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MetLife Foundation and KaBOOM! Partner to Build Their 17th Playground

MetLife Foundation's $2.1 million commitment to KaBOOM! provides children in low-income communities a safe place to play
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MetLife Foundation has been a long-time supporter of KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions and enables a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Recently, on Saturday, September 7 MetLife employees, community members and KaBOOM! built their 17th playground. The playground, part of Morristown Neighborhood House, will now serve more than 90 children ages 2-6 years every day. Below is a short and heartfelt speech from a MetLife volunteer on the impact that KaBOOM! has had on him and his associates.

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MetLife Foundation has been a long-time supporter of KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions and enables a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Recently, on Saturday, September 7 MetLife employees, community members and KaBOOM! built their 17th playground. The playground, part of Morristown Neighborhood House, will now serve more than 90 children ages 2-6 years every day. Below is a short and heartfelt speech from a MetLife volunteer on the impact that KaBOOM! has had on him and his associates.

Citi Small Business Lending Reaches $9.6 Billion in 2012, Surpasses Goal by $1.6 Billion as Part of $24 Billion, Three-Year Commitment

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New York, February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As part of a three-year commitment to U.S. small businesses, Citi today announced that the bank surpassed its $8 billion lending goal in 2012 by more than $1.6 billion.

Citi loaned a total of $9.6 billion to small businesses in 2012, a 21 percent increase from 2011, when Citi loaned $7.9 billion. Citi has substantially increased its small business lending in recent years, from $4.5 billion in 2009 and $6.0 billion in 2010.

Massachusetts Approves New Balance's Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station

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By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondant 
May 22, 2013

The state Transportation Department's board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans for new commuter rail station in Brighton, which New Balance will pay to build and then operate for at least the first decade after the station opens.

Continue reading about the New Balance project and the Boston Landing announcement on Boston.com.

Sodexo Recognized at World Economic Forum in Davos for its Sustainability Leadership

Sodexo’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/– Sodexo's commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.

The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability performance. These three distinctions recognize Sodexo’s strong performance in social, economic and environmental practices.

Capital for Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Water, Community Development and Impact Digital Media that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Bank of America Funds $20 Million Investment to Support Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Efforts

Low-Cost Financing Available for Small Businesses and Residents Impacted by the Storm
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NEW YORK, December 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ – Bank of America today committed $20 million in new funding for 13 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) to provide financing for small businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Sandy. CDFIs are private sector financial institutions that finance affordable housing, small businesses, community facilities, and economic revitalization programs.  

NeighborWorks America Partners with Capital One to Support Home Ownership and Neighborhood Stabilization

$175,000 Capital One Foundation Grant to Promote Nonprofit Training, Launch Initiative Encouraging Private Sector Investment in Neighborhoods with High Foreclosure Rates
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Washington, D.C., (Oct. 10, 2012) – NeighborWorks America, one of the nation’s leading nonprofit community development corporations, and the Capital One Foundation today announced a partnership to support neighborhood stabilization in communities across the country.

CITGO Supports Community Development in The Bronx

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From where will our next generation of community leaders come? Learn about the impact of CITGO's support for The Point in the Bronx.

Bank of America 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Report Showcases Local Impact, Global Momentum

Outlines Company’s Social, Environmental and Economic Impact
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(3BL Media) Charlotte, NC - August 15, 2012 - Bank of America today released its annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report to provide an overview of the social and environmental impact of its businesses and efforts to create value for shareholders, customers and clients, and the communities it serves.

KaBOOM! & Foresters Build Playgrounds; Abbott Distributes 20 Million HIV Tests; New Survey Reveals Split Vision of CSR - CSR Minute for July 12, 2012

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsibility news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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