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Climate Week: Our Commitment to Combatting the Climate Crisis

By Sri Shivananda
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The consequences of global climate change are not a distant problem. They are real and plainly visible today. Raging wildfires are once again devastating forests across the Western United States, with smoke spreading east across the continent, causing unhealthy or hazardous air quality for millions. Just last month, monsoons wreaked havoc in India as a year’s worth of rain fell in just one month. History shows that it is the world’s poorest and most disadvantaged communities that bear the brunt of the financial blow that often accompanies climate events.

Last-Mile Investment in Malawi: A Whole Planet Foundation Interview with GGEM Farming's Ko Chijota

by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa
Blog

The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early stage, locally-led companies. Such companies often have programs that are informed by deep knowledge of the local context, and the staff are rooted in the communities where they work.

Working With Nature: Improving Ecosystems and Business Costs

By demonstrating the value of natural capital, our goal is to inspire actions that accelerate adoption of green infrastructure solutions around the globe.
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Five years ago, Dow made a big bet. This bet was based on the premise that there was a lot of unaccounted value from nature, and a lot of nature-based solutions to be discovered for business problems.

Emerald Closes USD 100M Water Innovation Impact Fund With Temasek, SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft

Fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies to drive innovation and adoption in the water space
Press Release

September 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Emerald Technology Ventures is pleased to announce the closing of its water impact fund, with committed capital totalling USD 100 million from cornerstone investor Temasek and strategic investors SKion Water, Ecolab and Microsoft. The fund will invest in early- to expansion-stage companies globally to drive critical innovation and its adoption in the water space.

Ceres Welcomes Climate Risk Report From Subcommittee of CFTC, As Calls to Regulate Climate Change As a Systemic Financial Risk Grow Louder

Summary: 

Report finds climate change poses a major financial risk to U.S. economy, calls on financial regulators to incorporate climate-related risk into supervision

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Report finds climate change poses a major financial risk to U.S. economy, calls on financial regulators to incorporate climate-related risk into supervision

Responsible Investment Momentum for Colombia

Organizations across Colombian pledge to support sustainable business
Press Release

September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The public and private sectors in Colombia have united in support of responsible investment practices that enable a fair and sustainable economy.

Northern Trust Enhances ESG Analytics Capabilities With New Environmental Data Categories

Detailed Environmental Analytics and Insights Support Clients’ Oversight, Risk and Exposure Responsibilities
Press Release

CHICAGO and LONDON, Aug. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust (Nasdaq: NTRS) announced recently it has further developed its environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk exposure analytics capabilities to include new reporting for key environmental data categories.

Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Poverty in the United States and Around the World Through Microcredit

Blog

Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to low-income entrepreneurs living in countries where Whole Foods Market sources products.

CIT Leads $162 Million Financing for Texas Solar Plant

Press Release

NEW YORK, Aug. 20, 2020 /3BL Media/-- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) recently announced that its Power and Energy unit served as sole lead arranger on a $162 million financing for the East Blackland Solar Project in Travis County, Texas.

The Effect of COVID-19 on Operating Expenses in 2020

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It is vitally important for businesses to carefully consider the various ways COVID-19 will impact their real estate operating expenses in the foreseeable future. CBRE has compiled the following information to help pinpoint these considerations.

 

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