Economic development

"We Made It" 2014 – Destination Shanghai


On June 23, 10 Chinese families of Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell employees had their first meeting with their "children": 10 students from France selected by Passeport Avenir to participate in the "We Made It" Program.

Citi's Pamela Flaherty Honored by the World Resources Institute at 2014 Courage to Lead Event

Award recognizes leaders whose global vision has inspired people and changed institutions and industries to create a better world.
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New York, New York, June 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Citi today announced that Pamela Flaherty, Director of Corporate Citizenship, Citi and President and CEO, the Citi Foundation, has been honored by the World Resources Institute at its biennial Courage to Lead event, recognizing leaders who whose global vision has inspired people and changed institutions and industries to create a better world. In her role at Citi, Flaherty is leading the firm’s approach to numerous global environmental and economic development challenges, including climate change and financial inclusion.

Walmart Funds Job Creation Through Industry Innovation


As the U.S. slowly recovers from the Great Recession, all eyes are focused on companies' attempts to accelerate economic rebuilding through job creation.

The New Port Project: Importing Safety Best Practices into Qatar


Already hailed as one of the world’s largest “greenfield” port-development projects, Qatar’s New Port Project (NPP) will span a 26.5-square-kilometer (10.2-square-mile) area — including the new port, a modern Naval Base for the Qatar Emiri Naval Forces, and a new canal for the planned Qatar Economic Zone 3.

AECOM has served as program manager since 2008, and the company's core safety philosophy — that proper identification, elimination and minimization of risks can prevent all injuries — has been critical to the NPP’s continued progress.

Cisco Honored With "Ten-Year Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution in Corporate Social Responsibility"

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Beijing, December 18, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Cisco was awarded the "Ten-Year Recognition Award for Outstanding Contribution in Corporate Social Responsibility" at a ceremony jointly hosted by 21st Century Business Review21st Century Business Herald and the 21st Century Corporate Citizenship Research Center in Beijing on December 4, which was held to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the best corporate citizenship evaluation conducted by the 21st Century Media Group.

BSR Receives US$625,000 Grant from Disney to Expand Financial Inclusion Initiative in Asia and Latin America

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San Francisco, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ —The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.

Freeport-McMoRan Grants to Improve Education, Health and the Environment in Arizona

Press Release

October 15, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Nine Arizona organizations that work to improve the quality of life in Green Valley/Sahuarita received financial help through $689,350 in community grants from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold.

The awards were given from Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold’s Community Investment Fund.

Recipients are chosen by local leaders assembled by a company panel established to identify and address community needs in health care, education, environment, economic development and transportation with positive, sustainable solutions.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold awards grants to Eastern Arizona Communities

Freeport-McMoRan’s Community Investment Fund distributed $488,200 in Graham County, Arizona.
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September 17, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Graham County Community Investment Fund was established in 2009 by Freeport-McMoRan to focus on programs and projects that create a sustainable community benefit. Funding decisions were made by a committee comprised of local leaders and two company representatives.

PT Freeport Indonesia, an affiliate of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., contributes over $39 million in 2012 to the Partnership Fund for Community Development for the indigenous Papuan Community

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August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In 1996, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) established the Freeport Partnership Fund for Community Development (the ‘Partnership Fund’), through which PTFI has made available funding and technical assistance to support the economic, health, education and social development for the indigenous Papuan community. Through the Partnership Fund, PTFI has committed to provide one percent of its annual revenue for the development of the local community.


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