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Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Ultra-Short Sterling ESG Strategy

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LONDON, Feb. 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, has recently launched its Sterling Ultra-Short ESG strategy, expanding its cash segmentation suite to cater to the varying investment horizons for investors, whilst incorporating Environmental, Social and Governance factors.

Shawn Springs: From Idea to Impact

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

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Carla speaks with entrepreneur and former NFL cornerback Shawn Springs, founder and CEO of Windpact, a company focusing on impact protection across industries, including sports, automotive, and the military applications.

Land Betterment Corporation's Land Betterment Exchange Featured on Inside Indiana Business

Statewide business network highlights the Company’s efforts in creating an efficient marketplace for environmental and social investments
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FISHERS, Ind., February 12, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 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, today announced its featured article on Inside Indiana Business highlighting its Land Betterment Exchange (LBX).    

This Program Trains Survivors of Human Trafficking for Careers in Tech

Words by Roya Sabri
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Picture this: a tech company deploying projects built and developed by survivors of human trafficking and gender-based violence. It may seem like a long shot in a world where those individuals so often find themselves stuck in cycles of abuse and exploitation, but nonprofit tech incubator AnnieCannons has achieved a self-sustaining and scalable system of economic empowerment for survivors. 

Breaking vicious cycles of human trafficking

United, Chase and Visa Team up to Celebrate Black History Month

United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers earn five total miles for every dollar donated to select charities supporting civil rights and education
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CHICAGO, February 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- In honor of Black History Month, United Airlines, Chase and Visa are encouraging and rewarding United Credit Cardmembers who make donations to non-profits focused on providing access to educational opportunities for Black students and supporting human and civil rights policies. Between February 1 and March 15, 2021, United Explorer and United Club Visa Cardmembers will receive five total miles for every dollar (up to $1,000) in donations made to the following organizations:

New Initiative Offers Support to Local HBCUs

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To build on our longstanding commitment to advance inclusion and empower economic opportunity in the Black community, we are committing $5 million to four regionally based Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Understanding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG), and Why It's a Critical Business Focus

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As the greater landscape of industry shifts beneath our feet, a crucial element is quietly evolving with it: the expectations of investors.

To determine the value of a potential investment, firms have begun using a specific set of criteria designed to evaluate a company’s sustainability. That is to say, how well will the company hold up to environmental scrutiny? How strong are its relationships in its social ecosystem? Is leadership transparent or will they end up in the headlines in a few years?

4 Steps to Sustainable Investing

These four steps can guide a dynamic sustainable investing strategy for the long term.
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For institutional asset owners, the case for incorporating sustainable investing into portfolio management is only getting stronger. As the wide-ranging implications of sustainability issues, such as public health, climate change and social justice, become more apparent, so too have they become essential to effectively assessing investment risks and opportunities.

Moody's - Sustainable Bond Issuance to Hit a Record $650 Billion in 2021

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  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021
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  • Moody's forecasts $375 billion of green bonds, $150 billion of social bonds, $125 billion of sustainability bonds in 2021
  • Sustainable bonds could represent 8-10% of total global bond issuance in 2021

Limited Partner Buy-In Is Key for Making Diversity a Priority

LPs inhabit a unique position to encourage VCs to invest in more diverse-founded companies.
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The past year has seen only a modest increase in VCs’ perception that investing in companies with women and/or multicultural entrepreneurs is a priority to their LPs, from 55% in 2019 to 59% in 2020. To change investing behavior, LPs must fully and openly embrace the importance and financial benefits of investing in more women- and multicultural-founded companies. Equally important, LPs who feel strongly about making diversity a priority should convey that expectation to their VCs and consider setting concrete targets for investing in women- and multicultural-founded companies.

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