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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Reducing Our Carbon Emissions at Northern Trust

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As we celebrate NY Climate Week, learn more about how we have exceeded our goal of reducing carbon emissions by 25% by 2020 and our plans for the future in our first published report on climate change: https://bit.ly/369dMdc.

Celebrating the Growth of Our Latino Communities

Herbalife Nutrition celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month
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If the value of all goods and services produced by the Latino community in the U.S. were a standalone economy, it would be the 7th largest in the world. Today, there are 4.37 million Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S., which contribute more than $700 billion to the economy annually, according to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. These businesses have provided almost 2.7 million jobs to U.S. workers.

Proud Member of the UN Global Compact's CFO Taskforce for the SDGs

by Fernando Tennenbaum, Chief Financial Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev
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This week, during the 75th annual (and first-ever virtual) UN General Assembly, I had the opportunity to speak at the United Nations Global Compact to support the launch of the CFO Taskforce for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). I am proud to join this Taskforce as a founding member on behalf of AB InBev to build the roadmap for how the private sector, and more specifically corporate finance, can help deliver the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Amid Pandemic and Worsening Climate and Water Crisis, the Sustainability Movement Grew Stronger

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

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More than 60 investors and companies join Ceres powerful networks and major initiatives to tackle the greatest sustainability threats

Brighter Bites Delivers Healthy Options to Food-insecure Families

Sappi's Ideas That Matter grant winner makes creative shift during the pandemic
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In 2018, Allyson Lack, Founder and Creative Director of the design studio Principal, received an ITM grant to design and produce a cookbook for stakeholders of the Houston-based nonprofit, Brighter Bites. Since its inception in 2012, Brighter Bites has provided more than 27,000,000 pounds of fresh produce and millions of nutrition education to more than 275,000 individuals in multiple cities across the country. They work with public schools and community centers to assemble and distribute fruits and vegetables and materials to families in need. 

The Road to a Vaccine, Season 2, Ep. 7: Is It Really Safe for Schools to Be Open Right Now?

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In Season 2 of "The Road to a Vaccine," host Lisa Ling interviews scientists, global health leaders and other experts on the COVID-19 front lines to reveal the latest medical advances and collaborations to create a coronavirus vaccine—and hopefully a return to a world without the pandemic.

As schools reopen—and sometimes close again—what have we learned about the risks of in-person learning? Lisa Ling speaks to school nurse Robin Cogan and pediatrician Dr. Sam Maldonado to find answers and debunk myths around kids and COVID-19.

An Investor's Perspective on the Proposed Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton
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Can stakeholders (regulators, policymakers and market participants) deliver a sustainable finance framework that serves the end-client well? The European Union’s technical expert group has just published its final recommendations on the taxonomy for sustainable finance, establishing common criteria to classify environmentally sustainable activities that support the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Understanding the Climate Change Challenges Facing Consumer Goods Companies

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton
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As an active investment manager with a firm commitment to integrating environmental, social and governance analysis into its investment processes, Franklin Templeton recognises its responsibility to raise awareness of climate transition issues. Working alongside the Carbon Disclosure Project, Franklin Templeton recently co-hosted a roundtable event on consumer goods companies’ preparations for the low-carbon transition. Here, Julie Moret, Head of ESG at Franklin Templeton, reports back from the event.

How a Broadening Stakeholder Base Shines a Light on Sustainability

by Julie Moret, Head of ESG, Franklin Templeton
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Around the world, societal demographic shifts are becoming evident, bringing long-standing assumptions and theses into question. Julie Moret, Head of ESG at Franklin Templeton, explains why investors should consider how companies are managing and navigating some of these broader drivers of change.

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