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Enterprise Community Partners and International Living Future Institute Partner to Bring Healthy Buildings to Where They are Most Needed

Development of next generation of Enterprise Green Communities Criteria to synchronize with ILFI’s healthy materials programs, including Red List, Declare and the Living Product Challenge
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PITTSBURGH, September 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ - As the first to address the unique needs of the affordable housing sector, Enterprise Community Partners Inc. (Enterprise) and the International Living Future Institute (ILFI) have partnered to scale programs for healthy, sustainable development into Enterprise’s Green Communities Criteria.

How Barclays Is Using Financial Intelligence to Tackle Human Traffickers

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As Head of Barclays’ Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), former police officer Paul Horlick says his job is to “look at the risk of the firm being used to facilitate or launder the proceeds of crime through an intelligence-led lens”. Describing people trafficking and modern slavery as “an absolute priority” for the bank, he tells us how Barclays is partnering with law enforcement and government to tackle the problem.

Family Separation Policy Spurs Big Boost in Giving to Immigrants’ Rights Organizations on Benevity Platform

Donations to Islamic Charities Also Increase During the Month of June
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CALGARY, Canada, July 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility and employee engagement software, today announced the “Top Ten Causes” that have received donations through its platform during the month of June 2018, with Islamic Relief Worldwide, Refugee & Immigrant Centre for Education & Legal Services (

Engineering and Construction Companies Employing Over 400,000 Launch Global Principles on Worker Welfare

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LONDON, June 27, 2018  /3BL Media/ — A group of the world’s leading engineering and construction companies have launched the Building Responsibly Worker Welfare Principles to promote the rights and welfare of workers across the industry.

Developed through the Building Responsibly business coalition, the 10 Principles establish a common, global baseline for the treatment of workers in the engineering and construction industry.  

Points of Light Honors Jesse Williams, Gabrielle Giffords, Mark Kelly and Dwight Howard with Daily Point of Light Awards at Service Unites

Awards presented at the 2018 Service Unites conference honor and recognize individuals and companies for outstanding volunteer work
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ATLANTA , June 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Service Unites 2018, powered by Points of Light, convened nearly 2,000 nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders from 38 countries to gain and share the knowledge, resources and connections needed to galvanize the power of people to create change globally. During the three-day Atlanta event, Points of Light recognized four inspiring changemakers by presenting them with Daily Point of Light Awards, a prestigious honor started by President George H.W. Bush during his presidency.

A Recipe for Effective Hashtag Activism: A Conversation with Susan McPherson, Founder & CEO of McPherson Strategies

What do organizations need to know about creating effective, sustainable social media campaigns?
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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud, speaks with Susan McPherson, founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, about how organizations can effectively leverage social media activism to advance a cause.  Download on iTunes now!

eBay, Public Art Fund, and Ai Weiwei Partner for World Refugee Day with an Exclusive Sale of Artworks

Proceeds benefit Public Art Fund, USA for UNHCR, and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).
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Artist and activist Ai Weiwei and leading arts non-profit Public Art Fund are partnering for a second time with eBay to exclusively release a series of six powerful new works of art for charity on June 20, World Refugee Day. The six works are compelling portraits of refugees: a remarkable and timely expression of the artist’s work surrounding this global humanitarian crisis. There are 500 editions of each of the six banners, available for $750 each.

Tackling Modern Slavery Through Transparency - New GRI Task Force

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Modern Slavery affects an estimated 46 million people around the world and poses a prominent risk for companies. Transparency on human rights in supply chains is becoming increasingly necessary due to rising consumer interest as well as regulatory developments.

Sustainability reporting can help companies comply with legislation, but also to identify and address their impact, and highlight innovative solutions and a path forward.

Unlocking Potential: Behind a Corporate Gift to Upskill Women in the Bronx

By Philip Rojc
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PepsiCo may be headquartered in the New York area, but New York City hasn’t been its philanthropic focus.

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