Finance & Investment CSR News

Gender Is an Untapped Opportunity for Climate-Smart Investors


by Suzanne Bigel of Catalyst at Large and GenderSmart

When I started investing, it was in companies making sustainable food, sustainable packaging, and products that would reduce the amount of toxins in the environment. Soon after, I began to invest in climate solutions such as clean energy including solar, wind, and water. Early on, I joined Toniic’s 100% impact network, for investors who are committed to using their capital for impact across every investment.

Benevity Appoints Lance Ludman as Chief Financial Officer

With over two decades of financial operations, strategy and business development experience, the newly appointed CFO will help Benevity continue to scale
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With over two decades of financial operations, strategy and business development experience, the newly appointed CFO will help Benevity continue to scale

City of Charleston, Hilton Grand Vacations and Arbor Day Foundation Team up to Plant Trees in Hampton Park in Observance of Arbor Day

Local tree planting event engages Hilton Grand Vacations team members to take an active role in expanding the community’s urban forest
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CHARLESTON, S.C., December 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - On Dec. 2, 2022, the City of Charleston will partner with Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. (NYSE:HGV) and the Arbor Day Foundation to plant 13 trees in Hampton Park, in observance of Arbor Day.

Truist and Truist Foundation Announce $4.5 Million in Grants To Strengthen Texas' Racially Diverse Small Business Ecosystem

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HOUSTON, December 2, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Truist Foundation announced a $3.5 million grant to PeopleFund, a Texas-based Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and nonprofit 501(c)(3) that strives to create economic opportunity and financial stability for underserved people by providing access to capital, education and other resources to build healthy small businesses.

U.S. Bank Expands Leadership in Environmental Financing With Solar Debt Launch

First deal closes with Longroad Energy; new product will be key to meeting bank’s environmental goals, serving growing customer needs.

U.S. Bancorp Community Development Corporation (USBCDC) – one of the most active renewable energy investors in the nation – introduced a debt product and closed its first loan. It’s with Longroad Energy on Three Corners Solar, a $200 million, 152-megawatt solar project in Kennebec County, Maine.

Corporate Foundations: An Essential Innovation Tool for Employees, Company, and Community

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NEW YORK, November 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The strategic importance of corporate foundations in the current economy is stronger than ever before, with a new report by Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP), Corporate Foundations: Designing for Impact, finding that corporate foundations are vital levers within society and companies.

ICIC and LISC are “Bridging the Capital Access Gap”

New capital access training targets diverse small businesses support networks
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BOSTON and NEW YORK, November 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - United by their commitment to elevating diverse entrepreneurs as a means of attaining economic equity, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) have partnered to launch Bridging the Capital Access Gap, a free, publicly accessible curriculum and video series to help

America’s Charities Unveils New Scholarship Program To Help Improve Educational Opportunities, Build a Better-Educated Workforce, and Scale Scholarship Funding

Scholarship Program provides organizations efficient way to manage application administration, secure scholarship funding, award tax-free scholarships, and distribute scholarship funds to educational institutions
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WASHINGTON, November 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of National Scholarship Month/National Education Month, which takes place in November each year, America’s Charities is excited to unveil its new Scholarship Program, designed to help organizations provide educational opportunities for students, support professional advancement for employees, and build a better-educated workforce for the community.

From the Ground Up: How Business Can Drive Financial Inclusion


Join Merck KGaA, CNote and 3BL Media on December 14 at 1 p.m. ET to learn how businesses can use an innovative model to meet their DE&I targets.

Across the U.S., limited access to financial services continues to hold many communities back. As companies look to invest in the communities in which they do business, efforts to improve financial inclusion can have a positive impact through generating small business growth, expanding affordable housing and offering more opportunities for individuals to build income and wealth.


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