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Scotia Global Asset Management Launches Suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, Announces Other ScotiaFunds Name Changes

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TORONTO, Nov. 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Scotia Global Asset Management today announced the launch of a suite of Scotia Low Carbon Funds, diversified portfolios of high-quality investments designed to provide a lower carbon intensity than the broader market: 

Communities Campaign Raises $658,787 to Support Local and Global Communities

Whole Planet Foundation will expand poverty alleviation through microcredit
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The Whole Foods Market Foundations combined forces in a Communities Campaign last month to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join causes such as poverty alleviation in the United States and around the globe through Whole Planet Foundation.

Johnson & Johnson to Address Racial and Social Injustice Through Platform that Aims to Eliminate Health Inequities for People of Color

Johnson & Johnson commits $100 million over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions
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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., November 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Johnson & Johnson announced today $100 million in commitments and collaborations over the next five years to invest in and promote health equity solutions for Black people and other communities of color in the United States. Society has been significantly impacted by systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the economic decline throughout this year, which have all spotlighted healthcare inequities.

Third-generation Bakery Owner Shares Her Race Against COVID-19 to Keep Her Family Business Alive

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At the corner of 27th Street and Central Avenue in Los Angeles sits 27th Street Bakery, a neighborhood staple for over sixty years. Its third-generation owner, Jeanette Bolden-Pickens, was concerned her family’s business might not survive the impact of COVID-19 this spring. Now, through community support and a grant, she is optimistic for the upcoming holiday season.

Global Study Reveals That Healthcare Remains Top of the List When It Comes to Impact Investing

American Century Investments announces results of fourth impact investing study
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October 29, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Against the backdrop of a pandemic, healthcare continues to be front and center as the cause that aligns most with personal values or priorities when making an impact investment, according to a new survey by global asset manager American Century Investments. Study results showcasing responses from the United States, United Kingdom and Germany, examined generational and gender-based attitudes toward impact investing and/or environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing.

Major US Investors Call on Largest Corporate Emitters to Disclose How Their Climate Lobbying Aligns With Climate Science

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Highlights increased calls from North American and European investors for companies to improve disclosure of direct and indirect climate lobbying

Call to action comes ahead of the launch of the Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark set to be published early next year

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Highlights increased calls from North American and European investors for companies to improve disclosure of direct and indirect climate lobbying

Call to action comes ahead of the launch of the Climate Action 100+ Net-Zero Company Benchmark set to be published early next year

Pandemic Presents Both a Challenge and Opportunity for Start-Ups: Tangerine CEO

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The accelerated digital transformation brought on by the pandemic means that startups must in turn quickly pivot their business models to the new normal, but these challenges also open up opportunities for entrepreneurs to respond.

That’s a key message heard during a recent Canadian Club Toronto virtual panel focused on advice and best practices for Canadian startups and how to set women entrepreneurs up for success.

Idris and Sabrina Elba Are Calling for Investments in Rural Agriculture to Fight Rising Hunger

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

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The theme of this year’s World Food Day on Oct. 16 is “Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together.” The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is leading the global effort to empower farmers to end hunger. You can join us in taking action to support IFAD here.

Antea Group Announces New Service Offering: Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR)

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ST. PAUL, Minn., October 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Antea Group USA introduced a new service to their Environmental Mergers and Acquisitions offerings called Sustainability Transaction Assessment Report (STAR). STAR is a research-driven report that delivers clear data to help you understand environment, social, and corporate governance (ESG) risk. It cuts through the confusion and zeros in on the issues that are most likely to have a material impact on an investment. 

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