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Vancity in 2020: Advancing an Equitable Climate Transition


In a year of extraordinary uncertainty, Vancity was able to apply its values-based banking model for the benefit of members, employees and communities. This is not new for Vancity – it has been doing this for 75 years. Vancity’s responses to the challenges of climate change, racism and the COVID-19 pandemic are outlined in Strength in community, Vancity’s 2020 annual report, which can be viewed at

Advancing Sustainability in Times of Adversity: 3M's 2021 Sustainability Report


3M published its 2021 Sustainability Report today, offering a close look at how the challenges and changes of 2020 ultimately strengthened its commitment to sustainability.

“3M has a long history of applying our science and working with employees, customers, governments, and organizations, to find solutions,” said Gayle Schueller, 3M senior vice president and chief sustainability officer. “It is this approach that helped us advance toward our goals—and set even more ambitious ones—in times of adversity.”

National Diversity Council Announces Participating Companies in the NDC Index

Press Release

HOUSTON, May 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ – The National Diversity Council announced today the 37 companies that participated in the 2021 NDC Index and, among them, the first company to make the Best U.S. Companies for Diversity list. The NDC Index is an annual measurement of organizational commitment to diversity and inclusion among companies in the U.S. It rates companies on CEO engagement; benefits, policies, and initiatives; supplier diversity; community engagement; and corporate social responsibility. This year’s participating companies in alphabetical order are: 

Ørsted Completes Permian Energy Center


Permian Energy Center in Andrews County, Texas. 

Ørsted has completed its Permian Energy Center project, a 460 MWAC hybrid solar and battery storage facility located in Andrews County, Texas.

Permian Energy Center brings Ørsted's onshore operating capacity to 2.1 GW. The project and its 420 MWAC of solar PV and 40 MWAC of battery storage will be located on a 3,600-acre site alongside existing oil and gas installations and will supply growing West Texas demand for electricity.

Helping California Small Business Owners Make a Way During the Pandemic

Through its Open for Business Fund and the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo is continuing to support small businesses in California with the capital and resources they need to make a way to stay open, day after day.

The past 12 months have proven the resiliency and resolve of 30 million small businesses across the U.S. as they make a way to stay open day after day. Wells Fargo recognizes the importance of America’s small businesses — for local communities and the broader national economy — and the company continues to provide them with access to the capital and resources they need to weather the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sustainability in the Capital Markets is Here to Stay


Green and sustainable finance has moved from being a niche play to taking pole position in the global economic race over the past decade. It has been transformed from a nice-to-have agenda item to an urgent discussion in the global capital markets.

As the pace of growth for sustainable finance and impact investing continues to speed up, green and sustainability-linked bonds have gained significant traction among businesses seeking to capitalise on their long-term sustainability performance. 

Paypal Named One of the TIME100 Most Influential Companies of 2021


Which companies are shaping our future? That’s the question at the heart of our first ever TIME100 Most Influential Companies, a new list—and an expansion of our iconic TIME100 franchise—that highlights businesses making an extraordinary impact around the world. 

Continue reading How TIME Chose the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2021


Bloomberg Continues Progress Towards Net Zero Emissions by 2025, According to Annual Impact Report


Ambitious Emissions Reduction Targets Officially Validated by the Science Based Targets Initiative

Bloomberg Leading Efforts to Mobilize the Markets to Fight Climate Change and Bring Transparency to Climate Risk Data

3BL Media Announces 100 Best Corporate Citizens of 2021

Owens Corning, General Mills and HP top annual U.S. ranking measuring environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance
Press Release

NEW YORK, May 18, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 3BL Media announced today its annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens ranking, recognizing leading environmental, social and governance (ESG) transparency and performance amongst the 1,000 largest U.S. public companies.

Owens Corning tops the ranking for the third consecutive year and is the first company ever to do so. Owens Corning is followed by General Mills, HP, Cisco, and Intel.

All About ESG With Bob Hirth (Part 2)

Multimedia with summary

Bob Hirth, Steve Soter, Nick Renkoski

21 minutes

Key Takeaways
Bob Hirth of Protiviti concludes our conversation about ESG reporting, making the case that finance teams would do well to be an early adopter and not a laggard.


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