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The Spark of Entrepreneurship + Whole Planet Foundation: Part I

First in a two-part guest blog series from Sophie Eckrich, a former Whole Planet Foundation intern and founder of Teysha.
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Ten years ago, I embarked for a life-changing journey as an intern for Whole Planet Foundation with their microfinance partner, Grameen Bank, in Panajachel, Guatemala. I was 19 years old, a rising Sophomore at the University of Texas at Austin, and I had no idea what to expect.

Fair Trade USA Expands Leadership Team and Invests in the Future With Key C-Suite Hires, New Board Chairman

New leadership positions organization for significant growth to reach and empower even more farmers and workers around the globe.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ Fair Trade USA, the award-winning social enterprise and leading certifier of Fair Trade products in North America, welcomes Mark Gunton as Chief Operating Officer, Nancy Girouard as Chief Financial Officer, Anna Banks as Chief Marketing Officer and James White as Chairman of the Board.  These new hires underscore the organization’s commitment to foster a culture of innovation, drive efficient operations and expand impact on farmers and workers around the world.

Business and Investors “Crucial” to Delivering 2030 Agenda at the Country-Level

Governments, business and investors join Global Compact Local Networks to share best practices to deliver the 2030 Agenda
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NEW YORK, July 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Creative approaches to advance the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are being jointly developed at the national level by multi-stakeholder partners.

SDG Business Forum Urged to Do Business Responsibly and Accelerate Sustainable Development

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NEW YORK, July 17 2018 /3BL Media/— Enthusiasm, renewed energy and a positive approach was top of mind as leaders from business, Governments, civil society and the United Nations met at the third annual SDG Business Forum to set a new direction to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

How Cocoa and Honeybees Are Helping Latin American Farmers Thrive

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A simple honeybee: It provides you with deliciously sweet honey for your tea. It helps pollinate the crops of fruits and vegetables that end up on your family’s dinner plate – even the coffee beans for your morning drink. That same honeybee can also help small family farmers in places like the dense forests of Mexico thrive.

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A simple honeybee: It provides you with deliciously sweet honey for your tea. It helps pollinate the crops of fruits and vegetables that end up on your family’s dinner plate – even the coffee beans for your morning drink. That same honeybee can also help small family farmers in places like the dense forests of Mexico thrive.

KeyBank Provides $19.6 Million in Total Financing for the Construction of Affordable Housing in New York

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CLEVELAND, July 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ —KeyBank Community Development Lending and Investment (CDLI) has provided $19.6 million in total financing for the development and acquisition of Mosaic Village in Cohoes, NY. Key provided a $10.7 million construction loan, plus $8.9 million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credit equity.

Ørsted, GRI & CDSB on the TCFDs

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Ethical Corporation has just published a new briefing that delves into the role of the TCFDs in sustainability reporting and I wanted to send this across to you - you can access the report here.

Dell and IMPACT Announce Collaboration to Support Women’s Empowerment in Democratic Republic of Congo

As the Dell’s Women Entrepreneur Network (DWEN) meets in Toronto, the tech leader announces new funding for business education of women in Congo focused on investing strategies to support new entrepreneurship opportunities
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TORONTO, July 17, 2018 /3BL Media/   Dell is teaming with the Canadian-based non-profit IMPACT to provide women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with business education focused on investing their savings into new entrepreneurship opportunities in their communities.

Community Engagement Q&A with Brent Bergeron, EVP, Corporate Affairs & Sustainability

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In our 2017 Sustainability Report, we demonstrate how our unwavering commitment to safe, responsible and sustainable mining underpins every facet of our business.

America’s Charities’ Simply Giving Workplace Giving Solution Unveils New Technology Features Enhancing Corporate Engagement

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For almost forty years, America’s Charities has been at the forefront of workplace giving innovation, helping companies and employee donors bring more resources to nonprofits that are changing our world.

When most employers were only using paper pledge forms in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, America’s Charities paved the way to the future with its award-winning PledgeFirst e-giving solution, helping dozens of America’s most-renowned companies use technology to facilitate their employee giving campaigns for a first time.

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