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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.

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.

AB InBev, Denmark and WWF Partner on Water Conservation in Cape Town

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Two summers ago, Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ drought highlighted the importance of looking after our water resources for the future. Today, we are pleased to announce a two-year sponsorship by the Danish government towards initiatives to help ensure that the city’s groundwater supply is managed sustainably into the future.

Four Things Governments Can Do to Attract More Renewable Energy Investment

By Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted and Jennifer Layke, Director of Global Energy Program, World Resources Institute
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The technologies and the capital are available to accelerate the green energy transition, but the global transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is not moving forward quickly enough. Governments need to adjust their institutional and regulatory framework to pave the way for the necessary private investments to get the job done.

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The technologies and the capital are available to accelerate the green energy transition, but the global transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is not moving forward quickly enough. Governments need to adjust their institutional and regulatory framework to pave the way for the necessary private investments to get the job done.

The Impact of COVID-19 on a Company: 6 Questions for the Chief Financial Officer of Johnson & Johnson

By Liz Ozaist, Global Content Lab Editor-in-Chief, Johnson & Johnson
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When you're the CFO of a company, you have a holistic view of how a pandemic can touch every aspect of a business, especially when it's a healthcare company. So we posed inquiring mind questions to Joe Wolk about what the past eight months have been like for him at the financial helm of the company—via a Zoom interview.

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When you're the CFO of a company, you have a holistic view of how a pandemic can touch every aspect of a business, especially when it's a healthcare company. So we posed inquiring mind questions to Joe Wolk about what the past eight months have been like for him at the financial helm of the company—via a Zoom interview.

Scotiabank Backs Efforts to Support Black-Led Businesses

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In the latest in a series of efforts to support Black-led businesses and Black communities, Scotiabank is proud to support the Government of Canada’s Black Entrepreneurship Program announced on Wednesday. The partnership between the Federal Government, Scotiabank and other Canadian financial institutions will ultimately collectively commit up to $128 million in lending capital for the program’s Black Entrepreneurship Fund. 

Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis: Update

by Daniel Zoltani, Global Programs Director
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In March, I wrote the blog Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis around how those living in poverty are already in a more vulnerable position, which can be further exacerbated during any external shock such as war, earthquakes, droughts or health crises.

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