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Davos 2020: Werner Baumann (Bayer) on Sustainable Growth

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On the final day of the World Economic Forum,  Jörg Eigendorf of Deutsche Bank interviewed Bayer AG CEO Werner Baumann about the key takeaways from the forum and what's next.

Baumann says: "We can be a systemic force for good - and sustainability itself can become a new driver of growth and prosperity."

Watch the interview here.

How One NGO Helps Farmers Use Mobile Phones to Invest in a Better Harvest

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This is the third article in a series of blog posts that describe how Cisco enables nonprofits to maximize technology for greater scale and impact. Our introduction to the series is available here. To read more articles in the series, click here. Stay tuned for next week’s post on how a nonprofit that focuses on education uses technology to scale.

The Third Era of ESG Investment Integration

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As the 2020 ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) season begins, we appear to be entering the third era of ESG investment integration.

The first generation of ESG investors used data on topics such as product involvement (alcohol, tobacco, gambling) or business practices (anti-union, involvement in Burma) to screen out “bad” companies.  These investors often relied on a single data provider and simple guidelines (e.g., <5% of revenue is OK, more than 5% of revenue is bad).

Corporate Accountability at Davos a ‘Step in Right Direction’

GRI engaging and influencing at World Economic Forum annual meeting
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January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With global leaders gathered in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF), GRI is pressing for action and commitments that support the transition to sustainable and responsible business.

GRI chief executive Tim Mohin is participating in the WEF annual meeting in Davos this week. That includes a strategy session today with the WEF International Business Council on mainstreaming ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) disclosures.

He said:

Northern Trust Included on Newsweek's List of America's Most Responsible Companies 2020

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We're proud to be included on Newsweek's list of America's Most Responsible Companies 2020, including a top-ten ranking in the financial services industry. See the full list here.

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Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Sustainable Quantitative Solutions

Strategies Support Desire for Sustainability – Without Sacrificing Performance
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LONDON, January 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, has announced the further expansion of its sustainability strategies, enabling institutional investors to combine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing solutions with the manager’s expertise in quantitative investing across developed and

GreenMoney's 150th Issue: Readers' Favorites

From Sustainable Business to Impact Investing
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Welcome to the special 150th edition of the award-winning GreenMoney Journal 

At GreenMoney, we have been focused on Sustainable Business and Impact Investing since 1992.  The articles and videos in the January 2020 issue are a selection of readers’ favorites, as well as some of our own from past issues.  But first, we begin with an update to one of our most widely-read articles from Frank Coleman with his unique perspective on Facebook as they face another Moral Dilemma . 

What It Means When the World’s Largest Asset Manager Rings a Warning Bell About the Financial Risks of Climate Change

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BlackRock CEO, Larry Fink, in his annual letter released this week to CEOs of some of the world’s largest companies wrote: “I believe we are on the edge of a fundamental reshaping of finance.”  I

Developing New Pathways to Catalyze Inclusive Growth

Digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade.
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By: Carlos Monteverde

According to the World Economic Forum, digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade – but what will that look like, and who will it reach? We are seeing a number of new companies and new business models transform the way consumers gain access to goods and services, and many of them may have a profound impact on financial inclusion.

General Motors Appoints Dane Parker as Chief Sustainability Officer

New position created to accelerate company’s plans for a zero emissions future
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DETROIT, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — General Motors Co. (NYSE: GM) announced it has appointed Dane Parker as the company’s chief sustainability officer, effective Feb. 1, 2020.

Parker, currently vice president of sustainable workplaces, expands his current role with the newly-created position as chief sustainability officer. In this role, he will lead a company-wide sustainability strategy, including integration of the company’s goal to reach a zero emissions future.

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