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That's the Vision, by John Anderson Lanier

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To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?

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Non-profit Launches Free Online Money Management Tool for Veterans, Service Members and Their Families

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VeteransPlus, a 501 (c)(3) financial education organization, announced the groundbreaking release of the first dedicated money management system for military and veteran families. www.YellowRibbonCompass.org. The new technology, branded COMPASS includes standard features like transaction monitoring, budgets and interactive cash flow reporting. COMPASS is a FREE tool that helps save money by visualizing exactly what is spent every day, week, and month.

Let's Act Now to Disrupt the Pipeline to Prison

Francis Zarro, founder, Director of Legislative Initiatives and Civic Engagement
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Why does America imprison 2.3 million people, a higher percentage of its population than any other free society on earth? And why does this group disproportionately represent African-American and Hispanic men?

ESG Investing Gets Boost from New Scoring System - The Minute

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The fast-moving trend to integrate ESG factors into investment decision-making just took another sharp turn upward. Morningstar, a research firm that tracks the holdings of 200,000 global managed financial products, will launch the first ESG scores for global mutual and exchange-traded funds later this year. The scores will be based on ESG ratings from Sustainalytics, a provider of ESG ratings and research on more than 4,000 companies.

NS Invests $2.1 Billion

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NSSustainability

In 2014, Norfolk Southern invested $2.1 billion in capital projects and railroad assets to maintain the franchise and expand business opportunities. The expenditures consumed about 18 cents of every dollar of railway operating revenues generated during the year.

Click here to learn more about Norfolk Southern's investments in infrastructure and safety.

[Video] How the Poor Manage Money

By CGAP
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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

AECOM Recognized with Two Awards for Supporting U.S. Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

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LOS ANGELES, June 8, 2015 /3BL Media/ — AECOM, a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm, announced today it has been recognized with two awards for its dedication to mentoring and supporting Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs).

SROI Canada Network Launches National Training Program

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CALGARY, AB, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The SROI Canada Network is excited to announce the launch of its national training program. SROI Canada will be offering two types of training, an introductory course and an accreditation course that has been developed by The SROI Network (International). Both courses will be available in various Canadian locations this spring and fall.

Wrigley Invests in $63 Million State-of-the-Art Factory in Kenya

Mars, Incorporated’s gum making subsidiary to build new plant in Africa
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NAIROBI, Kenya, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Wrigley, a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated, has announced it will build a new $63 million dollar factory in Kenya. The new factory will help to create sustainable long-term growth in the region as part of Mars, Incorporated’s wider commitment to building its business in Africa. 

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