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Colorado Energy Organizations Launch First-of-its-Kind Responsibly Sourced Natural Gas Partnership

Utilizing Project Canary technology, pilot project brings together full energy value chain to responsibly deliver local energy to local communities
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DENVER, March 11, 2021 /3BL Media/ – A Colorado natural gas producer, an infrastructure operator and local municipal utility have entered into a first-of-its-kind Responsibly Sourced Gas (RSG) pilot project with Project Canary, a Denver-based B-Corp focused on providing continuous emissions monitoring data and technologies across the energy sector.

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

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

The new KPI bonds
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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.

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.
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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
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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.

Ecocentricity Blog: I Called Bank

By: John A. Lanier
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Where and how banks choose to loan their deposits determines what happens in this world of ours. Which houses get built, what colleges we go to, which jobs get created with a corporate relocation – all are enabled by the access to financing that banks offer. But banks don’t have to be a part of our environmental problems. If they choose, they can be part of our environmental solutions.

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Where and how banks choose to loan their deposits determines what happens in this world of ours. Which houses get built, what colleges we go to, which jobs get created with a corporate relocation – all are enabled by the access to financing that banks offer. But banks don’t have to be a part of our environmental problems. If they choose, they can be part of our environmental solutions.

Momentum Gathering Behind Public Country-by-Country Tax Reporting

GRI’s Tax Standard can address global requirements for transparency
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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:

Momentum Toward Carbon Pricing as a Solution for Climate Change

by Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President and CEO at PSEG
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The Senate’s confirmation of Janet Yellen as Treasury Secretary was an historic event the moment it occurred, with Yellen becoming the first woman ever named to that post. Her unrivaled background and expertise, together with the enormous challenges we face as a nation, provide an opportunity for Yellen to be one of the most consequential leaders to hold the job.

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
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/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.  

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