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Comcast Announces $1 Million Investment In Backstage Capital

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April 29, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Comcast Corporation announced a $1 million investment in Backstage Capital to support underrepresented founders at the earliest stages.

Driven by Comcast NBCUniversal’s Startup Engagement team, this financial commitment will go toward Backstage Capital’s Opportunity Fund, which exclusively funds and champions early stage startups led by women, people of color, and/or LGBTQ+ founders. This commitment makes Comcast one of the largest investors in the fund to date.

Truist Encourages Financial Confidence During Financial Literacy Month

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It’s Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time to think about your journey toward financial confidence. Learn more about how your credit score impacts your overall financial health on our most recent episode of Money and Mindset with Bright and Brian.

Listen to the podcast here. 

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Indiana Black Expo Expands Black Business Training Institute to Meet Growing Demand Following KeyBank Grant

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The Indiana Black Expo (IBE) has dedicated more than 50 years to helping business owners build management training, procurement opportunities and networking to enhance capacity and growth. In February, the KeyBank Foundation invested $300,000 in IBE to assist with the organization’s Black Business Training Institute.

Finding a Career in Financial Services With ESG Investing

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by Sarah Adams of Vert Asset Management 

There’s a conventional attitude toward work that entails leaving everything you do outside of work behind, as though nothing else exists. With this perspective, you are encouraged to fit your family, your morals, yourself, around the job.

I was raised that way. As an elementary school kid, if I had to call my mom at work she’d answer the call in a hushed tone, as though she was receiving an illicit phone call. Her office was not interested that her 10-year-old needed to be picked up from school, let alone that she had kids at all.

Investing in Women, Impacting the World

How Impact Investing moves capital to where it’s needed most
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by Stella Tai of Praxis Mutual Funds 

In my 15-year career working as a woman in impact investing and its various facets geared towards investing in women, I have learned that communities and families benefit greatly when women thrive economically.

CECP Study: ESG Data Disclosures Increase, Diversity Lags

Annual report analyzing the state of corporate purpose & ESG landscape finds 31.6% growth in companies’ net-zero emissions targets
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NEW YORK, April 25, 2022 /3BL Media/ - On the heels of newly proposed environmental and social governance (ESG) disclosure requirements from the SEC, a new Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose® (CECP) Investing in Society report finds ESG related corporate data disclosures are increasing. And yet despite progress around environmental metrics and governance practices, the study found workforce and board diversity are lagging.

Earth Day 2022 - KeyBank Outlines How It Will “Invest in Our Planet”

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KeyBank is committed to expanding its strong legacy of climate stewardship – taking bold actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, become carbon neutral in our operations, and support environmental equity. Key’s responsible business practices and investments are making a measurable impact on reducing our environmental footprint and building more sustainable communities.

First in Flight: American Airlines Is Leading the Airline Industry on a Science-Based Journey to Net-Zero Emissions

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FORT WORTH, Texas, April 22, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Last summer, American Airlines made a public commitment to develop a science-based, intermediate target for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions — the first airline in North America to do so.

EcoVadis and Givewith Accelerating the Growth of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge As Its First Official Supporters

EcoVadis and Givewith have become the first Supporters of the Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP), making financial donations to accelerate its mission.
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DÜSSELDORF, Germany, April 21, 2022 /3BL Media/ The Sustainable Procurement Pledge (SPP) announces two leading companies in the sustainability ecosystem have become the first sponsors of the SPP, committing to a financial donation to support the movement’s growing impact across the globe.

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