Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and MetLife Foundation Partner With Leading Pro Bono Expert Taproot Foundation to Support Small Businesses

In response to the dire economic challenges presented by COVID-19, Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit that connects organizations with volunteers sharing their professional expertise pro bono, today announced it will open its online volunteer matchmaking program to small businesses in need of professional consulting support. Taproot Plus for Small Business is made possible in part by support from MetLife Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses. Taproot Plus, Taproot’s open-access online platform, launched in 2015 and has since directed over $35 million worth of pro bono services to organizations in need. Through Taproot Plus…

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World leading private sector companies pledge net zero carbon buildings to combat climate crisis

Seven world leading private sector companies announced ambitious pledges to slash emissions from their buildings to net zero, by signing up to the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment). These organisations have pledged to take urgent action to ensure their own portfolios of buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 or sooner.  The Commitment is unique in positioning energy efficiency as a central component to achieving decarbonisation across building portfolios, in addition to generating and procuring renewable energy to meet reduced energy demand.…

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