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Over 450 Investors Managing $41 Trillion in Assets Tell Governments to Get Climate Policy Right and Massive Investment Will Flow

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June 10, 2021 /3BL Media/ - 457 investors managing more than US$41 trillion in assets have released a new joint statement to all world governments urging a global race-to-the-top on climate policy and warning that laggards will miss out on trillions of dollars in investment if they aim too low and move too slow. This represents the largest collective assets under management to sign on to a global investor statement to governments on climate change since the first statement in 2009. 

New Training on Tax Transparency

GRI Academy expands curriculum with a course on the Tax Standard
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Sustainability and tax professionals have a new opportunity to deepen their understanding of tax reporting – and better address global requirements for tax transparency – following the launch of a training course on the new GRI Tax Standard. 

Self-paced across eight sections and accessible online through the GRI Academy, the course will take around two and a half hours to complete. It provides: 

M&T Bank Corporation Releases Inaugural ESG Report

Highlights continued commitment to communities
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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ - M&T Bank Corporation (M&T Bank) today released its 2020 Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report [mtb.com/esg]. The first-ever annual formal disclosure highlights M&T’s efforts to meaningfully impact the communities it serves. The bank aims for transparency, making data more readily available, and accountability, tracking its impact and future progress.

Black & Veatch Management Consulting Names New Leaders to Accelerate Growth in Transactions and Infrastructure Modernization

Demand for transaction analysis and infrastructure services leads global management consulting leader to elevate team leaders
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., May 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ – As organizations around the globe work to modernize aging infrastructure, embrace decarbonization and adopt advanced technologies, Black & Veatch Management Consulting, LLC, announces today that it has promoted  three leaders to expand its strategic services for new and existing clients.

Sustainability in the Capital Markets is Here to Stay

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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. 

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About TCFD

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COVID-19 has dominated virtually every waking moment for much of the past year. But with vaccination programmes now accelerating across the world, attention is shifting back to other societal challenges facing us globally. And of these, there is arguably none bigger than climate change. In 2015, climate change spurred investors and the financial industry to form the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), which developed and released their recommendations for climate-related financial disclosure in 2017. 

Alliance Data Supports Junior Achievement's Teen Financial Literacy Program by Funding Innovative Mobile App Courses

Summary: 
  • Innovative app provides learning experience for middle and high school students using gamified approach to teach basic financial capabilities
  • Alliance Data’s funding will enable 40,000 low- and moderate-income students to earn money to invest
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  • Innovative app provides learning experience for middle and high school students using gamified approach to teach basic financial capabilities
  • Alliance Data’s funding will enable 40,000 low- and moderate-income students to earn money to invest

Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage: Lessons From Peru

New study shares over 30 case studies with Peruvian MSMEs
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Recognizing the crucial role of micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in contributing to a more sustainable economy, GRI has launched a new publication that shares experiences from Peruvian companies.

NextDecade and Project Canary Launch GHG Measurement and Certification Framework, First for Global LNG Industry

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HOUSTON and DENVER, April 19, 2021 /3BL Media/ - NextDecade Corporation (NextDecade) (NASDAQ: NEXT) and Project Canary announced today the formation of a joint pilot project for monitoring, reporting, and independent third-party measurement and certification of the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to be sold from NextDecade’s Rio Grande LNG export facility in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.  

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