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Leadership and Fundamentals Key in Uncertain Times

A bit of humility in leaders goes a long way in a crisis, according to Shundrawn Thomas, President of Northern Trust Asset Management. By Cath Sullivan
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Around 95% of Northern Trust’s 20,000 employees around the world are working remotely due to the COVID-19 crisis, but an established culture of trust and client service is standing them in good stead, Shundrawn Thomas, President of Northern Trust Asset Management says.

“You have to be intentional in connecting and communicating, but it’s certainly easier to do when you have a culture that already has that kind of dynamic,” he says from Chicago, in an interview ranging from culture and leadership to market volatility and the COVID-led changes that may be here to stay.

GreenMoney’s Annual Videos Issue on Sustainable Business, Impact Investing and Environmental Sustainability

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Welcome to GreenMoney's 5th Annual Videos Issue. We have curated a collection of beautiful, interesting and impactful films featuring a variety of innovators from the interconnected worlds of Impact Investing, Corporate Responsibility and Environmental Sustainability. We think you’ll find them as engaging as we do. All here - https://GreenMoney.com 

The Videos include:

Investing for a Climate-Positive Future

Hannon Armstrong’s 2019 Impact Report
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Hannon Armstrong is the first U.S. public company solely dedicated to investments in climate change solutions. We embody a deep commitment to a sustainable and resilient future through the implementation of our investment strategy and conduct of our business operations.

How Farmers Are Keeping Us Fed through the Global Crisis

Around the world, farmers are doing everything they can to prevent the coronavirus crisis becoming a hunger crisis.
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In the space of a few weeks, life around the globe has been upended in the wake of COVID-19. Industries of all kinds have been forced to rapidly change how they work, and agriculture is no different.

COVID-19 Cares Act Provides Tax Break for Commercial Flooring Investments

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CALHOUN, Ga., May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/—The recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also referred to as the “CARES Act,” contains several tax breaks designed to help businesses and workers get back on their feet as quickly as possible. Included within this legislation is a new tax benefit for renovating or improving business properties.

Martin Currie Calls for Asset Management Coalition to Drive Change

Group Efforts Multiply Value of ESG Investing
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May 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Martin Currie, the active equity specialist and steward of £9,703 billion (USD12,031 billion) in assets under management, calls on other asset managers to create coalitions in order to drive change.

Virtually Experience the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

Wells Fargo Announces Efforts to Keep People Housed in Response to COVID-19

Wells Fargo Foundation housing philanthropy grants to help more than 100,000 renters and homeowners stay in their homes
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced additional efforts to help people stay in their homes with funding for more than 500 nonprofits across the U.S., as part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $175 million commitment to assist people and communities in response to COVID-19.

Preventing the Next Pandemic: mRNA Vaccines and siRNA oligo Therapies

by Jake Adams, Project Manager at CRB
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Investing in promising new pharmaceutical platforms like oligonucleotide therapies could reduce the gap between first detection and total eradication in future pandemics.

COVID-19 and ESG: Prepare for the New Normal

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By Bonnie M. Wongtrakool
Global Head of ESG Investments/Portfolio Manager
Western Asset Management Company, LLC

As we claw out of the rubble from the pandemic, it is increasingly clear that we will not suddenly resume our pre-COVID ways of life. Though some of the changes made in response to the pandemic may ultimately revert back to normal, in other areas our understanding of what is “normal” has been irreversibly altered. One such case is our understanding of the role of the corporation in society, and the real drivers of enterprise value.

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