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Ecofin Strives to Make a Positive Impact Without Compromising Returns

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by Brent Newcomb, President of Ecofin

Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.

First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition.  This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).

Crystal Clear Now - ESG Focus Must Be at the Top of the Corporation, for the Board Room & Executive Suite

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.12.2021)
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Remember those 1970s /early ‘80s ubiquitous TV commercials with the tag line, “When EF Hutton Speaks, People Listen?” The point was that when the EF Hutton financial services firm “said” something about investing possibilities, we would be wise to sit up and listen carefully to the advice. These days we are tuning in to the Securities & Exchange Commission to discern the future directions of corporate sustainability / ESG disclosure. To us it is clear: the broadening flow of comments indicates something is about to happen regarding corporate ESG disclosure.

Points of Light Launches Community for Employee Civic Engagement

CECE is an online resource and community for corporate social responsibility professionals
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ATLANTA, July 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Global nonprofit Points of Light announced today their latest offering for corporate social responsibility professionals. Points of Light’s Community for Employee Civic Engagement, known as CECE, is an online resource and community for those looking to develop, support and master their approach to employee civic engagement. To become a member, simply create an account with an email address.

ESG Disclosure - Swirling Public Dialogue on Status & Value Today and in Future for Corporate Constituencies

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (7.02.2021)
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The required financial reporting by publicly-traded companies is assured by third parties. The SEC rules require public companies to have an annual audit; audited financial statements have an opinion included from the auditing firms. Objective: determining if the statement presents information fairly and in line with GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

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Hear from Yusuf George of JUST Capital, the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the issues Americans care about most. Yusuf recaps findings from JUST Capital’s Corporate Racial Equity Tracker and recommendations for how corporate leaders can act on DEI commitments as outlined in the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity.

Vinyl Sustainability Council Announces +Vantage Vinyl™ Sustainability Verification Has Completed Pilot Phase

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Vinyl Sustainability Council (VSC), a self-funded business council advancing sustainability in the vinyl industry, is pleased to announce its sustainability verification, +Vantage Vinyl™, has completed the pilot phase and will move into its operational program.

Investors & Climate Change - Leading Institutions and Their Growing Networks Are Urging Expanded Corporate Disclosure

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (6.24.2021)
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What are the steadily rising investor expectations for the corporate sectors’ climate change actions and expanded disclosures? We can examine the expectations of leading asset owners/fiduciaries and their asset managers to understand their views on the ESG / sustainability disclosure practices of issuers they provide capital to. This includes keeping close watch on individual institutions and especially the collaborations of investment organizations they participate in.

Pressure Is Building on the C-suite - to Start or Advance the Enterprise's Sustainability Journey

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (6.17.2021)
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For example, asset owners and external asset managers are asking many more questions now about the sustainability journey of the companies they are invested in, including ESG strategies, actions, performance, metrics, outcomes, recognitions, and more.

How Investing in Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Food Insecurity

Herbalife Nutrition supports the U.S. African Development Foundation to eliminate hunger in African communities
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According to a study by the International Monetary Fund, development partners can make a tremendous difference in helping Africans put food on the table and safeguarding the continent’s food security. In recent decades, development organizations have begun to move away from the traditional model of indirect, external, and top-down solutions. Instead of relying on outside-driven initiatives, the U.S. African Development Foundation’s (USADF) approach, for example, focuses on locally-driven and participatory African engagement.

Public Debate & Actions - Determining Future Directions of Today's Important Fuels / Energy Sources

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (06.03.2021)
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Eons ago as then-existent forms of life on Earth died off, decomposing remains became fossils…or relevant to current “heated” conversations about the future of energy, the stuff of today’s “fossil fuels.” Coal, crude oil, natural gas. As National Geographic explains for us, these fuels found in the Earth’s crust contain important amounts of carbon and hydrogen, which can be burned to create the energy we need in our modern times.

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