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Citi and Kiva Launch Kiva U to Engage Students and Educators in Global Effort to Expand Financial Inclusion

Citi commitment will enable growth of campus microfinance clubs, create teaching tools, and foster student and educator leaders; First-ever Kiva U Summit supported by Citi will be October 11-14 in San Francisco
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New York, August 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Citi Microfinance and Kiva are launching Kiva U, a new program to engage students and educators in a global effort to expand financial inclusion and foster community among the next generation of change makers. Kiva U is an ambitious initiative to build, strengthen and connect school-based microfinance clubs across the nation, develop teaching tools for experiential learning across education levels, and foster leadership among students active in social enterprise, international development and financial inclusion.

Investors’ Circle Philadelphia Commits $500K to GoodCompany Group

Collaboration Aims to Attract and Fund Rising Impact Stars
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April 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Investors’ Circle Philadelphia (ICP) is pleased to announce a $500,000 commitment for investment into graduates of the Ventures Program at GoodCompany Group (GCV).  The ICP-GCV2013 Seed Fund reflects the long-standing collaboration between the two organizations to support social entrepreneurs and a significant private sector response to Mayor Nutter’s leadership in creating the Philadelphia Social Enterprise Partnership.

Investors' Circle Partners with The Hitachi Foundation to Support Young Entrepreneur Awardees

2013 Application Process Now Open
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March 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - After three years of successful collaboration, Investors’ Circle is again providing targeted support to The Hitachi Foundation’s Young Entrepreneurs program – a highlight of which is the Yoshiyama Young Entrepreneur Award.

Investing with a Profound Sense of Community

Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
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March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.

Whole Planet Foundation and Be Green Packaging Visit Microfinance NGO’s in Brazil

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The Whole Planet Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Whole Foods Market that works to alleviate poverty via microcredit lending in communities worldwide that supply their stores with products.  By collaborating with existing microfinance infrastructure in various locations around the world, the foundation has a massive reach with programs now running in over 50 countries.

Capital One Survey Finds Nonprofits Need More Volunteers; Poverty Resolutions Offers Haitian Microfinance; Enterprise 2.0 Announces New Trade Show Themes - CSR Minute for July 5, 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.

The UPS Foundation Funds Economic Empowerment

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Over the past four years, UPS has contributed $265,000 to support Opportunity International’s transformational microfinance work in Chennai, India. As a result, more than 1,600 new clients have received loans – averaging $136 the first time around – affecting nearly 7,000 lives.

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Over the past four years, UPS has contributed $265,000 to support Opportunity International’s transformational microfinance work in Chennai, India. As a result, more than 1,600 new clients have received loans – averaging $136 the first time around – affecting nearly 7,000 lives.

Mission Aligned Exits - What's Your Method?

Success stories and investment opportunities at Spring Venture Fair
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The Investors' Circle network invested more than $12 million into for-profit social and environmental enterprises in 2012 with aims to move even more in 2013.  Join one of the most active angel networks in the US (HALO Report) on May 8-9 in San Francisco to hear vetted pitches from 15 high-impact deals that are seeking investment and engage in a due diligence process right away. 

Mission Markets Musings: Andrea Alexopoulos

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My job here at Mission Markets gives me the unique opportunity to be inspired on a daily basis.  I am in charge of Member Services -- that means I assist companies seeking capital that demonstrate a social or environmental mission to list their offering on our platform.  Aside from providing these groups with the listing requirements, walking them through our platform, and encouraging their patience with our website, I have the privilege of learning about these different companies and the great work they are doing in the social and environmental space. 

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