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Profit: The New Corporate Motivation To Do Good

Why companies have awakened to solving and social and environmental problems
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Shared value expert Mark R. Kramer responds to a column in the New York Times.

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Shared value expert Mark R. Kramer responds to a column in the New York Times.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Awards $4 Million Grant to National Council of La Raza To Support Economic Mobility Programs for Low-Income Latinos

Grant will support citizenship loan pilot, financial coaching and market research on Latino Millennials
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Los Angeles, July 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. announced today a $4 million investment to support the National Council of La Raza’s (NCLR) community development programs and research projects aimed at narrowing the wealth gap and improving prosperity opportunities for low-income Hispanic households nationwide. This grant follows a $6 million JPMorgan Chase award in January to NCLR’s Raza Development Fund.

The two-year grant will:

Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT Program Brings $6.65 Million to Boost Homeownership in Kansas City, Mo.

Kansas City, Mo. NeighborhoodLIFT® program, a collaboration with NeighborWorks America, Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City and Wells Fargo, to kick off July 18-19 at the Crown Center; Eligible homebuyers can reserve $15,000 down payment assistan
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KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo, NeighborWorks America®  and Neighborhood Housing Services of Kansas City, today joined Kansas City, Mo. Mayor Sly James to announce the Kansas City, Mo. Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program, an initiative offering $6.65 million from Wells Fargo to boost homeownership and strengthen neighborhoods in the city’s low- and moderate-income areas.

How Banks Will Profit by Rethinking Their Purpose

New research outlines a new path for banks in society
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A new study from FSG outlines a new path for banks in society.

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A new study from FSG outlines a new path for banks in society.

Citi, OPIC and ACBA Credit Agricole Bank Support the Growth of the Microfinance Sector in Armenia

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New York, NY, June 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Citi and the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (“OPIC”) today announced a $10 million lending facility, using their existing framework partnership, to support the growth of ACBA Credit Agricole Bank’s agribusiness microfinance portfolio in the Republic of Armenia. The arrangement includes a new $5 million lending facility and the extension of a separate $5 million lending facility first announced in 2012.

Personal Stories of Change

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This article was originally published in the Spring 2014 RSF Quarterly.

RSF Social Finance's theory of change is based on driving transformation at the individual level. We decided to reach out to our community to see exactly how people have transformed the way they work with money.

Kering, SNCF and Wacker Chemie AG among Speakers at the Enablon Sustainable Performance Forum EMEA 2014

Event to Bring Together European Sustainability, EH&S & Risk Decision-Makers in Paris on June 10th
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Paris, France/Chicago, IL, June 9, 2014 /3BL Media/–  Enablon, the world's leading provider of Sustainability, EH&S and Risk management software, will gather hundreds of attendees from leading European companies along with industry experts at its annual Sustainable Performance Forum EMEA on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at the Eurosites Georges V, Paris, France.

The SPF is a series of five international and regional technology conferences that bring together business leaders and industry experts to discuss how

Video: New Developments in the Shared Value Field

Watch presentations of shared value in progress from Coca-Cola, Pearson, Visa, and more
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A view from the front lines of the global shared value conversation at the Shared Value Leadership Summit.

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A view from the front lines of the global shared value conversation at the Shared Value Leadership Summit.

What's Your Shared Value Intention?

How will you create mutual prosperity between business and society?
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Your goals may inspire others to take action. 

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Your goals may inspire others to take action. 

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