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Costa Cruises Celebrates World Food Day Every Day of the Year Thanks to “4GOODFOOD”

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

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In the last 18 months or so, Costa has achieved a reduction of over 35% in food wastage on board its ships, enabling both the creation of 100 food gardens in Africa in collaboration with the Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity and the donation of more than 150,000 portions of food in partnership with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus.

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

RMI and GRI Launch Responsible Mineral Reporting Toolkit

New Resource Encourages Supply Chain Disclosures for ‘Conflict Minerals’
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. and AMSTERDAM, October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI), an Initiative of the Responsible Business Alliance, and the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), have launched a toolkit to advance reporting on sourcing minerals from conflict-affected and high-risk areas.

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Why Invest Internationally in Companies With Strong ESG Practices?

To boost portfolio ESG quality and the potential for improved risk-adjusted returns
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by Scott LaBreche, Director at Impax Asset Management 

The megatrends underlying the transition to a more sustainable economy, such as climate change and widening inequality, are global issues. It should come as no surprise, then, that companies are addressing sustainability risks and opportunities regardless of their domicile.

So investors may be wondering, how are companies in developed markets outside the U.S. and Canada performing on sustainability issues? It varies, of course, but on the whole, they are performing better than those in the U.S.

AEG's The O2 Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Program 'Good Vibes All Around'

The new initiative encompasses sustainability, accessibility, charity and community programs
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LONDON, October 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The O2 in London, one of AEG’s most popular music, entertainment and leisure venue in the world has launched Good Vibes All Round, a new initiative to promote its work in relation to sustainability, accessibility, charity and community. The move follows a surge in interest from both staff and customers in how The O2 is already making a difference in each of these areas, as well as opportunities to become involved in helping develop the programs.

Seeking the Next $100,000 Winner for the Ray of Hope Prize

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

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The Ray of Hope Prize competition, offering the world’s premiere biomimicry prize, is awarded annually to a nature-inspired startup solution that is leveraging business as a force for good. The application for the 2019-2020 season is now open.

Comerica, Detroit Lions Tackle Food Insecurity During ‘Huddle For 100’

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More than 130 Comerica Bank volunteers teamed up with the Detroit Lions to support its “Huddle for 100” community event tackling food insecurity and hunger in Michigan.

Comerica provided one of the largest volunteer groups among corporate and community partners, helping assemble boxes of food.

It's No Longer Business As Usual - DSM Event at NY Public Library

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What is the role of companies in addressing societal concerns such as climate change, biodiversity and inclusive economic growth? To discuss this DSM is gathered leaders from the public and private sectors as well as civil society at the NY Public Library for a multi-stakeholder event.

Below is the recorded live stream from the September 26th event.

CSRHub’s Cynthia Figge Speaking at Future in Review 2019

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Future in Review Oct. 8-11, 2019 at The Lodge at Torrey Pines, La Jolla, CA, A Strategic News Service Presentation

CSRHub’s CEO and co-founder Cynthia Figge will be speaking on a panel discussing Scalable Technologies for the Climate Crisis.

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