More Than $1 Billion For Black And Underserved Communities

More Than $1 Billion For Black And Underserved Communities A handful of philanthropies have independently dedicated when combined more than $1 billion for Black and underserved communities. Initiatives include a wealth database, financing for businesses and services and upgrades to digital capacity. Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Greenwood Initiative launched the Black WealthContinue Reading

Fact Sheet: President Biden Tackles Methane Emissions, Spurs Innovations, and Supports Sustainable Agriculture to Build a Clean Energy Economy and Create Jobs

The federal government and a coalition of 24 companies and foundations are coming together to align historic investments in underserved communities; Founding members of the Coalition include Ariel Investments, Bank of America, BNY Mellon, Capital One, Citi, Discover, Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs, Google, Key Bank, Kresge Foundation, Mastercard, McDonald’s, McKinseyContinue Reading

Chicago communities wage environmental justice battles

Neighbors for Environmental Justice was formed in 2018 to protest the facility, which they say was operating without their input or knowledge. Romo says that the people who experience the noise, traffic and odors want a say in decisions that could affect their environment and health. “We just couldn’t comprehendContinue Reading

Scientists call for end to violence against Amazon communities, environmental defenders

The Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation (ATBC) demanded urgent action to stop attacks against Indigenous peoples, environmentalists and communities in a July 14 declaration. An alignment between illegal resource extraction and drug trafficking in the Amazon places people protecting resources at increasing risk, according to the association. Latin AmericaContinue Reading