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

Key Speakers Include Co-Founder of Beneficial State Bank Kat Taylor
Press Release

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. 

EU Requirements for Impact-Focused Sustainability Reporting Are One Step Closer

GRI sees clear alignment with EU’s sustainability standard setting efforts – and is ready to assist
Press Release

March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Recommendations for the creation of European sustainability reporting standards would require large companies in the EU to disclose their external impacts in a way that meets the needs of multiple stakeholders while building on the standard setting of global bodies, such as GRI.

Sustainable Equity Issue: Schneider Electric's €650m Sustainability-linked Convertible Bonds

The new KPI bonds
Blog

While structured equity was late to the ESG party, with the first green convertible bond by a European company only arriving in 2020, it caught up quickly. When EDF printed its convert in September it was the biggest green bond from a European corporate in any format. Yet it was the world’s first sustainability-linked convertible bond from Schneider Electric that most advanced ESG issuance.

Strengthened Financial Reporting to Complement Sustainability Reporting

IFRS proposals on corporate sustainability are a step in right direction
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An update on the IFRS sustainability standards consultation process offers encouraging signs that their changes can strengthen financial reporting by companies, which alongside sustainability reporting with both on an equal footing, would improve transparency on sustainability risks and opportunities – according to GRI.

La TD publie son Rapport sur les enjeux environnementaux, sociaux et de gouvernance 2020 et son Rapport sur La promesse TD Prêts à agir 2020

Ces rapports décrivent la façon dont la TD a accéléré ses efforts et étendu son influence positive dans une année marquée par d’importants changements et d’importantes perturbations.
Press Release

TORONTO and CHERRY HILL, N.J., 5 mars 2021 /3BL Media/  – Dans un monde perturbé par la COVID-19, la TD a directement contribué à des changements positifs et au progrès sociétal en vue de favoriser un meilleur avenir, plus durable et inclusif.

Mastercard Issues $600 Million Sustainability Bond

Builds on Mastercard’s pledge to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 and commitment to bring 1 billion people and 50 million small businesses into the digital economy by 2025
Press Release

PURCHASE, N.Y., March 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Mastercard today announced that it has successfully priced a $600 million Sustainability Bond at a fixed rate of 1.90%. This milestone further supports the company’s work to build an inclusive and sustainable digital economy through commercially sustainable social impact. Mastercard’s global commitments include reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and bringing 1 billion people and 50 million small businesses into the digital economy by 2025.

Momentum Gathering Behind Public Country-by-Country Tax Reporting

GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency
Press Release

March 2, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Political momentum to require large companies to publicly provide country-by-country reporting (CBCR) on tax is increasing, on both sides of the Atlantic, with a series of significant developments last week:

Republic Services Named to Barron's 100 Most Sustainable Companies List

Rankings Based on ESG Performance Indicators Including Impact on the Environment, Employees, Communities and Customer Experience
Press Release

PHOENIX, February 23, 2021 /3BLMedia/ -- Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has been named to Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies list for the third time, highlighting the Company’s efforts to benefit key stakeholders, including the environment, employees, customers, communities and shareholders. The recognition comes after a year of unprecedented challenges, in which Republic Services launched a multimillion initiative to support its essential workers and small businesses across the country.

Anheuser-Busch InBev Announces 10.1 Billion USD Sustainability Linked Revolving Credit Facility

Inaugural Participation in the Sustainable Finance Market with Largest Ever Sustainability Linked Revolving Credit Facility; First Among Publicly Listed Alcohol Beverage Companies
Press Release

/3BL Media/ — Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (“AB InBev”) (Euronext: ABI) (NYSE: BUD) (MEXBOL: ANB)  (JSE: ANH) today announced the successful signing of a new 10.1 billion USD Sustainability Linked Loan Revolving  Credit Facility (“SLL RCF”), which replaces its existing 9.0 billion USD Revolving Credit Facility.  

CIT Serves As Co-lead Arranger on $93.3 Million Battery Storage Portfolio

Press Release

NEW YORK, Feb. 17, 2021 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) recently announced that its Power and Energy business served as a co-lead arranger on a $93.3 million financing for a portfolio of six battery energy storage systems located in Texas.

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