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With Regulatory Risks on the Rise for Toxic Chemicals, Investors Commend Discount Retailers Five Below and Dollar General for New Commitments to Chemical Safety

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SOMERVILLE, Mass., May 23, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Presbyterian Church (U.S.) and Trinity Health withdrew shareholder resolutions in response to Dollar General’s and Five Below’s commitments to expand and improve chemical safety programs. This comes at a time when retailers are under increasing regulatory pressure to remove toxic chemicals from consumer products. Since 2018, 38 states have adopted 257 policies to limit and in some cases ban chemicals in products ranging from baby bottles to personal care products to toys and cleaning products. 

PNC's Climate Action Strategy Helps Advance Sustainability Commitments

Through new initiatives, the bank sharpens focus on renewable energy, environmental financing and sustainability disclosures.
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PNC has long focused on supporting the transition to a low-carbon economy by managing its internal operations in a sustainable manner, maintaining risk management controls that incorporate climate change consideration, managing capital for clients in responsible ways and helping clients finance their sustainability goals.

Investing in Communities: KeyBank Exceeds Community Benefits Plan Financial Commitments

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In 2021, Key proudly concluded our groundbreaking five-year, $16.5 billion National Community Benefits Plan. Over the course of the plan period, we provided more than $26.5 billion in lending and investments to communities across America, exceeding the aggregate financial commitments of the plan.

PNC Focus on Accessible Communities Leads to Milwaukee's VisABILITY Center

$18.8M will boost job training and the economic empowerment of individuals with visual disabilities.
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PNC's $18.8 million in financing for a newly renovated center for visually impaired individuals stresses the impact of putting support behind building accessible communities.

Milwaukee-based Beyond Vision works to reduce the obstacles people with vision loss face while finding employment. The not-for-profit company's new VisABILITY Center, scheduled for completion in August 2022, will be Wisconsin's first facility designed to optimize accessibility and employment resources for people who are blind or living with significant vision loss.

Fifth Third Bank Expands Early Pay to Gig Workers and Beyond

No matter how customers make their money, Fifth Third helps them get it faster
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CINCINNATI, May 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Fifth Third Bank, National Association, is focused on making sure its customers have fast access to their money, regardless of how they get paid. Today, the Bank announced it has expanded its Early Pay®1 to include income received from gig work as well as some forms of government and retirement benefits, allowing customers access to their paychecks up to two days early.

The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility Returns to the World Economic Forum in Davos With a Message of Inclusion and Belonging

The Washington-based organization will deliver thought leadership on multiple perimeter panels and sessions in Davos while calling for greater Hispanic inclusion in Corporate America
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WASHINGTON, May 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) will once again bring its message of The Power of Hispanic Inclusion™ to the world stage with its participation in the 2022 World Economic Forum events perimeter meetings in Davos, Switzerland. The global gathering takes place May 22-26, 2022. The World Economic Forum brings together thousands of global leaders to address the many challenges facing our societies.

Zeidler Group Expands ESG Services Division With the Launch of New SFDR Disclosures Tool and EET Solution

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LONDON, May 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The technology-driven law firm and compliance provider, Zeidler Group, announced today the launch of its SFDR disclosures tool and EET solution as part of its ESG Services Division. Developed to ease the challenge of keeping pace with sustainable finance requirements asset managers continuously face, the digital solutions help to streamline and simplify ESG obligations.

The Future of Company Reporting is Integrated

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Next week, business, political, and social leaders will meet at the annual World Economic Forum in Davos against the backdrop of unprecedented global challenges, including climate change.

SIZA Applies for SSCI Benchmarking

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PARIS, May 18, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Consumer Goods Forum’s (CGF) Sustainable Supply Chain Initiative (SSCI) has received a benchmarking application from SIZA, the first step in earning SSCI recognition as meeting industry expectations for third-party social compliance programmes under the SSCI’s Manufacturing and Processing scope as well as the Primary Production scope.

KeyBank Continues Support for Columbus-Based Affordable Housing Program, Move To PROSPER

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This month ten Central Ohio families graduated from an affordable housing program with a new outlook on life. All ten single-female-headed households took part in Move to PROPSER’s pilot program, which launched in August of 2018. The mission of MTP’s pilot program was to improve life outcomes for children and their families by creating opportunities for residential and financial stability.

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