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From Boston to Birmingham: 25 Historic Main Street Districts Across America Vie for $2 Million in Grants Decided by Public Vote During Partners in Preservation Campaign

American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation Have Provided $19 Million in Funding Through This Program
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NEW YORK, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - American Express and The National Trust for Historic Preservation, in collaboration with Main Street America, announced today that Partners in Preservation is headed to Main Street. Partners in Preservation is a community-based partnership to raise awareness of the importance of preserving historic places and their role in sustaining local communities. This year’s program, Partners in Preservation: Main Streets, will award $2 million in grants to Main Street districts in need of preservation support across America.

JPMorgan Chase Commits $10 Million to DC

Long-term investment focuses on skills building, minority-owned small business growth, neighborhood revitalization and financial health primarily in Wards 7 and 8
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WASHINGTON, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today unveiled a $10 million, three-year investment to help drive inclusive economic growth in underserved Washington, D.C. neighborhoods, most notably in Wards 7 and 8. This long-term commitment is the firm’s third investment in a major U.S. city. It combines the firm’s business expertise and collaboration with local business and community leaders to invest in four key drivers of inclusive growth: jobs and skills, minority-owned small business expansion, neighborhood revitalization and financial health.          

Peeking Behind the Corporate Curtain With CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge

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On this edition of The Bottom Line podcast, Rick Wartzman talks to CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge.

GRI: 20 Years of Driving Global Change

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AMSTERDAM, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) marks its 20th anniversary and charts a refreshed course to help even more businesses use sustainability reporting to create the conditions for sustainable development. Thousands of organizations in more than 100 countries already use the GRI reporting framework to disclose non-financial information to their stakeholders and manage their impacts on the economy, the environment and society.

Yale and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Announce Collaboration to Improve Corporate Reporting

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September 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Recognizing the critical role that private capital flows will play in moving society toward a more sustainable future, Yale University has launched the Yale Initiative on Sustainable Finance (YISF). This new academic effort will provide high-quality research on the flow of capital into sustainability-oriented projects and sustainable companies.

Voya Financial Chairman and CEO Presents Long-Term Perspective at CECP's CEO Investor Forum

Forum promotes integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) components in long-term business plans
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NEW YORK, Sept. 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), Chairman and CEO Rodney O. Martin, Jr. participated in CECP's second CEO Investor Forum on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, to promote the integration of ESG performance into long-term business plans. 

Investors Take Notice: Healthy Building Features Could Contribute to Corporate Financial Value

The business benefits of healthier buildings are driving investor attention to ways they can systematically and comprehensively compare corporate wellness interventions.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Businesses, real estate professionals, and investors who are interested in increasing financial value should be taking strong interest in the healthy building movement, a new report by DelosTM reveals.

The report, “Health, Well-being, and the Evolution of ESG,” explains that the promotion of employee health and well-being is emerging as a key new material element that investors should be demanding in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) corporate reporting.

ESG Investing: Giving Up Greenhouse Gases, Not Performance

Carbon from burning fossil fuels is the key greenhouse gas that causes climate change, and cutting investments in carbon-emitting companies doesn’t mean falling behind in performance
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by Mamadou-Abou Sarr, Global Head of ESG, and Julia Kochetygova, Senior ESG Research Analyst

Investors do not have to give up returns when hedging their portfolios against climate risks. Strategies to reduce investments in companies that produce carbon emissions or fossil fuels themselves, the culprit of climate change, can be optimized to avoid unintended risks and closely track benchmarks.

Turning Dreams Into Reality, One Small-Business Owner at a Time

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Monetta White dreamed of bringing barbecue back to the Fillmore District of San Francisco after a 25-year absence. Taddesse Haile dreamed of continuing his family’s tradition of working in the restaurant industry and bringing Eritrean and Ethiopian food to his new San Francisco neighborhood.

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