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U.S. Chamber Foundation Heads to Mexico City for Women's Empowerment and Workforce Development Event

Interested in women's economic empowerment? Join business leaders on February 9-10 to learn how companies with operations in Mexico can successfully integrate women-owned businesses into their supply chains.

"The purchasing power of large supply chains could provide billions in sustainable impact for women. By empowering women entrepreneurs, companies can expand their base of suppliers, consumers and productive workers, while improving the lives of women and their families globally.” – From Millions to Billion: Scaling Up Women’s Empowerment Globally, a report by U.S.

As Simple, or Perhaps Complicated, as Flicking a Switch


You know what’s fun? Reminiscing about old, iconic commercials is fun. You’ve got your “Beef, It’s What’s for Dinner,” the California Raisins dancing across your screen, and some excessively persistent kid giving a limping and clearly frustrated “Mean Joe” Greene of the Pittsburgh Steelers a Coca-Cola in exchange for his sweaty, disgusting football jersey. Ahhhhhhhh, good times.

Brightening Our Corner - Fall 2015

Ray C. Anderson Foundation

Biomimicry Global Design Challenge 2015 Names Finalists. New Challenge Opens
Hundreds of innovators from around the world engaged in the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge (BGDC) to improve our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Eight finalist team were announced September 30 before traveling to Austin, TX for a special Biomimicry Conference at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on October 4.

A New Kind of Olympics

by John Anderson Lanier

So what would the Olympics look like in non-sports form? Let’s assume the whole world was willing to gather for some other purpose, sending official delegations, national leaders, support staff and even fans to one city for two weeks. What if that gathering captured the same spirit of hope and enthusiasm that permeates the Olympic Games? Perhaps the focus could even be something as ambitious as solving climate change. Can you imagine that?

Empowering Women and Children, One Step at a Time


At Mary Kay, we’re committed to enriching women’s lives. Whether that’s through our irresistible products, rewarding opportunity or our positive community impact in the places where we live and work, we’re committed to making a positive change in the world. Most recently, Mary Kay’s work to support various women's issues, education for girls and efforts to end domestic violence were highlighted on an international level at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit. 

One Size Does Not Fit All

Delivering Financial Services with the Clients’ Needs in Mind

By Dennis White, President & CEO, MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation believes that everyone needs the right financial tools to manage life’s risks and seize its opportunities. That belief has inspired MetLife’s operations since the nineteenth century when we pioneered “working man’s insurance” in the United States. And it inspired MetLife Foundation in 2013 to make global financial inclusion the focus of a five-year, $200 million commitment.

Game Changer for Investors: SEC Permits Crowdfunding for Equity in Startups - The Minute

Multimedia with summary

Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

First for Georgia: Solar Powered EV Station Unveiled at West Point Visitor Information Center

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Ray C. Anderson Foundation Take First Step in Imagining the Highway of the Future
Press Release

November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Hannah Solar, LLC have partnered to install the state’s first solar-powered PV4EV (photovoltaic for electric vehicle) charging station at the state’s Visitor Information Center in West Point, Ga.

How Mobile Money Drives Economic Growth


Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.


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