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2021 Ushers in a New Era of Corporate Activism

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In wake of last week’s insurrection at the United States Capitol building, we are seeing a new wave of corporate activism emerge. In the past, it was standard operating procedure for brands to steer clear of the political conversation altogether. And while in recent years we’ve seen companies take stances on political issues – such as access to voting, social justice and climate change – they would often stop short of calling out individual politicians or blocking resources to persons inciting hate and violence.

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

Social Value & Social Return on Investment (SROI) Training Increasingly Essential for Credible ESG, UNSDG, Sustainability Reporting

Accreditation Training avaialble
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In February 2021, this highly-sought international social impact course returns to Canada.   

Social Value & Social Return on Investment (SROI) Accredited Practitioner training is the essential course for all working to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.  This includes sustainability experts, ESG leads, impact investors, academics, evaluators and charitable, non-profit and social enterprise program leads.  

P&G's Always Teams With Walmart to Urge Girls to Stay in Sports

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Procter & Gamble's feminine care brand Always launched a campaign with Walmart this week to urge people to help girls stay in sports as part of their personal growth.

Jim Furnish + Kate Sheppard on the Last Frontier

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According to the State of Alaska website, the state’s name derives from the Aleut alyeska, meaning “great land.” Today on Sea Change Radio we talk about The Last Frontier, and some of the threats to its greatness. A week before the November election, the Trump Administration opened more than 9.3 million acres of old growth stands in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest to logging companies which can now build roads and cut timber in this pristine ecosystem.

Looking Back At 2020 & Into 2021 - Disruptions, Changes, Consistency in Climate Change Challenges

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (1.11.2021)
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Seems like just yesterday we were celebrating the great promise of the 21st Century – the Paris Accord. Can you believe, it is now five years on (260 weeks or so this December) since the meeting in the “City of Lights” of the Conference of Parties (“COP 21”, a/k/a the U.N. Paris Climate Conference). This was the 21st meeting of the global assemblage focused on climate change challenges.

One Water Strategies Provide Global Benefits and Develop Resilient Communities

Combatting climate change and public health challenges through One Water strategies while improving water quality and public health and providing economic benefits
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Using One Water strategies can address environmental threats, while improving the economy, quality of life, and environmental health.

CECP Announces Deutsche Bank CEO Christiana Riley to Join Board of Directors

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January 12, 2021, New York, NY /3BL Media/ — As part of its continuing efforts to empower companies to drive long-term business success through positive societal impact, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) announced that Christiana Riley, CEO, Deutsche Bank USA Corp has joined the organization’s distinguished Board of Directors.

Land Betterment Corporation Sponsored Episode 128 of the Middle Tech Podcast

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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, is proud to be the Season 4 sponsor of the Middle Tech Podcast.  Land Betterment is commitment to support entrepreneurship and collaboration with forward thinkers within its region, and to encourage stakeholder engagement to help bring sustainable solutions to the markets in which it serves.  

HACR Responds to Violence on Capitol Hill

Insurrection by rioters was an attack on American democracy
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WASHINGTON, January 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) condemns the violent insurrection on January 6, 2021 in which the United States Capitol was overrun by a mob of rioters. This act of domestic terrorism, which led to the desecration of the Capitol building and the loss of five lives, including one U.S. Capitol police officer, occurred after protesters stormed the Capitol building to disrupt a joint session of Congress certifying the Electoral College vote in Capitol Hill.  

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