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Accelerating the Diversity Flywheel in 2022 and Beyond

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by Emily Chew and Jade Huang, Calvert Research and Management 

Every year, the message becomes clearer. Diversity is just good for businesses that embrace it – and bad for those that don’t.

Pro Bono Perspectives S3E13: Yusuf George, JUST Capital

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Hear from Yusuf George of JUST Capital, the only independent nonprofit that tracks, analyzes, and engages with large corporations and their investors on how they perform on the issues Americans care about most. Yusuf recaps findings from JUST Capital’s Corporate Racial Equity Tracker and recommendations for how corporate leaders can act on DEI commitments as outlined in the CEO Blueprint for Racial Equity.

Benevity Launches Impact Labs to Advance Corporate Purpose With Real Data, Research and Insights

Benevity’s Sona Khosla will lead the initiative as Chief Impact Officer
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CALGARY, Alberta, February 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced the formation of Benevity Impact Labs, an incubator and resource hub bringing new data, research and insights to help companies, nonprofits and individuals maximize their impact and authentically live their purpose.

Companies That Focus on Disability Inclusion Grow Faster Than Their Peers

New Accenture Research: Enabling Change, Getting to Equal 2020
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Our new global research finds companies that fully include employees with disabilities grow faster. Yet, employees with disabilities are 60% more likely to feel excluded than their colleagues. We uncovered eight important factors that build a more inclusive culture for all employees and help unlock a company’s full potential. Find out and learn more.

Gender Lens As a Winning Strategy in Impact Investing

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By Tami Kesselman, LOHAS Advisors and Aligned Investing Global 

Within the impact investing community, the value of gender diversity as an investment evaluation screen is rarely questioned because we know a secret that mainstream private equity and venture capital investors have failed to identify. What’s that? We’ve discovered that investing in women-led companies is not only exceptionally impactful, but it is also an excellent alpha strategy!

Five ESG Investing Trends to Watch in 2020

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by Linda-Eling Lee, Global Head of ESG Research, MSCI; Meggin Thwing Eastman, Research Editorial Director, MSCI; and Ric Marshall, Corporate Governance Research (ESG), MSCI. 

ESG themes are long-term, but some can emerge with sudden force. We are watching Five Trends we believe will unfold in 2020 to catapult ESG investing into the new decade:

1) Climate Change Innovators: Spotting the Sleeping Giants

Walgreens, Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Collaborate to Support Research in Tough-to-Treat Cancers and Increase Access to Care

$25M, multi-year commitment builds on Walgreens efforts to improve the health and well-being of people living with cancer nationwide
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DEERFIELD, Ill., DALLAS and RYE BROOK, N.Y., Oct. 22, 2019 – Walgreens announced today a new collaboration with Susan G. Komen and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to enable research in tough-to-treat cancers and increase access to care with a pledge to contribute more than $25 million to the organizations, collectively, over the next five years.

Looking Beyond ESG Integration With the Matthews Asia ESG Fund

Uncovering investment opportunities with a focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors across the world’s fastest-growing region.
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by Vivek Tanneeru, Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia 

In Asia, ESG investing encompasses large, transformational changes. It focuses on companies that can potentially deliver profits and growth from improving the quality of life across the region. Within this context, Matthews Asia launched the Matthews Asia ESG Fund more than four years ago. Managed by Vivek Tanneeru, the Fund seeks to capitalize on the growth of the region by investing with an ESG lens.

Why Are Bats Disappearing? Study Aims to Find Out

Duke Energy research will help scientists learn more about bats
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Bats are hard to find. They’re small (some weigh less than three pennies), they fly by night and hide during the day, but perhaps the most challenging part is that there are fewer of them than there used to be.

Numbers are dropping because of White Nose Syndrome, a disease caused by a fungus that’s spreading across the country. In North Carolina’s mountains, bat researcher Han Li said the population of certain species has dropped by 99 percent.

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