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What the Crisis Has Shown Asset Managers: Industry Leaders Speak Out

by Maha Khan Phillips
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The Covid 19 crisis has fundamentally changed things, not least for the asset management industry. Whether it is about focusing on their social purpose, highlighting the importance of staying calm, emphasising leadership, arguing about the need for active management, the development of a systems framework for investing, or stressing the need for sustainability and other key factors, senior leaders tell Professional Investor what the crisis has highlighted for them. 

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 3: Why is COVID-19 Hitting Minority Communities So Hard?

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This new eight-episode educational video series will examine the latest efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and break down the complex process of developing a vaccine.

Each week our host Lisa Ling will talk to leading scientists and researchers, healthcare workers on the front lines and public health experts around the world working collaboratively to help bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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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.

Business Disruption and a Just Transition

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Over the past decade, major economic and social trends have been shifting the nature of work both in the U.S. and globally. The climate crisis, automation, the gig economy and eroding labor rights are just some of the disruptive forces that have upended business as usual for companies and workers. And, now the coronavirus pandemic has put these associated systemic, financial and reputational risks into even sharper focus. Disruptions like these don’t just bring risk—they also offer us chances to learn, to innovate, and to envision a better and more sustainable way forward.

PayPal Releases 2019 Global Impact Report

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SAN JOSE, Calif., April 28, 2020 /3BL Media/– PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: PYPL) has released its third annual Global Impact Report, publishing its environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies and activities of its global operations for 2019.

Land Betterment Corporation Begins Crowdfunding Round to Raise Funds for Sustainable Businesses

Sustainable farms, metal recycling, ecological development and other sustainable businesses to benefit from Land Betterment's fundraising on Fundopolis
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FISHERS, Ind., April 29, 2020 /3LMedia/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce it is now seeking funds through its crowdfunding campaign on Fundopolis, the equity crowdfunding company focused on Main Street. Individuals are now able to invest in Land Betterment Corporation and help support its mission by visiting 

Whirlpool Corporation 2019 Sustainability Report Infographic

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Whirlpool Corporation has a long, proud history of environmental sustainability and a strong track record of action and success. In 2019, they raised the bar on their environmental commitments and accelerated the progress of their short- and long-term goals that meet or exceed the Paris Accord.

Northern Trust: Proud to Embrace Environmental Considerations Year-Round

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Northern Trust is proud to embrace environmental considerations in our decision-making process year-round. As of third quarter 2019, we have succeeded in reducing our carbon emissions by 31.33% since 2015.

Learn more at https://bit.ly/2KssZKE

Building a More Resilient, Sustainable Global Economy at #Ceres2020!

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The coronavirus pandemic has not only dramatically changed our world and our way of life, but it is shining a light on our universal interconnectedness and our vulnerability to the seismic risks that have rocked our current capital market systems. Whether it be a deadly virus or the climate crisis, we are experiencing first hand the need for collective action and mass mobilization.

Tune in to the Ceres 2020 Digital Program to learn how we can build a more resilient, sustainable global economy and help prevent future crises. Upcoming sessions:

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