G7: Rich states want to send 40m more girls to school

Foreign ministers at a London summit pledge $15bn (£10.8bn) to help women in developing countries

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Ethereum Founder donates over US$1bn to Indian COVID relief efforts

Ethereum co-founder Vitalis Buterin has donated over $1 billion in cryptocurrencies to the India Covid Relief Fund and a range of other charities, more than any government has provided in cash or in kind thus far.

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White House Announces US$2 trillion jobs, infrastructure and green energy proposal to reshape the U.S. economy

Proposed plan aims to build out U.S. clean energy infrastructure, lower the country's greenhouse gas emissions, address racial inequalities and advance the U.S. economy to compete with China.

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Sustainable-bond issuance reaches record high in Q1 2021

Global sustainable-bond issuance surged to a record high in the first quarter of 2021, with issuances up 43% year on year and strong growth across green, social and sustainability bonds amid growing investors demand.

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Amazon launches new US$2 billion Housing Equity Fund financing 20,000 affordable homes

The new fund will support Amazon's existing commitments to affordable housing, helping to preserve and build homes for for moderate- to low-income families with easy access to neighborhood services, amenities, and jobs.

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Apple’s US$4.7 billion green bond spend is creating 1.2 gigawatts of clean power

Apple has allocated more than half of its total US$4.7 billon Green Bond spend — $2.8 billion - to new projects that support low carbon design and engineering, energy efficiency, renewable energy, carbon mitigation, and carbon sequestration, generating 1.2 gigawatts of renewable energy globally

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