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First-of-its-kind Report Finds U.S. Banking Sector Far More Exposed to Climate Risk Than Previously Understood by Stakeholders, Disclosed by Banks

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More than half of syndicated lending of major U.S. banks is exposed to climate risk, potentially leading to significant losses for the banking sector and the broader economy.

Calls grow louder for U.S. banks to set Paris-aligned emissions reduction targets in the coming year.

FedEx Express, iRAP Launch 5-star Global Connections Initiative in India

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The International Road Assessment Programme (iRAP), a registered charity dedicated to preventing road deaths through safer road infrastructure, in association with FedEx Express, the express transportation company and a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has announced the launch of the 5-Star Global Connections Initiative. The programme will unlock the power of partnerships across India and share success across more than 100 countries who have their own RAP programme and project activity.

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.

Inclusive Fintech 50 Announces 2020 Cohort of Fintech Startups Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

The selected fintechs provide innovative solutions – such as working capital for micro-merchants and personal accident insurance for domestic workers – to populations particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
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WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Inclusive Fintech 50 announced the 2020 cohort of startups driving inclusion and resilience for the 3 billion financially underserved people globally.

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.

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose Remembers Organization's First Executive Director, Charles Hewes Moore, Jr.

Olympic gold and silver medalist laid the foundation for a robust coalition of leaders committed to a better world through business
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NEW YORK, October 14, 2020 /3BL Media/—Twenty years ago, Charles Hewes Moore, Jr., who passed away on October 8, 2020 in Laporte, Pennsylvania, was hand-picked by Paul Newman, actor, and philanthropist; Peter Malkin, current Chairman Emeritus of Empire State Realty Trust; David Rockefeller, then Chairman of Chase Manhattan Bank; Paul A. Volcker, Jr., former Chair of the Federal Reserve; and John C.

FedEx Distributes $1 Million #SupportSmall Grants to Entrepreneurs

Initiative to Assist Small Businesses Financially Impacted by COVID-19
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., October 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ — FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) recently announced the completion of the company’s #SupportSmall Grants program. Two-hundred business owners were chosen out of almost 50,0000 applications to receive a $5,000 check as well as a $500 credit for FedEx Office® print and business services to help support their small business during the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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.

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