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Seventh Generation Is Funding Microbusinesses Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Seventh Generation donates to Whole Planet Foundation to fund microloans for the world’s poorest people - mostly women - living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. How does it work?

COVID-19 Brings Policy Responses, Risks to Emerging Markets, and Hoarding

Growing policy responses reflect greater estimates of the costs of COVID-19.
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By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

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  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding
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By Carl R. Tannenbaum, Ryan James Boyle, Vaibhav Tandon

SUMMARY

  • Policy Expands to Counter Economic Contraction

  • Emerging Markets Are Under Rising Pressure

  • The Rationale Behind Hoarding

Ahead of World Water Day, Ceres Launches New Effort to Catalyze Capital Markets to Value Water As a Financial Risk

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  • Introduces new Valuing Water Finance Task Force with major institutional investors and banks to influence companies to take action
  • Announces live stream details of Ceres 2020 water focused digital plenary, Defining the Value of Water

As Climate Risk Sweeps Into Mainstream, Some Asset Managers Still Vote Against Most Climate Shareholder Proposals

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By Rob Berridge and Natasha Nurjadin

As Ceres publishes its annual ranking of asset manager proxy voting on climate-related shareholder proposals for 2019 in the table below, we hope this data is helpful to asset managers and individual investors preparing for the 2020 proxy voting season.  

Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

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March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. 

NRG’s CEO Talks Sustainability to Investors

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Editor’s note: The following is adapted from remarks made by Mauricio Gutierrez, president and CEO of NRG, during an earnings call in late February, a rare instance of sustainability issues being front and center during a CEO investor presentation.

Comprehensive ESG Backed by World’s Largest Sovereign Wealth Fund

Norges Bank press for companies to improve and increase ESG disclosures
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March 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - A report from Norges Bank Investment Management – manager of the one trillion Euro Government Pension Fund of Norway – has called for businesses to improve metrics to ensure they disclose ‘relevant, quantitative and comparable information on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues’.

Pushing Beyond the Ordinary in Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe that over the next 10 years, effective CSR initiatives of purpose-driven companies will be characterized by three principles: business alignment, user-centricity and co-creation.
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Corporate social responsibility—the practice of companies holding themselves accountable to serve a social purpose and make a positive impact—was not always the main focus of business leaders. Channel some profits into philanthropy, it was thought, and you’ve checked the CSR box.

Those days are long gone.

3-minute CEO, Marie Dzanis

by Maha Khan Phillips
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“One of the things that I like about the asset management business is that its evolving constantly,” Dzanis says, pointing to some of the more important trends and themes in the business.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award for Asia and the Pacific: Highlights from Vietnam

by Claire Kelly, Asia Regional Director
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At the end of 2019, Whole Planet Foundation invited all partners in the Asia/Pacific region to participate in the field officer appreciation award. After a Foundation community vote, there are five grand prize winners and twelve honorable mentions. You will notice that all three of Whole Planet Foundation’s partners in Vietnam received the top recognition!  This blog spotlights the stories from our microfinance partners in Vietnam, however these winners are recognized alongside Ms. Elisabeth Kaisamy from South Pacific Business Development Fiji and Ms.

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