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Need for Speed: Scaling up Participation in a Sustainable Economy

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Over the past few years, as better data has made the risks and opportunities associated with climate change more apparent, investors and businesses have begun to invest in sustainable activities and rethink investment in fossil fuels.

Watch: Land Betterment Corporation’s Impact Minute Episode 2

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Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 2 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues. 

Wells Fargo Announces Efforts to Keep People Housed in Response to COVID-19

Wells Fargo Foundation housing philanthropy grants to help more than 100,000 renters and homeowners stay in their homes
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced additional efforts to help people stay in their homes with funding for more than 500 nonprofits across the U.S., as part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $175 million commitment to assist people and communities in response to COVID-19.

How to Create Value through Impact Management in 5 steps

By Gilberto Ribeiro, Partner and COO at Vox Capital
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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

Preparedness as a Pathway to Resilience in Haiti

by Stephanie Manciagli, Whole Planet Foundation Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean
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Whole Planet Foundation has been alleviating poverty through microcredit in Haiti since 2009. 

The Dow of Deception: Mark Tulay

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As the horrendous economic news continues to pile up, somehow stock prices keep bouncing back, leaving many of us scratching our heads. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio tries to help us make sense of it all. Mark Tulay, a consultant and expert in the field of sustainable investing, breaks down how Wall St. can essentially ignore economic reality, and how the stock market paints a picture of economic health despite the tens of millions of Americans suddenly out of work. Will Wall St.

Demand From Investors for Investment Managers to Demonstrate Additional Value Beyond Traditional Risk & Return Considerations

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We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

In this segment, experts discuss the demand from investors for investment managers to demonstrate additional value beyond traditional risk & return considerations.

Global Environmental Expert Ma Jun: “Market-based Solutions Are the Best Way to Balance Economic Recovery and Climate Action.”

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As the globalization of manufacturing has accelerated over the past decade, it has become clear that the greatest share of a company’s environmental footprint is in its global supply chain. 

Watch How Land Betterment Corporation is Transforming Rural America by Creating Sustainable Businesses while Repairing the Environment

Former Coal Mines being upcycled into craft spirits, sustainable farms, metal and tire recycling, and other sustainable businesses
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FISHERS, Ind., April 30, 2020 /3BL Media - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation has developed a complete solutions-based lifecycle program to rehabilitate the environment throughout the Central Appalachia and Southern Indiana regions, then repurpose the land to support sustainable businesses that serve the local community and a displaced, skilled labor force.  

What the Crisis Has Shown Asset Managers: Industry Leaders Speak Out

by Maha Khan Phillips
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The Covid 19 crisis has fundamentally changed things, not least for the asset management industry. Whether it is about focusing on their social purpose, highlighting the importance of staying calm, emphasising leadership, arguing about the need for active management, the development of a systems framework for investing, or stressing the need for sustainability and other key factors, senior leaders tell Professional Investor what the crisis has highlighted for them. 

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