Poverty

New Funds Help Lift Low-Income Families, Attract Businesses to Distressed Areas Across the Country

Press Release

NEW YORK, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ — In a move to help lift more families out of poverty, two longtime community development partners are driving new resources into troubled neighborhoods to revive deserted commercial corridors, build affordable homes and create jobs where they are needed most.

A $3.75 million grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) will help low-income people transform their struggling cities and rural communities into places that thrive.

Management, Measurement & Metrics

By: Gary Lawrence, Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer at AECOM
Article

I’m sorry to trot out the old chestnut about “what gets measured is what gets managed,” but this last week has been a trying game of numbers for me. As I head toward the weekend, I am once again forced to question the utility of so much of what we spend our time measuring.

From where we are standing today, the key questions are:

Lilly & Elanco Look Beyond World Hunger Day

By David Marbaugh
Blog

Today’s guest blog comes from Noel S. Paul, a consultant with corporate responsibility at Elanco, Lilly’s animal health division.

More than one billion people – one seventh of the world’s population – live in extreme hunger and poverty. As a public health threat, hunger is more deadly than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined.

Lilly Challenges Others to Live Below the Line on World Hunger Day

By David Marbaugh
Blog

Could you nourish your mind and body on $1.50 or less per day? For the 1.2 billion people in the world who live in extreme poverty, it’s not a matter of “could” but “how.”

Poverty breeds hunger, and like many other public health threats, hunger is not biased when it comes to age, race, religion or location. People living in Congo,  Israel and Mississippi share the same risk for malnutrition, vitamin deficiency and, potentially, death because of a lack of affordable and accessible nutritious food.

Nigeria - From Growth to Opportunity

How can business tap into the opportunities that Nigeria presents, while also maximising its contribution to long-term economic growth and broad-based socio-economic impact?
Blog

By Zahid Torres-Rahman, Founding Director, Business Action for Africa, and Helen Mant, Vice-President, Initiative for Global Development

Working to Make Business Part of the Solution

Blog

by Andrew Plepler, Bank of America Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Consumer Policy Executive

KCETlink and Pivot Announced Today the Premiere of the Original Comedy Documentary Special Stand Up Planet

Comedy Goes Global on May 14 with the Worldwide Premiere of Stand Up Planet, an Original Documentary Presented Jointly by KCETlink and Participant Media’s Pivot
Summary: 

Legends Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and Norman Lear To Be Featured in Comedy Travelogue Airing Simultaneously On Both Networks At 7 PM ET/6 PM CT

STAND UP PLANET  Trailer: http://youtu.be/z7xF71cy3qo

Press Release

Legends Bill Cosby, Carl Reiner and Norman Lear To Be Featured in Comedy Travelogue Airing Simultaneously On Both Networks At 7 PM ET/6 PM CT

STAND UP PLANET  Trailer: http://youtu.be/z7xF71cy3qo

CBRE and Plan International Launch Partnership to Help Build a Better Future for 135,000 Children in Sierra Leone

Press Release

April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CBRE has joined forces with Plan International – a leading international children’s NGO, to help transform the lives of a generation of children and young people, particularly girls, in one of the poorest countries in the world.

World Bank Says Biodiversity is Critical to Ending Global Poverty

Blog

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The World Bank, a leading global financier of biodiversity conservation, has said that biodiversity is critical to ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity for the millions who depend on nature for their livelihoods. It pointed out that the disappearance or decrease in number of animal, plant and marine species causes people, especially the poorest in the world, to suffer.

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