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Net Zero Gaining Momentum Like Never Before Among Investor and Business Community


2020 can't get behind us fast enough. But the shocking realization we've all faced about how vulnerable our society and global economy is also one of the reasons we've seen the remarkable embrace of ‘net zero’ by the business community this year.

Critical Elements of Effective Leadership During Times of Uncertainty

Authenticity, transparency, adaptability and empathy are must-haves

Jeff Fielkow, President and CEO of Tetra Pak U.S. and Canada, recently spoke with Sustainable Brands about how to adhere to your company’s purpose in times of crisis; and how authenticity, transparency, adaptability and empathy are must-haves in effective leadership.

"No matter how informed, engaged and equipped we thought we were or aspired to be, nothing could have prepared us for the multiple curve balls thrown at us in 2020," says Fielkow. 

Leading Asset Managers Commit to Net Zero Emissions Goal With Launch of Global Initiative

Press Release

30 founding investor signatories to Net Zero Asset Managers initiative will work in collaboration with clients to achieve target-based net zero goal by 2050 or sooner

Other asset managers encouraged to join initiative, to demonstrate sector leadership and commitment to sustainable future

CBRE Global Investors Achieves Exceptional GRESB Results Including Recognition of Three Funds as Global Sector Leaders

Press Release

NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Global Investors today announced another year of exceptional results in the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, with three funds recognized as the global sector leaders in the industrial, retail and hotel categories. The results underscore the firm’s continued progress toward being a market leader in sustainability.

With robust sustainability initiatives in place, CBRE Global Investors’ GRESB assessment highlights include:

Ecocentricity Blog: Stranded on the Side of the Road

By: John A. Lanier

As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.


As humanity more fully understands the urgency of the climate crisis, and as business and governments do more to proactively decarbonize society, entire sectors will be rendered obsolete.

The Inclusive Growth Toolkit Helps Erie Rebuild

A novel tool from the Center helps drive investment to overlooked, underinvested areas.

Natasha Pacley discovered a talent for cooking at a young age at her grandmother’s side. She had her sights set on sharing those recipes with the world, but life would intervene before she could get back to her love. Homeless at age 18, Natasha found her way to culinary school and worked her way back to stability.

Scotia Global Asset Management Launches Suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, Announces Other ScotiaFunds Name Changes

Press Release

TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotia Global Asset Management today announced the launch of a suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, diversified portfolios of high-quality investments designed to provide a lower carbon intensity than the broader market: 

Ecolab Named to Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

Index recognizes leading global sustainability-driven companies
Press Release

ST. PAUL, Minn., November 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Ecolab Inc., the global leader in water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services that protect people and vital resources, has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability™ World Index (DJSI World), which tracks the leading sustainability-driven publicly listed companies globally.

Built for All: A Global Framework for Building Inclusive Economies


Our global economic system has enabled billions to lift themselves from poverty. It fueled material success and sustained improvements in health, literacy, and nutrition. As a result, we have seen rising living standards, significant advances in technology, soaring innovation and strong social progress.

However, the benefits of economic growth were not always fairly or broadly distributed, and the models of our past successes might not be those that could lead us into a new era of sustained and shared prosperity.

Ceres Accelerator Commends U.S. Federal Reserve for Affirming Climate Change As a Risk to Financial Stability

Affirmation comes days after Federal Reserve Chairman Powell confirms agency's responsibility to protect against systemic risk of climate change
Press Release

November 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Federal Reserve included climate change in a list of key risks to U.S. financial stability today, in what Steven M. Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets calls "a dramatic step toward tackling climate change as a systemic financial risk.”


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