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

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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
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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.

Targeted Philanthropy Can Drive Better Business Results

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Targeted Philanthropy Can Drive Better Business Results

By George Chavel - CEO of Sodexo North America (U.S. and Canada) and CEO of Sodexo Healthcare Worldwide

Let's Act Now to Disrupt the Pipeline to Prison

Francis Zarro, founder, Director of Legislative Initiatives and Civic Engagement

Why does America imprison 2.3 million people, a higher percentage of its population than any other free society on earth? And why does this group disproportionately represent African-American and Hispanic men?

Announcing the 2015-2016 RSF Social Impact Fellows

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October 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - RSF Social Finance is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 Social Impact Fellows. This cohort marks RSF’s sixth year of the fellowship program. The fellowship is designed to support the development of the next generation of inspiring leaders in the social finance field. RSF also seeks to bring a fresh perspective to the organization’s business development activities.

Morgan Stanley Welcomes Department of Labor Announcement

Strong Step Forward for Investors Seeking to Pursue Sustainable Investing
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NEW YORK, October 22, 2015 /3BL Media/ Morgan Stanley today announced its support of the Department of Labor’s decision to enhance the ability of ERISA fiduciaries to consider environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors as part of their investment process.  This new direction from the Department of Labor provides a major boost for s

Grants, Matches, Impact!


In the ramp-up to the Fall giving season, one way that progressive CSR teams are creating more impact in their employee programs is by using their grant budgets. Here’s how: 

"De-silo" your philanthropic budget to maximize impact

Parkour and Ninja Athletes Team Up With Global Water Challenge and H2O for Life to Raise Awareness of Global Water Crisis Among Youth

Know Obstacles, in partnership with Rockethub, and Ovation Network, to launch with film, iKnowObstacles: Water Crisis
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ARLINGTON, VA, October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Around the world, 884 million people lack access to safe drinking water, and 2.6 billion have inadequate sanitation. Every 20 seconds, a child dies of preventable water-borne disease. These water-related challenges stunt international development and economic growth around the world. In response, Know Obstacles, Global Water Challenge and H2O for Life are teaming up to bring awareness of these challenges.

Walking Off Wall Street


by Don Shaffer

I have read the Wall Street Journal cover-to-cover nearly every business day for the last 20 years. It’s been a central part of my financial education, and has allowed me to research a myriad of topics that I did not immediately understand. Steadily, I have increased my knowledge of highly specialized financial structures and concepts.

Reducing Recidivism with Ecological Stewardship


The Garden Project works to transform low-income communities by employing and training ex-offenders and at-risk youth in communities disproportionately affected by crime. RSF Social Finance, which provided The Garden Project with a grant through its Small Planet Fund, recently interviewed Cathrine Sneed about the project’s origins, evolution, and current challenges.

by Ellie Lanphier


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