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Ninety One Launches Decarbonization '40 Act Fund to Meet Growing Demand for Climate-Aware Investment Solutions

Deirdre Cooper & Graeme Baker to manage US ‘40 Act Fund
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Ninety One, an active global investment manager, announces the launch of the Ninety One Global Environment Fund. This launch addresses growing interest from US-based financial advisors and institutional investors in access to companies in the environmental-solutions universe that are poised to grow and outperform as the world transitions towards net zero.

Risky Business: Sustainability Is Central to Mitigating Risk

By Lany Harijanti, ASEAN Regional Program Manager, GRI
Article

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly caused the largest economic and societal shock the world has experienced this century. Yet it was not unforeseen. As far back as 2006, the annual Global Risks Report from the World Economic Forum warned that a pandemic was an ‘acute threat’ across all industries globally. This year’s WEF report expands into new dimensions of risk, such as the consequences of digital inequality and cybersecurity failure.

Skills-Based Volunteers Join Nonprofit Organizations Addressing Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

Common Impact and The Allstate Foundation bolster nonprofits across the U.S. during Domestic Violence Awareness Month
Press Release

NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, in recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Common Impact, a nonprofit pioneer in skills-based volunteering, and The Allstate Foundation are collaborating on a day of service focused on increasing domestic violence awareness and prevention through local nonprofits.

Letter to the G20: Why Digital Holds the Key to Meeting Global Challenges

by Börje Ekholm, President & CEO of Ericsson
Summary: 

People, planet, prosperity. We must act now to unlock digitalization’s potential to meet global challenges and the G20’s priorities.

Article

People, planet, prosperity. We must act now to unlock digitalization’s potential to meet global challenges and the G20’s priorities.

Black & Veatch: Food, Beverage Companies Increasingly Eye Sustainability to Improve Operations, Bottom Line

Poll of Food Engineering Magazine readers shows industry looking to boost efficiency, reduce energy use and lower environmental impact
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As consumers and investors demand a greater focus on sustainability a new report finds the food and beverage industry setting more aggressive sustainability goals but still deferential to the bottom line. The Black & Veatch – Clear Seas Research report highlights the industry’s quest to increase efficiency, lower energy usage, and quell or upcycle byproduct waste despite a lack of in-house expertise to set and execute sustainability goals. At the same time, pressures to grow revenue and maintain profit margins complicate matters.

UNPRI Delays Its Assessment Plan - A Sign of Things to Come?

Blog

As previously seen on Skytop and published with permission.

On August 2, UNPRI (The United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment) announced that it was delaying the rollout of its assessment plan.  You can read the announcement here

WSP USA Joins Structural Engineers 2050 Commitment to Net Zero

Signing on to the Structural Engineering Institute program represents the firm’s alignment with the goal of substantively reducing embodied carbon in structural systems.
Press Release

NEW YORK, October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ — In recognition of Climate Action Day, WSP USA has furthered its commitment to reduce, and ultimately eliminate, embodied carbon in its structural system projects by 2050 as a signatory to the Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) SE 2050 Commitment Program.

Quantis Strengthens Biodiversity Offering With New Methodology to Assess Corporate Footprint on Nature

Press Release

October 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global sustainability consultancy Quantis announces the development of a new methodology — Ecosystem AnalytiQs — to enable corporate action to halt biodiversity loss through the quantification of company-driven impacts on nature. 

Workiva's Commitment to Building a Better Future

Multimedia with summary

As a cloud-based platform provider, our value chain is simple. It demonstrates the priority issues we identified in our materiality assessment, and where our business practices create value impact to our stakeholders and society in alignment with the UN Sustainability Development Goals.

View the video here:

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary Join Together to Present the Upcoming ESG Integration Forum

IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary join forces to present the fourth annual ESG Integration Forum as a virtual event on December 1 and 2, featuring investors, analysts, governance, sustainability, and financial professionals.
Press Release

October 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - IR Magazine and Corporate Secretary are bringing the ESG Integration Forum back as a virtual event for the fourth year in a row. The two-day event will bring together governance, investor relations and sustainability professionals to develop an integrated approach when responding to investor expectations around ESG factors.

The format, far removed from a traditional webinar, consists of panel discussions, live speaker Q&A, 1-to-1 networking, virtual roundtable discussions, fireside chats and more.

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