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Duke Energy’s Plan to Strengthen South Carolina’s Energy Grid Will Create Jobs, Grow the State’s Economy

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  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state
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  • $3 billion in improvements over next decade will provide customers an electric grid that is smarter, more reliable and more secure
  • Power/Forward Carolinas initiative will result in an average of 3,300 jobs and more than $100 million in new tax revenue to benefit communities
  • Capital investment expected to be roughly equivalent to adding several major automotive manufacturing sites in the state

Insider Perspective: Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference

ABLC Next, San Francisco 16-18 October 2017
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The event was called ABLC ‘Next’ because it offers participants a snapshot of the up-and-coming companies, technologies, projects and initiatives that are making waves in the bioeconomy throughout North America.

This event brought together application and platform developers, investors, policymakers, end-use customers and development partners for three days of fresh updates and rich insights into the latest technologies of the advanced bioeconomy in health, nutrition, ‘AgTech’, genetics, big data, robotics, fuels, chemicals and materials.

Latin American Corporate Leaders Champion Business Solutions for Sustainable Development, Releasing Latin American Version of the CEO Guide to the SDGs

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Today, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the Latin American version of its CEO Guide to the Sustainable Development Goals, highlighting the importance of business leadership in realizing the ambitions of the SDGs in the region.

The Latin American version of the CEO Guide complements the original version – published in English earlier this year – and outlines a shared vision around the implications of the SDGs on businesses across Latin America.

Environment and Sustainability: Drivers of Opportunity | Q&A With Karen Clarke-Whistler

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TheFutureEconomy.ca: What has changed in the corporate world in terms of sustainability over the last decades and how can Canada strike a balance between being resource based and developing our economy sustainably?

Arrow Electronics Spotlights the Tech Entrepreneur’s Journey at Denver Startup Week

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DENVER, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/  – Arrow Electronics hosted “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” at General Assembly during this year’s Denver Startup Week 2017, offering an inside look at how two successful entrepreneurs overcame the challenges of developing and bringing smart, connected internet of things (IoT) products to market.

EARN in Partnership with MetLife Foundation and Other Funders Approaches Millionth Dollar Saved Nationally

EARN launches SaverLife nationwide
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DALLAS, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – EARN announced today at #FinCon17 that SaverLife, EARN’s user-centric savings platform initially launched in San Francisco, is on track to pass a million dollars saved by users. To celebrate this milestone, EARN is launching SaverLife nationwide today. Designed to serve consumers making an average income of $25,000, SaverLife is transforming the way low-to-moderate income Americans can use financial technology to save money. More information is available at SaverLife.org.

Announcing the Visa Foundation Alongside Inaugural Grant to Women’s World Banking

$20 million commitment will empower two million enterprises over 5 years
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Today marks the launch of the Visa Foundation, which has been established as part of Visa’s larger social impact strategy to prioritize the growth of micro and small enterprises around the world, enabling individuals, businesses, and economies to thrive.

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman Talks Live with Kiva CEO Premal Shah

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At PayPal, we believe every person has the right to participate in today’s global economy. Kiva is an international nonprofit that allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries and is an important partner in this mission. A few weeks ago, we launched our Kiva campaign: “Make A Small Loan, Make a Big Impact,” to our employees and customers around the globe to encourage them to make loans to entrepreneurs.

GRI Impact Story: Sustainability Reporting "Fundamental" For Triodos Bank to Manifest Purpose

Interview with James Niven
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The Dutch-based Triodos Bank is one of the world’s most sustainable financial institutions. Its mission is to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change. We spoke with James Niven, Head of Corporate Affairs at Triodos Bank, to find out what role sustainability reporting plays in how the bank pursues its mission.

Connections Through Coffee: a Journey to Guatemala

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

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This blog post comes from Celina Lima, the newest Fair Trade Campaigns fellow who is studying International Development and Social Enterprise at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). This summer, she travelled to Guatemala and Nicaragua as a fellow for our organization, to learn about coffee cooperatives and how Fair Trade Community Development Funds affect their members’ livelihoods. The following is the first of a series of blog posts of Celina’s journeys to the mountains of Central America.

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