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HERfinance: Empowering Workers in the Supply Chain Through Financial Inclusion

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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More than 2.5 billion people worldwide do not participate in the formal financial system. With the majority of the world's working poor employed in global supply chains, businesses can expand access to finance while benefitting through improved employee loyalty, stronger supplier relationships, and a more stable workforce. 

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.

Accenture Awards KIPP – Knowledge Is Power Program – an Additional US $3.3 Million to Equip Young People with Career Readiness Skills

Grant reflects Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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NEW YORK, December 4, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Accenture (NYSE: ACN) and the Accenture Foundations today announced that they have awarded KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), a national network of charter schools, a grant of US$3.3 million to help young people in underserved communities transition from secondary education to higher education and employment. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support of KIPP to US$3.7 million since 2009.

BSR Launches ‘HERfinance’: Financial Inclusion Program for Women in Global Supply Chains

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NEW YORK, November 13, 2012 /3BL Media/ - BSR’s new HERfinance initiative will create a financial literacy curriculum to educate female factory workers in global supply chains and help them access necessary financial products.

Super Bowl Wins Extend Beyond the Game

Super Bowl Sunday Marks Four Year Anniversary of Mobile Donation for mGive
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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Denver, CO - February 5, 2012 - Last time Tom Brady faced the Giants in the Super Bowl, he launched a worldwide revolution—of philanthropic giving.  In 2008, Tom Brady was the spokesperson for an ad that prompted viewers to donate to the United Way through texting.  The platform that powers these donations was provided by Denver’s own mGive.  

PwC Named to FORTUNE's “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for Eighth Consecutive Year

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) New York, NY - January 19, 2012 - For the eighth consecutive year, PwC US has been named one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For." PwC ranks number #48 overall and #11 among large companies on this year's list, the 15th annual installment. This represents a significant jump from #73 overall last year. 

Animated Tour of New Nutrition Facility in Haiti

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Nourimanba, Partners In Health’s ready-to-use therapeutic food with a peanut butter base, helps address severe malnutrition in children. To meet growing demand for Nourimanba, Abbott is working with PIH to building a new processing plant in Haiti. Tour our new plant with this animated video, which follows production from the delivery of raw peanuts, through roasting, then on to final processing and packaging. The plant will greatly increase production capacity for Nourimanba as well as help to strengthen the local economy.

WIPO’s ARDI Programme Joins Research4Life

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Elsevier is a founding member of Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research. As the leading contributor of content, Elsevier provides over 1600 participating journals, 1800 electronic books and SciVerse Scopus, a web-integrated literature research tool with direct links to 18,000 full-text articles from 5,000 publishers.

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Elsevier is a founding member of Research4Life, a public-private partnership working to achieve the UN’s Millennium Development Goals by providing developing world access to critical scientific research. As the leading contributor of content, Elsevier provides over 1600 participating journals, 1800 electronic books and SciVerse Scopus, a web-integrated literature research tool with direct links to 18,000 full-text articles from 5,000 publishers.

Global Impact Launches Relief and Development Accelerator Fund at 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Fund to Combine Public and Private Partners for Global Humanitarian Programs
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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

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Global Impact today launched the Relief and Development Accelerator Fund, a new matching fund to advance giving and awareness for worldwide health programs. The new initiative supports Global Impact’s alliance of 58 U.S.-based international charities. Charities will meet established criteria to be eligible to compete for the $1.2 million, and report regularly on the measured success of the programs funded. The competitive funding process is open to all charity partners meeting established criteria by January 2012.

Is Sustainability the Answer to New Hire Disenchantment?

Blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company
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Talent management has become a business sustainability hot topic.  In order to meet the growing demands of business sustainability and maintain a competitive advantage over today’s talent seekers, business executives are making ‘first year’ talent management a priority. Business sustainability planning coupled with an increasingly competitive job market has accelerated the need to develop specific business sustainability strategies to manage incoming ‘high potential’ talent.  The ability to identify, select, develop, and retain quality employees will set many organizations apart.  

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