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Nearly 18,000 Bloomberg Customers Are Using ESG Data

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Financial markets are demanding greater transparency around ESG issues. Bloomberg empowers financial decision-makers by providing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data on 11,500+ companies.

Bloomberg ESG data 2019

Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
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As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

Giving Smallholder Farms the Help They Need, with Fertilizer as Capital

by Amy Brown
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Food insecurity is among India’s greatest development challenges. Though India has made rapid strides in improving its rates of undernourishment and malnutrition, it is still home to the highest number of hungry people in the world—194 million people (more than 15 percent of India’s population), according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)’s 2018 report, The State of Food Insecurity in the World, and shares a quarter of the global hunger burden.

BloombergNEF Released Its Annual Climatescope Report

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BloombergNEF released its annual Climatescope report at the Shanghai Future of Energy Summit last week. Climatescope evaluates the investment conditions for clean energy and climate-related investments in 103 countries. For the first time Chile takes the number one spot in the country ranking from previously China.

BCtA News Bite November 2018

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Only one month remains of 2018, but we are feeling invigorated after an eventful three months since our last News Bite and looking forward to the year ahead!

SMEs Reporting in Ghana: Sustainability in Action!

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Sustainability reporting can really help companies of all sizes, and anywhere in the world to improve their own processes and publicly demonstrate their responsible business practices. Through its Competitive Business Program and with with the support of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), GRI helped SMEs in Ghana report for the first time. Participating SMEs and GRI learnt that sustainability reporting can lead to clear business benefits for smaller companies in developing countries, and that digital tools can encourage and facilitate reporting. 

Private Sector Harnessing Power of Digital Innovation to Overcome Development Challenges and Improve Lives

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

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Digitalisation is creating unprecedented opportunity for development and innovation. Companies are harnessing this potential to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals while still maintaining business bottom lines. 

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Pulse Centers: Powering Her Potential with Whole Planet Foundation

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Whole Planet Foundation is proud to partner with Pulse Centers, the Gold Sponsor of its Annual Benefit & Auction taking place on October 25, 2018.  This party with a purpose celebrates the foundation’s global impact in 74 countries and aims to motivate more advocates to join its mission.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Partners commit $200,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission.  In 2005, Whole Foods Market® launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund partners, who collectively are committed to donating $200,000 to alleviate poverty through microloans, and culminates in the foundation’s signature event of the year on October 25, known as Poverty is Unnecessary Da

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