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Wells Fargo Offers Free Credit Scores to Customers Until Nov. 16

Offer promotes financial health and wellness as a third of Americans are more worried about financial than physical health
Press Release

October 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to help customers succeed financially, Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is offering its customers their free consumer credit score and complimentary credit report through Nov. 16, 2014. For more information about this limited time promotion, visit

IDB Launches USD $500 Million Education, Youth and Employment Bond

First-of-its-kind vehicle to improve economic inclusion of young people
Press Release

LONDON, September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Citi priced a $500 million four-year Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) bond on behalf of The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB) on Tuesday – a first-of-its-kind investment vehicle, created with the support of Citi Microfinance. Proceeds from the note sale will be directed to programs that build human capital through early childhood care and education, formal primary and secondary education, as well as labor market placement and vocational training.

Kerry Washington Joins The Allstate Foundation to Spotlight Finances As A "Weapon of Choice" Used by Domestic Violence Abusers

Washington designs Purple Purse to serve as a symbol of movement; New national survey reveals that Americans view domestic violence as a serious problem, but don't regularly talk about it
Press Release

September 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Emmy- and Golden Globe-nominated actress and advocate Kerry Washington has joined with The Allstate Foundation to raise awareness about domestic violence and the critical role that financial abuse plays in domestic violence situations. Washington is serving as the national ambassador for Allstate Foundation Purple Purse, the signature initiative that gets Americans motivated to combat domestic violence.

Social Value Networks Join up to Create ‘International Force for Change’

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September 11, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Two of the most established and respected social impact organisations are joining forces to create the largest international social value network in the world.

Social Value International is the result of a merger between the international activities of The SROI Network and the Social Impact Analysts Association (SIAA).

The Citi Foundation and Living Cities Select Louisville, Nashville and Philadelphia for National Effort to Drive Local Government Innovation for Low-Income Urban Residents

Cities to Collaborate & Develop New Innovation Models that Benefit Residents
Press Release

New York and Washington, D.C., September 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The Citi Foundation and Living Cities today announced the selection of Louisville, Kentucky, Nashville, Tennessee and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as the first three participants in the City Accelerator, a $3 million program to help nine cities pilot leading innovations in local government.

The New Company-Charity Partnership


Companies are becoming increasingly interested in community investment as a means to support value creation in communities they touch. Community investment can help establish mutually beneficial relationships between a company and its stakeholders, contribute toward long-term improvements in the quality of life for communities, and help create an environment conducive to private investment.      

Can CSR Be Mandated? India Takes on the Challenge - The Minute

Multimedia with summary

An unprecedented experiment in corporate social responsibility is now underway in India. That country has become the first in the world to mandate corporate social responsibility. A new law requires companies to spend two percent of their net profit on social development. The potential sums involved are as big as the country.

The Network for Business Sustainability and the Academy of Management issue 2014 Research Impact on Practice Award (RIPA) Recognizing Outstanding Sustainability Scholars

Lamar Pierce and Michael Toffel receive the 2014 RIPA for their research on how to identify trustworthy auditors
Press Release

Philadelphia, August 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The 2014 Research Impact on Practice Award was announced yesterday at the Academy of Management’s annual meeting in Philadelphia. The award is given by Canada’s leading public-private partnership in business sustainability, the Network for Business Sustainability (NBS) Canada, and the Organization and the Natural Environment (ONE) Division of the Academy of Management, the professional organization for management professors.

Profit: The New Corporate Motivation To Do Good

Why companies have awakened to solving and social and environmental problems

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


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


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