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Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Truist Donates $40 Million to Launch Innovative Nonprofit Fund Supporting Ethnically, Racially Diverse and Women-Owned Small Businesses

Commitment to the CDFI sector designed to significantly increase investment in communities and entrepreneurs that have experienced decades of underinvestment
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., September  23, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced a $40 million initial donation to help establish CornerSquare Community Capital, a new national nonprofit fund that will support selected community development financial institutions (CDFIs) through the purchase of 25% loan participations.

UPS Announces New Environmental Commitment Supporting Underserved Communities Globally

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ATLANTA, Ga. September 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The growing urgency of supporting environmental and social justice efforts around the world has fueled a new commitment by UPS to plant more than 50 million trees by 2030, in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals period (2015-2030).

Global Goals Week: Reflections on Making Positive Change in 2020, and Always

By Shelley Whiddon, Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Chief Communications Officer
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Wherever challenges lurk, opportunities exist for positive change.

That’s always been true, but 2020 has cast an even brighter light on global issues and our capacity for solving these vexing problems.

COVID-19. Social injustice. Rampaging wildfires. Devastating hurricanes.

The trials we as a society face are many, but our capacity for taking meaningful action is unlimited. Especially when the business community steps in and tackles these problems collaboratively.

A 21st-Century Social Contract Must Include a Just Transition to a Net-Zero Economy

How Business Can Protect Workers and Communities while Addressing the Climate Crisis
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By: Samantha Harris, Global Lead, Climate and People, BSR

How Mastercard is Making a Difference

The 2019 Mastercard Corporate Sustainability Report outlines the company's progress towards building a more inclusive and sustainable digital economy. Looking ahead, our commitment is only growing.
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Social Media for Social Good: Raising Awareness of Jordan's Water Crisis

Leveraging social media to address misconceptions of water usage and promote simple, inexpensive water conservation in Jordan
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This piece was collaboratively written by Tetra Tech’s Maha Dergham, David Favazza, and Sofian Qurashi, members of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Jordan Water Management Initiative (WMI) team.

This post originally ran on GlobalWaters.

Vistra and CompUDopt Partner to Provide Technology Access to Chicago Students

1,000 families are given computers ahead of the 2020-2021 school year
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CHICAGO, August 28, 2020 /3BL Media/— With just a few weeks until the start of the new school year, 1,000 students from Chicago’s 10th Ward have been given computers from Vistra's retail electricity brand, Dynegy, and Comp-U-Dopt. On Aug. 21, pre-selected families received laptops, free of charge, at contactless drive-thru events. Each family had at least one student enrolled in a 10th Ward school or a recent 2020 10th Ward high school graduate.

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