The attached infographic illustrates LBG Canada company community investment trends specific to the leveraging of external resources. In our last post of this series, we discussed the concept of external resources leveraged (read more here) and the value it offers to an overall community investment portfolio.
Insurer Seeks Outstanding Emerging Managers, Minority- and Women-Owned Firms to Invest in Private Equity, Private Real Estate Equity
NORTHBROOK, Ill., December 3, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) today announced the launch of its first emerging manager program to invest with smaller private equity and private real estate equity asset managers, with a focus on minority- and women-owned firms.
The Affordable Care Act expects to add, eventually, millions of new customers to the health insurance sector. It is also attracting millions of investment dollars into software startups that aim to help the newly insured manage their personal health, reports the Wall Street Journal. Venture capitalists have invested $948 million in 144 health-tech companies in the first nine months of this year. That’s 16 percent more than was invested in all of 2012, according to the National Venture Capital Association.
A new study on reputation and corporate social responsibility by the Reputation Institute suggests that there’s a strong business case to be made for CSR. Seventy-three percent of consumers across the 15 largest markets in the world are willing to recommend companies that are perceived to be practicing CSR as part of their business strategy. The problem is, only five percent of companies are seen as delivering on those promises. Where’s the return on that CSR investment,asks Forbes Chief Insights Officer Bruce Rogers in a recent blog post.
ST. LOUIS, October 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company hosted an event yesterday to commemorate the beginning of the Chesterfield Village Research Center expansion, its global hub for research and development (R&D) and agricultural innovation. The $400 million expansion, first announced in April 2013, will create 675 new jobs in St. Louis across all levels over the next three years.
As the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment initiative begins its annual event in Cape Town on October 1st, its Executive Director Dr. James Gifford considers the sustainability challenges faced by investors in African companies
September 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell today announced that Eastman Chemical Company will invest $40 million over the next three years to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County. Eastman acquired the site in 2012 and became the leading global manufacturer of window films for the automotive and architectural markets.
JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and partners announce successful capital raise for first-of-its-kind investment product
NEW YORK, September 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ - A new investment fund structured by JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will, for the first time, allow individual and institutional investors the opportunity to finance late-stage global health technologies that have the potential to save millions of lives in low-income countries.