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Meet the Speakers Series Part 2: Demystifying the CSA & DJSI

Focus on Assessment Questions for Human Rights, Human Capital & Supply Chain
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A Practitioner Workshop Presented By Governance & Accountability Institute  in collaboration with RobecoSAM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -- 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted at Baruch College/ CUNY (at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY)

Visiting the Birthplace of Coffee: Jimma, Ethiopia

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Have you heard the story of Kaldi the goat herder and his frolicking herd? The famous Ethiopian legend tells the story of Kaldi who noticed how excited his sheep became after eating fruit from a certain tree. Curious, Kaldi tried the fruit. Soon he was bursting with energy. After watching the odd behavior of Kaldi and his herd, a monk took some of this strange cherry fruit back to his monastery where monks spent the night awake and alert. Kaldi is often credited as the first person to discover coffee.

GRI Podcasts Back on Air: October Edition Now Available!

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GRI's podcasts are back!

Beyond Reports is a monthly podcast from GRI, pioneer of the world’s most widely used standards on sustainability reporting and corporate disclosure. Each episode features the latest sustainability news, an interview with a member of GRI’s global multi-stakeholder community and insights on how sustainability data can empower action towards a better tomorrow.

Case Study: Tackling Poverty in Developing Countries

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Poverty and sustainable development are the prime focus of GRI’s program with the Swedish government. GRI works to raise awareness among local and global companies on poverty issues, and provides guidance to help companies identify their poverty impacts and increase the materiality of poverty-related business indicators. Through specialized trainings, GRI also helps civil society organizations, media, investors and policymakers understand and make use of the reported corporate data to stimulate action for positive change.

A Wonderful Surprise Happened at a Wendy’s Restaurant

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In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, NBC’s Today show is spotlighting three women diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing treatments as part of its Pink Power Series. Dahlia Clarke-Hanshaw, a general manager at a Wendy's restaurant in Norwalk, Connecticut, was nominated and chosen to be featured on #PinkPowerTODAY for her positive attitude, courage and persistence during this time. You can view the segment here!

The National Geographic Can Have a Major Influence on Its Global Audience With Coverage Like This: Climate Change's Hidden Costs

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (10.06.2017)
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The National Geographic Society made its debut as a publishing force in 1888, introducing the natural world and faraway places to generation-after-generation, at first through the familiar yellow cover magazine (the "journal"), then on through broadcast and cable television programming, a web site, and movies.  (Remember "March of the Penguins"?)

Domtar Sustainability: Creating Value for Our Communities

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Domtar has been a centerpiece in some of our communities for more than a century. We depend on them, and they depend on us. For every 100 jobs in our facilities, an additional 325 jobs are created.* We have focused on repurposing our assets and executing our growth strategy to keep our facilities viable for the long term.

JetBlue Leverages Assets to Create Long-Term Hurricane Relief

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It’s been over three weeks since Hurricane Maria made landfall, leaving a path of destruction in its wake.  As the tenth-most intense Atlantic hurricane on record, the storm devastated Puerto Rico, completely destroying the island's power grid and leaving all 3.4 million residents without electricity.

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Makes $25,000 Donation to Seattle Children’s Hospital as Part of K’s for Kids With the Seattle Mariners

Seattle’s Hometown Cruise Line gives back to the community with the Seattle Mariners
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October 9, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line Vice President, Public Relations, Sally Andrews presented a check for $25,000 to Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Uncompensated Care Fund Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at the Seattle Mariners’ home game at Safeco Field. The company made the donation as part of its partnership with the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team and the K’s for Kids program that debuted during the 2014 baseball season.
 

KeyBank Provides $46 Million in Total Financing for Affordable Housing in Colorado

North Range Crossing will serve families earning 60% AMI or less
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CLEVELAND, October 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided a total of $46 million in financing to Dominium for the new construction of North Range Crossing, a 216-unit affordable multifamily project in Commerce City, CO. KeyBank arranged for the affordable housing and development company a $32.8 million construction loan and a $13.1 million equity bridge loan using tax-exempt bonds issued by the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) and an allocation of 4% LIHTC credits.

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