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100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Announces Grant Winning Institutions

MetLife Foundation Funds New Higher Education Partnerships for Study Abroad in the Americas
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SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, Mexico, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announced today the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant winners sponsored by MetLife Foundation.

GRI Impact Story: Sustainability Reporting "Fundamental" For Triodos Bank to Manifest Purpose

Interview with James Niven
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The Dutch-based Triodos Bank is one of the world’s most sustainable financial institutions. Its mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. We spoke with James Niven, Head of Corporate Affairs at Triodos Bank, to find out what role sustainability reporting plays in how the bank pursues its mission.

Morgan Stanley Releases New Report Finding Sustainability Communication Disconnect Between Companies and Investors

Communicating Sustainability paper identifies a communications gap and provides best practices for meeting investor ESG needs
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NEW YORK, October 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing released a new report analyzing the communications disconnect between the environmental, social and governance (ESG) information investors seek and what companies provide. The paper, Sustainable Value: Communicating ESG to the 21st Century Investor, identifies the communications opportunities and best practices for companies to better communicate their ESG stories to enhance their business and investor value.

Meet the Speakers Series Part 2: Demystifying the CSA & DJSI

Focus on Assessment Questions for Human Rights, Human Capital & Supply Chain
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A Practitioner Workshop Presented By Governance & Accountability Institute  in collaboration with RobecoSAM

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 -- 8:45 am – 4:00 pm
Hosted at Baruch College/ CUNY (at the Newman Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY)

Partners in Preservation: Main Streets “Open House Weekend” Planned in Cities Across America

Nearly Nine out of Ten Americans Agree Main Streets Should Be Preserved; Campaign Encourages The Public to Celebrate and Vote For Their Favorites to Receive Preservation Grants
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NEW YORK, October 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Main streets across the country participating in Partners in Preservation: Main Streets will host “Open House Weekend” events, October 7-9, featuring family-friendly activities ranging from block parties and live music, to walking tours and art exhibits. During the events, guests will be able to learn about the program, the districts’ histories and the importance of Main Street restoration efforts.

Webinar: Using ESG Ratings and Disclosure to Your Advantage

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Join us for a new webinar, 

Using ESG Ratings and Disclosure to your Advantage, co-hosted by Janice Warren, President of OneReport, Inc. and Cynthia Figge, CEO of CSRHub.

Sustainability Pays, Says Wal-Mart & Some of Its Suppliers in PBS Newshour Interviews

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (28.9.2017)
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As part of the PBS series, "Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change," the network's NewsHour reported on how a few large U.S. companies are doing their part to meet climate change challenges...and prospering...even as the Trump White House continues to move toward withdrawal from the historic Paris Agreement (COP 21).

Microfinance in the Face of Adversity: Emergency Loans in Cameroon

By Brian Doe, Whole Planet Foundation’s Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East
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During annual field visits to our microfinance partners, we often see them searching for better ways to help their clients. Unexpected household shocks can seriously jeopardize the livelihoods of the poorest entrepreneurs and their families. The microfinance sector may be in its infancy in successfully providing access to financial products to buffer the effects of devastating health emergencies, floods, droughts, fires and other disasters, but we have seen innovative approaches from partners all over the world designed to mitigate these unexpected events.

Local Experts Demonstrate Authority in Mainland China CSR Consulting

Learn about SynTao, a leading China-based consultancy promoting sustainability and responsibility in the Asia region
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SynTao Co., Ltd. is a leading China-based consultancy promoting sustainability and responsibility in the Asia region. The organization focuses on consulting, education, and investment in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). Founded in 2005, SynTao has established offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Shenzhen, Chongqing, and Washington D.C.

Investors Take Notice: Healthy Building Features Could Contribute to Corporate Financial Value

The business benefits of healthier buildings are driving investor attention to ways they can systematically and comprehensively compare corporate wellness interventions.
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NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Businesses, real estate professionals, and investors who are interested in increasing financial value should be taking strong interest in the healthy building movement, a new report by DelosTM reveals.

The report, “Health, Well-being, and the Evolution of ESG,” explains that the promotion of employee health and well-being is emerging as a key new material element that investors should be demanding in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) corporate reporting.

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