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Johnson & Johnson to Address Racial and Social Injustice Through Platform that Aims to Eliminate Health Inequities for People of Color

Johnson & Johnson commits $100 million over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Johnson & Johnson announced today $100 million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year, which have all spotlighted healthcare inequities.

As Important as Ever: Microloans for Women-Owned Small Businesses in the United States

by J.P. Kloninger, Whole Planet Foundation North America Program Manager
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Whole Planet Foundation has contributed $5.6 million to our primary microfinance partner in the United States, Grameen America, to alleviate poverty by funding microcredit loans for low-income entrepreneurs. 

After five consecutive years of declines in the national poverty rate, the United States is expected to experience a spike of approximately 6.5% (from 12.4% to 18.9%) in 2020.  This means an increase of over 21 million individuals living in poverty, resulting in the highest poverty level in the United States since 1967. Low rates of financial inclusion make the climb out of poverty extremely difficult.

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Whole Planet Foundation has contributed $5.6 million to our primary microfinance partner in the United States, Grameen America, to alleviate poverty by funding microcredit loans for low-income entrepreneurs. 

After five consecutive years of declines in the national poverty rate, the United States is expected to experience a spike of approximately 6.5% (from 12.4% to 18.9%) in 2020.  This means an increase of over 21 million individuals living in poverty, resulting in the highest poverty level in the United States since 1967. Low rates of financial inclusion make the climb out of poverty extremely difficult.

Why Purpose Leads to Profits

by Howard Ungerleider, President and Chief Financial Officer at Dow
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Profit and purpose should not be an either/or proposition.

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Profit and purpose should not be an either/or proposition.

Global Study Reveals That Healthcare Remains Top of the List When It Comes to Impact Investing

American Century Investments announces results of fourth impact investing study
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October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Against the backdrop of a pandemic, healthcare continues to be front and center as the cause that aligns most with personal values or priorities when making an impact investment, according to a new survey by global asset manager American Century Investments. Study results showcasing responses from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, examined generational and gender-based attitudes toward impact investing and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

A $1 Trillion Manager's Europe Boss Says ESG Stood the 2020 Test

By Ksenia Galouchko
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Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for Northern Trust Asset Management, says sustainable investing outperformed during market volatility and extremely rough economic conditions. 

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Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for Northern Trust Asset Management, says sustainable investing outperformed during market volatility and extremely rough economic conditions. 

100+ Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Project 2020

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2020 as Poverty is Unnecessary Day
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The Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty and culminates in the Poverty Is Unnecessary Online Auction & Celebration on October 25th.  This year, the online event marks 15 years of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its passionate su

How Do We Achieve Equality for Women in 2030? | One Young World

AB InBev and One Young World Partner To Support Young Female Founders
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In this challenging year, the power of women in leadership was brought into high relief. Female leaders across the world steered their countries with resolve and compassion through the pandemic crisis and many of the most successful responses emerged from women-led countries: Taiwan, Germany, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Denmark, Finland and Iceland. But even with growing representation in leadership in some countries, women all over the world are still subject to discriminatory laws, unequal pay, lack of access to healthcare, education and business opportunities.

Virtual Event Gathers Industry Experts for Collaboration on Ethics and Sustainability in Gold and Diamond Enterprise, and Honors Anisa Kamadoli Costa With Its Award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry

IAC continues to celebrate the 10th anniversary year of its International Gold Conference in October with the virtual presentation of its award for Leadership in Responsible Practice in Jewelry, and panels exploring the evolution of responsible practices.
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October 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The more one travels in realms of gold and diamonds, the more one is confronted by urgent challenges. Initiatives in Art and Culture’s (IAC) 2020 international gold and diamond virtual series “All That Glitters,” has taken, as points of departure, such challenges faced at all points on the continuum.

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