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LBG Canada Trends in Leveraging External Resources (Part II)

Increasing Value to the Community
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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.

Allstate Launches Emerging Manager Program

Insurer Seeks Outstanding Emerging Managers, Minority- and Women-Owned Firms to Invest in Private Equity, Private Real Estate Equity
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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.

Ethical Investment – Returns on Good Behaviour?

The launch of the Global Compact 100 Index, which selects its line-up according to financial performance as well as sustainability credentials, pits purists against pragmatists
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By Jon Entine, Reuters, 11 November 2013

In an article for Ethical Corpation, Jon Entine examines the merits and challenges of sustainability indices, focusing on the recently launched Global Compact 100 Index (GC100).

Read the article on Ethical Corporation.

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Affordable Care Act Injects Investment into Software Sector - Health Minute for November 14, 2013

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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.

Getting a Good Return on CSR Investment - CSR Minute for November 7, 2013

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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.

Monsanto Chesterfield Village Expansion Groundbreaking of Research and Development Center Marks Next Generation for Agriculture and St. Louis

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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.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Investment rush to Africa must manage sustainability risks

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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

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By Dr. James Gifford | 27 September 2013

Eastman to Invest $40 Million and Bring 25 Jobs in Martinsville, VA

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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.

New Investment Fund Will Advance Late-Stage Vaccines and other Global Health Technologies

JPMorgan Chase, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and partners announce successful capital raise for first-of-its-kind investment product
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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.

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