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Scotiabank Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusion For Every Future

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit
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TORONTO, /3BL Media/ - At the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large. 

Financial Education Helps Build Stronger Communities

Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Financial education helps build stronger communities. This is why Fifth Third Bank has invested over the years in various financial education programs to meet the needs of all age groups, from elementary school students to adults. With the dedication and volunteer efforts of our employees, and partnerships with organizations like EVERFI and University of Cincinnati The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at UC, we have educated already 2.5 million people - and many more to come.

Impact Case Study: Mountain Hazelnuts

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ISTANBUL, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- About 70 percent of Bhutan’s population lives in rural areas, with most depending on subsistence agriculture, with an average farm size of 1.7 hectares.

Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Rob Howard of Brooksource

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Brooksource is a proud event sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K that raised $63,000 to alleviate poverty around the globe.  On June 27, 2020, fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit.  Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportu

How Melba Wilson Is Keeping Her NYC Comfort Food Restaurant Afloat During COVID-19 With PayPal

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When New York City restaurateur Melba Wilson first heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, she didn’t think it would come knocking on her eponymous eatery’s door. She is a resilient native New Yorker, after all. But on March 16, she had to temporarily close the dine in portion of her popular comfort food restaurant in Harlem, lay off staff, and secure emergency government funding to try to stay afloat.

EforAll: Helping Small Businesses Through Entrepreneurship

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Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a Massachusetts-based nonprofit that aims to accelerate economic and social impact through entrepreneurship in mid-sized cities. EforAll works with individuals who may be in the idea stage or looking to pivot and grow an existing business.

Leading Colombian Coffee Exporter Expands Mandate to Strengthen Farming Communities

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BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  – Colombian coffee exporter Lohas Beans has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to expand their suppliers by 60 percent, from 22 to 35 coffee grower associations and support them in acquiring organic certification by 2022. Lohas Beans will also invest in training to improve production quality and guarantee a minimum monthly income increase for small-scale farmers.  

AnnieCannons: Creating Opportunities for Survivors of Human Trafficking

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Based in Oakland, California, AnnieCannons is on a mission to help women break the cycle of exploitation by providing skills training, hands-on work experience, income opportunities, and a supportive work environment. AnnieCannons is named after American astronomer Annie Jump Cannon, who led a group of women in the early 20th century in making discoveries about astronomy and astrophysics.

World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers

Groundbreaking, Award-Winning Methodology Opens New Opportunities for Transportation Industry
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra

Comerica Bank, The DEC Network @ Redbird to Offer Virtual Business $ense Bootcamp Series

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July 20, 2020 / 3BL Media/ -- Comerica Bank announced a partnership with The DEC Network at Redbird in Dallas to launch a Virtual Business $ense Bootcamp Series, designed to provide financial education resources and technical assistance to small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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