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Major US Investors Call on Largest Corporate Emitters to Disclose How Their Climate Lobbying Aligns With Climate Science

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Highlights increased calls from North American and European investors for companies to improve disclosure of direct and indirect climate lobbying

Call to action comes ahead of the launch of the Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark set to be published early next year

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Highlights increased calls from North American and European investors for companies to improve disclosure of direct and indirect climate lobbying

Call to action comes ahead of the launch of the Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark set to be published early next year

Pandemic Presents Both a Challenge and Opportunity for Start-Ups: Tangerine CEO

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The accelerated digital transformation brought on by the pandemic means that startups must in turn quickly pivot their business models to the new normal, but these challenges also open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to respond.

That’s a key message heard during a recent Canadian Club Toronto virtual panel focused on advice and best practices for Canadian startups and how to set women entrepreneurs up for success.

Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

Antea Group Announces New Service Offering: Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR)

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ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Environmental Mergers and Acquisitions offerings called Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR). STAR is a research-driven report that delivers clear data to help you understand environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk. It cuts through the confusion and zeros in on the issues that are most likely to have a material impact on an investment. 

Commentary: How to Impact European Real Estate in a COVID-19 World

By John Levy, Director of Impact Investing for Franklin Real Asset Advisors
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Originally published on September 22, 2020 in Pensions & Investments

The economic implications of COVID-19 are yet to be fully realized, but the expectations of the detrimental impact are sobering. The pandemic has not only shaken up reality but has woken the world up to addressing underlying societal and economic issues that may have previously been dismissed.

Cox Enterprise's Techstars Social Impact Makes Major Shift

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Recently, Cox Enterprises announced the 2021 class of the Cox Enterprises Social Impact Accelerator powered by Techstars, now in its second year, will shift its focus to support for-profit companies that are addressing social justice and systemic racism issues. The three-month program will provide hands-on mentoring, funding and global connections to 10 for-profit, mission-driven companies.

Efforts to Plant Trees After the Wildfires Must Include Corporations

Words by Roya Sabri
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The Arbor Day Foundation, which has committed to planting trees worldwide since 1972, outlines a six-fold process for wildfire response. The Foundation’s steps don’t start and end with planting seedlings. Restoration requires time, dedication and certainly collaboration.

Corporations have a place in the process. Once the fire has stopped spreading, the displaced have been sheltered and fed, damages have been assessed and prioritized, and local experts have planted seedlings, corporate partners can come in to supplement the previous work already done.

Whole Foods Market Nonprofit Foundations Launch Fundraising Campaign to Support Local and Global Communities

Shoppers and suppliers alleviate poverty, improve children’s nutrition and expand healthy food access and nutrition education
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Whole Foods Market’s three philanthropic Foundations have combined forces to kick off the Communities Campaign today, a two-week drive to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join the retailer in efforts to alleviate global poverty, improve children’s nutrition and increase healthy food access in communities facing barriers. 

Creating Impact in a Covid-19 World

by John Levy, Director of Impact, Franklin Templeton
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October 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  While the pandemic has shocked the world and ignited carnage across markets, it has also proven the importance of supporting society, employee protections and many other ESG principles

Social infrastructure is crucial to the health and vibrancy of communities and these vital assets have become indispensable during the crisis.

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