As utilities are challenged to minimize rate increases while balancing limited budgets with competing projects, chronic underinvestment, deferred maintenance and compliance mandates, one solution to consider is the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
HOUSTON, June 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are celebrating a 30-year partnership that has raised nearly $200 million for the nonprofit health organization since the two began working together in January 1986. As MDA’s largest corporate sponsor, CITGO and its employees, along with its network of locally-owned Marketers and Retailers, will celebrate this milestone all year long through fundraisers and various community and employee events.
Cities struggling with finding funds for smart city initiatives might be wise to connect the issue with another that almost all municipalities have in common – aging infrastructure.
“There is an essential aspect in connecting the investments in smart technology to the imperatives of the aging infrastructure, and that, in turn, speaks to asset management,” said Rick Azer, Director of Development for Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business.
May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As strong evidence of life changing commitment to island communities, the P&O Pacific Partnership has surpassed its first one million dollars in total funding.
Working with Save the Children Australia, the Partnership has generated $1.1 million since the program started in 2012.
The funds are the combination of passenger contributions, which have been used to build new kindergartens and health aid posts, and special donations following the Cyclone Pam disaster in Vanuatu last year.
Manitobans love their snowy owls. The distinctive yellow-eyed, black-beaked white birds are not exactly a common feature as they tend to stay and breed in the sparsely-populated northeastern part of the province.
But come winter, the territorial birds of prey will chase their youngest or weakest away from the habitat, forcing them to escape south for better chances of hunting the lemmings and small rodents they eat.
For many of us, it's possible when we think of 'Crowdsourcing' that what comes to mind is the Kickstarter of an exciting cause or product that we recently contributed financially to (often to support a friend who’s involved in it) after seeing it promoted on social media. Crowdfunding, whilst the highest profile aspect, is, however, only part of a burgeoning ecosystem of crowdsourcing.
Reprinted from Institutional Investor. Michael Molitor is a Senior Fellow with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with $860 billion under management, has missed out on $1.9 billion in additional profits as a result of its decision to divest all of its tobacco holdings in 2010. The story that reported this fact, which ran in the Financial Times , goes on to suggest that fund managers should reconsider their investments in tobacco companies, as the sector is generating impressive returns, well above many key performance benchmarks.
LIVESTRONG Leaders are individuals that make a yearly significant commitment to those in their community affected by cancer by spreading the message of LIVESTRONG. They do this by fundraising, hosting events, bringing LIVESTRONG resources to their local hospitals and more.
Latest Capacity Increase Will Result in 450,000 Carnival Cruise Passengers Annually From New Orleans - Most of Any Cruise Operator
MIAMI, April 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ To celebrate the arrival of New Orleans' newest cruise ship, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Cruise Line and the Port of New Orleans today hosted an entertaining charity event with representatives from four local music organizations competing for $35,000 in donations to music charities.