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CIT Leads $25 Million Financing Deal for MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building

Follows CIT’s investment in a 92-unit affordable housing complex in the redevelopment of the Watts community
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NEW YORK, Aug 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—  CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) and its Healthcare Finance unit today announced a $25 million loan supporting Seavest Healthcare Properties’ acquisition of the MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building in South Los Angeles.

Impact Case Study: Mountain Hazelnuts

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ISTANBUL, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- About 70 percent of Bhutan’s population lives in rural areas, with most depending on subsistence agriculture, with an average farm size of 1.7 hectares.

Leading Colombian Coffee Exporter Expands Mandate to Strengthen Farming Communities

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BOGOTA, Colombia, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/  – Colombian coffee exporter Lohas Beans has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to expand their suppliers by 60 percent, from 22 to 35 coffee grower associations and support them in acquiring organic certification by 2022. Lohas Beans will also invest in training to improve production quality and guarantee a minimum monthly income increase for small-scale farmers.  

World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers

Groundbreaking, Award-Winning Methodology Opens New Opportunities for Transportation Industry
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra
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World's First Validated and Registered Carbon Offset Project for Electric Vehicle Chargers Announced by SCS Global Services, Electrify America and Verra

FlexPrint National Managed Print Solutions Proudly Supports Whole Planet Foundation's Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K Run

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FlexPrint and several of their employees proudly supported and participated in Whole Planet Foundation’s “Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K Run” on Saturday, June 27, 2020. Pivoting from a physical 5K Run in Austin, Texas to an online event due to COVID-19 meant joining Whole Planet Foundation virtually from a safe distance to alleviate poverty through microcredit around the globe.  

Meet the 2020 Techstars Atlanta Class

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Techstars Atlanta is back and with a brand-new class of 10 startups. As the sole sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement to expand Atlanta’s economy and culture of innovation.

Community Health Facilitators Support CASHPOR's COVID Response in India

by Claire Kelly, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
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One of India’s first responses to the COVID crisis was a strict lockdown from late March through May. During this period, government guidelines restricted movements, especially across jurisdictions.  This in turn directly limited the ability of the staff of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner, CASHPOR, to move across their operational area (rural areas of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh/Bundelkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar).  However, since 2013, CASHPOR, has been recruiting and training up a subset of their mem

Fifth Third Bank Continues Homeownership Education Despite Pandemic

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Last month, Fifth Third Bank collaborated with the Cincinnati African American Chamber of Commerce, the Cincinnati Herald, the Dayton Defender and the Dayton Weekly newspapers to host two free virtual homeownership seminars, titled “Owning It,” in honor of national homeownership month.

50 Investors With US $4 Trillion in Assets Back Strong Methane Emissions Regulation in Pennsylvania

Call on oil and gas companies operating in the Commonwealth to support proposal to cut emissions by 75,000 tons per year, reduce air pollution and capture lost fuel
Press Release

July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Today, a group of 50 institutional investors representing US $4 trillion in assets under management issued a statement of support for a strong final regulation to reduce air pollution and methane emissions proposed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP).

Shining the Global Spotlight on Women-Led Startups

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After using different forms of contraception for a decade, Marina Pavlovic Rivas was fed up with the various side effects and looking for a better option. She wanted something non-invasive, without hormones but still reliable. Her search came up empty.

So, Pavlovic looked to create her own solution with her partner Thomas Cortina and, last summer, Eli Health was born.

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