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Northern Trust has been giving back to the community since 1893 when founder, Byron L. Smith seeded a relief fund for victims of a devastating fire that broke out at the World's Fair.

In 2020 we built on that heritage, introducing a new, highly focused philanthropic strategy. Learn more about our current strategy and hear from Director of Philanthropy Shana Hayes in our annual report: http://bit.ly/3r8drhT

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Leaders Bring Perspectives on Justice to Premier Green Building Event Keynotes; Join Biden Administration Leader

Where Climate, Health, and Equity Meet in the Built Environment, 15th Annual Living Future 2021 Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, April 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Rosa Sheng, Director of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion and Higher Education Studio Leader for San Francisco for SmithGroup, and Adrianna Quintero, Senior Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Energy Foundation, join Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality to round out the keynote addresses at Living Future 2021: Inclusion + Unity, where climate, health, and equity meet in the built

Digging Deep: A Celebration of Asia-Pacific Field Officers in Whole Planet Foundation's Portfolio

by Stephanie Manciagli, Program Manager Latin America and Caribbean
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Repeating daily affirmations, aloud and silently, has been an important practice for me since I was young, when I began to learn how to not just be aware of my patterns and inner dialogue but to play a conscious role in shaping them.

Despite COVID-19, Affordable Housing Lending Remains Strong

KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment is #3 lender in 2020
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Top 25 Lenders of 2020

Company 2020 (in millions) 2019 (in millions)
1. Citi Community Capital $7,002.4 $6,091.6
2. Wells Fargo $4,309.6 $4,749.2
3. KeyBank Real Estate Capital $3,704.0 $2,656.3
4. Bank of America $3,532.4 $2,987.0
5. JLL Real Estate Capital $3,438.7 $1,925.9
6. Lument $3,048.8 $1,544.7

ESG's Emerging Leading Role in Capital Markets

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Company management teams and boards are embracing positive environmental and social impact as an opportunity to drive growth and higher public-market valuations.

White House Senior Director of Building Emissions to Keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day

Biden Administration Leader Joins 15th Annual Event Focused on Inclusion and Unity
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SEATTLE, March 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Mark Chambers, Senior Director for Building Emissions at the White House Council on Environmental Quality will keynote Living Future 2021 on Earth Day, April 22. His address will focus on the Biden Administration’s agenda for green building and opportunities for partnership with cities and private-sector leaders. 

Sustainable Investing Challenge Taps Grad Students for Innovation

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Sixteen teams of graduate students will pitch ideas that address critical social and environmental issues in the final round of the 2021 Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge.

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.  

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