Corporate social responsibility

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investment in Latin America

Friday, May 29, 2020 - 2:00pm

TriLinc Global Impact Fund, LLC (TriLinc Global Impact Fund or TGIF) announced today that it recently approved a $3,250,000 term loan transaction in Latin America.

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  • TriLinc Global Impact Fund, LLC (TriLinc Global Impact Fund or TGIF) announced today that it recently approved a $3,250,000 term loan transaction in Latin America.
  • TGIF is an impact investing fund that provides growth-stage loans and trade finance to established small and medium enterprises (SMEs) primarily in developing economies where access to affordable capital is significantly limited.
  • Impact Investing is defined as investing with the specific objective of achieving a competitive financial return as well as creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.
  • In addition, TGIF aggregates and analyzes social, economic, and environmental impact data to track progress and measure success against stated objectives.

Vivint Smart Home Wins Gold Halo Award for Outstanding Corporate Social Responsibility

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 10:46pm

Engage for Good, a premier social good and cause-related marketing professional organization, recognized Vivint Smart Home (NYSE:VVNT) with the 2020 Gold Halo Award in its Group Volunteerism category.

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  • Engage for Good, a premier social good and cause-related marketing professional organization, recognized Vivint Smart Home (NYSE:VVNT) with the 2020 Gold Halo Award in its Group Volunteerism category.
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    The Engage for Good Halo Awards program, now in its 18th year, is North Americas highest honor for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing.
  • Last year, the organization recognized Vivint with a 2019 Silver Halo Award in its Social Service category.
  • Giving back is at the heart of the Vivint employee experience, said Holly Mero-Bench, director of Vivint Gives Back.

BMO Financial Group signs IFC led Operating Principles for Impact Management

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

NEW YORK, May28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Earlier today, at a virtual round table on impact investing co-hosted by BMO Capital Markets and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, BMO announced it has signed the Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles), for which IFC led the development.

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  • NEW YORK, May28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ - Earlier today, at a virtual round table on impact investing co-hosted by BMO Capital Markets and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group, BMO announced it has signed the Operating Principles for Impact Management (the Principles), for which IFC led the development.
  • Signatories commit to upholding 9 principles, including defining impact objectives, assessing the expected impact of investments, monitoring and reporting on progress.
  • "By signing the Operating Principles for Impact Management, BMO commits to considering environmental and social impact in our approach to managing selected funds.
  • BMO's commitment covers a range of funds, including a selection of Global Asset Management Responsible Funds and the aligned BMO Impact Investment Fund.

CSX Honored with a 2020 Halo Award for Social Impact

Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 5:15pm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSXs Pride in Service initiative was recognized with Engage for Goods 2020 Gold Halo Award for Employee Engagement.

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  • JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 28, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CSXs Pride in Service initiative was recognized with Engage for Goods 2020 Gold Halo Award for Employee Engagement.
  • CSX is honored to be recognized by Engage for Good with this prestigious gold halo award for our Pride in Service program, said Nathan Goldman, executive vice president and chief legal officer for CSX.
  • The Halo Awards, presented by Engage for Good, are North Americas highest honors for corporate social initiatives and cause marketing.
  • A wealth of information on cause marketing, corporate social impact programs and Engage for Goods offerings can be found at http://www.engageforgood.com .

ESG Webinar Covers Operational and Product Development Strategies

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:15pm

Sponsored by Ultimus, the ESG webinar showcased three industry professionals discussing the growing interest in ESG sustainable investing, the operational challenges to consider when launching ESG vehicles, and key regulatory and compliance considerations.

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  • Sponsored by Ultimus, the ESG webinar showcased three industry professionals discussing the growing interest in ESG sustainable investing, the operational challenges to consider when launching ESG vehicles, and key regulatory and compliance considerations.
  • Discussion also addressed the various investment vehicles fund groups should think about when converting or rebranding funds under the ESG moniker.
  • When evaluating overall ESG strategies, my number one belief is that the best way to select an ESG vehicle is by evaluating and scoring the data, said ESG thought leader and webinar panelist George Gay , Chief Executive Officer at First Affirmative Financial Network.
  • Feedback received during the presentation showed that ESG applicability to different product structures and asset-gathering strategies is top-of-mind for many firms, said panelist Dave Carson , Senior Vice President, Client Strategies for Ultimus.

Morgan Stanley Sustainable Signals: Asset Owners See Sustainability as Core to Future of Investing

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

A majority of asset owners globally actively integrate ESG factors into their investment process, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management .

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  • A majority of asset owners globally actively integrate ESG factors into their investment process, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing and Morgan Stanley Investment Management .
  • This work builds on the Institutes extensive body of research tracking sustainable investing trends over the last six years through its Sustainable Signals survey series focused on individual investors, asset owners and asset managers.
  • These results provide an additional proof point that sustainable investing has become table stakes, said Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer and CEO of the Institute for Sustainable Investing at Morgan Stanley.
  • Additionally, asset owners already practicing sustainable investing have identified clear benefits to reputation and stakeholder engagement.

KeyBank Releases 2019 Corporate Responsibility Report

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 2:00pm

CLEVELAND, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company's ongoing legacy as a responsible bank and citizen.

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  • CLEVELAND, May 27, 2020 /PRNewswire/ --KeyCorp (NYSE: KEY) has released its 2019 Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting the company's ongoing legacy as a responsible bank and citizen.
  • Through KeyBank Foundation's 2:1 COVID-19 Response Employee Matching Gift program, KeyBank teammates donated $2 million to more than 1,200 community nonprofits.
  • In addition to information on the National Community Benefits Plan, KeyBank's 2019 Corporate Responsibility report focuses on the bank's commitment to its clients, communities and employees.
  • To view the full KeyBank Corporate Responsibility Report, visit: www.key.com/crreport
    KeyCorp's roots trace back 190 years to Albany, New York.

Granite Publishes Annual Sustainability Progress Report Highlighting Environmental, Social, Governance, and Economic Advancement

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 1:33pm

Today Granite (NYSE:GVA) published its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report , which highlights the companys advancement on environmental, social, governance, and economic initiatives.

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  • Today Granite (NYSE:GVA) published its 2019 Sustainability Progress Report , which highlights the companys advancement on environmental, social, governance, and economic initiatives.
  • With the theme Building a Better Future Today, the progress report illustrates Granites commitment to collaborative partnerships and meaningful engagement with its stakeholders.
  • We made progress on our 2020 Sustainability Objectives this year and built a stronger foundation to evolve our approach to sustainability.
  • For more information, visit the Granite website, and connect with Granite on LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook and Instagram .

Adweek Diversity and Inclusion Summit to Address Inclusive Practices in the Workplace

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 7:00pm

From combatting micro-aggressions to uplifting diverse talent, these speakers will discuss lessons, advice and key steps they're taking to power more inclusive practices.

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  • From combatting micro-aggressions to uplifting diverse talent, these speakers will discuss lessons, advice and key steps they're taking to power more inclusive practices.
  • Adweek works in partnership with the council and other industry organizations to develop more opportunities to advance diversity and inclusion at all levels in all organizations.
  • Adweek has been at the forefront of covering and advocating for diversity and inclusion for years and has expanded its coverage greatly over the past year.
  • The Adweek Diversity and Inclusion Summit will be held on Wednesday, May 27, from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

i(x) investments Launches Broker Dealer i(x) Securities with a Focus on Intentional Capital for Long-Term Investors

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 5:00pm

NEW YORK, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Impact investing firm i(x) investments announces the launch of i(x) Securities, LLC, a registered broker dealer committed to raising intentional capital for impact-focused investment opportunities.

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  • NEW YORK, May 26, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Impact investing firm i(x) investments announces the launch of i(x) Securities, LLC, a registered broker dealer committed to raising intentional capital for impact-focused investment opportunities.
  • Wholly owned by i(x) investments, a permanently capitalized holding company that invests in areas of human need, i(x) Securities shares the impact-focused ethos.
  • i(x) securities will be both a resource to i(x) investments platform companies and the capital solution for other non-affiliated clients with long term capital needs.
  • i(x) Securities, LLC is a registered broker dealer committed to raising capital for compelling impact-focused investment opportunities.