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Bayer and Fair Planet Renew Commitment to Improve Access to Seeds in Ethiopia

Five-year renewal aims to improve food and nutrition security, provide economic opportunities for smallholder farmers in Ethiopia
Press Release

BERGSCHENHOEK, April 22, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Bayer has renewed its commitment to the “Bridging the Seed Gap” project for five years. The project, developed by the non-profit organization Fair Planet, facilitates smallholder farmers’ access to seeds of high-quality vegetable varieties suited to local growing conditions. Additional training on how to use these seeds sustainably and with minimal changes to traditional production practices helps the farmers improve their incomes based on significantly better harvests.

Business Call to Action Public Eye Q&A Series: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

BCtA partner perspectives on emerging trends and top priorities in the world of inclusive business
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Interview with Hans Docter, Director Sustainable Economic Development, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

There is consensus on the important role that private sector can and should play in development. What are the priorities for the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Dutch MoFA) in 2019 and beyond in terms of engaging the private sector in its development initiatives?

How Financial Services Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

Press Release

April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Historically, financial institutions in the United States have not served people of color effectively or fairly. Even today, people of color have less access to credit, pay higher interest rates for loans, and are less likely to receive venture capital funding as compared to their White counterparts. Serving these markets effectively is not only a moral imperative, but also an economic opportunity to enhance a company’s bottom line.

Duke Energy Renewables Constructs 200-MW Mesteño Wind Project in Texas

Summary: 
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production
Press Release
  • New project continues company’s wind expansion in Texas
  • Project will include some of the tallest wind turbines in U.S. – increasing wind energy production

Scotiabank Demonstrates ESG Progress and Launches New Strategy in 2018 Sustainable Business Report

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April 4, 2019 -- Scotiabank’s 2018 Sustainable Business Report is now available online, and includes the Bank’s new strategy on Sustainable Business focusing on four core priorities where the Bank can help make the biggest impact: Trust, Climate Change, Economic Inclusion and Young People.

Cerro Negro Ignites the Entrepreneurial Spirit in Perito Moreno

Blog

In this series, we introduce you to the winners of Goldcorp’s Global Excellence Awards 2019.  The Awards were launched in 2014 and are held every year to celebrate excellence and recognize achievements and successes made by individuals and teams across our organization who are thinking innovatively, finding ways to improve our business and supporting our vision of Together, Creating Sustainable Value.

Frontier Co-op is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Long-term Partner Pledges Additional $100,000
Blog

This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Renew Life is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

The Nonprofit 10 Percent

Blog

Those of us who work for or support the nonprofit sector have always known how important it is to the nation’s health, environment, safety net, creativity and quality of life. From churches to cultural centers to food banks, schools and humanitarian organizations, the nonprofit sector feeds the nation’s soul, its heart and its body. But, it’s also critically important to the nation’s economy and job market.

Michigan Strategic Fund, Consumers Energy Foundation, Jackson Organizations Give $300,000 to Lean Rocket Lab Business Incubator

Resources Available for Next Generation of Start-up Businesses in Jackson
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., March 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Lean Rocket Lab announced today that it is receiving $300,000 in support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Consumers Energy Foundation and local organizations to help nurture the next generation of businesses in Jackson.

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