The latest in the spheres of socially responsible investing, impact investing, and other ways investors and shareholders are asserting their desire for ethical investment options.
Cross-Posted from Supply Chain.
Companies cannot credibly address climate risk without disclosing and reducing their supply chain emissions. Through Food Emissions 50, investors are issuing an urgent call to action for companies to raise their ambition to disclose emissions, set targets and implement climate-transition action plans.
Through a new partnership with IFC and Citi, McCormick’s herbs and spices suppliers can qualify for discounted rates on short-term working-capital financing when they meet McCormick’s sustainability standards.
The global inclusive tech accelerator has also announced its latest cohort of companies bringing inclusive fintech solutions to underserved communities.
Member companies will assess the financial security and health of their employees as part of a new effort to address the economic hardships of workers.
Cross-Posted from Behavior Change.
Mastercard, BBVA and Ant Group are among 12 global firms aiming to steer consumers toward behaviors that help support climate action and restore biodiversity around the world.
The SMI Insurance Task Force commits to provide climate-positive financing and risk-management solutions to support and encourage individuals and businesses around the world to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future.
Cross-Posted from The Next Economy.
If you’re a brand that cares about the environment or society but doesn’t invest in education, you’re missing an opportunity to expand your impact. This connects
to a larger issue — how CSR and sustainability go far beyond any company’s immediate customer base or market.
While few funders have fully realized the regenerative finance vision, a growing community of financial activists is applying its core practices in initiatives
that show how we can use capital as a flexible, purpose-driven tool to create healthy and equitable social and environmental systems.
Amazon, Disney, Google and Netflix are among the founding companies behind the Business Alliance for Scaling Climate Solutions (BASCS), to increase the scale and impact of business investment in climate solutions.
New ENCORE biodiversity module by the Natural Capital Finance Alliance enables banks and investors to explore their portfolio’s impact on species extinction risk and ecological integrity — particularly in terms of agriculture and mining.
Cross-Posted from The Next Economy.
The first-of-its-kind direct measure of our everyday consumption’s water impacts — thanks to data from S&P Global Trucost — aims to create a greater consumer understanding of the importance of water locally, nationally and
Climate change is an issue of global concern; more and more prominent investors,
businesses and institutions are calling for the incorporation of climate-related financial disclosures — and the US financial sector is uniquely positioned to take action.
Cross-Posted from Cleantech.
The US$100M initiative builds on the organizations’ individual efforts to accelerate a shift to a net-zero global economy.
There’s been some skepticism regarding the announcements of big corporate
investments in CDFIs and minority deposit institutions — are these one-offs just to generate a press release or first steps on long-term commitments?
Virgin Money’s sustainability-linked loans will reduce finance costs for businesses that proactively help the transition to a more sustainable economy; and Aspiration’s new credit card will enable consumers to work toward a ‘zero’ carbon footprint.
We’re calling on companies across the country to deposit $1M of their banked dollars today into credit unions serving low-income communities. Thanks to our partnership with Inclusiv, this is one smart, seamless, socially conscious money move.
Many retail and food giants are proving that businesses can grow, improve margins and bolster competitive advantage through examination of waste streams and investing in creative solutions — even during a pandemic.
Cross-Posted from Walking the Talk.
In the past week, both Nike and Chipotle announced new sets of environmental and
social goals — and systems with which their executives’ compensation will be
tied to achieving them.
It is easy for people with money to write off services such as these for those who don’t have it, but there is a massive opportunity for Klarna to rewrite the rules of ’buy now, pay later’ and create genuinely positive impacts.
GoParity — an innovative investment platform that finances sustainable projects through crowdlending — has enabled the villagers of fire-ravaged Belver, Portugal to expedite access to much-needed recovery funds and quickly begin