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Deeds Must Follow the Words of the Business Roundtable

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By Mindy Lubber, CEO and President, Ceres

Words are empty unless they are followed by deeds. We need to keep this in mind as investors, business leaders and other stakeholders parse a much-ballyhooed “The Purpose of a Corporation” statement released last week by more than 180 chief executive officers of major U.S. corporations.

Data-Driven Outcomes Move Non-Profits to the Head of the Class

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Non-profits know that producing outcomes is key to securing meaningful partner support and funding.  Even when the non-profit gets results, many struggle to provide a clear picture of the positive impact they create. 

Limited data expertise, staff resources and inadequate data management tools are primary challenges to valid and clear outcomes reporting.  Another more vexing challenge is the fact that most non-profit professionals, along with their boards, partners and funders, are not trained in interpreting program data.

Duke Energy Invests Over $3.6 Million to Build Diverse Workforce of the Future

Summary: 
  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers
Press Release
  • 54 organizations across six states to receive grants supporting innovative workforce education and training programs
  • Initiatives include efforts to grow pipeline of women, veteran and minority engineers

Moody's Supports Latin America Launch of Village Capital's Finance Forward Global Initiative

Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents.
Press Release

Washington, DC /3BL Media/ - Village Capital announced the launch of Finance Forward — a global coalition created with MetLife Foundation, PayPal, and local partners to support more than 100 early-stage entrepreneurs building tech-enabled solutions around financial health in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and India.

Morgan Stanley Launches Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ – A Sustainable Investing Analytics and Reporting Application

The Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ application gives Wealth Management clients new customizable insights into the social and environmental impact of their investment portfolios
Summary: 

Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

Scotiabank Turns to Dollar Market for Its First Green Bond

By Esteban Duarte
Summary: 
  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible
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  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible

Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 for Chicago Housing, Education and Neighborhood Revitalization

Chicago NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four nonprofits serving the Austin community
Press Release

CHICAGO, August 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $500,000 in donations to four local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood revitalization for Chicago residents.

“The work being done by these nonprofits will empower families and individuals by providing new opportunities in key areas such as housing, education, community resources and more,” said Nirag Patel, Wells Fargo community banking district manager in Chicago. “We’re hopeful this effort will make a positive impact in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.”

Amy Harder: Investments in Nuclear Power + Plastics

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If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? OK, now what if it were $100 billion? Today on Sea Change Radio, we are talking with Amy Harder, environment and climate reporter for Axios, about where some titans of industry are investing their money and the environmental impact it might have. You might be surprised to learn, for example, that Bill Gates has been pouring some of his considerable wealth into the nuclear energy sector. Harder recently interviewed Gates about his estimated half a billion dollar investment into TerraPower.

Carnival Corporation to Significantly Reduce Single-Use Plastics by End of 2021

Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence
Summary: 

Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

Press Release

Reduction of single-use plastics by corporation's nine cruise line brands is part of Operation Oceans Alive program, which furthers commitment to achieve and sustain environmental compliance and excellence

Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest Well Underway

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With just a little under four weeks until the deadline to submit business plans, the 2019 Comerica Hatch Detroit Contest is heating up this summer.

Entrepreneurs interested in opening a brick and mortar business in Detroit, Hamtramck or Highland Park can take their shot at winning $100,000 in startup funds by applying online at HatchDetroit.com no later than July 31.

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