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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TCFD

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COVID-19 has dominated virtually every waking moment for much of the past year. But with vaccination programmes now accelerating across the world, attention is shifting back to other societal challenges facing us globally. And of these, there is arguably none bigger than climate change. In 2015, climate change spurred investors and the financial industry to form the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which developed and released their recommendations for climate-related financial disclosure in 2017. 

Alliance Data Supports Junior Achievement's Teen Financial Literacy Program by Funding Innovative Mobile App Courses

Summary: 
  • Innovative app provides learning experience for middle and high school students using gamified approach to teach basic financial capabilities
  • Alliance Data’s funding will enable 40,000 low- and moderate-income students to earn money to invest
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  • Innovative app provides learning experience for middle and high school students using gamified approach to teach basic financial capabilities
  • Alliance Data’s funding will enable 40,000 low- and moderate-income students to earn money to invest

Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage: Lessons From Peru

New study shares over 30 case studies with Peruvian MSMEs
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Recognizing the crucial role of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in contributing to a more sustainable economy, GRI has launched a new publication that shares experiences from Peruvian companies.

NextDecade and Project Canary Launch GHG Measurement and Certification Framework, First for Global LNG Industry

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HOUSTON and DENVER, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) (NASDAQ: NEXT) and Project Canary announced today the formation of a joint pilot project for monitoring, reporting, and independent third-party measurement and certification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  

General Mills Becomes First U.S. Consumer Packaged Goods Company to Enter Into a Sustainability-Linked Revolving Credit Facility

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MINNEAPOLIS, April 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - General Mills (NYSE: GIS) today announced it has renewed its five-year $2.7 billion revolving credit facility, which now includes a pricing structure that is tied to environmental impact metrics. General Mills is the first U.S. consumer packaged goods company to put in place a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility.

PNC Launches Low Cash Mode(SM) To Address $17 Billion In Industry Overdraft Fees

Summary: 
  • New Virtual Wallet® Feature Gives Control to Avoid Overdraft Fees
  • PNC Customers Reduce Fees by 60% on Average in Recent Pilot
  • PNC Expects to Drive Long-Term Growth via this Significant Enhancement to the Customer Experience
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  • New Virtual Wallet® Feature Gives Control to Avoid Overdraft Fees
  • PNC Customers Reduce Fees by 60% on Average in Recent Pilot
  • PNC Expects to Drive Long-Term Growth via this Significant Enhancement to the Customer Experience

Land Betterment Corporation Secures Initial Funding of its Impact Notes

Growth capital will support job creation and sustainable economic development throughout Central Appalachian and Midwest communities
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FISHERS, Ind., April 13, 2021 /3BL Media / Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining and industrial sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced the Company has successfully secured a commitment of $3.0 million of funding under its Impact Note. 

Chesapeake Energy and Project Canary Announce Multi-basin Responsibly Sourced Gas Partnership

With Project Canary’s independent, trusted technology, Chesapeake Energy will produce responsibly sourced gas from Marcellus and Haynesville shale plays
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DENVER and OKLAHOMA CITY, April 13, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Project Canary and Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: CHK) launched a pilot partnership to produce certified responsibly sourced natural gas (RSG) at select well pads in the Marcellus and Haynesville shales, the companies announced today.

FinTech for Government: How Booz Allen and Federal Leaders Are Rethinking Administration and Regulation

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As fintech innovations like cryptocurrency impact everything from regulatory compliance to financial inclusion, government agencies are challenged to modernize their systems and keep up. Meanwhile, they must keep their existing finance-related activities efficiently running amid flat or reduced IT budgets, siloed systems, and aging legacy technologies.

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