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It's Time to Invest in Her - 2019 the Year of Investing in Women

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by Joe Keefe President and CEO, Pax World Funds

We are in a moment. The moment of Time’s Up and #MeToo. The moment of women’s marches. The moment of Harvey Weinstein and Justice Kavanaugh. The moment when more women than ever before have been elected to public office. It’s also the moment when investors have an historic opportunity to become a powerful force for advancing gender equality across the globe.

How a Man-Made Lake in the Desert Spurred Economic Growth in Tempe, Arizona

by Emma Kantrowitz
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For some cities, revitalization is brought about by innovation driven by local research institutes; for others it’s all about location, location, location. But for downtown Tempe, Arizona, a submarket in the Phoenix metro area, revitalization was largely spurred by the creation of a man-made lake.

Citi Community Development Announces $2.6 Million Investment in Collaboration with 12 Municipalities and Regions, to Support Free Tax Preparation Services

Citi’s investment will expand awareness of Earned Income Tax Credits and availability of high quality free tax preparation services in 12 cities and regions across the country
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NEW YORK, January 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Citi Community Development announced today a $2.6 million investment to support free tax preparation services for eligible workers in major cities and regions across the country. Launched on National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the investment will support municipal efforts to expand awareness, access and capacity of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2018 tax season.

Next City Launches New Section Focused on Urban Solutions for Inclusive Economic Growth With Support From Citi Community Development

“The Bottom Line” to highlight innovative policies, investments and technology addressing pressing urban problems related to affordability, inclusive economic growth and access to capital
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NEW YORK, January 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Next City today announced the launch of its newest editorial section, The Bottom Line, made possible with support from Citi Community Development. Through enterprise reporting, news coverage and op-eds written by public and private sector leaders, The Bottom Line will explore new and promising programs, partnerships, policies, technologies and financial tools emerging in response to increasing inequality, household financial vulnerability and other troubling economic trends affecting American cities.

A Rising Tide To Raise All Boats: How Tech Can Benefit Everyone on the Planet

By Pat Gelsinger, CEO VMware
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Recently, I had the pleasure of participating in a debate at Web Summit on an increasingly important topic: “Future of Tech: Will Everyone Benefit?” It’s a question we should all contemplate and analyze. As tech breaks out and reshapes so many aspects of humanity, will all of this stunning innovation create a rising tide that lifts all boats, regardless of geography, background, or culture? Or will the advantages of tech innovation be limited to only the fortunate few?

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Climate Change and Women’s Rights: The Opportunity for Action

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by Najada Kumbuli, Officer, Strategic Initiatives at Calvert Foundation

Are you a millennial? I have bad news and good news for you. The bad news is that climate change and gender equality — two key issues you care about — will cost our generation over $30 trillion; that is the equivalent of the American, Chinese and Japanese economies combined. The good news is that, while scary, we can use our voices and investable assets to create real change, quickly!

Unlocking the Promise of Youth – TWITTER CHAT

Join SAP, Michigan State University, PIMCO Foundation, and Making Cents International on Wed, 2/22, @ 11, ET
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WHERE: Twitter, #GEFLive
WHEN: Wed, 2/22, 11 – noon EST

Tweet Me: I will join @PIMCOFoundation @SAP4Good @MakingCentsIntl & @MSUYEP 4 the #SkillsGap TWITTER CHAT 2/22 11, ET #GEFlive http://bit.ly/2lo1WFT 

Bristol-Myers Squibb Named to 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index North America

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NEW YORK, September 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) has earned a place on the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) North America for the second consecutive year. The index recognizes public companies for outstanding performance across economic, environmental and social factors, and serves as a benchmark for investors who integrate sustainability considerations into their portfolios.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is one of eight pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences companies included on the 2016 North America Index.

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