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October 01, 2019 - Funding - Financing, Reporting, Measuring

Impact Links: Climate Week 2019 Announcements; UN Global Compact and Accenture Releases CEO Study on Sustainability; Caltech $750 Million Donation to Environmental Research; Invesco Study on Socially Responsible Investing; LeapFrog Reveals Independe

  • Significant commitments, partnerships, and new research projects worth trillions were announced during Climate Week 2019.
  • The United Nations Global Compact and Accenture released findings from their CEO study on sustainability, which draws on insights from more than 1,000 CEOs.
  • Caltech announced a $750 million donation aimed at scaling research on environmental sustainability and climate research.
  • A new study by Invesco reveals that socially responsible investing is catching on among sovereign investors.
  • LeapFrog Investments became the first impact investor to globally announce the results of an independent audit against the Operating Principles for Impact Management.
  • As alternative proteins gain momentum, TUNO, a plant-based alternative to tuna, seeks to disrupt the $120 billion seafood industry with a sustainable solution.
  • Several leading Japanese brands battle food waste in production using artificial intelligence and weather data.
  • The booming resale business could lead the future of sustainable fashion.