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nuun hydration Runs with Whole Planet Foundation to Fund Microcredit Loans for the World’s Poor

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Whole Planet Foundation welcomes nuun hydration as a new member of the $10,000 Fund and as a sponsor of this year’s Virtual 10K Run, which aims to raise funds for microlending projects in 69 countries. “Our mission at nuun is simple in that ‘we inspire everyone to move more,’” says Kevin Rutherford, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at nuun hydration.

Techstars Atlanta Announces 2017 Class

Program accelerating growth for startups across the Southeast and around the globe
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ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises and is part of a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Today, Techstars Atlanta announced the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2017 program. Applications came from 41 countries around the globe for the 10 coveted spots.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

How SME Reporting Will Drive Development in Asia: An Interview with Katrin Ochsenbein

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Sustainability reporting by small and medium business enterprises (SMEs) can have a big economic impact. We talk to Katrin Ochsenbein, to understand the relevance of sustainability reporting in the Swiss approach to economic development cooperation and trade promotion in Asia.​
Katrin is Program Manager in the Trade Promotion Division at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Here Katrin explains how improving reporting capacity of SMEs will promote sustainable value chains, and help emerging economies leapfrog in their development.

 

Beyond Financing: Key Attributes of a Public-Private Partnership

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Public-private partnerships (P3s) are most commonly known for funding large-scale water infrastructure projects that a utility can’t support through traditional funding. However, other key attributes in the P3 model are often overlooked. In a P3, the private entity may provide the capital, but the true benefits go well beyond financing alone.

Whole Planet Foundation Supports Refugees with Microcredit

Learn how you can #StandWithRefugees
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Today is World Refugee Day, a time to celebrate the courage of refugee children, women and men around the world. The UN just announced a new figure for the global refugee crisis: Every 60 seconds, 20 people are displaced by conflict and disaster. They are fleeing for their lives. The refugee crisis is real—but we know the solutions are too. That's why your participation today is so important.

Support to Human Rights and Refugee Causes via Corporations Increases Almost 40 Fold Following Travel Ban

Donations Remain Nearly 6 Times Above Yearly Average Ahead of World Refugee Day
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CALGARY, AB, June 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ - This World Refugee Day, Benevity, the market leader in workplace giving, volunteering and community investment software,

Duke Energy Selects North Carolina Locations for Economic Development Program

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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005
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  • Six properties to participate in company’s Site Readiness Program
  • Program helped attract more than 2,400 jobs and $3.3 billion in capital investment since 2005

BIMA wins The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017

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HONG KONG, June 13, 2017 /3BL Media/​ - The Wall Street Journal has celebrated the winning enterprises of The Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017, sponsored by MetLife Foundation. BIMA, Kinara Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab were all recognized as leaders in the field of financial inclusion at an awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

How Marketing Can Encourage Saving

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Marketing makes us want to buy all kinds of stuff. But can marketing magic make saving more appealing, fun, or even cool?

Virtually everyone would like to retire comfortably and to be free from financial worry on a daily basis. Yet, many people don’t save enough even for unexpected expenses—a proposition that’s even more challenging for low-to-medium income people. Look to a U.S. Federal Reserve Board survey published in May 2016, in which 46 percent of respondents said they couldn’t cover even a $400 emergency expense without selling something or borrowing money.

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