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VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

A Newsworthy 2018 - Whirlpool Corporation

Major announcements, cause initiatives, sustainability and volunteerism among company's 2018 highlights
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Whirlpool Corporation welcomes 2019 with much excitement, but we're still taking time to reflect and celebrate the innovation, volunteerism, sustainability and news stories of 2018.

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KeyBank Arranges $28.4 Million in Financing for the Preservation of Affordable Housing in San Antonio

The preservation of affordable housing at White Rock Apartment Homes supports the City of San Antonio’s affordable housing initiatives
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CLEVELAND, January 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank announced today arranging $28.4 million in a Fannie Mae affordable housing preservation refinance loan for Commonwealth Multifamily Housing Corporation (“Commonwealth”) for the benefit of White Rock Apartment Homes, a multifamily, 336-unit mixed-income property in San Antonio, TX.

Water and Sanitation Finance in Indonesia

WPF partner KOMIDA innovates to make it affordable
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According to The World Bank, approximately 20% of the world’s population does not have a toilet in their home.  Cost can be one challenge for a household.  According to CGAP, “In Indonesia, for example, connection to piped water systems averages

Why Financial Literacy Matters

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Financial literacy is a key pillar for financial inclusion, and a critical success factor to achieve at least nine of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). For instance, eliminating poverty and achieving gender equality is simply not possible when two thirds of adults worldwide remain financially illiterate and women continue to trail men in financial decision making.

Treasurer Summer, City of Chicago to Speak at #RBSNY Next March 18-19

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A leading US Treasurer, Kurt Summers, City of Chicago will share the stage with the Mayors of Hoboken and New Bedford to discuss the role of cities in the fight against climate change. Treasurer Summers runs 100% of Chicago’s corporate investments through an ESG filter and will be providing valuable insight on how to deliver the city of the future.

Arrow Electronics Earns Sustainability Award from MetLife

Arrow Electronics awarded for presenting unique, innovative and impactful opportunities to strengthen and support MetLife’s overall sustainability program
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CENTENNIAL, Colo., January 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Arrow Electronics received the 2018 Sustainability Collaborative Opportunity Award from MetLife during the insurer’s recent supplier forum. The award goes to a supplier who has presented unique, innovative and impactful opportunities to strengthen and support MetLife’s overall sustainability program.  

WEBINAR: A Year in Purpose: The Top 10 Trends of 2018

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As the year draws to a close, Cone evaluated 365 days’ worth of Purpose-driven campaigns to bring you the top 10 trends of 2018. Join us as we count down through what trended in 2018, the implications for businesses and what’s on the horizon for 2019.

A Message From the Arbor Day Foundation Chair of the Board of Trustees

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Dear Members and Friends,

I feel very fortunate to have served on the Arbor Day Foundation’s board of trustees for nine years now. Stepping into my
new role as board chair has given me the opportunity to reflect on the last decade and the great change I have witnessed at
the Foundation through the years.

Erb Institute Partners With The Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) in India

By Terry Nelidov, Managing Director of Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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Erb Faculty Director Joe Árvai and I took Erb on the road in November—to India!

India is one of the institute’s priority emerging markets for sustainability impact, and we’ve been working with the India Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) to develop a partnership for research, teaching and business-engagement opportunities. Erb sponsored CRB’s annual “India and Sustainability Standards” conference this year, and Joe and I were asked to speak at the November 14-16 event in Delhi.

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