Social Impact

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).

How Investing in Entrepreneurs Can Reduce Food Insecurity

Herbalife Nutrition supports the U.S. African Development Foundation to eliminate hunger in African communities
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According to a study by the International Monetary Fund, development partners can make a tremendous difference in helping Africans put food on the table and safeguarding the continent’s food security. In recent decades, development organizations have begun to move away from the traditional model of indirect, external, and top-down solutions. Instead of relying on outside-driven initiatives, the U.S. African Development Foundation’s (USADF) approach, for example, focuses on locally-driven and participatory African engagement.

Methanex 2020 Sustainability Report

Building a better future together: Methanex releases SASB-aligned 2020 Sustainability Report
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 2, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Methanex Corporation (TSX:MX) (NASDAQ:MEOH), the world’s largest producer and supplier of methanol, today released its 2020 Sustainability Report to share its progress on the material environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics of most importance to the company’s business and stakeholders.

Musim Mas Strengthens Commitment to Livelihoods With a Robust Social Impact Framework

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Musim Mas launches its first social impact report, detailing the impact of its programs that support community development, education, healthcare, infrastructure, disaster relief, and conservation. The report debuts a social impact framework that will strengthen Musim Mas’ social investment strategy to maximize the impact on improving livelihoods in the palm oil industry.

2021 Halo Awards Honor Top Corporate Social Impact Initiatives

Winning Companies and Nonprofits Recognized at Engage for Good Conference
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May 27, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Campaigns that helped teachers and students bridge the digital divide, repurposed sports stadiums into socially-distanced blood donation centers, built artificial intelligence programs to more efficiently serve LGBTQ youth and encouraged consumers to share – not hoard – toilet paper - all while building stronger businesses - were among the initiatives recently honored at the 19th annual Halo Awards. 

Net Impact Announces 2021-2022 Theme: The Regenerative Economy: Reimagined Capitalism for People and Planet

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May 20, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact announces its 2021-2022 theme: The Regenerative Economy: Reimagined Capitalism for People and Planet, a concept built on the belief that society must urgently work together to evolve an economic system leveraging regenerative principles.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E10: Caroline Barlerin, Platypus Advisors

Debating the Tech Sector’s Role in Society & Democracy
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Controversy over the tech sector’s role in society, democracy, and philanthropy has been making headlines for years. Recently, some tech companies have leaned into these areas even further while others have made statements that they are specifically staying out of political and social issues. In this episode, get a frontline perspective from Platypus Advisors Founder Caroline Barlerin, a leader in CSR and skills-based volunteering with experience at companies like Twitter, Eventbrite, and HP.

The Ongoing Need to Fight Food Insecurity After the Pandemic

Herbalife Nutrition and Feed the Children stand together to support the world's growing nutrition needs
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The pandemic has impacted the world in ways no one could have imagined. Seemingly overnight, global supply chains were disrupted, businesses came to a standstill, and the population grappled with the most significant health crisis in a generation. The pandemic laid bare another global challenge – hunger.

COVID-19 and Corporate Social Innovation

Cruise and Food Insecurity in San Francisco
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The Challenge

As many of us know from the pictures of food pantry lines that wrapped around blocks early on in the pandemic, food insecurity rose rapidly over the past year. In the face of that need, amongst many other rising basic needs, the business community reconsidered many of its long-held beliefs on community impact and saw the crisis as a way to shape new approaches to social change.

Best Practices for Workplace Giving Campaigns

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In today's episode of the Social Impact Show, we discuss best practices for workplace giving campaigns and how to increase participation and employee engagement. We explore how to find your workplace giving champions, asking for budget, and how to measure your programs.

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