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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.

Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center Earns Highest Environmental Certification in the World

The HGA-designed Margaret A. Cargill Lodge is the first renovated building to achieve full Living Building Challenge certification.
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October 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The Margaret A. Cargill (MAC) Lodge at Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center—an internationally-recognized leader in environmental education—is the first renovation project in the world to receive full Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification by the International Living Future Institute.

The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) defines living buildings as:

Innovative Financial Options for Impact Investment Funds Targeting Community Challenges

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by Rick Davis of LOHAS Capital 

Financial fundraising for traditional investment funds is trying under the best of circumstances. The degree of difficulty for social and environmental impact funds seeking investment during uncertain times can be far higher. Nonetheless, there are innovative, albeit less traveled, paths to investment that may be well suited for impact funds.

Engineering Impact

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary actions.
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Medtronic was founded with a Mission designed to serve patients, healthcare partners, our employees, and our communities. Today we're delivering innovative healthcare technology, products, and services that improve the lives of two people every second. But we must do more.

Our focus on better outcomes for the world remains constant in the face of evolving global challenges. With 90,000-plus people across 150 countries, we see extraordinary possibilities to further increase our positive impact on some of society’s biggest challenges.

Business Sustainability Risk and Performance Index 2021

Insights from Global Supply Chain Rating
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See key findings from the fifth edition of the Business Sustainability Risk and Performance Index: Insights from Global Supply Chain Ratings, which examines the sustainability performance of more than 46,000 companies assessed by EcoVadis during the period 2016-2020. All in a bite-sized infographic format.

The infographic includes an analysis of business sustainability performance across four themes: Environment, Labor and Human Rights, Ethics and Sustainable Procurement along with industry snapshots and regional comparisons.

Active Forest Management to Help Maximize Long-Term Carbon Benefits

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While it may seem counterintuitive, selectively removing trees from the forest through harvesting is often the best way to maximize the benefits that forests provide for mitigating climate change.

Forest carbon sequestration rates and storage levels change as forests naturally evolve. Young, fast-growing forests have the highest carbon sequestration rates, while older, mature forests have higher levels of carbon storage. In decaying forests, both carbon sequestration and storage are reduced until regeneration restarts the carbon cycle.

The Arbor Day Foundation Celebrates World Rivers Day

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Former U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt once compared the world’s forests to being the “lungs of our land” as trees provide us all with clean, breathable air.  Renowned conservationist Mark Angelo likens our waterways to the body’s cardiovascular system, explaining that “rivers are the arteries of our planet; they are lifelines in the truest sense.” In a nutshell, the Earth consists of many intertwined environments that essentially serve as the planet’s vital organs – one cannot survive without the other, and neither will the whole.

How Accelerating PFAS Regulations are Magnifying Your Business Risk

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Technological advances often come with mixed rewards. Plastics have life-saving applications but are also a pollutant, despite recycling efforts. Gas-powered vehicles have changed our lives for the better, but carbon emissions contribute to climate change. Per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are used in a wide range of beneficial products and processes but regulations and bans have been gaining traction.

TELLING INDUSTRIES, LLC Announces Inclusion in the Industry-Wide Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Cold-Formed Steel Framing

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WILLOUGHBY, Ohio, September 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - TELLING INDUSTRIES, LLC announces that their cold-formed metal framing products now carry the SFIA Environmental Product Declaration (EPD).

Antea Group USA Announces New ESG Advisory Service

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ST. PAUL, Minn., September 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA has introduced a new offering to its Sustainability Consulting practice called ESG Advisory Services. Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) is quickly emerging as the common framework to evaluate the overall health of a business’s operating model and the company’s long-term resiliency. As business planning has shifted focus to change-readiness and resiliency, ESG has become more important than ever before.

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