A critical mass of impact organizations celebrate significant anniversaries in 2012.
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A critical mass of mission-oriented organizations are all celebrating significant anniversaries in 2012. Some of the names are recognizable far beyond the world of impact, but all share a belief that business can be an agent for positive change.
Social Entrepreneur Recognized for his Work to Fight Poverty in Farming Communities
(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 15, 2012 - Paul Rice, President & CEO of Fair Trade USA, has been announced as one of five finalists for the Entrepreneur of 2012 contest presented by The UPS Store®, the most prestigious award bestowed upon entrepreneurs today. Now through September 17, the business community and consumers can vote for Paul Rice to become the Entrepreneur of 2012 by visiting entrepreneur.com/e2012.
Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. Early-stage entrepreneurs are invited to apply to present to their network of socially responsible angel investors, venture capitalists, foundations, and family offices at their Fall 2012 Venture Fair & Forum scheduled for October 24-25 in New York.
Early-stage businesses grow with help from a veteran network.
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Investors' Circle is the oldest, largest and most successful early-stage impact investing network in the world. Hundreds of angels, venture capitalists, foundations and family offices have joined this network over the past two decades to promote the transition to a sustainable economy.
So many of us try to be responsible, eco-conscious consumers: we walk or bike to our local food co-op or natural foods store, our re-usable canvas shopping bags in tow. But try buying organic or green products that don’t come in petroleum-based plastic packaging and you’ll soon be presented with another slew of challenges. Those of us who’ve been frustrated by this reality will be happy to learn that there are some people and companies working to reduce the use of plastic packaging in the food industry.
Maria Pinelli announced as new Ernst & Young Global Vice Chair for Strategic Growth Markets
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) LONDON, 1 JUNE 2011 – Ernst & Young, the global professional services organization, is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Pinelli as the new Global Vice Chair for our Strategic Growth Markets (SGM) practice. She will succeed Greg Ericksen, who retires on 30 June after 35 years with Ernst & Young helping us build our leading entrepreneurial brand.
(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) LONDON, 6 July 2011 – Ernst & Young is delighted to announce a landmark three-year sponsorship with Endeavor, a not-for-profit organization that works with high-impact entrepreneurs in emerging markets to improve and grow their businesses with the goal of transforming emerging economies and establishing entrepreneurship as a leading force for sustainable economic development.
(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.