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Starbucks Supports Community Development Financial Institution to Create U.S. Jobs

by Julie Fahnestock
Blog

Think back to 2011. The worst of the recession in the US is over (for some.)   It's been a few years, but you can now afford to get back to your regular patronizing of your local Starbucks.  As you order your morning caffeine the barista asks if you'd like to help Starbucks create more USA-based jobs. She hands you a red, white and blue wristband with a zinc plate inscribed with the word 'Indivisible.' The barista tells you that the bracelets are made in the USA and from 100% USA-manufactured materials.

Investing for Impact with LeapFrog

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JPMorgan Chase & Co on YouTube

J.P. Morgan Social Finance was launched in 2007 to service the growing market for impact investments, meaning those investments intended to generate positive impact alongside financial return. There is growing recognition that innovative business models can complement limited public sector and philanthropic resources by delivering market-based solutions to low-income and excluded communities in a sustainable and scalable way.

The Poetry of Transformation

Article

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

by John Bloom

Live from New York: Watch the Shared Value Leadership Summit

Michael Porter, Tony Elumelu, and other cross-sector leaders to discuss the future of shared value on May 13th at 8:30am EST.
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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 13th, 8:30 am EST: sharedvalue.org/livestream

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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 13th, 8:30 am EST: sharedvalue.org/livestream

In Africa, Economic and Social Prosperity Must Go Hand in Hand

An interview with Nigerian economist and philanthropist Tony O. Elumelu
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Shared Value Synonymous with Africapitalism
Shared Value Synonymous with AfricapitalismShared Value Synonymous with Africapitalism

"Shared value is synonymous with Africapitalism," says leading proponent, Tony O. Elumelu.

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Shared Value Synonymous with Africapitalism
Shared Value Synonymous with AfricapitalismShared Value Synonymous with Africapitalism

"Shared value is synonymous with Africapitalism," says leading proponent, Tony O. Elumelu.

NYU Furman Center & Capital One Release Affordable Rental Housing Landscape Illustrating NYC Rental Housing Trends

Landscape provides insights into housing trends across five boroughs over 12-year span
Press Release

NEW YORK, NY, April 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – More than 1 million households in New York City are rent-burdened, which means they are paying 30 percent or more of household income on rent, and nearly 600,000 of those households are severely rent-burdened, or paying more than 50 percent of their income on rent, according to the newly released NYU Furman Center/Capital One Affordable Rental Housing Landscape.

TD Looks at Importance of Listening to Stakeholders, Releases 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report

Press Release

April 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ - TD Bank Group published its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report, available online at www.td.com/responsibility. The report details the company's social, economic and environmental performance for the 2013 fiscal year.

BNY Mellon: 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Overview

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BNY Mellon plays a critical role in the global marketplace. Our daily decisions have far-reaching implications for stability and trust in the world’s financial markets. Our values—client focus, integrity, teamwork and excellence—guide us and enable us to power global investments and growth, adding value to society far beyond the transactions we process or the assets we manage. Our customized services and support enable our clients to reach their investment goals. 

More @ http://bit.ly/BNYMellonCSR

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