in Celebration of World Environment Day

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TORONTO, June 13, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of World Environment Day, Scotiabank is announcing that from now until July 14th, Scotiabank's Net-Zero Research Fund is accepting funding applications from think tanks and academic institutions that are supporting key sectors in the

Why Slow Money?

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by Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money

Some Thoughts on Fiduciary Responsibility, Mutually Assured Destruction and Small, Diversified Organic Farms

Since the slow money movement’s first low interest loan to a local organic farm in 2010, more than $80 million has flowed to over 800 small farms and local food businesses, via volunteer-led groups in a few dozen communities. Events of the last few years have emphatically accentuated our shared concerns.

Key4Women and SCORE Cleveland Sponsor Women-Owned Business Pitch Contest

Northeast Ohio start-up and existing WOB businesses will compete for $22,000 in awards
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CLEVELAND, June 3, 2022 /3BL Media/ – KeyBank’s Key4Women program and SCORE Cleveland are sponsoring a business pitch contest for women-owned businesses located in Northeast Ohio. The competition will take place October 4, 2022 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at Cuyahoga County Community College. Two track-opportunities for start-ups and existing businesses will be offered, with cash awards totaling $22,000.

Land Remediation 101: An Overview of the Problem and Solutions

By: LBX Editorial Team
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Similar to Crypto 101, this is an informative overview of what Land Remediation is. Can treat like a listicle if that’s easy. Want to cover the big terms, who are doing the polluting, current challenges, stats, etc. Couch this in why LBX has a solution to the problem and how people can get involved.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation Increases Investment To Prevent and End Youth Homelessness by 2030

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Homelessness rates continue to rise in Canada, where unhoused youth make up approximately 20% of the homeless population. Evidence suggests more than 50% of adults experiencing homelessness have their first instance before the age of 25, according to the Canadian publication, The Roadmap for the Prevention of Youth Homelessness.

WSP Continues to Expand Its Leadership in Earth and Environment Franchise

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We are pleased to announce that WSP has entered into an agreement to acquire the Environment & Infrastructure business (“E&I”) of John Wood Group plc. With approximately 6,000 experts in 10 countries, E&I has a rich history in the environmental sector and a well-diversified client base. 

This acquisition is aligned with our 2022-2024 Global Strategic Action Plan and long-term vision, and is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Americans' Credit Scores Rise With Help From KeyBank Secured Credit Card

More than 15,000 clients who graduated from KeyBank’s Secured Credit Card program to date have found financial mobility
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Cleveland, June 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ — KeyBank announced its May 2022 graduating class of the Secured Credit Card, which include 4,343 clients whose credit scores and financial stability have significantly risen as a result of participating in the program. Since it began in 2018, KeyBank has helped more than 15,000 clients improve their financial standing.

Fifth Third Private Bank Demonstrates Its Commitment to Ethical Standards With Inaugural Wealth for Good Award

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May 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Private Bank has joined the growing ranks of global wealth management industry participants who recognize the importance of promoting the highest standards of ethical and sustainable behaviors by winning a Wealth for Good Award from WealthBriefing.

Fifth Third Private Bank was awarded the “Best Bank ESG Communication Strategy – Americas” at 2022 inaugural WealthBriefing Wealth for Good Awards.

AllianceBernstein: Municipal Impact Investing - Bonds That Transform Our Communities

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Marc Uy | Portfolio Manager—Municipal Impact
Larry Bellinger, CFA | Director—Municipal Credit Research

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Larry Bellinger: As impact investors, we certainly start with credit fundamental research. But in addition to that, we overlay this with specifically looking at bonds and how it transforms communities.

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