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American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

Water and Sanitation Finance in Indonesia

WPF partner KOMIDA innovates to make it affordable
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According to The World Bank, approximately 20% of the world’s population does not have a toilet in their home.  Cost can be one challenge for a household.  According to CGAP, “In Indonesia, for example, connection to piped water systems averages

Schneider Announces Venture Capital for Energy Sustainability

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Schneider Electric has unveiled “Schneider Electric Ventures”, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations contributing to future sustainability and energy efficiency.

Schneider Electric Ventures supports innovation through funding, incubation and partnerships.

The firm has committed to invest between 300 and 500 million euros in incubation projects, partnerships with entrepreneurs, and specialised funds in the coming years.

GRI Rings Bell at Nasdaq: Highlighting Growing Investor Demand for Non-financial Reporting

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On 20 November 2018, GRI CEO, Tim Mohin, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, showing that non-financial reporting with the GRI Standards is becoming more relevant to investors in tech and beyond. 

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On 20 November 2018, GRI CEO, Tim Mohin, rang the closing bell at Nasdaq, showing that non-financial reporting with the GRI Standards is becoming more relevant to investors in tech and beyond. 

New York City Establishes Affordable Housing Fund with $2 Million Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

Down Payment Assistance Fund is part of City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program, dedicated to affordable housing preservation
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NEW YORK, December 21, 2018, /3BL Media/ – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced today the City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program with a $2 million commitment from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

KeyBank Finances the Construction of Affordable Housing for Low- to Moderate-Income Households in Portage, MI

Selinon Park Apartments to provide 75 new affordable units
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CLEVELAND, December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/—KeyBank provided and arranged a total of $17.4 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) financing to Full Circle Communities for the construction of Selinon Park Apartments, providing 75 affordable housing units serving households that earn 30% and 60% area median income (AMI) in Portage, MI.

Legg Mason Celebrates a Decade of Corporate Social Responsibility Reporting

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BALTIMORE, December 17, 2018 /3BL Media/– Legg Mason, Inc. (NYSE:LM) celebrates 10 years of connecting employees, communities and stakeholders with the publication of its annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. Encompassing corporate governance, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, employee benefits, and a multitude of related topics, the annual CSR report reflects the combined efforts and contributions of professionals within the firm and across all nine affiliate organizations.

From “Disclose” to “Disclose What Matters”: The Growing Role of Investors in Sustainability Reporting

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In the early hours of Good Friday, March 24, 1989, an oil tanker struck a reef off the Gulf of Alaska, spilling 11 million gallons of crude oil and causing long-lasting damage to the ecosystem and the local communities that depend on it.

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