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4 Ways Johnson & Johnson Is Cultivating Outside-the-Box Innovations for COVID-19

By Jennifer Rainey Marquez
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In addition to its own cadre of scientists hard at work fighting the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson also supports external researchers and entrepreneurs equally dedicated to finding solutions for the current health crisis. We take a look at some of this groundbreaking work happening across the globe—from San Francisco to Seoul.

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In addition to its own cadre of scientists hard at work fighting the pandemic, Johnson & Johnson also supports external researchers and entrepreneurs equally dedicated to finding solutions for the current health crisis. We take a look at some of this groundbreaking work happening across the globe—from San Francisco to Seoul.

Ecolab Partners With Water.org to Improve Access to Clean, Safe, Sustainable Water

Partnership aims to improve access and sanitation for 100,000 people in at-risk watersheds in India
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ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - One in nine people around the world currently lack access to clean water. As communities grapple with the impacts of climate change, economic recessions and public health crises, the need for access to clean, safe water is more crucial than ever. On the sixth annual Imagine a Day Without Water, Ecolab is announcing a partnership with Water.org to help enable access to sustainable  water and improved sanitation in at-risk watersheds in India.

Social Justice and Equity, by Design

How Antionette Carroll started a movement for equity design, inspiring a new generation of designers and artists.
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Atlanta Creative Scene Thriving at Cam Kirk Studios, With a Little Help From PayPal

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The Atlanta art scene wouldn’t be the same without Cam Kirk Studios. Named after owner and professional photographer Cameron “Cam Kirk” Kirkland, the studio opened three years ago as a space for creatives of all levels to sharpen their skills and conduct business.

First-of-its-kind Report Finds U.S. Banking Sector Far More Exposed to Climate Risk Than Previously Understood by Stakeholders, Disclosed by Banks

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More than half of syndicated lending of major U.S. banks is exposed to climate risk, potentially leading to significant losses for the banking sector and the broader economy.

Calls grow louder for U.S. banks to set Paris-aligned emissions reduction targets in the coming year.

FedEx Express, iRAP Launch 5-star Global Connections Initiative in India

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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a registered charity dedicated to preventing road deaths through safer road infrastructure, in association with FedEx Express, the express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the launch of the 5-Star Global Connections Initiative. The programme will unlock the power of partnerships across India and share success across more than 100 countries who have their own RAP programme and project activity.

Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

Inclusive Fintech 50 Announces 2020 Cohort of Fintech Startups Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

The selected fintechs provide innovative solutions – such as working capital for micro-merchants and personal accident insurance for domestic workers – to populations particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
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WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Inclusive Fintech 50 announced the 2020 cohort of startups driving inclusion and resilience for the 3 billion financially underserved people globally.

Antea Group Announces New Service Offering: Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR)

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ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Environmental Mergers and Acquisitions offerings called Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR). STAR is a research-driven report that delivers clear data to help you understand environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk. It cuts through the confusion and zeros in on the issues that are most likely to have a material impact on an investment. 

Commentary: How to Impact European Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

By John Levy, Director of Impact Investing for Franklin Real Asset Advisors
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Originally published on September 22, 2020 in Pensions & Investments

The economic implications of COVID-19 are yet to be fully realized, but the expectations of the detrimental impact are sobering. The pandemic has not only shaken up reality but has woken the world up to addressing underlying societal and economic issues that may have previously been dismissed.

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