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WBCSD's Panorama Podcast | How to Feed 9 Billion People Within Planetary Boundaries

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To mark our 10th Panorama podcast, we take a closer look at the global food system: what are the challenges and what do we need to change to be able to feed 9 billion people by 2050? Joining us in our studio to discuss these issues is  Joanna Kane-Potaka, Director, Strategic Marketing and Communication at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

Listen to this podcast on our Panorama iTunes channel.

Impact Measurement Impacting Lives: How Female Coffee Farmers in Kenya Are Improving Yields and Incomes With Data

by Vava Angwenyi, Founder & Chief Coffaholic Vava Coffee; Co-founder & Director Gente Del Futuro

I write this reeling from the recent surge in market visibility for women coffee farmers in Kenya’s Rift Valley. These women have been working tirelessly to improve coffee quality, increase volumes to record highs and diversify their revenue streams to include freshly-roasted packaged coffee.

Expert Interview with Juhani Grossmann, Anti-Corruption Expert

Supporting developing countries to implement transparent, accountable government systems

Juhani Grossmann has been implementing anti-corruption and election programs in Eastern Europe and Southeast Asia for more than 15 years. He currently leads the team from MSI, A Tetra Tech Company, that is implementing the U.S. Agency for International Development-funded Strengthening Integrity and Accountability program (USAID CEGAH) in Indonesia. His team supports 17 Indonesian agencies, including the Corruption Eradication Commission, the Supreme Audit Board, and the Administrative Reform Ministry, in improving their accountability mechanisms.

Expert Interview with Mark Oven, Energy Sector Development Expert

Ensuring that energy supplies are resilient, promote development, advance U.S. security and interests, and increase gender equity

Mark Oven’s life’s work has been dedicated to improving energy in developing countries. He has been at the forefront of energy project implementation since 1986. Mr. Oven has provided oversight and quality control on more than 20 major projects for various government agencies and development organizations, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, International Development Bank, and Millennium Challenge Corporation. His energy sector reform project work has included supporting industrial and commercial clients in Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Eastern Europe.

Sustainable Investing Challenge Expands Its Global Footprint


This year’s 8th annual Sustainable Investing Challenge has attracted the most geographically dispersed slate of finalists yet, with an equally diverse offering of investment proposals.

Investing for Good: Embracing the Long Journey

by Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer, Mastercard

BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.


BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

Caterpillar Foundation Launches Value of Water Campaign to Help Its Partners Address Poverty

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AUSTIN, Texas, March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ –- To raise awareness of the value of water and the impact of the global water crisis on community health, education and economics, the Caterpillar Foundation, together with its global partners, today launched the Value of Water campaign. The Caterpillar Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), is on a mission to empower 50 million people around the world to rise out of extreme poverty by 2020.

Over 60 Stock Exchanges Around the World to Ring the Bell for Gender Equality

Press Release

NEW YORK, March 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of International Women’s Day, over 60 stock exchanges around the world are joining the United Nations Global Compact, Global Compact Local Networks and their partners to host bell ringing ceremonies in support of gender equality.

Closing the Gender Gap in Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services Could Unlock $330 Billion in Annual Global Revenue

A new report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation reveals that increasing women’s access to financial products and services could expand the market for financial service providers and promote gender equality
Press Release

NEW YORK, March 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Closing the gender gap in women’s access to financial products and services could unlock $330 billion in global annual revenue, according to a new report released today from BNY Mellon and the United Nations Foundation. Increased market opportunities for financial services firms, along with greater financial inclusion and empowerment for women, are additional key outputs from narrowing this gap.

Meet the Woman at Wendy’s Fighting for Children in Foster Care

By Mary Schell

It All Began with Dave

Mary Schell, Wendy’s® Chief Public Affairs Officer, joined the Company in 1995 when the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption® was still relatively new, and was primarily focused on raising awareness for foster care adoption. 


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