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FCA Brings Passion to Our Work and to Our Community

Engagement, empathy and generosity
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FCA embraces our responsibility to contribute constructively to the greater community. To support our belief that we can be an agent of positive change, FCA promotes a varied range of initiatives: activities to support community development, education, the environment, basic social needs, and victims of natural disasters.

Every season throughout the year offers opportunities and inspiration for  FCA employees to give back to their local communities. 

We Must Change How We View ‘Community’ to Survive an Increasingly Urban World

by Douglas Nuttall, P.Eng. Senior Civil Engineer, Ottawa, Canada
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We have a problem. 

The population of the world is growing. Almost all of that growth is occurring in urban centers around the world, and each city already draws on more resources and ecological services than the land that it manages can support - many times over.

Building an Economy That Works for Everyone

By Betsy Biemann, CEO and Keith Bisson President, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.
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Last year, as Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI) conducted a strategic review as part of its leadership transition, we found ourselves asking the same questions that were being asked across the country, on both sides of the political aisle. At the heart of those questions was the recognition that our economy is not working for everyone. And a major takeaway was that rural regions, gateway cities, and the people who live there were being left behind.

Local Investing for Impact: A New Tool for Place-Focused Foundations

By Deb Markley Senior Vice President, LOCUS Impact Investing
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After decades of working at the intersection of community development, philanthropy and community economic development, we see a significant shift in how philanthropic assets are being used to build vibrant, prosperous communities. More and more place-focused foundations are seeking to complement their grant-making with local investments to create greater impact in their own communities.

LBG Canada Data Stories: Want to Learn More About LBG Canada?

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There are 153 professionals in the LBG Canada Network. Participants consistently report that the top three benefits are: skill development and peer learning (66%), increased credibility of reporting (62%), and connecting to a global network (51%).

Want to learn more about LBG Canada?

Contact, Arundel Gibson at (416) 642-5461, ext. 1, or via e-mail at arundel@simpactsg.com.

Community Impact Investing

From affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization, to small business development
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By Jamie Horwitz, Chief Marketing Officer, Community Capital Management 

“A Century of Power” Documentary Recounts Energy History in Hong Kong as Told by the Kadoorie Family

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Founded in 1901 as a small electricity generator, CLP has grown hand-in-hand with Hong Kong over the past century and is now one of the leading energy companies in the Asia-Pacific region.

Social Media Isn’t All Broken

By: Joseph Cuticelli
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This week on the news, I saw Congress grill social media executives. I heard about the spread of fake news and the negative things that social media has wrought. There was lots of focus on young people and how they use these forums – I even heard one report when an expert being interviewed mentioned that he was an undergraduate.

I won’t disagree that there are negatives about social media, but I do want to point out a different perspective that comes from my work.

Diversity at Northern Trust, an Essential Element in our Corporate Culture

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Northern Trust values diversity as an essential element of our corporate culture. The broad array of perspectives that result from acquiring, developing and retaining a globally diverse workforce is a crucial contributor to our excellence and innovation across our business practices and our community engagement. 

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