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The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know

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Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land.

As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s special report on climate change and land use, agricultural commodities will be hit hard if harmful land use practices are not stopped.

Homeownership in Dallas-Fort Worth to Get $6.6 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® offers homebuyers $15,000 grants for home down payments in the city of Dallas and Tarrant County; additional benefits for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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DALLAS-FORT WORTH, Texas, August 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member Business & Community Lenders (BCL) of Texas today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will expand to the Dallas-Fort Worth area to boost local homeownership.

Knapp Community Care Foundation Selects Northern Trust to Provide Investment Management and Social Impact Advisory Services

Northern Trust announced that its Foundation & Institutional Advisors (FIA) practice has been selected to provide investment management and social impact advisory services for the Knapp Community Care Foundation and the Knapp Medical Center Foundation.
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CHICAGO, IL /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust announced that its Foundation & Institutional Advisors (FIA) practice has been selected to provide investment management and social impact advisory services for the Knapp Community Care Foundation and the Knapp Medical Center Foundation. Knapp Community Care Foundation is responsible for helping improve access to healthcare, wellness, nutritional services and education for underserved communities in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas.

Morgan Stanley Launches Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ – A Sustainable Investing Analytics and Reporting Application

The Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient™ application gives Wealth Management clients new customizable insights into the social and environmental impact of their investment portfolios
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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

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Morgan Stanley Impact Quotient uses technology to provide both transparency and the ability to customize portfolios for specific impact objectives

Scotiabank Turns to Dollar Market for Its First Green Bond

By Esteban Duarte
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  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible
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  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible

HP Unveils Revised Science-Based Targets, 100% Renewables Aim and 35% Sustainable Revenue Growth

Revamped science-based targets, a 35% year-on-year growth in revenue through sustainable impact and commitments to source more recycled plastic content and 100% renewables have all been outlined in HP's latest sustainability report.
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According to HP’s 2018 sustainability report, “Sustainable Impact” programmes drove more than $977m (£770m) of new revenue last year, representing a 35% increase on 2017 levels. In 2017, the company delivered a 38% year-on-year growth where sustainable impact was a key differentiator, generating more than $700m (£556m) in new business revenue.

People Power Microcredit: Behind the Scenes in Latin America

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This year, we are bringing you People Power Microcredit, a newsletter series that goes behind the scenes to show you the incredible people driving our mission forward. You will meet volunteers, Field Credit Officers, Whole Planet Foundation Team Members, and others dedicated to eradicating poverty and empowering entrepreneurs. This month, meet two field credit officers in Latin America who received recent nominations for Whole Planet Foundation’s Field Credit Officer Awards in their region.

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Wells Fargo Donates Additional $7.9 Million for Small Business Growth

Diverse Community Capital program already supports 16,000 business loans, helped create more than 103,000 jobs across country
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo announced another new boost to diverse small businesses today with $7.9 million in grants from its Diverse Community Capital program, which offers

Requiring Disclosure of Climate Change Risks Makes Sense for Investors, Companies, and the U.S. Economy

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U.S. House lawmakers took an important step forward on Tuesday in protecting the American economy from the impacts of climate change.

They advanced legislation that would require all publicly held companies to disclose critical information on climate-related risks in their operations and supply chains. The bill, the Climate Risk Disclosure Act of 2019, is rooted firmly in the principles of  transparency, materiality and investors’ needs for adequate information to assure robust long term financial returns. 

Amy Harder: Investments in Nuclear Power + Plastics

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If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? OK, now what if it were $100 billion? Today on Sea Change Radio, we are talking with Amy Harder, environment and climate reporter for Axios, about where some titans of industry are investing their money and the environmental impact it might have. You might be surprised to learn, for example, that Bill Gates has been pouring some of his considerable wealth into the nuclear energy sector. Harder recently interviewed Gates about his estimated half a billion dollar investment into TerraPower.

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