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Opening Doors for Small Business Owners

eBay launches Kiva Marketplace to help aspiring entrepreneurs reach global scale

by Lauren Mobertz

Since the company’s founding, eBay has been committed to enabling everyone to participate – and benefit – from global commerce. This year, eBay is continuing to widen the opportunities available to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs, leveraging the global reach and technical capabilities of our marketplace. To this end, we are partnering with microlending platform to launch Kiva Marketplace on eBay.

Time to Align Corporate Retirement Funds with Company Values


Now that millennial-aged employees represent the majority of the workforce, it’s increasingly important that corporate management teams finds ways to engage these employees in the company.

North Sea Oil & Gas - Fueling Great Accumulations of Wealth for the Long-Term Benefit of Norway's Future Generations

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (5.12.2017)

The foundation for the significant progress made in so many spheres of society in the 20th Century was...Oil!  The oil-producing nations of the world amassed great wealth with the marketing of oil and petroleum-derived products; those products enabled fantastic progress to be made in industry, government, agriculture, the consumer sector...throughout our modern society. 

Ideas to Put More ESG Impact Into Your Portfolio

Impact ESG investing can be channeled and measured through "do no harm" and global sustainable development goals.

by Global Head of ESG Mamadou-Abou Sarr and Senior ESG Research Analyst Julia Kochetygova

Originally published on Northern Trust's Point of View

Iconic U.S. Companies to Participate in a Business Showcase of Climate Action at COP23

The U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 will host the first major international gathering of American business climate leaders since the announcement of We Are Still In
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C., November 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Corporate leaders from iconic U.S. companies will explore their efforts to help decarbonize the American economy at the U.S. Business Showcase hosted in the U.S. Climate Action Center at COP23 in Bonn, Germany.

Cutting-Edge Business Performance Metrics Revealed at Sustainable Brands New Metrics ‘17

Leading research, breakthrough tools, and new reports unveiled by BASF, Dell, Thomson Reuters and others in Philadelphia
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Members of the Sustainable Brands® community gather in Philadelphia to kick off the 7th annual New Metrics conference.

UK First As Barclays Issues €500m Green Bond


Barclays PLC has successfully priced and issued a 0.625% €500m green bond.  This is a first for the UK market, as it represents the first green bond issued by a UK bank, using UK assets.  The transaction was well received, attracting a final order book of €1.85bn.

Fix (Don't Flush) the Estate Tax


“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

Recirculating this wealth, either voluntarily or through taxation is fundamental to a healthy metabolism, as we know from the study of all regenerative systems. It’s not ideological.

“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

Wells Fargo Invests $9.7 Million to Boost Bay Area Homeownership

Hundreds of homebuyers registered to apply for $30,000 down payment assistance grants to buy a home in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco or Solano County on Nov. 16-17; Walk-ins welcome
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., November 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member, Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program is coming to the San Francisco Bay Area with a $9.7 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, and Solano counties. This will be Wells Fargo’s 57th LIFT program event in the U.S.

John Elkington Presents: "6 Ways for Business Leaders to Talk About Sustainability" in the Sustainability / Strategies Series From the Influential Harvard Business Review

G&A's Sustainability Highlights (26.10.2017)

"The" voice of authority for many board members and C-suite executives is The Harvard Business Review.  Sustainability pioneer and influential thought leader John Elkington in the current "HBR" talks about the practice of "issues framing" at the highest levels of the corporation, and suggests (to leaders) that to change our usual way of perceiving, prioritizing and investing time/effort/money, that "re-framing" for social change is the wave of the future.


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