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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
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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

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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.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Award $1 Million to Cities for Local Revitalization, Economic Development, Job Creation

Mayors and nonprofits in Albuquerque, N.M.; Atlanta; New Haven, Conn.; Romeoville, Ill., receive top honors in CommunityWINS program
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WASHINGTON and SAN FRANCISCO, July 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced that Mayors Tim Keller of Albuquerque, N.M.; Keisha Bottoms of Atlanta; Toni Harp of New Haven, Conn.; and John Noak of Romeoville, Ill., are the top honorees with the 2019 CommunityWINS® Grant Program. Launched in 2015, the program recognizes nonprofits and cities that drive neighborhood stabilization, economic development and job creation.

Bridgestone to be Included in Euronext Vigeo World 120 ESG Investment Stock Index

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TOKYO, June 27, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Bridgestone Corporation today announced it has been included in the Euronext Vigeo World 120 index, a leading stock investment index focused on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors, for the first time in company history.

Inclusive Fintech 50, Global Competition to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion, Announces Winners

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

Wells Fargo Donates $235,000 to Mississippi Nonprofits for Community Revitalization Efforts

NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four organizations serving the Hattiesburg and Jackson communities
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JACKSON, Miss., June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $235,000 in donations to four local nonprofits that will help revitalize Mississippi neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program.

Investment With a Conscience: The Rise of Pension Fund-Based Impact Investing

The democratisation of impact investment and the link to inclusive business
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For pension funds, impact investing is not only investment with a conscience, it’s a stable financial choice that shows steady returns and weathers wider market fluctuations. And it’s what pension holders are increasingly asking for, says Tim Macready, CIO of Brightlight, an Australian impact investing company that has already invested A$150m (£80m) in pension funds in more than 200 companies in emerging markets.

CBRE Global Investors & BRE Partner on BREEAM to Drive Sustainability and Performance

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LONDON, May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – In a landmark new partnership, CBRE Global Investors (CBRE GI) and BRE will collaborate to implement BREEAM In-Use International 2015 (BIU) across the CBRE GI EMEA portfolio over a five year period.

Viacom Partners with Reel Works on Annual Day of Service

How the Brooklyn-based organization Reel Works cultivates the next generation of media talent.
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By Stuart Winchester

In 2006, Patricia Henry was a high school senior working through a complicated mix of feelings about sex.

So when her school introduced her to a program called Reel Works—which recruits underserved teenagers and, via after-school, in-school and workforce programs, teaches them the filmmaking skills that can act as a precursor to a career in media—she found a creative outlet through which she could channel her curiosity.

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