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Is Cryptocurrency the Last, Best Hope for African Youth Entrepreneurs?

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As every successful entrepreneur can attest, nothing helps transform a great idea into a real product or service faster than access to adequate resources -- especially capital.

Yet, over 80% of African entrepreneurs still struggle today to get their businesses properly funded. Too many innovative ideas are strangled before they even get started. Grammy-nominated artist and philanthropist, Akon, hopes to solve this problem with AKoin, his new cryptocurrency.

Sands Bethlehem Helps Plant the Seeds for a Healthier Future

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To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.

“The partnership just made sense,” said Susan Stachowski, community relations coordinator at Sands Bethlehem. “With all of our combined resources, we were able to put financial backing, manpower, and education toward this initiative.”

A Platform for Improving Lives: eBay’s Global Impact

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A week after 9/11, New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani approached Meg Whitman, the CEO of eBay at the time, for suggestions on how to raise money for victims of the attacks. Putting in intense weekend hours, eBay staffers created Auction for America—a website that allowed eBay users to earmark auction items to benefit 9/11 victims. In short order, the site raised $10 million.

Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field - Impact Dashboard Update

Serving the Unserved With Microcredit
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Thanks to our microfinance partners around the globe who are working diligently daily to serve the world's poorest people, the average first microloan size we fund decreased over several fiscal quarters from $187 to $184 then $182 to now $180. What does this signify? That our partners continue to serve the unserved and that Whole Planet Foundation funds have created 15 million opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs to lift themselves and their family members  out of poverty.

Reflections on World Refugee Day: Lessons from Lebanon

With a long-term commitment and fiercely dedicated local partners, HP is providing technology-enabled learning in conflict regions, one classroom at a time.
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by Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP Inc.

A Peaceful War on CSR – Making CSR Work for the Poorest

By Sudhir K. Sinha, Guest Contributor at Erb Institute | Business for Sustainability
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The Erb Institute participated in the India Centre for Responsible Business's fourth annual International Sustainability Standards Conference in Delhi. We were inspired by Sudhir K. Sinha, the Founder Director and Chief Coach at the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc (CSR Inc) in India and asked that he write an article on the state of CSR in India.

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The Erb Institute participated in the India Centre for Responsible Business's fourth annual International Sustainability Standards Conference in Delhi. We were inspired by Sudhir K. Sinha, the Founder Director and Chief Coach at the Centre for Sustainability and Responsibility Inc (CSR Inc) in India and asked that he write an article on the state of CSR in India.

Red Nose Day VIDEO | Alliance Data Is Committed to Ending Child Poverty

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This Red Nose Day and every day in between, Alliance Data associates are committed to ending childhood poverty.

Visit RedNoseDay.org to learn more and get involved.

Click here to watch our video.

Launching the Social and Human Capital Coalition: Helping Companies Recognize the Value of People and Communities Living Well

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Today marks the launch of the Social and Human Capital Coalition, designed to help companies recognize, measure and value the importance of people and communities. As part of the launch, the Coalition is also opening the Social and Human Capital Protocol for public consultation until 16 June 2018. 

Ecocentricity Guest Blog: Energy Burden – Combining Social and Environmental Lenses for Impact

Guest Blog by Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business
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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

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This week, Michael Oxman, managing director of the Ray C. Anderson Center for Sustainable Business and Professor of the Practice for the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business talks about the the fact that Atlanta has one of the highest concentrations of energy burden among major metropolitan areas in the United States. With funding from Georgia Tech Strategic Energy Institute’s Energy and Policy Innovation Center and the Georgia Tech Center for Serve-Learn-Sustain, students and faculty from the Scheller College of Business and the School of Public Policy are conducting the study (with input from a range of stakeholders) to identify potential solution platforms.

eBay Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief on Internet Sales Tax

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Brief urges the Court to consider the consequences of taxing independent small businesses in states where they do not have facilities, employees or a voice in the local political process.

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