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Alaska Homeownership to Get $3.3 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT program to offer homebuyer education plus $10,000 down payment assistance grants for Alaska homebuyers; $12,500 grants for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
Press Release

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Aug. 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its network member NeighborWorks Alaska HomeOwnership Center today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will launch for Alaska with a $3.3 million philanthropic commitment by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership.

Consumers Energy Foundation Seeks Applicants for Prosperity Awards, Supporting Economic, Neighborhood Development With $500,000

Nonprofits Could Receive Up To $250,000 Each; Letters of Intent Due Aug. 9
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JACKSON, Mich., July 31, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation is highlighting its commitment to Michigan’s businesses and communities by providing $500,000 to nonprofit organizations through its first Prosperity Awards.

Scotiabank Turns to Dollar Market for Its First Green Bond

By Esteban Duarte
Summary: 
  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible
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  •  Sale follows report on sustainable financing from expert panel
  •  Lender’s inaugural green security is also bail-in eligible

People Power Microcredit: Behind the Scenes in Latin America

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This year, we are bringing you People Power Microcredit, a newsletter series that goes behind the scenes to show you the incredible people driving our mission forward. You will meet volunteers, Field Credit Officers, Whole Planet Foundation Team Members, and others dedicated to eradicating poverty and empowering entrepreneurs. This month, meet two field credit officers in Latin America who received recent nominations for Whole Planet Foundation’s Field Credit Officer Awards in their region.

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FedEx Express Rewards Young Entrepreneurs Ready to Access New Markets

FedEx Express Awards Student-Run Company FedEx Access Award At JA Europe Company of the Year Competition
Press Release

July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp (NYSE: FDX), awarded its signature FedEx Access Award to student-run company Entella, from Turkey, at the JA Europe Company of the Year Competition, Lille, France on 5 July 2019.

Entella, a company established by 10 students from Turkey, took home the award for its development of a solar energy pump that filters water to remove solid waste.

Alaska Airlines Joins Ceres Company Network

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May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ Ceres, the sustainability advocacy organization, and Alaska Airlines, a fuel efficiency pioneer in the airline industry, announced today that Alaska has joined the Ceres Company Network.

PNC Joins Ceres Company Network

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June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ The sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres announced today that the PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC) has joined the Ceres Company Network.
 

Ten Billion Dollars & Counting: Helping Small Businesses Globally

Darrell Esch, Vice President of Global Credit, PayPal
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For more than 20 years, PayPal has been helping small business owners achieve their dreams. In the beginning, we provided marketplace sellers with a secure way to accept electronic payments from buyers. In 2013, we started pursuing another path: providing our small business owners with much needed access to capital in order to grow. So, in response, we launched PayPal Working Capital as a way to bring our merchants the financing they so desperately needed. 

Wells Fargo Donates $235,000 to Mississippi Nonprofits for Community Revitalization Efforts

NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four organizations serving the Hattiesburg and Jackson communities
Press Release

JACKSON, Miss., June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $235,000 in donations to four local nonprofits that will help revitalize Mississippi neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program.

CECP's Strategic Investor Initiative Releases Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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Wondering how to develop and communicate your company's long-term plan? Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

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