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Small Change, Big Impact: Using Crowdfunding to Invest in Neighborhoods

Small Change founder Eve Picker wants everyone to be able to invest in urban renewal — and reap the rewards.
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Throughout 2018, we will be celebrating today’s new class of reinventors, inspiring people who defy convention while redefining their impact on our world. From city planners to philanthropic entrepreneurs, artists and more, we are spotlighting interesting people doing amazing acts of reinvention.

Shared Value Summit 2018 Reflection

by Danielle Holly
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When Common Impact’s clients ask me what events they should attend to understand the next generation of CSR, employee engagement and for-purpose business, I always point them to the Shared Value Initiative (SVI). SVI held its annual summit this past week in the (finally sunny!) downtown NYC, where hundreds of business, investment and social sector professionals met to hear and discuss the latest in driving a social, environmental and

Whole Planet Foundation Annual Campaign Will Alleviate Poverty for 93,800 People

Annual Prosperity Campaign raises $3 million for microcredit
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Whole Foods Market shoppers, employees and supplier partners raised $3,093,993 during the Whole Planet Foundation 2018 Prosperity Campaign in March.  One hundred percent of these funds will be disbursed to microfinance partners around the globe to alleviate poverty for the world's poorest people - mostly women - through microcredit loans.  Given the average first loan size of $182 across 71 countries where the grocer trades, these funds will support 93,800 people - microentrepreneurs and their family members - with the opportunity for a better life.

Martin Currie Publishes Annual Stewardship Report

Effective stewardship of capital lies at the heart of the firm’s client proposition
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions

MetLife Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The Financial Clinic to Bring Financial Security to Jobseekers Nationally

The Financial Clinic will scale its rigorously evaluated financial coaching model to benefit jobseekers nationwide
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Brooklyn, NY, April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Financial Clinic (the Clinic) announced today the launch of WorkBOOST National, a three-year initiative that will bring financial security approaches to scale, made possible by a $2.5 million grant from MetLife Foundation.

GRI Embarks Upon New Phase of Partnership With Swedish Government

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The new joint program, which includes a partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, will stimulate responsible business to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.​

Case Study: Creating Positive Business Impacts for Exporters and Investors Through CSR

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Export Development Canada (EDC) is a credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance, and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We spoke to Louise Millette, Project Coordinator, Corporate Responsibility at EDC, about how important the triple bottom line is for financial institutions like EDC.​

Investors Turn to Israel for SRI Opportunities

By Jan Lee
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This article is sponsored by Maala and went through our normal editorial review process. 

GRI Podcast March Edition: Why Should Investors Care About Sustainability Data?

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On the March episode of Beyond Reports, we speak with Amanda Feldman, Director of the Impact Management Project. She talks about the project’s work to create a common understanding of how impacts on people and the planet should be communicated and managed. This ground-breaking work has the potential to help close the gap between the information companies disclose and the information investors want. We will also hear a report from London, as well as a word from our Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg, about the role of women and girls in the sustainable development agenda. 

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