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Two Latin American Startups Are Selected to Receive Grants at Village Capital Financial Health Accelerator

Monetus and ArriendoAsegurado were ranked “most investment-ready” by peer entrepreneurs and will each receive grants of USD $50,000 from MetLife Foundation, in an accelerator also supported globally by PayPal, and regionally by Moody’s Corporation
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MEXICO CITY, October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/— Village Capital announced today that two financial health startups, Monetus and ArriendoAsegurado, were selected by their peers as “most investment-ready” at the conclusion of Finance Forward: Latin America 2019, an accelerator to support financial health startups in Latin America.

Corporate Leaders: It’s Time to Lead on Climate Policy

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At this vital moment in the global climate crisis, corporate leadership on climate policy is a top priority.

Call for Applicants to Support GRI’s Standard Setting

Strengthening private sector representation on Global Sustainability Standards Board
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October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The governance body with sole responsibility for developing and implementing the GRI Standards is looking for a new member who is representative of business enterprises.

The Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB) seeks to be inclusive across sectors, functions, geographic boundaries and constituency groups. There is a vacancy for an individual of high integrity from the private sector, with in-depth knowledge and practical experience of sustainability reporting and a deep understanding of its broader context.

The New Climate for Business: Businesses Must Respond to Women’s Voices

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Businesses and governments around the world are hearing from women about the realities and challenges they face—from the rollback of women's health protections to issues they're facing in their communities as a result of climate change. How can companies listen and, most importantly, take action?

At the BSR Conference 2019, we will explore how the global rise in women’s voices is creating a new climate for business. Register today.

Fair Trade Certified Produce Sales Up 30 Percent

Fair Trade USA Highlights Produce Category Growth & Market Support at PMA Fresh Summit 2019
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OAKLAND, Calif., October 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading certifier of fair trade products in North America, reports significant growth in its produce category, evidenced by a 30 percent increase in produce sales volume in 2018. The growing fair trade produce program will be showcased at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Conference & Expo (booth #2511), October 17–19, 2019.

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This World Food Day, We Must All Take Action to Achieve Zero Hunger

Fiona Dawson, Global President Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers, reflects on our Food ecosystem
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Today, on World Food Day, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our Food ecosystem.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with World Food Day, it is designed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation to raise awareness of current challenges and how we can overcome them in order to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.

This year, the theme is encouraging action to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.

National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week

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National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week is an annual program that brings people together to raise awareness for the problems of hunger and homelessness through educational, service, fundraising, and advocacy events.

In recognition of National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week November 16-24, 2019, America's Charities is celebrating the following members who are making a difference in the fight to end hunger and homelessness.

Celebrate National Arts & Humanities Month This October

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First launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts, National Arts and Humanities Month was re-established in 1993 as a month-long celebration in October with the following four goals:

Down Syndrome Awareness Month: Awareness, Advocacy, and Inclusion

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Observed in October each year, Down Syndrome Awareness Month was started by the National Down Syndrome Society in the 1980’s. By spreading awareness, advocacy, and inclusion throughout the community, the month is a time to celebrate individuals with Down syndrome and make people aware of their abilities and accomplishments.

Major Environmental Groups Call on Businesses to Lead on Climate Policy

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October 16, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Eleven leading environmental and sustainable business organizations published an open letter in the New York Times today, urging the CEOs of Corporate America to step up their engagement on climate policy. Signatories include the heads of BSR, C2ES, CDP, Ceres, Conservation International, Environmental Defense Fund, The Climate Group, The Nature Conservancy, the Union of Concerned Scientists, World Resources Institute, and World Wildlife Fund.

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