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The Fund has revised the guidelines for its Southern China grantmaking program to express the increasingly integrated nature of the RBF's work on pollution mitigation, public health, and climate change, as well as the development of China’s philanthropic sector.

Hugh Lawson, an RBF trustee, will lead Goldman Sachs Asset Management's (GSAM) global environmental, social, and governance (ESG) efforts in a newly created position. Mr. Lawson will continue to serve in his role as global head of institutional client strategy at GSAM, as he assumes the responsibilities of further developing the company's ESG strategy.

More than 100 corporations, states, regions, and cities around the world have committed to ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, according to research published by CDP and The Climate Group, an RBF grantee. At least 40 companies, 13 states and regions, and 74 cities have committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 80 to 100 percent, or acquiring 100 percent of their power from renewable sources.

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