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Harvard’s Rebecca Henderson: “Our system is wildly out of balance. We must reimagine capitalism.”

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"We're in a super difficult moment. We need to reimagine capitalism," Henderson, a professor at Harvard Business School, and member of the Ceres’ board of directors, said in her opening remarks at Ceres 2020.

Verizon Donates $2.5 Million to International COVID-19 Relief Efforts


BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Verizon has today announced a $2.5 million grant to be shared across a group of international countries and charities offering healthcare support and food relief. Each charity will receive a portion of the funds to bolster their ongoing humanitarian activities.

PayPal Is Supporting OpenIDEO’s COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge

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PayPal is supporting OpenIDEO’s COVID-19 Business Pivot Challenge, the goal of which is to find and support innovations that answer the question, “How might businesses of all kinds rapidly adapt to support the immediate needs of the COVID-19 response, and enable a more just and resilient future?”

ESG Isn’t Going Anywhere: Investor Expectations in the Age of COVID-19


By: John Hodges, Vice President, BSR and David Korngold, Director, BSR

One of the most important topics in corporate sustainability is the dramatic increase in attention by investors on the integration of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations.   

Our Commitment to Sustainability: Earth Day and Beyond


For more than a decade, Legg Mason has taken the time each year to celebrate Earth Day. Beginning with the founding of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) function in 2008, our annual Earth Day activities have become increasingly important. While we may be celebrating a bit differently this year, we remain just as committed to key sustainability initiatives.

The Road to a Vaccine, Ep. 2: What it Takes to Create a Coronavirus Vaccine in Record Time

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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 bring an end to the deadly pandemic.

Earth Day: PayPal’s Commitment to the Planet

by Jaxon Love, Global Lead, Environmental Sustainability
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This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Given the current environment, many of us may be inclined to skip the April 22nd occasion, but the COVID-19 crisis should not deter our focus and the opportunity to shine a light on the threats and challenges facing our planet. While we must continue to recognize and support our political leaders, medical workers, first responders, and everyday people as they take unprecedented measures to control the virus outbreak, we must also look toward the future to ensure a healthy, thriving planet.

How Do We Shape the Future?


Today, on the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, I planned to be with thousands on Washington, DC’s National Mall, calling for action on climate and sustainable development.  Instead, I write this message at my dining room table, with one ear tuned to the radio for the latest on the novel coronavirus pandemic.

Refugee ETF Wins 2020 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge


The Sustainable Investing Challenge brings together future leaders seeking to help address today’s toughest sustainability issues through innovative financial solutions

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The Sustainable Investing Challenge brings together future leaders seeking to help address today’s toughest sustainability issues through innovative financial solutions


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