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Astia Is Transforming the Way We Fund Businesses

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Astia is transforming how businesses are funded–providing capital, connections, and guidance that fuel the growth of highly innovative, women-led ventures worldwide. Astia recently launched a $100M early-stage venture fund to address the extraordinary disparity in funding for companies that include women in founding or executive roles.

T. Rowe Price Launches First Impact Fund

New Global Impact Equity Fund is the firm’s first strategy allowing investors to pursue both financial gain and their environmental and social equity goals. The fund, offered initially to U.S. investors, will rely upon T. Rowe’s deep fundamental research
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March 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ - T. Rowe Price (NASDAQ-GS: TROW) today launched its first product giving investors the opportunity to simultaneously pursue their financial goals and to have a positive impact on the global environment and social equity issues. The T. Rowe Price Global Impact Equity Fund recognizes the significant, secular changes afoot in financial markets as many investors seek to marry these goals and as corporations, investors and other stakeholders increasingly appreciate the link between societal good and financial performance.  

15th Annual Living Future Event Focuses on Greenest Buildings for a Healthy Future

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
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SEATTLE, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The world’s greenest developers, architects, and product designers will gather at Living Future 2021, the 15th annual conference hosted by the International Living Future Institute. At this crucial moment in history, the event will gather leaders to examine ways to stop climate change and address the structural inequities in the built environment. 

New Global Effort Launches for Investors to Achieve Net-zero Portfolios in Line With the Paris Agreement Goals

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Third largest U.S. pension fund joins forces with 110 investors managing $33 trillion in assets in participating in the international Paris Aligned Investment Initiative
 
New framework released to guide asset owners and asset managers in aligning their investments to net-zero emissions

Andre Iguodala: Pivoting Your Playbook

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Carla speaks with investor and three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala about becoming a venture partner at the Catalyst Fund, which focuses on investing in companies founded by African American, Hispanic and women entrepreneurs

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Carla speaks with investor and three-time NBA champion Andre Iguodala about becoming a venture partner at the Catalyst Fund, which focuses on investing in companies founded by African American, Hispanic and women entrepreneurs

Dow Signs MoU to Establish South China Specialties Hub

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  • World-class manufacturing base will enhance Asia Pacific customers’ local access to innovative material science solutions
  • Further positions Dow to capture growth in world’s largest chemicals market
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  • World-class manufacturing base will enhance Asia Pacific customers’ local access to innovative material science solutions
  • Further positions Dow to capture growth in world’s largest chemicals market

Paving the Path to Economic Equality for Women Around the World

Louise Pentland, EVP, Chief Business Affairs and Legal Officer
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UN Women recently announced the latest group of organizations to join its Generation Equality “Action Coalitions” initiative, established to propel greater movement towards advancing gender equality. I’m so proud to count PayPal among these organizations in our role as the private sector leader for the Economic Justice and Rights Coalition.

ImpactAssets' Tenth IA 50 Impact Fund Listing Reveals Growing Market and Innovative Managers

Industry’s first publicly available, searchable resource of impact investing fund managers sees record number of applicants and assets, reflecting the innovation and exponential growth that the IA 50 has helped to spotlight over the past decade.
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BETHESDA, Md., February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/—ImpactAssets has released the ImpactAssets 50 2021 (IA 50), a free online database for impact investors, family offices, financial advisors and institutional investors that features a diversified listing of private capital fund managers delivering social and environmental impact as well as financial returns.  

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