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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.

How You Can Make an Impact with a $10 Donation to Whole Planet Foundation

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Whole Planet Foundation is a Whole Foods Market non-profit dedicated to alleviating poverty through microcredit around the globe in countries that supply stores with products.  Currently, that's 25 communities in 19 cities in the Unitest States and 76 other countries. Microcredit is small loans - the current average first loan size is $174 - with no formal contract or collateral, provided to low-income entrepreneurs to create or expand a small business, mostly home-based, for the opportunity to generate income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. 

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

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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

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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

RE100 Leadership Awards Shortlist: Companies Going Above and Beyond on Clean Energy

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We’re proud to be shortlisted for Best Green Catalyst for our Eclipse Platform in the RE100 Leadership Awards! Many of our suppliers are already using renewable energy, and we’re sharing our learnings to support others to do the same.

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Duke Energy Progress Extends Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion to Financial Sector

$700 million debt offering marks the fourth D&I transaction by a Duke Energy franchise
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $700 million debt offering with the help of seven diverse and minority-owned financial firms.

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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Leading Commercial Real Estate Investment Firm Releases Annual Report on ESG Initiatives

Clarion Partners Believes Property Competitiveness and Sustainability Go Hand-In-Hand
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NEW YORK, August 13, 2020 /3BL Media/– Clarion Partners LLC, an independent investment manager of Franklin Templeton, has issued its annual report on the firm’s substantial environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. In addition to being a leading commercial real estate investor on behalf of its clients, Clarion strives to own and operate buildings that provide tenants with healthy and efficient spaces while actively embracing, promoting and supporting impactful initiatives that advance the firm’s key values of diversity, respect, inclusion and sustainability.

Becoming the Biggest B Corp

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CEO Investor Forum
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In an interview on the Leadership Next podcast with Alan Murray of Fortune, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber reaffirmed the company’s ambitious goal of becoming one of the first multinational companies to certify as a benefit corporation (B Corp) by 2025. Danone already has 17 B Corp-certified entities – Danone North America currently being one of the largest B Corps – that represent over 30% of the company’s global sales.

40 Investors With Nearly $1 Trillion Join Other Leaders to Urge U.S. Financial Regulators to Act on Climate Change As a Systemic Financial Risk

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

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72 private and public sector leaders, including investors, former regulators, lawmakers, NGOs, and foundations urge regulatory action on climate change

Ecolab's 2030 Impact Goals Advance Sustainable and Productive Operations to Help Industry Achieve Greater Purpose

New goals will drive further ambitious progress on water, carbon, food safety and public health
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ST. PAUL, Minn., July 15, 2020  /3BL Media/ – By 2030, there will be an additional billion people in the world, placing greater demand on natural resources. To help companies sustainably address growing demand, Ecolab Inc. has launched its ambitious 2030 Impact Goals to significantly increase the company’s positive impact within its own operations and through its work with customers.

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