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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.

The ROI of CSR, a Conversation With Leor Rotchild, Executive Director of CBSR

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Leor Rotchild (@PlanetLeor), Executive Director of Canadian Business for Social Responsibility (@CBSRNews), speaks with us about the influence of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on investors and stock price. Leor shares that, according to research, 75% of professional investors analyze a company’s environment, social and governance (ESG) performance before deciding to invest.

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.

Small and Medium Business Owners Are Cautiously Optimistic About Sustainability in the U.S.

Top insights from national Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey
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ATLANTA, October 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Today, Cox Enterprises released the results of the national Cox Conserves Sustainability Survey, which identified that small and medium-sized business (SMBs) owners are cautiously optimistic about sustainability in the United States. The survey, commissioned by Cox Enterprises, is a national study that examines SMB owners’ insights on sustainability.

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).

The Long-Term Impact of Skills-Based Volunteering on the Social Sector

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New research demonstrates the long-term impact of skills-based volunteering (SBV) on the social sector. As highlighted in our article, The Promise of Skills-Based Volunteering featured in Stanford Social Innovation Review's Fall 2017 issue, Common Impact embarked on a study to quantify the longitudinal impact of SBV on the social sector and heard first-hand about the transformational impact from our nonprofit partners.

Sustainable Business Practices Can Impact the Bottom Line, Say This Quartet of Researchers -- Lessons Here for Busy Execs

G&A's SustainabilityHighlights (21.9.2017)
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You can read our Top Story this week first and then you can forward this important commentary to your C-Suite if the execs there have been wondering how corporate sustainability may be impacting a company's bottom line, in positive ways. 

A quartet of experts writing in the Harvard Business Review has responded to the short-term, bottom-line pressures that we hear so much about throughout much of Corporate America.

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.

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.

Earth Equity Advisors Fall Speaker Series

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to sponsor the Earth Equity Advisors Fall Speaker Series event on 10/3 featuring Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown and John Sutter of CNN.

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is proud to sponsor the Earth Equity Advisors Fall Speaker Series event on 10/3 featuring Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown and John Sutter of CNN.

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