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Engineering Impact: Philanthropy

Excerpts from the 2021 Medtronic Integrated Performance Report
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Medtronic and the Medtronic Foundation partner to improve lives and address inequities. Our philanthropic activities build trust and social capital with local, national, and international organizations, and we leverage the power of our human capital through employee volunteering and giving.

Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

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.

Ideas That Matter Alumni Busier Than Ever With World-Changing Projects

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Since its inception in 1999, Sappi’s Ideas that Matter (ITM) program has granted nearly $14 million to help fund a wide range of social impact causes ranging from sustainable food systems to healthcare to climate change. Although the pandemic put much of the world on pause, Sappi’s ITM recipients were busier than ever with their world-changing projects. We were not surprised to watch how this community continues to adapt in the face of so much uncertainty.

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Impact Cubed Launches EU Regulatory Solution for Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

The newly released data and portfolio reports streamline reporting burdens and enable market participants to meet disclosure requirements on Principal Adverse Impact Indicators (PAIs)
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LONDON, October 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Impact Cubed has announced today the launch of its EU Regulatory solution to support the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) requirements. These new rules, intended to counteract greenwashing, require financial market participants to consider sustainability risks and adverse impact factors in the investment process and report on performance.

CSRHub Data Used for COVID-19 Research and Analysis

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CSRHub data was used as a major resource for a recent academic paper. The study examines the effect of Covid-19 on the U.S. tourism and hospitality industry, and the impact CSR practices have on firms' success responding to Covid-19.

Sustainable Ocean Investing: Opportunities Abound in the Blue Economy

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by Ted Janilus, founder of Investable Oceans 

ESG and sustainable investing have taken center stage in asset management. Climate and now oceans are leaders in this elevation with a proliferation of products, firms, and frameworks increasingly on investors’ radar screens. This is good news: the oceans are becoming broadly investable, with market-based opportunities across all sectors of the Blue Economy. These cover the entire asset allocation pie chart – equites, fixed income, private equity and venture capital.

The Next Steps Towards a Circular Economy

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by Lydia Miller, Senior VP and Portfolio Specialist with Dana Investment Advisors 

The concept and acceptance of moving toward a Circular Economy have grown significantly in the last several years. While definitions vary, most focus on maximizing the value of materials, products, and other resources (i.e., water, energy) that circulate in the economy by maintaining them in the economy for as long as possible while also minimizing the consumption of materials and the generation of waste.

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. 

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