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GreenMoney Interview Series: Community Impact Investors

Changing the world, one neighborhood at a time
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Welcome to the ongoing GreenMoney Interviews series. This issue features two Women of Color who are emerging leaders in Community Impact Investing:  Kimberly Jones of Self-Help Federal Credit Union interviews Nicole Middleton Holloway of Natural Investments.

Community Investing: Tools for These Times

Fueling Transformational Change
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by Donna Katzin, founder of Shared Interest 

Today, in our current political and social environment, the demand to invest in undercapitalized Black and Brown communities resonates with particular urgency – and for good reasons. In the U.S. alone, white families have accumulated seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more than Latinx families, and during the pandemic twice as many Black-owned as white-owned businesses have been forced to close. 

M·A·C's Global Creative Director Drew Elliott Discusses the Brand's Commitment to Racial Equity

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As a brand with the founding credo of “All Ages, All Races, All Genders,” M·A·C Cosmetics has long been a champion for inclusivity and diversity – starting with its own employees and extending to the communities it serves.

2021 Black Lives Matter & Business Webinar Series

Showcasing how businesses are addressing salient race issues and providing inspirational sessions with actionable ideas.
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May 5, 2021 /3BL Media/ - In 2020, the UN Global Compact Network UK’s Black Lives Matter & Business webinar series attracted 3700 registrants and featured contributions from 20 dynamic expert guest speakers. Inspired by the positive feedback from the business community in the UK and beyond, we have launched a second Black Lives Matter & Business series, supported by HSBC.

Black Lives Matter & Business - Report

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While it is self-evident that “all lives matter”, it is equally obvious that attention must now be paid to correct injustices that impact Black lives in particular. The Black community has been, and still is, disproportionately excluded from access to opportunities across the social and economic spectrum. The UN Global Compact Network UK believes that business has a vital role to play; inaction is not just a moral failure, but also bad management.

Bryan Stevenson, Sir Elton John, Temie Giwa-Tubosun, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, Warren Buffett, Sesame Workshop and the Black Lives Matter Movement to be Recognized at the 2020 Global Citizen Prize Awards

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Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, Tori Kelly
to Perform at Ceremony Hosted by John Legend

With Appearances by John Oliver, Katie Couric, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,
Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Scott Evans and Usher

Televised Special Honoring People Shaping the ‘World We Want’ Will Air Starting December 19th on NBC, MSNBC, CTV, Albavision, Digicel, Insight TV, Mediacorp, MTV International, Multimedios Televisión, SABC, SKY Media, TRACE Anglophone West Africa and Vodafone 

Global Citizen Prize Will Also Stream on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TIDAL

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Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, Tori Kelly
to Perform at Ceremony Hosted by John Legend

With Appearances by John Oliver, Katie Couric, Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau,
Oprah Winfrey, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Scott Evans and Usher

Televised Special Honoring People Shaping the ‘World We Want’ Will Air Starting December 19th on NBC, MSNBC, CTV, Albavision, Digicel, Insight TV, Mediacorp, MTV International, Multimedios Televisión, SABC, SKY Media, TRACE Anglophone West Africa and Vodafone 

Global Citizen Prize Will Also Stream on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TIDAL

National Urban League Launches Black Restaurant Accelerator Program Powered by $10 Million Grant from PepsiCo Foundation

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The National Urban League and PepsiCo joined forces to create the Black Restaurant Accelerator, which will boost approximately 500 Black-owned businesses over the next five years. The PepsiCo Foundation is providing a $10 million grant to fund the program, which will provide current and aspiring Black restaurateurs with access to capital, training, mentorship and other support services that are necessary for business success.

Benevity Partners with Give Blck to Raise Visibility and Support for Black-founded Nonprofits Across the U.S.

Benevity to Highlight Give Blck Causes in Market-Leading Employee Engagement Solution, Spark
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that it has partnered with Give Blck, a new digital platform that raises visibility for Black-founded nonprofits across America.

Within Our Reach - Equitable Local Economies Through Action and Investment

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by Sydney England, of LOCUS Impact Investing 

The intersection of a global pandemic and reinvigorated demands for racial equity and social justice has created a gut-check moment for communities across the country, one that calls for a “new model” of place-based philanthropy. Now is the time to re-imagine a community and economy that work for all and re-invest to make them happen.

Respecting the Rights of Vulnerable Groups: Applying the BSR Vulnerable Groups Framework

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By:  Kelly Scott, Manager, BSR; Céline da Graça Pires, Associate, BSR; and Maria Bennici, Communications Coordinator, BSR

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