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The University of Maryland Data Challenge: How Booz Allen Is Mentoring the Future

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How many materials targeted for recycling are actually being recycled? What kind of resources do we need to clean up our oceans, and how should these resources be allocated?

Answers to questions like these are important steps to a more sustainable planet, and over 180 undergraduate and graduate students were on the case in the 2020 UMD Data Challenge.

Freeport-McMoRan’s Greenlee County, Arizona Community Investment Fund Awards $169,000 in Grants

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February 20, 2020, /3BL Media/ - The Greenlee County Community Investment Fund recently selected the recipients and awarded more than $160,000 in grants to local communities and non-profit organizations.

The Greenlee County CIF is overseen by a committee of community leaders assembled by the Freeport-McMoRan Community Partnership Panel, to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation.

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

Millennials and Money: A Shared Sense of Destiny

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by Danan Kirby, Thornburg Investment Management 

Following my time in the military and as a regulator with the FDIC, I made my way into financial services in an investment capacity, with an intention to help people navigate their financial challenges. I wanted to help build a better outcome for their financial goals. Part of that was development of a process around investing in companies that support a more sustainable world as a whole, and not just companies that are financially sound.

Nestlé Creates Market for Food-Grade Recycled Plastics, Launches Fund to Boost Packaging Innovation

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VEVEY, Switzerland, January 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé today announced that it will invest up to CHF 2 billion to lead the shift from virgin plastics to food-grade recycled plastics and to accelerate the development of innovative sustainable packaging solutions.

How Positive "Impact Bonds" Build on Strong Foundations

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by Benjamin Bailey, CFA, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial 

Praxis Mutual Fund shareholders expect us to invest with their values in mind. The Praxis Impact Bond Fund turned 25 this year and through the first half of the fund’s tenure we diligently focused on screening out holdings contrary to those shared values. In 2006, our eyes were opened by a public bond offering that showed us what positive impact bonds (those bonds that make a positive impact on the climate and/or communities) could do.

Outlook 2020: Sustainable Investing & Stakeholder Capitalism

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by Jon Hale, Ph.D,  head of sustainable investing research for Morningstar. In 2018, Hale was named to Barron’s list of the 20 most influential people in ESG investing, and in 2019, he was included in the InvestmentNews’ 10 leaders of ESG & Impact investing

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