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SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions ...
09/21/2020
Your Shares Speak, Companies Listen

SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year, and the COVID-19 pandemic may spur even more proposals next year.

U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG

In honor of #ClimateWeekNYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs cleaning up the future — including zero-...
09/18/2020
#SocEntFriday: A New Environment for Climate Week NYC 2020

In honor of #ClimateWeekNYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs cleaning up the future — including zero-waste communities, vertical farms and beekeepers. #SDG11 #SDG12 #SDG13

In honor of Climate Week NYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs

Environmental activists at Earthworks are unsurprised that some players in the U.S. oil and gas industry express secret ...
09/17/2020
Energy Sector’s Mixed Message on Carbon Emissions No Surprise to Activists

Environmental activists at Earthworks are unsurprised that some players in the U.S. oil and gas industry express secret concerns about carbon emissions while publicly minimizing the issue. #SDG7 #SDG13

Some U.S. oil and gas companies were secretly concerned about carbon emissions, while publicly minimizing

Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that climate change cannot be...
09/16/2020
Why Wildfires Make the Case for Paris Agreement

Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that climate change cannot be confined within state boundaries. #SDG13 #SDG15

Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that

To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders, U.S. Senator Sh...
09/16/2020
Companies Must Consider Workers, Not Just Profits, Says Sen. Brown

To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said in a Better Markets webinar. #SDG8

To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders,

Not only is the fashion industry one of the top producers of carbon emissions, it is second only to oil in polluting fre...
09/15/2020
Why Overlook Water in Sustainable Fashion Initiatives?

Not only is the fashion industry one of the top producers of carbon emissions, it is second only to oil in polluting freshwater resources. And it’s stunning how much water it takes to make a t-shirt and jeans. #SDG12

Not only is the fashion industry one of the top producers of carbon emissions, it

After six months of living with COVID-19, we’re learning that “The Great Reset” should be possible if governments and im...
09/14/2020
The Week Ahead: Six Months of COVID-19

After six months of living with COVID-19, we’re learning that “The Great Reset” should be possible if governments and impact investors want it to happen intensely enough. #SDG8 #SDG11

After six months of living with COVID-19, the world is getting a better sense of

Few fashion companies are aware of the water risks in their value chains, despite being a major pollutant, a new CDP rep...
09/14/2020
Fashion’s Thirst Problem

Few fashion companies are aware of the water risks in their value chains, despite being a major pollutant, a new CDP report shows. #SDG12

Few fashion companies are aware of the water risks in their value chains, despite being

Day 2 of the #gsgsummit had a collective message: Democracy and stakeholder capitalism are inseparable. By @msmegmassey ...
09/11/2020
Why Democracy Is Central to Impact Investment

Day 2 of the #gsgsummit had a collective message: Democracy and stakeholder capitalism are inseparable. By @msmegmassey #SDG11 #BuildBackBetter

Day 2 of the GSG Global Impact Summit speakers ran the gamut from actress/social entrepreneur

GSG Summit speakers connect recovery from the pandemic to improving the lives of everyone, not just the well-off, compar...
09/10/2020
#GSGSummit Day One: Replenishing ‘Capital Deserts’

GSG Summit speakers connect recovery from the pandemic to improving the lives of everyone, not just the well-off, comparing a lack of investment in some neighborhoods to “food deserts.” #SDG3

Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) Summit speakers connect recovery from the pandemic to

Experts surveyed in the GlobeScan Sustainability Leaders report named Unilever as one of the most recognizable companies...
09/10/2020
Unilever a Leader in Sustainability Drive, Report Says

Experts surveyed in the GlobeScan Sustainability Leaders report named Unilever as one of the most recognizable companies for its work to minimize its impact on the environment. #SDG12

Experts surveyed in the Globescan Sustainability Leaders report named Unilever as one of the most

UN Climate Change's Race to Zero Campaign will team up with the tech-savvy attendees of this year’s Web Summit to match ...
09/09/2020
U.N. and Tech Network Seek Less Carbon and More Tech

UN Climate Change's Race to Zero Campaign will team up with the tech-savvy attendees of this year’s Web Summit to match startups with potential investors. #SDG7 #SDG13

Race to Zero is seeking sustainable startups to match with the entities committing to net

A world where electricity generation is derived from 100% renewable energy is possible if countries adopt a patchwork of...
09/09/2020
Countries Can Reach 100% Renewable Electricity Goal, Says IRENA

A world where electricity generation is derived from 100% renewable energy is possible if countries adopt a patchwork of existing innovations, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says. #SDG7

A world where electricity generation is derived from 100% renewable energy is possible if countries

The presidential campaign season kicks off in earnest today, with nearly $500 million in advertising set between now and...
09/08/2020
The Week Ahead: Presidential Campaigning Really Begins

The presidential campaign season kicks off in earnest today, with nearly $500 million in advertising set between now and Election Day. And that’s just from the campaigns. #SDG8

The presidential campaign season kicks off in earnest today, with nearly $500 million in advertising

Water security may be an “invisible risk,” but it will also prove costly to big businesses that continue to ignore it, C...
09/08/2020
Opinion: Big Business Must Take Water Security Seriously

Water security may be an “invisible risk,” but it will also prove costly to big businesses that continue to ignore it, CDP's Global Director of Water Security writes. #SDG6 #SDG12

Water security may be “invisible risk,” but will also prove costly to big businesses that

Socially conscious enterprises are stepping in to offer impactful ways to get your pumpkin spice on. #SDG8
09/04/2020
#SocEntFriday: Pumpkin Spice for Social Impact

Socially conscious enterprises are stepping in to offer impactful ways to get your pumpkin spice on. #SDG8

Time to Pumpkin Spice up your life. Luckily, socially conscious enterprises are stepping in to

Solar and wind power accounted for a rising portion of electricity generation in 2020, but the pace of change is too slo...
09/04/2020
Renewables’ Share of Electricity Rising, But Pace Is Insufficient to Meet Climate Goal

Solar and wind power accounted for a rising portion of electricity generation in 2020, but the pace of change is too slow to keep rising global temperatures below targets set by the Paris Climate Accord, an Ember report says. #SDG7 #SDG13

Renewables accounted for a rising portion of electricity generation in 2020, slowly eating into coal’s

ESG regulations are shifting, but can governments and asset managers keep up? Millennials and Generation Z are only goin...
09/03/2020
How Can ESG Regulations Keep Up With the TikTok Generation?

ESG regulations are shifting, but can governments and asset managers keep up? Millennials and Generation Z are only going to quicken the pace of change. #SDG10 #SDG11

ESG regulations are shifting, but can governments and asset managers keep up? Millennials and Generation

"Making eastern Africa a dumping ground for plastics is no solution for cash-strapped oil and gas companies or the natio...
09/02/2020
Why Landfills Don’t Actually Fill the Gap

"Making eastern Africa a dumping ground for plastics is no solution for cash-strapped oil and gas companies or the nations pushing for it to happen." #SDG10 #SDG12 #SDG15

Making eastern Africa a dumping ground for plastics is no solution for cash-strapped oil and

Israeli startup culture, Wakanda's blueprint for real-life racial equity investing, and more in today's #InstantKarma ne...
09/01/2020
What’s Israeli Startup Culture’s Secret to Success?

Israeli startup culture, Wakanda's blueprint for real-life racial equity investing, and more in today's #InstantKarma newsletter. #SDG8

Tel Aviv has more startups per person than anywhere else in the world except Silicon

The “move fast and break things” ethos of startup culture puts those who are used to challenging assumptions and authori...
09/01/2020
How Much Chutzpah Will Close the Gender Gap?

The “move fast and break things” ethos of startup culture puts those who are used to challenging assumptions and authority at a distinct advantage. That’s why Israeli venture capitalist Uri Adoni thinks Tel Aviv is one of the top startup ecosystems on the planet. #SDG8

Israel, a low-power distance culture, has a high concentration of startups. The country’s $1 billion impact

Ireland is trying to end one of its most traditional energy sources: the burning of peat for heat and electricity. #SDG7
09/01/2020
Ireland’s Move From Peat Energy May Be Too Late

Ireland is trying to end one of its most traditional energy sources: the burning of peat for heat and electricity. #SDG7

Ireland is trying to end one of its most traditional energy sources, the burning of

Hurricane #Laura not only shows how climate change is creating stronger hurricanes, but also how low oil demand is and w...
08/28/2020
How This Season’s Storms Reinforce Climate Change Battles

Hurricane #Laura not only shows how climate change is creating stronger hurricanes, but also how low oil demand is and why even the government believes we’re in for bigger floods. #SDG13

Hurricane Laura not only shows how climate change is creating stronger hurricanes, but also how

N'Gunu Tiny, an impact financier who invested in the fact-checking enterprise Polígrafo, views the truth as a good inves...
08/28/2020
Impact Investor Is Banking on the Truth

N'Gunu Tiny, an impact financier who invested in the fact-checking enterprise Polígrafo, views the truth as a good investment. #SDG4

N’Gunu Tiny, an impact financier, views the truth as a good investment, especially during the

Amid all the hoopla about the coming tech IPO blitz, project management tech company Asana plans a direct listing IPO an...
08/27/2020
IPOs That Aren’t All About the Cash

Amid all the hoopla about the coming tech IPO blitz, project management tech company Asana plans a direct listing IPO and its co-founders pledge to donate all the proceeds to "philanthropic purposes." #SDG11

Amid all the hoopla about the coming tech IPO blitz, project management tech company Asana

One part of America is enjoying the soaring stock market and booming home sales. Another part is worrying about getting ...
08/26/2020
Contradictory Economic Signals Suggest ‘Two Americas’

One part of America is enjoying the soaring stock market and booming home sales. Another part is worrying about getting evicted and finding work. Welcome to the K-shaped recovery. #SDG8

One part of America is enjoying the soaring stock market and booming home sales. Another

The U.K.’s electricity system could become carbon-negative by as soon as 2033, according to a future scenarios report fr...
08/26/2020
U.K. May Become Carbon-Negative in Electricity Sector by 2033

The U.K.’s electricity system could become carbon-negative by as soon as 2033, according to a future scenarios report from National Grid ESO. #SDG7 #SDG13

U.K.’s electricity system could become carbon-negative by as soon as 2033, according to a future

Cannabis startups, COVID-19 reinfection, and more in today's #InstantKarma newsletter. #SDG3 #SDG8
08/25/2020
Black Entrepreneurs Navigate Cannabis Licensing

Cannabis startups, COVID-19 reinfection, and more in today's #InstantKarma newsletter. #SDG3 #SDG8

Though some states wanted to use cannabis legalization to make up for the disproportionate impact

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#ClimateWeekNYC, the world’s biggest climate summit this year, kicks off today. We asked The Climate Group's Amy Davidsen about this year’s plans.
SPECIAL REPORT: U.S. investors have turned up the heat on companies with a record number of ESG shareholder resolutions this year, and the COVID-19 pandemic may spur even more proposals next year.
The pandemic is threatening 20 million jobs in Africa as small business owners close shop under the economic strain from the outbreak. #SDG8
In honor of #ClimateWeekNYC 2020 next week, we look at some green entrepreneurs cleaning up the future — including zero-waste communities, vertical farms and beekeepers. #SDG11 #SDG12 #SDG13
U.S. Department of Labor proposes rule changes that could make impact investing more difficult. #SDG8
Environmental activists at Earthworks are unsurprised that some players in the U.S. oil and gas industry express secret concerns about carbon emissions while publicly minimizing the issue. #SDG7 #SDG13
Even though California has been a leader in setting emission standards, the wildfires show that climate change cannot be confined within state boundaries. #SDG13 #SDG15
To prevent a financial collapse, companies need to consider all its stakeholders, not just shareholders, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown said in a Better Markets webinar. #SDG8
Not only is the fashion industry one of the top producers of carbon emissions, it is second only to oil in polluting freshwater resources. And it’s stunning how much water it takes to make a t-shirt and jeans. #SDG12
After six months of living with COVID-19, we’re learning that “The Great Reset” should be possible if governments and impact investors want it to happen intensely enough. #SDG8 #SDG11
Few fashion companies are aware of the water risks in their value chains, despite being a major pollutant, a new CDP report shows. #SDG12
Day 2 of the #gsgsummit had a collective message: Democracy and stakeholder capitalism are inseparable. By @msmegmassey #SDG11 #BuildBackBetter