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Green Bond-anza: Making Sense of the Categories

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By Benjamin J. Bailey, Praxis Mutual Funds & Everence Financial

With the recent announcement that the European Union will begin issuing green bonds starting in October of 2021 and predictions that have annual green bond issuance hitting $1 trillion by 2023, many have been left wondering: “What exactly is a green bond?”

The Rise in Green Bonds: What This Means for Investors and Our Planet

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by Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Capital Mgmt and Green Century Funds 

In the first half of 2021, the total value of new green bonds issued reached $248.1 billion, more than the value of all bonds issued in all of 2020.

Global Food Safety Initiative Appoints New Co-Chair to Lead Coalition of Action's Steering Committee

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Howard Popoola from The Kroger Company Will Join Roy Kirby at Mondelēz International as the SteerCo Leads

Tom Wiester from Starbucks Coffee Company Becomes New Vice Co-Chair

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Howard Popoola from The Kroger Company Will Join Roy Kirby at Mondelēz International as the SteerCo Leads

Tom Wiester from Starbucks Coffee Company Becomes New Vice Co-Chair

Women of Color - The Investment Opportunity of This Century

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by Catherine Berman, CEO and Co-founder of CNote 

Many of us have come to realize that racial equity requires much more than intentional conversations and thoughtful grants. These are important efforts and should not be discounted, but they are not panaceas. There is a moral imperative to address the disparities experienced by Black and Brown men and especially women in the US with action and systems change.

Planet Water Foundation and The Starbucks Foundation Extend Partnership to Deliver Clean Water Access to Communities Across Eight Countries

2021 commitment marks 11th year of partnership
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May 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Planet Water Foundation, a leading non-profit organization in the fight against global water poverty, has announced the extension of its partnership with The Starbucks Foundation.

With the partnership entering its 11th year, the two organizations have committed to deliver community-level clean water projects across eight countries in 2021 – reaching a combined total of 18,000 people in Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Mexico, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Starbucks, PayPal and PSEG Join Ceres' Company Network

Ceres Company Network membership grows to more than 50 companies working to drive sustainable business leadership
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March 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Starbucks Corp., PayPal Holdings Inc. and PSEG have joined the Ceres Company Network, the sustainability nonprofit Ceres announced today.

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.

Points of Light and The Starbucks Foundation Expand Innovative Service Model in 20 Cities Across the United States

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ATLANTA, May 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and The Starbucks Foundation announce the expansion of The Starbucks Foundation Service Fellows Program, an innovative service model inspired by national service.

Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty, Too

by Tina Casey
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In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to fund microloans for women, who worldwide are more likely to be impoverished than men.

How to Make MLK Day a Day “On”

Starbucks and VolunteerMatch are empowering volunteers to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and find ways to do good this MLK Day of Service.
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Recognized as one of history’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work continues to inspire communities to come together and elevate doing good through service.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Every third Monday in January, good people across the country come together to lean into MLK’s legacy and observe the MLK Day of Service as a “day on,” rather than not a “day off.”

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