Social finance

SoFi Announces Election of Ruzwana Bashir to its Board of Directors

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 2:00pm

SoFi announced today the election of Ruzwana Bashir to its Board of Directors.

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  • SoFi announced today the election of Ruzwana Bashir to its Board of Directors.
  • We are thrilled to have Ruzwana join our Board, said Tom Hutton, chairman of the Board.
  • She will be instrumental in helping our Board and management deliver on our mission of helping SoFi members achieve financial independence.
  • SoFi is also the naming rights partner of SoFi Stadium, home of the Los Angeles Chargers and the Los Angeles Rams.

Net Purpose Partners with tickr to Provide Impact Data

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:01am

LONDON, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net Purpose, the global impact data provider for responsible, sustainable and impact investors, is partnering with tickr, the impact investing app, to provide data to measure the social and environmental outcomes of its funds.

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  • LONDON, June 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Net Purpose, the global impact data provider for responsible, sustainable and impact investors, is partnering with tickr, the impact investing app, to provide data to measure the social and environmental outcomes of its funds.
  • The partnership with Net Purpose will help to give users more insight into their impact, by providing supporting data for a range of metrics.
  • The data from Net Purpose provides an opportunity to showcase the real-world impact of the companies they invest in, building relatability and trust.
  • Net Purpose Founder and CEO Samantha Duncan said: Were delighted to be working with tickr, which is demystifying impact investing for everyday investors.

Classy Reveals Top 50 Finalists for 2021 Classy Awards, Celebrating Resilience and Innovation in the Social Sector

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 5:00pm

SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Classy , a Public Benefit Corporation that creates world-class fundraising software for nonprofits, unveiled the Top 50 Finalists for the 2021 Classy Awards, honoring today's most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises.

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  • SAN DIEGO, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Classy , a Public Benefit Corporation that creates world-class fundraising software for nonprofits, unveiled the Top 50 Finalists for the 2021 Classy Awards, honoring today's most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises.
  • From this prestigious list of Finalists, the appointed Leadership Council , a distinguished group of social sector leaders and executives, will further evaluate and determine this year's winners.
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: one individual will be recognized for excellence over a lifetime of service in the social sector.
  • Classy also hosts the Collaborative conference and the Classy Awards to spotlight the innovative work nonprofits are implementing around the globe.

Patriot Capital Joins United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment as Signatory

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 1:38pm

BALTIMORE, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Capital, a multi-strategy middle market investment firm, announced today that the firm has become a signatory to the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).

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  • BALTIMORE, June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Patriot Capital, a multi-strategy middle market investment firm, announced today that the firm has become a signatory to the UN's Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI).
  • While ESG investing has recently grown in popularity, Patriot has been operating with an implicit responsible investing lens for over 20 years," said Charles McCusker, managing partner at Patriot Capital.
  • "Our Responsible Investing framework guides our entire investment lifecycle from initial deal sourcing and screening, through due diligence, and during the life of a portfolio company investment," added Stacey Wittelsberger, principal at Patriot Capital.
  • Patriot Capital utilizes a disciplined investment strategy developed over many years that focuses on capital preservation, consistent earnings growth, and income generation.

First Nations Report Showcases How to Attract Investment to Canada

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 4:00pm

The report and associated Top 10 list summarize outcomes from the recent Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference attended by over 1,500 participants.

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  • The report and associated Top 10 list summarize outcomes from the recent Indigenous Sustainable Investment Conference attended by over 1,500 participants.
  • Emerging from the conference was a tremendous amount of thought leadership and a roadmap a roadmap for investing in Canada.
  • Both investors and Indigenous thought-leaders are observing a sea-change in the investment landscape when it comes to Indigenous-led equity investment.
  • I encourage everyone to read our newly released Roadmap for Investing in Canada report , says JP Gladu, Advisor, FNMPC & Principal, Mokwateh.

Access Bank wins 2 International Awards at the 9th edition of Global Brands Magazine Awards

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 3:20pm

The Global Brand Awards is an annual event held by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), an international publication headquartered in the UK.

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  • The Global Brand Awards is an annual event held by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), an international publication headquartered in the UK.
  • Access Bank was evaluated based on customer service, satisfaction, digital innovation, strategic relationships and new business development.
  • Commenting on Access Bank winning the awards, Shiv Kumar (CEO) of Global Brands magazine said, "Access Bank Ghana has been judged the best CSR Bank in Ghana for its commitment to the community in terms of providing financial services to the less privileged and also the Bank's corporate social responsibility initiative.
  • Global Brands Magazine (GBM) has been at the forefront, bringing news, views and opinions on brands shaping the future of their industry.

Access Bank wins 2 International Awards at the 9th edition of Global Brands Magazine Awards

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 3:05pm

The Global Brand Awards is an annual event held by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), an international publication headquartered in the UK.

Key Points: 
  • The Global Brand Awards is an annual event held by Global Brands Magazine (GBM), an international publication headquartered in the UK.
  • Access Bank was evaluated based on customer service, satisfaction, digital innovation, strategic relationships and new business development.
  • Commenting on Access Bank winning the awards, Shiv Kumar (CEO) of Global Brands magazine said, "Access Bank Ghana has been judged the best CSR Bank in Ghana for its commitment to the community in terms of providing financial services to the less privileged and also the Bank's corporate social responsibility initiative.
  • Global Brands Magazine (GBM) has been at the forefront, bringing news, views and opinions on brands shaping the future of their industry.

Tiedemann Advisors Hires Jed Emerson to Lead Global Impact Investing Practice

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00pm

Tiedemann Advisors, one of the largest independent investment and wealth advisors for high-net-worth families, trusts, foundations and endowments, announced today that Jed Emerson has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Global Lead of Impact Investing.

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  • Tiedemann Advisors, one of the largest independent investment and wealth advisors for high-net-worth families, trusts, foundations and endowments, announced today that Jed Emerson has joined the firm as a Managing Director and Global Lead of Impact Investing.
  • Emerson, who has served on Tiedemanns Impact Advisory Council for the last three years, will now join formally to oversee strategy and implementation of Tiedemanns impact investing practice.
  • His decades of experience working with families and nonprofits to create sustainable impact investing frameworks will elevate Tiedemanns global practice to ensure were creating long-term legacies for our clients, said Michael Tiedemann, CEO of Tiedemann Advisors.
  • Emerson will be working alongside Jennifer Ayer and Brad Harrison, who co-lead Tiedemanns U.S. impact investing strategy.

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Statement on FDA Approval of Aducanumab

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 5:25pm

NEW YORK, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's FDA approval of the monoclonal antibody Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease reflects years of significant advances in Alzheimer's research.

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  • NEW YORK, June 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's FDA approval of the monoclonal antibody Aduhelm (aducanumab) to treat patients with Alzheimer's disease reflects years of significant advances in Alzheimer's research.
  • "Aducanumab is just the first of several Alzheimer's drugs that will become available in the next five to 10 years," said Howard Fillit, M.D., Founding Executive Director and Chief Science Officer at the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF).
  • The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's visionary approach to Alzheimer's research, which is focused on the biology of aging, is now reflected in the diverse research pipeline.
  • Founded in 1998 by Leonard A. and Ronald S. Lauder, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation is dedicated to rapidly accelerating the discovery of drugs to prevent, treat and cure Alzheimer's disease.

Majority of Americans Support Sustainable Investing and Are Ready to Act

Monday, June 7, 2021 - 2:02pm

In addition, the study found Americans are now turning their attention to financial services and insurance companies with an expectation that they implement sustainable investing standards as part of their standard investing process.

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  • In addition, the study found Americans are now turning their attention to financial services and insurance companies with an expectation that they implement sustainable investing standards as part of their standard investing process.
  • The 2021 Allianz Life Sustainable Investing Study found that sustainable investing remains top of mind and in favor with Americans despite the ongoing volatility of the past several years.
  • For those who have already taken the plunge and are choosing sustainable investing, they appear to be committed.
  • Findings from the study also indicate an increased focus by Americans on the role that financial services companies and insurance carriers play in sustainable investing.