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Global Citizen and the Ford Foundation Launch Partnership to Combat Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria

Campaign to Mobilize Support Against the Increasing Levels of Violence as part of the UN’s 16 Days of Activism Initiative
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Nigeria, Lagos, November 25, 2021 /3BL Media/ - To mark the start of today’s annual United Nations 16 Days of Activism campaign, the international advocacy organisation, Global Citizen announced a year-long partnership to combat the increase against gender-based violence in Nigeria, with the Ford Foundation, a private foundation seeking to reduce poverty and injustice. The partnership will address the social, and economic, factors which have contributed to an environment where gender-based violence is now fast on the rise. 

Three Leaders You Need to Hear From at BSR20


BSR has confirmed its initial plenary lineup for the BSR Conference 2020—and couldn’t wait to share the news. Hear from these leaders in social justice, economic empowerment, and women’s rights as they hit the (virtual) stage this October:

François-Henri Pinault, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Kering

Philanthropic Investors Tap “Catalytic Capital” to Seed Innovation & Scale Progress


by Debra Schwartz Managing Director, MacArthur Foundation 

Often, the most compelling impact investments are made, not found.

I have used that phrase over the years to describe how foundations and other impact-focused investors use “catalytic capital” to support social and environmental progress. These patient, flexible, “catalytic” investments are able to take on more risk and/or accept a lower return than commercial capital in order to finance gains that would not otherwise be possible.

Vetiver Together: Improving the Lives of Vetiver Farming Communities in Haiti


Smoky and sweet, calming and grounding, vetiver is used in a variety of fine and consumer fragrances as well as in teas and other foodstuffs. As one of the most prominent and sought after crops in Haiti, it is also a staple to the Haitian economy and vital to smallholder farmers, their families and their surrounding communities.

Vetiver Together Partnership

Days Left to Secure Your Spot at #SVLeaders Summit

What can a shared value mindset do for your business?

Time is running out to reimagine social problems as business opportunities this May 12-13 at the Shared Value Leadership Summit! Registration ends May 4th. 

Here are the top five reasons to join us in New York for this year's event — all ways in which you can jump-start a smarter strategy for your organization’s role in society:

BSR Conference 2014 Speaker Video: Darren Walker, President, Ford Foundation

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Darren Walker, President of the Ford Foundation, spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:

New Speakers Announced for BSR Conference 2014: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, Dame Ellen MacArthur, Years of Living Dangerously Executive Producer David Gelber

Press Release

San Francisco, July 29 2014 /3BL Media/ - The BSR Conference 2014, “Transparency and Transformation”—taking place November 4 through 6 at the Grand Hyatt New York—features inspiring speakers working at the forefront of today’s most pressing social and environmental challenges.

Newest speakers include:

U.S. Homeowners to Benefit from Groundbreaking Home Energy Loan Financing Platform

New National Public-Private Partnership to Transform the Home Energy Loan Market - Warehouse Facility to Facilitate $100 Million Medium Term Note Program
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San Francisco, CA, April 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Homeowners across the United States will benefit from an innovative public-private partnership announced today to make it easier to find lower-cost loans for home energy efficiency improvements.  Leading institutions from the public and private sectors today announced the formation of a national financing platform that will for the first time bring low-cost, large-scale capital to government and utility-sponsored residential energy efficiency loan programs – which can be utilized by homeowners in states that participate. 

Medtronic Names Jacob Gayle VP of Community Affairs, Medtronic Foundation

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(3BL Media / theCSRfeed) Minneapolis, MN - September 16, 2011 - Medtronic, Inc. announced today Dr. Jacob Gayle as vice president of the Medtronic Foundation and Medtronic community affairs. Gayle brings considerable global health experience to Medtronic, having served as deputy vice president of the Ford Foundation leading the Global Initiative on HIV/AIDS.  Prior to that role, he was employed for more than 16 years with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

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