Impact investments filled the capital gap to help fuel solutions to urgent issues, from racial equity to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – ImpactAssets, a $1.5 billion impact investing firm, today released 2020 figures showing a record 207 Custom Investments in private mission-driven businesses, impact funds and nonprofit organizations totaling $203 million. By comparison, the firm made a total of 152 Custom Investments worth $140 million in 2019, and 108 investments totaling $17.34 million in 2018.
Sappi North America's Employees Ideas that Matter program highlights winning projects
Through the structured Employee Ideas that Matter (EITM) program, Sappi North America employees bring their charitable ideas to life. For three years, employees have been applying for direct funding to benefit the nonprofit organizations that they are most passionate about, and the winners share $25,000 in corporate giving to support their selected causes. Funding can be used in many ways—from financing a project, sponsoring a trail cleanup, or providing new equipment or supplies.
Company responded to increased need for cleaning and sanitizing products with $11 million of product donations and $2 million to nonprofits to support pandemic relief and racial and social justice initiatives
ST. PAUL, Minn., March 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – In 2020, Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, continued its long-standing commitment to supporting communities through more than $23 million in contributions, including more than $11 million of cleaning, sanitizing and public health products to help the fight against COVID-19. The company also provided increased financial support to nonprofits focused on pandemic relief, racial and social justice, and the recovery of the hospitality industry.
Interviewed by Cliff Feigenbaum, GreenMoney Journal
Welcome to the latest in the 'GreenMoney Interviews' series. Recently I spoke with Liesel Pritzker Simmons of Blue Haven Initiative, as part of our new "Millennials and Money" issue. Liesel oversees an impact investing portfolio structured to generate financial returns and address social and environmental challenges.
Virtual Day of Skills-Based Service to be Held During National Volunteer Week
Common Impact, the national organization that matches companies and nonprofits with proven models of impact for skills-based volunteering, has announced that it will hold a virtual Skills for Cities event on Wednesday, April 21st during National Volunteer Week. Skills for Cities unites corporate professionals with nonprofits for a cross-sector day of skills-based consulting to build their capacity to do good in their communities.
“I’ve wanted to be a doctor since I was ten years old,” recalls Leicester, UK-based student, Georgina. “But I didn’t know how I would be a doctor.”
Georgina’s story is a familiar one for many college-bound students — particularly those from less-advantaged backgrounds, who more often than their peers lack the critical mentorship to navigate the labyrinthine college and financial aid application processes that await them in their crucial next decisions in life.
Vu Le of the NonprofitAF blog and formerly Rainer Valley Corps joins host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly for the Season 3 premiere of Pro Bono Perspectives. Recorded the day after the violent insurrection on the Capitol, Vu and Danielle discuss how the nonprofit sector can and must be bolder in responding to injustices like this. Philanthropy has become the white moderate Martin Luther King, Jr.
Gildan’s longstanding vision of Making Apparel Better® has guided the Company in managing every aspect of its business. Given its strong foundation of sustainable and ethical practices, Gildan has continued to prioritize sustainability in 2020.
“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen’s famous words were a source of comfort for Pro Bono Perspectives host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly – and many of us in the social impact field – during this difficult year.