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Webinar Recording - Introduction to Insights & Impact: Measuring the Social Impact of Volunteerism

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The private, public, and social sectors have long been stuck on how to define the value of donated time – the inspirational stories and output reporting we’ve all relied on just don’t tell the whole story. Common Impact was ready for a better way, so we worked closely with the measurement experts at True Impact to move beyond outputs and look at the real value-add volunteerism – and in particular, skilled volunteerism – can deliver for communities.

FREE WEBINAR: Measuring the Social Impact of Volunteerism, How to Develop - and Measure - High Leverage Projects

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Common Impact and True Impact will hold a free webinar for CSR and nonprofit professionals on new ways to measure the impact of volunteerism - Thursday, November 12, 12 PM ET.

Trillium Global Equity: Trailblazing ESG Fund Continues to Perform

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by Matt Patsky, Jim Madden and Patrick Wollenberg, of Trillium Asset Management 

In the ever-evolving landscape of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investing, the core philosophy of Trillium has remained the same since it was founded in 1982: provide for the financial needs of our clients while leveraging their capital for positive social and environmental impact in alignment with their values.

Renewable Energy in Real Estate: Data Centers Lead the Way

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by Sam Adams, VERT Asset Management 

Data centers have made significant investments in energy efficiency, but our insatiable appetite for data continues to grow. Renewable energy can reduce our data’s carbon footprint. 

How Ready is the World to Work While Still Social Distancing?

A new analysis gauges countries’ digital readiness
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As businesses and governments worldwide scramble to adjust to social distancing, they are often turning to online tools, from webinar platforms to digital payments to social media for advertising. But as a new analysis from The Fletcher School at Tufts University shows, not all countries are ready for this new normal. Like the many other disparities laid bare by this pandemic, the digital divide is quickly becoming apparent.

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Is Your Sustainability Reporting Still Mostly Fluff?

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Corporate sustainability has come a long way in the last couple of decades. Given the current climate and citizen mobilizations, any and all advances in this area deserve to be applauded.

But let’s talk about sustainability reporting for a moment. Because, quite frankly, we’re still seeing way too much fluff. And that’s worrisome. Stakeholders – whether citizens, consumers, investors, government regulators – you name it, now expect much more from corporate sustainability than simply a green beauty contest. It’s your job to deliver the goods.

Using Data-Driven Insights to Help Revive a Historic New Orleans Neighborhood

Mastercard data-driven insights reflect consumer spending and store openings up sharply, proving that neglected neighborhoods warrant investment
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An Early Look at CECP’s Giving in Numbers Survey Data

By André Solórzano Senior Manager, Data Insights, Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)
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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and no, we don’t mean the holidays! We mean the release of the annual Giving in Numbers infographic, which offers the public the very first look at the latest trends that are defining the strategies behind corporate social investments in 2018. CECP’s Giving in Numbers is the unrivaled leader in benchmarking on corporate social investments, in partnership with companies.

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