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Bank-Fintech Partnership Offers New Funding Opportunities for Sustainably Minded Startups
Bank-Fintech Partnership Offers New Funding Opportunities for Sustainably Minded Startups

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - P2Binvestor (P2Bi), a leading marketplace lending platform that offers crowdsourced, asset-secured lines of credit to growing companies with big ambitions, is catalyzing the growth of mission-aligned business with the launch of a first-of-its kind bank partnership program. The new program provides startups and emerging businesses an innovative way to quickly access capital while allowing banks to increase their addressable market and improve their conversion rates.

Salesforce Launches $50M Impact Investment Fund to Catalyze Positive Social Change
Salesforce Launches $50M Impact Investment Fund to Catalyze Positive Social Change

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Salesforce Ventures, the corporate investment arm of Salesforce, a global leader in customer relationship management (CRM), has launched a $50 million impact investment fund to accelerate the growth of companies using Salesforce technology to address challenges across workforce development, equality, sustainability and the social sector.

Making the Impossible Possible: Learning Authenticity for Conscious Leadership
Making the Impossible Possible: Learning Authenticity for Conscious Leadership

LEADERSHIP - Today’s companies are being tasked with the impossible: How can we make money for our shareholders, pay our employees well, and positively impact the environment and society as a whole? The purpose of a business used to be specifically to increase value for the shareholders. While this still clearly holds importance today, there is a growing pressure to expand this value to all stakeholders, and the perception of value is changing.

More Than 60% of FTSE 100 Companies Not Reporting Climate Risks
More Than 60% of FTSE 100 Companies Not Reporting Climate Risks

MARKETING AND COMMS - Despite growing investor demand for information surrounding businesses’ social and environmental performance, a new report from Carbon Clear has revealed that 61 FTSE 100 companies are not assessing or not disclosing climate risk in their annual reports.

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Singularity University Accelerator Aims to Set Impact Entrepreneurs Up for Long-Term Success
Singularity University Accelerator Aims to Set Impact Entrepreneurs Up for Long-Term Success

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - With the backing of a group of impact investors, Singularity University, a global community with a mission to educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address the world’s most pressing challenges, has launched SU Ventures, a program designed to address the more long-term needs of impact-focused startups.

Fairphone Secures €6.5M to Take Fair, Conflict-Free Electronics Mainstream
Fairphone Secures €6.5M to Take Fair, Conflict-Free Electronics Mainstream

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Fairphone, a social enterprise and modular smartphone producer spurring a paradigm shift in the technology industry, has secured €6.5 million to scale up its mission to make fair, responsible electronics mainstream. The investment will enable Fairphone to continue innovating in the areas of material sourcing, production, distribution, recycling and product longevity.

Discovery Leverages Vitality Shared-Value Insurance to Make 10M People Healthier by 2018
Discovery Leverages Vitality Shared-Value Insurance to Make 10M People Healthier by 2018

PRODUCT, SERVICE & DESIGN INNOVATION - Earlier this week, financial services group Discovery outlined the growth in scale and impact of its Vitality Shared-Value Insurance model. Since launching Vitality 20 years ago, Discovery has invested considerably in building a platform that serves a global network of insurers, providing access to the Vitality brand, product offerings, technological innovations, actuarial and data insights and program assets. The Global Vitality Network now operates in 16 countries across North America, Europe, pan-Asia, South Africa and the United Kingdom, serving around 10 million clients through seven insurers.

Report Details Economic Benefits of Bank of America’s $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative
Report Details Economic Benefits of Bank of America’s $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative

PRESS RELEASE - Today, Bank of America released “Banking on a Low-Carbon Economy: The Economic Impacts of Bank of America’s $125 Billion Environmental Business Initiative.” The report, based on analysis conducted by consulting firm EY, examines the economic impacts of a $12.6 billion subset of the company’s $125 billion environmental business commi

Businesses Overlooking $447B in Financial Value from Strong Environmental Performance
Businesses Overlooking $447B in Financial Value from Strong Environmental Performance

BUSINESS CASE - Four in 10 telecomms and consumer goods companies reporting to CDP fail to capture or report any financial value from strong environmental performance, according to new research released Wednesday by Accenture, CDP Hermes Investment Management.

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MARS Commits $1B to New Sustainability Plan, Launches Climate-Focused Campaign
MARS Commits $1B to New Sustainability Plan, Launches Climate-Focused Campaign

WALKING THE TALK - While it has widely been accepted that business-as-usual practices are not synonymous with a sustainable future, business still needs a nudge in the right direction, according to MARS CEO Grant F. Reid, who has called out the need for transformational, cross-industry collaboration to tackle the most pressing social and environmental challenges.

'Our Responsibility for the Long Game': An Excerpt from ‘The Clean Money Revolution’
'Our Responsibility for the Long Game': An Excerpt from ‘The Clean Money Revolution’

THE NEXT ECONOMY - We need a financial plan for achieving a safe world in the next thirty years. This period will be crucial as social and ecological externalities come home to roost. We need a rapid reinvention of capitalism, finance, and wealth management. We need to rethink power and purpose. Otherwise, this revolutionary moment where “the 20 percent could consciously shift trillions of dollars” will be replaced with “global meltdown, all bets are off, retreat to your bunkers, hope the military can protect you.”

Report: North America Lags Behind Europe, Asia in Sustainability Reporting
Report: North America Lags Behind Europe, Asia in Sustainability Reporting

MARKETING AND COMMS - The Centre for Sustainability Excellence (CSE) has released its second annual Sustainability Reporting Trends in North America report, highlighting trends from 551 companies in Canada and the United States during the 2015-2016 period. The report reviews reporting practices, external assurance practices, the presence of carbon footprint metrics and financial performance.

Integral Success Measurement for True Future Value Creation
Integral Success Measurement for True Future Value Creation

NEW METRICS - Part Six in a 10-Part Series by Reporting 3.0. See previous parts below.

Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems
Trending: Supermarkets Roll Out New Initiatives to Future-Fit Global Food Systems

WASTE NOT - Supermarkets across the globe are doing their part to future fit the food system by rolling out new initiatives and products that aim to tackle food waste and CO2 emissions.

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US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs
US Cities Plagued by Poor Performance on SDGs

NEW METRICS - US cities still have a long way to go towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to the first-ever US Cities SDG Index, which ranks the 100 most populous metropolitan areas in the US based on their performance on the SDGs.

What Questions Should Investors Be Asking to Understand If a Company Is Really Socially Sound?
What Questions Should Investors Be Asking to Understand If a Company Is Really Socially Sound?

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - As socially progressive investors, we perform our own due diligence when we consider a company and its ethical, moral and social standing before it is added to our portfolio. Investors must ensure that they properly vet their investments on a large set of data and criteria. This is especially relevant as socially responsible investing (SRI) – ­directing capital toward companies limiting negative environmental impact and progressing social goals – continues its evolution into the mainstream.

Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program
Thread Partners with Kiva to Raise $10K, Rev Up First Mile Micro-Loan Program

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - Certified B Corporation Thread is taking its commitment to end poverty by creating dignified jobs and responsible, high-quality fabrics to the next level with the announcement of a partnership with nonprofit Kiva. The startup, which transforms plastic bottles from the streets and canals of Haiti and Honduras into responsible fabrics, has used Kiva’s direct-to-social enterprise loan program to raise $10,000 for its zero-interest micro-loan program.

ESG2.0: Investors Can Now Use AI, Big Data to Reveal Companies' Real-Time ESG Momentum
ESG2.0: Investors Can Now Use AI, Big Data to Reveal Companies' Real-Time ESG Momentum

FINANCE & INVESTMENT - This week, TruValue Labs unveiled its ESG Momentum™ score – the first ESG indicator that leverages artificial intelligence, big data and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s (SASB) materiality framework – as part of its Insight360™ suite of products. The score reveals the positive or negative direction, or trend, of ESG performance based on daily data.

First-Ever Lawsuit Over ‘Inadequate’ Climate Risk Disclosure Could Set New Precedent for Businesses
First-Ever Lawsuit Over ‘Inadequate’ Climate Risk Disclosure Could Set New Precedent for Businesses

MARKETING AND COMMS - It is becoming increasingly important for companies to disclose information about long-term climate risks as more and more investors are using this information to inform financial decisions. While a general shift towards transparency is taking shape, many businesses still lag behind in sharing information about their environmental performance and impacts — as well as the consequences of a changing climate on their operations. However, the launch of the world’s first-ever climate disclosure lawsuit could help accelerate the uptake of the practice.

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5 Global Corporations Adopt 'No Fees' Ethical Recruitment Provisions Across Global Supply Chains
5 Global Corporations Adopt 'No Fees' Ethical Recruitment Provisions Across Global Supply Chains

SUPPLY CHAIN - Efforts to safeguard workers against human rights violations continue to grow, as demand for greater supply chain transparency tightens its grip on the global economic landscape.

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