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Gender Is an Untapped Opportunity for Climate-Smart Investors

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by Suzanne Bigel of Catalyst at Large and GenderSmart

When I started investing, it was in companies making sustainable food, sustainable packaging, and products that would reduce the amount of toxins in the environment. Soon after, I began to invest in climate solutions such as clean energy including solar, wind, and water. Early on, I joined Toniic’s 100% impact network, for investors who are committed to using their capital for impact across every investment.

Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose, Tata Consultancy Services, and PYXERA Global: Building Food Security

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October 28, 2022 /3BL Media/ - Food insecurity – a complex, multi-faceted issue – threatens over 2 billion people around the world. Digital tools and technology, when deployed intentionally and strategically, can support a range of personalized services for farmers such as agro advisory, best practices, alerts, weather forecasts, and supply chain management to farmers on their mobile phones.

Climate Change Solutions Should Prioritize Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable

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Climate change is not solely an environmental issue. The effects of climate change have shown detrimental impacts to every continent and ocean across the globe, however, its hazardous events and trends have disproportionately impacted vulnerable populations. Recognizing climate change as a socio-economic issue is essential to driving the innovation needed to build climate equity for all people.

Why Impact Investing Needs Philanthropy and Catalytic Capital

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by Debra Schwartz, managing director for impact Investing, MacArthur Foundation 

Over the past several years, the global impact investing field has expanded like never before. Looking ahead, it is worth considering what impact investing’s further growth and mainstreaming could mean for philanthropy and foundations and the dynamic role they have long played.

Informed by almost 40 years and more than $700 million of impact investing, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation sees three main ways that philanthropy should continue to engage.

ESG and Responsible Investors: Positive Trends Built on Solid Market Infrastructure

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by John Streur, CEO of Calvert Research and Management

As we look forward to the next 30 years, we believe that capital markets are on the precipice of an increase in the impact of corporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance on security prices. We expect a corresponding acceleration of capital deployed to solve the environmental challenges we face today, such as excessive greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and plastic pollution. We also expect substantial improvement in corporate diversity, equity and inclusion performance.

Housing Lab Welcomes Six New Ventures to Third Annual Cohort, Prioritizing Housing Equity and Sustainability

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BERKELEY, Calif., August 31, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Housing Lab, a program of the nonprofit Terner Housing Innovation Labs, today announced its third cohort of housing entrepreneurs focused on making homes and communities more affordable, accessible, and sustainable.

Antea Group's Commitment to Innovation

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Energy Transition, climate change adaption, and sustainable development continue to present unique challenges across the globe. At Antea Group, we understand the role innovation plays in developing solutions to these challenges as we work to develop a better future.

We are committed to the communities in which we live and work and will continue investing in innovative concepts and new technologies which strengthen our engineering and consulting services and create value.

Medtronic Provides New Pathways to Debt-Free Education

Enabling employees to pursue their academic and career goals
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Innovation begins with ideas, vision, and — most importantly — people. Medtronic Chairman and CEO Geoff Martha calls innovation “a people-powered business.”

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