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IWBI and Global Green Announce Partnership to Support Leadership in Cities

Groups join forces to help cities and counties accelerate leading strategies that advance health, well-being and sustainability
Press Release

NEW YORK, November 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Global Green today announced a collaboration focused on supporting local leaders as they seek to deploy solutions that advance well-being for both people and planet. The two organizations will work together on the development of tools and resources that help cities adopt leading policies and programs that can better advance health and sustainability across municipal buildings, operations and planning.

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet

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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

78% of People Globally Fear Damage to Earth Amid Worsening Climate and Biodiversity Crisis: Survey

World leaders now have the chance to follow this global consensus at COP26.
Blog

By Joe McCarthy

Roughly 78% of people worldwide are concerned about human-caused damage to our planet with the climate and biodiversity crisis, according to the most comprehensive global values survey to date tracking attitudes about climate change and the environment.

How Do You Keep Hope Amid the Climate Crisis?

“Hope is that small chance, however improbable, of something better.”
Blog

By Joe McCarthy

Katharine Hayhoe has the zeal of a missionary. But while she is, in fact, a Christian, she spends her days evangelizing in pursuit of climate action.

For most of her career, Hayhoe has embarked on a broad public education tour to get people to understand the stakes of the climate crisis — and see that it's in their best interest to do something about it. 

VolunteerMatch Announces May's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Lena Gray

Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces its May Match Studio Collaborative artist, Lena Gray.

Designed to highlight the role of art as advocacy, and advocacy and activism as two key expressions of modern volunteerism, the Collaborative provides a forum for artists of color to produce work that is then reproduced in highly accessible formats to fundraise towards a meaningful cause of each featured artist’s choice.

VolunteerMatch Announces February's Match Studio Collaborative Artist: Try Cheatham

Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., February 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the largest nonprofit network on the web connecting volunteers with opportunities to give back, announces the Match Studio Collaborative February artist, Try Cheatham.

Designed to highlight the role of art as advocacy, and advocacy and activism as two key expressions of modern volunteerism, the Collaborative provides a forum for BIPOC artists to produce work that is then reproduced in highly accessible formats to fundraise towards a meaningful cause of each featured artist’s choice.

SRI and ESG Investors on Advocacy and Shareholder Engagement

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From 2018 through the first half of 2020, according the the US SIF on Trends Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends, 149 institutional investors and 56 investment managers collectively controlling nearly $2.0 trillion in assets at the start of 2020 filed or co-filed shareholder resolutions on ESG issues. 

Socially Responsible Investing: A Global Perspective

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by Amy Domini, Founder and Chair of Domini Impact Investments (Amy is widely recognized as the leading voice for socially responsible investing.)

Globally, socially responsible investing is flourishing. Almost as importantly, it means the same thing around the world. I begin with some recent quotes, which I noted over the past few weeks:

• Datuk Muhamad Umar Swift, CEO of Bursa Malaysia, “As a frontline regulator and market operator, we want to provide an environment that encourages sustainable practices among our market participants.”   

I Get Hope from Knowing That I Have Purpose: Bishop Hartsel Clifton Shirley on HIV

"...and I will be able to exuberantly live out that purpose.”
Blog

Hartsel Shirley is a Bishop based in Atlanta, Georgia, who has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2002. He has participated in numerous conferences, panels, and workshops to educate others about aging with HIV and combat the stigma faced by people living with HIV, particularly in the Black community. “Hartsel” has 3 meanings – full of grace, a bright flame, a living marvel.

HIV is No Longer a Death Sentence: Malcolm Reid

“I believe when people see me and my husband, out in the community, living, thriving, doing the work; they will understand that HIV is no longer a death sentence.”
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Malcolm Reid is based in Atlanta, Georgia and has been involved with HIV advocacy since 2014. He created THRIVE SS’s group for Black men living with HIV over the age of 50, Silver Lining Project, and works to help participants grapple with aging, PTSD, loss, and stigma while training them in political advocacy. Malcolm is an avid thrill-seeker and rollercoaster enthusiast having ridden over 50 of the world's fastest. 

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