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Honor Great CSR Work - Nominate for the 2017 Citizens Awards!

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Recognize an outstanding corporate citizenship program by nominating them for our 2017 Corporate Citizenship Awards. The deadline to submit applications is June 23.

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. 

U.S. Chamber Foundation Seeks Nominations to Recognize Top Corporate Citizens

Nominations Open Today for 18th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards
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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, Microfinance Network – Social Performance Report

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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.

Lighting the Way to Women’s Economic Empowerment

by Shweta Maheshwari and Jeanne Finestone
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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.

U.S. Chamber Foundation Seeks Nominations to Recognize Top Corporate Citizens

Nominations Open Today for 17th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards
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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.

Community Development & Revitalization - How It's Done

A dialogue on Impact Investing
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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.

Global Economic Empowerment: Private Sector Solutions at Each Stage of Development

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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:

U.S. Chamber Foundation Names Corporate Citizenship Awards Finalists

Businesses Recognized for Positive Community Impacts
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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.

Insights on How to Scale Women's Empowerment Globally

Free Webinar Will Explore New Research on Women-Business Owners
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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has taken a strong interest in addressing this entrepreneurial and economic gaps faced by women around the world. In Spring 2014, the Foundation produced From Millions to Billions: Scaling Up Women’s Empowerment Globally, a report that researched women-owned businesses in Mexico.

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