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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).

Meet 16 Gen Z Leaders Who Are Making an Impact

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Jay’Aina “Jay Jay” Patton, age 16, is one of many teens and young adults in Generation Z who have decided they are not going to wait for older generations. They are going to be, as the familiar saying goes, “the change you want to see in the world.” 

Jay Jay has already inspired legions of Black techies and other young people to learn to code through the Unlock Academy, a digital coding school founded by her father, further spreading the potential for a different future. 

Black Forest Snacks Announces a Series of Purpose-Led Commitments Focused on Real Action

Launching commitments across sustainability and social impact, Black Forest is making bold moves to take real action for the good of people and the planet including sustainable packaging by 2025
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CHICAGO, March 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of International Day of Forests on March 21, Black Forest, a candy and snack brand inspired by real forests, announces its purpose commitment to become a sustainable brand. As the first in the candy gummy and fruit snack category to make this purpose-led pledge, Black Forest is taking real action including committing to real ingredients that are better for people, moving to fully sustainable packaging, continuing to plant and protect forests, and reducing its impact in its production. 

Tech Savvy Millennial Investors Positioned to Thrive in the “Roaring 2020s”

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by David Weinstein, Senior VP and Portfolio Manager of Dana Investment Advisors 

What a time to be a tech savvy millennial investor. A chaotic 2020 offered both investment pitfalls and rich opportunities. 2021 should trend toward a more “normal” environment, but disruptive companies, elevated volatility and information everywhere will continue to define the investment landscape. These three themes have millennials positioned to thrive - Disruption, Embracing Volatility, and Information Everywhere. 

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. 

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?

Advancing Women Through Sustainable Investing

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by Jennifer Coombs, associate professor at the College for Financial Planning and the founder of the financial blog, GradMoney. She is the creator, lead author, and lead instructor for the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™) designation program

Benevity Helps Microsoft Bing Raise $1.5 Million for Nonprofits

With every search, Bing users earn rewards that are donated to a cause of the user’s choice and matched by Microsoft
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that Give with Bing users have donated Microsoft Rewards points valued at over US$1.5 million to more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations around the world, including matching funds contributed by Microsoft since April. Microsoft will continue to match donations under the Give with Bing program through December 31, 2020, doubling the impact for nonprofits this holiday season.

44,600 Nonprofits Supported Through Benevity's Platform on GivingTuesday 2020

More than $55 million was donated on December 1, 2020, showing continued impact and momentum through global corporate purpose programs
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that $55.5 million was raised on GivingTuesday 2020 (December 1, 2020) through its platform, an increase of 61 percent over the $34 million raised in 2019. This number is expected to increase as the dollars committed through companies’ payroll systems — the most cost-effective way to donate — make their way to 44,600 nonprofits.

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