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We can no longer pursue profit without considering SDG impacts
S&P analysis found that funds integrating environmental, social, and governance factors outperformed the S&P 500 average of 27.1%, rising between 27.3% and 55% in the year following the World Health Organization’s official declaration of a pandemic. At the same time, the United States, the world’s largest economy, suffered $95 billion in damages from climate-related catastrophes alone in 2020.
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Uganda leverages US$200m fund to boost digital acceleration

The World Bank released a statement that notes that they will support the extension of 1,000 kilometre of national backbone fibre infrastructure and an additional 500 kilometre of fibre optic links between towns to advance Uganda's Digital Acceleration Project-GovNet (UDAP-GovNet). 


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No More Waste: 10 Ways to Incorporate the Circular Economy into an Architectural Project
Three principles of a circular economy. It focuses on positive society-wide benefits by building economic, natural, and social capital.
1- Design out waste and pollution;
2- Keep products and materials in use;
3- Regenerate natural systems;


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Sustainable investing boom and net zero pledges drive ESG talent war
Investors are focusing more on the social impact of companies they invest in, creating a boom in the market for specialists in corporate sustainability. Over 20% of the world’s largest companies have made some form of commitment to reaching net zero emissions.

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Survey Shows Financial Advisors Using ESG Principles at Higher Rates
According to a newly released report from RBC Global Asset Management, financial advisors are increasingly leaning into ESG investing. About half of the financial advisors cite fiduciary duty as a reason for incorporating ESG principles, and about the same percentage indicate that their firms believe that integrating these factors will lower their risks and increase their returns. 

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How covid-19 could impede the catch-up of poor countries with rich ones
"The IMF in April suggest that American growth is set to outpace that in the emerging world this year; with the pandemic still ravaging places like Brazil and India, poor-country growth will probably lag even further behind. More worrying still, the pandemic may reshape the global economy in ways that make continued convergence towards rich-world incomes a tougher slog. Worse prospects for poor countries will in turn make managing future crises, from pandemics to climate change, harder. The rich world should take note."
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