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Women of Color - The Investment Opportunity of This Century

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by Catherine Berman, CEO and Co-founder of CNote 

Many of us have come to realize that racial equity requires much more than intentional conversations and thoughtful grants. These are important efforts and should not be discounted, but they are not panaceas. There is a moral imperative to address the disparities experienced by Black and Brown men and especially women in the US with action and systems change.

Franklin Templeton a Founding Partner for Historically Black Colleges and Universities Entrepreneurship Program

Company Partners with Leader in Early-Stage Startup Acceleration
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Nex Cubed, a leader in early-stage innovation and startup acceleration, has announced Franklin Templeton as the second founding partner for its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Founder’s Program for new entrepreneurs. The company joins previously announced founding partner, AT&T as it continues to provide access and opportunities to diverse underserved entrepreneurs.

How Women Founders Can Shine in 2021 and Beyond

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by Dr. Cathy Key, President of World Tree USA LLC, an agroforestry company that grows trees for the purpose of carbon drawdown and timber production. Dr. Key oversees the Company’s operations in 5 countries. 

How do women founded companies make their mark in what is still very much a man’s world?

Watch Land Betterment Corporation's Impact Minute Episode 21

The importance of mental, physical and spiritual health in business
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FISHERS, Ind., December 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 21 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team and sustainability thought leaders discuss entrepreneurship and impact investing that aim to address environmental and social issues.  In this episode, Land

GreenMoney Journal Announces Strategic Partnership With Climate & Capital Media

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GreenMoney Journal is pleased announce our Strategic Partnership with Climate & Capital Media -  https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com a global media company that connects investors and entrepreneurs working on climate change solutions. Its news service develops engaging, well-reported profiles that deliver practice and meaningful investment and leadership insights about the fast-growing community of businesses addressing global warming and building a more sustainable climate economy.

Why Patagonia is Getting into Food?

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By Yvon Chouinard, founder, Patagonia 

What’s an outdoor clothing company doing selling food? A similar question was asked of me in 1968, when we were blacksmithing new tools for mountain climbing, and suddenly started selling shorts, shirts and pants. Skepticism seems to rise whenever a company refuses to “stay in its lane,” but as an entrepreneur, I see business opportunities everywhere. As a lover of the outdoors, I see a way to save our home planet and its creatures—including us—from the destructive habits we’ve invented for ourselves. 

Impact-First Microloans with Kiva Support Small Businesses during Economic Downturn

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Cisco has partnered with Kiva on multiple initiatives, as part of our efforts to support entrepreneurs to start small businesses, and bank the unbanked. We have provided cash grant investments for early stage Kiva concepts which now are operating at scale, as well as donations of Cisco technology which Kiva uses to run their operations.  Last year, Kiva facilitated support to nearly 1,000 small business owners across the U.S.

UPS Longitudes | Taking the Pulse of SMBs During the Coronavirus Crisis

Chris Byrne @ UPS
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The COVID-19 pandemic is having a historic impact on the U.S. economy. To better understand how businesses are weathering this storm, UPS has launched a weekly survey to gauge the “pulse” of small and medium-sized businesses across the country.

The first survey went to 1,200 U.S.-based respondents between March 24 and March 30. More than six in 10 of the responding businesses have fewer than 10 employees — the survey includes responses from all industries.

Initial results show the pandemic is already having far-reaching effects.

Gender Lens As a Winning Strategy in Impact Investing

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By Tami Kesselman, LOHAS Advisors and Aligned Investing Global 

Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. What’s that? We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent alpha strategy!

Impact Investing With Native Entrepreneurs in the Indigenous Economy

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March 1st Edition Overview: As I read through the articles for this March 1st edition by so many esteemed contributors, I am struck by the progress that we have made together in this field. Our work has led us all to consider individually and collectively the frameworks and practices necessary to implement a just transition with and for Indigenous Peoples. - Carla Fredericks, Guest Editor

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March 1st Edition Overview: As I read through the articles for this March 1st edition by so many esteemed contributors, I am struck by the progress that we have made together in this field. Our work has led us all to consider individually and collectively the frameworks and practices necessary to implement a just transition with and for Indigenous Peoples. - Carla Fredericks, Guest Editor

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