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How Much Should COVID-19 Treatment Remdesivir Cost?

Medical-cost-watchdog organization put out pricing models for potential COVID-19 treatments amid growing controversy about how the U.S. should price vaccines or drugs...

In Fashion, Does Anyone Know What Sustainable Means?

With so many interpretations of sustainability, no one in fashion really knows what it means. Some investors in fashion lines are looking at...

Fossil Fuel’s Rough Patch: Pipelines Stopped Amid Outcries and Falling Prices

Plug pulled on gas and oil pipelines as prices slip Risks to investing in fossil fuels appear to rise with court ruling against...

COVID-19 Isn’t Only Reason U.S. Glass Recycling Trails Europe

Glass recycling in the U.S. is down due to COVID-19 and weak laws.Reused and recycled glass is cheaper to produce than making...

Code for America Builds Justice Reform Through Computer Programs

Code for America, a nonprofit that uses technology to improve people’s access to government services, has helped over 85,000 people in California...

Investors: SEC Must Require Companies to Disclose COVID-19 Worker Safety Plans

Activist investors say the Securities and Exchange Commission’s latest guidance directing companies to disclose COVID-19 related risks and employee protection plans is...

New Jersey Hopes Wind Port Powers Post-Pandemic Rebound

New Jersey expects an offshore wind port in Salem County will help the surrounding region rebound from the economic impact of the...

Impact Investing Slowed to a Crawl in 2nd Quarter

Capital invested in impact collapsed in the second quarter, falling to $389.8 million from $2.1 billion in last year’s second quarter, according...

Africa Needs to Regain Momentum on Electrification Effort, Says IEA

Faith Birol, the executive director for the International Energy Agency, said Africa needs to find ways to battle the COVID-19 pandemic while...

French Citizens’ Assembly Wins $16.9 Billion Pledge to Fight Climate Change

French President Macron pledges $16.9 billion to fight climate change, accepts recommendations of citizens’ assembly. Win by climate change activists signals money...

U.S. Companies Making Progress on Diversity, But Obstacles Remain, McKinsey Finds

Kevin Dolan, a partner at McKinsey and the co-author of the report “Diversity Wins,” says companies that have greater gender and ethnic...

Stoking Passion for Impact Bonds With Passion for Social Issues

COVID-19 pandemic is leading to increased flow into social and sustainability-linked bonds, according to 280 CapMarkets’ Jennifer Tonda. ESG bonds allow fixed-income investors...

Sir Ronald Cohen Urges Big Business to Account for Impact

Sir Ronald Cohen says investors should push companies to account for the effects of their businesses on the environment and society. GSG chairman...

India’s Micro-Mobility Sector Poised to Take Off Post-Pandemic

Micro-mobility services in India expected to benefit in post-pandemic world.  Investors have poured more than $9 billion into micro-mobility companies worldwide this year. Commuters...

Mastercard Foundation Aids COVID-19 Relief Effort, Bolsters African Businesses

Mastercard Foundation is aiding the medical effort against COVID-19 in Africa and elsewhere, while supporting entrepreneurs that have been hammered by the...

Rockefeller Guide Aims to Help Impact Investors Make Wiser Decisions

New guides attempt to present the nuts-and-bolts of impact investing. Impact investing tightens the link between Wall Street and Main Street. Since...

New GSG Chief Wants to Broaden Appeal of Social Bonds Amid...

Cliff Prior, the new CEO for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, wants to defeat COVID-19 and create a more equitable...

Stagnation, Not COVID-19, Biggest Threat to Impact Investing’s Future

Sustainable investing must be nurtured by individual companies that promote and live green and carbon-decreasing solutions, experts say. Estimated net flows for...

Loneliness-Fighting Apps Lift Spirits During COVID-19 Quarantine

To stem feelings of loneliness exacerbated by the COVID-19 quarantine, apps and software programs are springing up to offer companionship, advice. The...

Meet U.S. Electricity Demand With 90% Less Carbon Emissions? Possible by...

Falling costs for renewables, such as solar and wind power as well as batteries, make 90% cut in carbon emissions for U.S....

Solar Power Rebound Expected After COVID-19 Speed Bump

U.S. solar sector, which slowed after a record-breaking first quarter, is expected to soon rebound. COVID-19 decreased demand, delayed projects, and caused...

Police Brutality Protests Turning the Tide Against Facial Recognition Software

Protests against police brutality have led three major tech companies to pull back from facial recognition technology. Momentum is building against the...

IEA Outlines $3 Trillion Plan for a Sustainable Energy Future

The International Energy Agency unveiled a pandemic recovery plan to stimulate the economy, create jobs and a sustainable energy sector. The plan...

U.N.-Backed Investor Group Calls for a ‘Green Recovery’ From COVID-19

Participants in a virtual conference held by the Principles for Responsible Investment and others urged the world to use an estimated $20...

Automakers Lagging on Plans to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Major automakers are behind schedule in meeting goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. Norway provides incentives to its citizens so they can...

Open Source Technology, Existing Medicines Key to Treating COVID-19, Advocates Say

Advocates say the world should use open source technology to analyze generic medicines that may help treat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Varo, Mobile Bank Backed by Bono’s Rise Fund, Adjusts During COVID-19...

The online bank is boosting partnerships with job platforms and putting an emphasis on processing customers’ relief fundsVaro Money expects approval to...

MacArthur Foundation, Others Plan to Issue Social Bonds to Fund $1.7...

The MacArthur Foundation and four other major foundations have committed to increasing their payouts to the nonprofit sector by more than $1.7...

Sustainable Food Packaging Expected to Make Comeback Post-COVID

Put on shelf during spread of COVID-19 in favor of disposables, sustainable food packaging expected to return.Progressive companies and localities throughout the...

Meatpacking Robots May Rise in U.S. Due to COVID-19, Labor Shortages

COVID-19 and industry labor shortages may bring robotics to U.S. meatpacking plants sooner Sustainability may be a benefit of new plants aided by...
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