Day: March 1, 2021

Fashion Goes Green to Raise Capital | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

Over the past year, fashion companies from Adidas to Chanel have issued hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to meet environmental targets, betting that there would be plenty of investors interested in financing green projects. Last week, it was H&M’s turn.

The Swedish fast fashion giant made plans to issue €500 million ($607 million) in bonds that will go towards goals ranging from increasing the use of recycled materials to reducing greenhouse-gas emissions by 10 percent.

H&M’s announcement is the latest example of a trend growing across industries as companies seek to tap into appetite for environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) financing. It extends to a variety of financial products from sustainability-linked bonds — a current favourite among fashion companies — to green and social-impact bonds that help businesses fund social and environmental projects across their companies and supply chains. Roughly $4 billion in sustainability-linked bonds were issued

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Diversity visa lottery winners from countries blocked by Trump hope for another chance under Biden

She was in her fourth year of university, living in Yemen, a newlywed and soon to be pregnant when she found out she won the US Diversity Visa Lottery, also known as “The Green Card Lottery.” It seemed Al-Doais had beaten the odds — 12.4 million applicants applied for a chance at the up to 50,000 visas that could be issued for 2017.

But in 2017, then-President Donald Trump took a series of actions aimed at barring individuals from Muslim-majority countries from coming to the United States. The one that was ultimately allowed to take effect — Presidential Proclamation 9645 — placed varying levels of restrictions on foreign nationals from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Somalia and Yemen.

The path to a new life in the US for diversity visa lottery recipients like her seemed all but blocked. Although she said she was not refused under … Read More

Meet Precious Lee, the Model Changing the Industry With Every Strut – E! Online

E! News: In October 2011, you shared one of your first posts on Instagram—a throwback photo of Donatella Versace with Mariah Carey and Beyoncé. How does it feel now a decade later to not only have walked the Versace runway, but also to be a face of the spring-summer 2021 campaign?

Precious Lee: Oh my god! Y’all saw that?! That was literally in week one of having Instagram! UH-mazing! Well, I’ve always adored those women! What’s funny is I was the first curve model Queen Beyoncé used for her Ivy Park x Adidas collection in November. I also wrote a song for Mariah Carey when I was in high school I wanted her to sing—yes and I still have it—and I’ve always loved how fab Donatella is and the House of Versace glamour. So, honestly just waiting on Mariah to call me any moment now. I feel so incredibly

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60 Lemon Desserts to Indulge in All Spring Long, from Pie to Cookies to Cake

Lemon has the power to brighten up any seafood, chicken, pasta, salad or sauce. But its magic is arguably most apparent in desserts. This iconic citrus fruit shines in pies, cakes, cookies and beyond, making it a must for every Easter party, Mother’s Day gathering or spring dinner. Here are 60 lemon desserts to whip up this season, from lemon-raspberry whoopie pies to lemon icebox cookies.

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If you can still find Meyer lemons that are in season, you’re one lucky duck. If you can’t (since they’re usually available from November to January), regular lemons will work just fine.

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It’s like a lemon meringue pie and a sugar cookie had a delicious, tart-sweet baby. The trick is rubbing the sugar with lemon zest before baking for an extra boost of citrus flavor.

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