The Citizens Awards honors excellence in corporate citizenship. Over the past 18 years, some of the most accomplished social and community initiatives within the business sector have been recognized through the Citizens Awards.
Nominations Open Today for 18th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today began the nomination process for its annual Citizens Awards, which recognize businesses for their positive impact on society.
VisionFund International, World Vision's network of over 30 microfinance institutions across Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe, presents its 2016 Social Performance Report.
In 2016, VisionFund lent $USD729 million to 1.2 million clients around the world, sustaining 2,400,000 jobs in developing countries. With the ultimate aim of impacting the lives of children, 72% of VisionFund’s clients are women, a figure that rises to 92% in Asia. Through microfinance and economic empowerment, VisionFund touched the lives of 4.4 million children in 2016.
The women of East and Northeast India no longer need to fear the dark. ONergy, an award-winning social enterprise, has developed a number of innovative energy solutions that not only address the dearth of electricity in the region – improving safety in their communities – but also light a path toward economic empowerment for women.
Nominations Open Today for 17th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards
WASHINGTON, D.C., April 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today began the nomination process for its annual Citizens Awards, which recognize businesses for their positive impact on society.
A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI
Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.
Everyday, businesses work to empower individuals and entire communities around the world. Our latest report,Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development, explores how businesses are creating a better world through empowerment.
At the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, we believe that businesses are part of the solution to society's challenges. This year's economic empowerment case study report shows that businesses have a crucial role to play in building prosperous communities. The report includes chapters on:
Businesses Recognized for Positive Community Impacts
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today named 24 business finalists for its 15th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards. The awards program honors businesses for their significant positive impacts in communities around the world.