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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. 

Forest Management Helps Sustain Maine Farm

Sappi North America's local initiatives help businesses thrive
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Bill Randall is working hard to sustain the 400-acre family farm he inherited from his father. “A village idiot can have anything given to him. It takes a genius to keep it,” Bill jokes. The Sappi Forestry program is helping Bill manage the land for the long term.

Genuine Responsibility (TM) at Gildan

Gildan’s direct control from cotton to end product ensures that responsible and sustainable practices are in place everywhere its products are made.
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Over the last 30 years, Gildan has grown into a very different apparel company, with close to 90% of its revenues being generated from products manufactured in its company-owned and operated factories.  

New TD Bank Group Report Uncovers Canadians’ Perceptions About Community Green Spaces

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Spetember 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ - According to the new TD GreenSights Report, the majority of Canadians ( 95 per cent) believe that access to community green space will be important to their quality of life in the future. However, there is room for improvement: three-quarters (77 per cent) say the green space closest to their home could be better.

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