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GE was pleased to be part of a group of more than 70 corporations and associations to express support for successful implementation of the new College- and Career-Readiness standards.  The group demonstrated its support by signing a letter published in the New York Times. Why did we do this? Because the ability of our country to compete successfully in a global economy demands that our students be either ready for college-level coursework or prepared for careers when they graduate high school.

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:

Capital For Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials 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 Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Where Education, Health and Cleantech Entrepreneurs Can Find Capital

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 Education, Health and Cleantech that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

Helping Students Succeed: GE Foundation Helping U.S. Teachers Implement New Education Standards

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Since its inception nearly six decades ago, the GE Foundation has been committed to education. Today, that commitment is seen in the Foundation’s support of initiatives that improve access, quality and equity in public education. The GE Foundation has primarily targeted its education funding to seven U.S. school districts in communities where GE has a significant business presence and calls this effort Developing Futures.

Social Innovation Summit 2011 at United Nations Headquarters

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(3BL  Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - June 6, 2011 - Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is proud to be among the sponsors of the Social Innovation Summit 2011, co-hosted by Landmark Ventures and the United Nations Office of Partnerships (UNOP), held on Monday, June 6, at the United Nations Headquarters.

Elsevier Foundation Invites 2011 Proposals for Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries Program

September 15th deadline for grants to promote research in the developing world
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The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2011 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program. Providing grants to libraries in the developing world the program aims to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information through innovative systems and services.

Learn more about the grant proposals and apply....

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The Elsevier Foundation is seeking new grant proposals for the 2011 Innovative Libraries in Developing Countries program. Providing grants to libraries in the developing world the program aims to improve access to scientific, technical and medical information through innovative systems and services.

Learn more about the grant proposals and apply....

Lemelson Foundation Announces Spring 2011 Grantees

More than $4 million in grants will help fund six organizations that use invention to solve social issues around the globe.
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PORTLAND, Ore. - May 17, 2011 - The Lemelson Foundation, an organization that believes invention is critical to solving the world’s most challenging problems, today announced it is pledging more than $4 million across six partners that create and advance social innovations for people who need it most in both the U.S. and developing countries. The spring 2011 Lemelson grantees include Ashoka, East Meets West, Root Capital and SELCO. 

Bayer USA Foundation Makes $750K Grant to Create Flagship Bayer Professional Development Academy at ASSET

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PITTSBURGH - March 22, 2011 - The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded a $750,000 grant to ASSET Inc., (Achieving Student Success Through Excellence in Teaching) to establish the "Bayer Professional Development Academy" at ASSET and support the creation of new Regional Professional Development Centers and Satellite Sites across Pennsylvania.

Bayer Corporation Launches Making Science Make Sense Facebook Page

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) PITTSBURGH - March 18, 2011 - Bayer Corporation today announced the launch of the Making Science Make Sense (MSMS) Facebook page – facebook.com/BayersMSMS. The purpose of the page is to serve as a platform to raise awareness and encourage dialogue on STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and activities in the United States.

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