Student Conservation Association Receives $2.5M from Kendeda Fund

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WASHINGTON, DC, July 24, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Student Conservation Association (SCA), the national leader in youth service and stewardship, has received a $2.5 million grant from the Kendeda Fund to advance the development of high school-aged youth as informed and active conservation leaders.

PT Freeport Indonesia, an affiliate of Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., contributes over $39 million in 2012 to the Partnership Fund for Community Development for the indigenous Papuan Community

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August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In 1996, PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) established the Freeport Partnership Fund for Community Development (the ‘Partnership Fund’), through which PTFI has made available funding and technical assistance to support the economic, health, education and social development for the indigenous Papuan community. Through the Partnership Fund, PTFI has committed to provide one percent of its annual revenue for the development of the local community.

Crowdfunding Power: Solving Climate Change and Other Community Needs


(3BL Media/Justmeans) - Crowdfunding could be an incredibly powerful way to deliver a decentralised energy system. In Germany, over 50 per cent of renewable energy capacity is now community-owned. Online crowdfunding or peer-to-peer (P2P) lending allows individuals to lend or raise money for projects directly. The latest player to appear on the P2P lending scene is Abundance, set up by Bruce Davis, one of the founders of P2P pioneer Zopa. It invests specifically in renewable energy.

Africa: the Last Frontier of the Global Economy


Brazil's move to cancel or restructure $900 million worth of debt from 12 African countries is a signal of the African continent's influence as a booming region, home to some of the world's fastest growing economies. It is regarded as the last frontier of the global economy, where we will see high growth rates in the next decades.

Listening for Greater Impact: The Constituent Voice

2013 CECP Summit: Ahead, Together

June 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ --The hook was set early in the session when the room was polled. “How many of your companies take customer feedback very seriously?” Every hand in the room shot up, arms fully extended. “How many of you put as much investment and effort in community feedback on the work you fund through your philanthropy programs?” One hand went up tentatively to shoulder height.

What Funders of Social Enterprises Want

Growing interest in social enterprise means a growing pool of capital

Originally published by Sustainable Industries

by Don Shaffer

Interest in social enterprises is growing—and believe it or not (some entrepreneurs may have their doubts), so is the pool of capital available to them.

Accenture's Skills to Succeed Initiative Awards Grant to Back On My Feet


Accenture has awarded Back on My Feet (BoMF), a national nonprofit, a grant of $300,000 to expand skills based training initiatives. With this grant, Accenture's total support to BoMF comes to $619,000 since 2011. BoMF promotes running as an effective way to help those experiencing homeless improve their lives and achieve financial independence.

The current grant will support the "Next Steps" program of Back on My Feet.

Controversial Shipbreaking Methods In South Asia Are Cause for Alarm


There are serious concerns about how the shipping industry is disposing of its toxic waste during the process of shipbreaking:the way an old ship is disposed of, being broken up for scraprecycling. Most vessels have a lifespan of a few decades before they need to be retired; beaching is the most commonly used method to do this, as it is employed by 95 per cent of shipbreaking yards.

How Do Global Companies Compare When It Comes to Corporate Giving?


How does a global company know what counts as a charitable contribution when each country around the world classifies NGOs in differing ways?

FedEx Leading the Way as a Trusted Business in the U.S.


Thought leadership has become a buzzword that is considered important for both Consumer (B2C) and B2B (Business to Business) companies; especially important in B2B, because of the complexity and length of the decision-making process in these environments and the large number of people involved. Thought leadership content can help anyone involved in the business decision making process to gain alignment across their company regarding the problems they are facing.


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