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Highlights from Bloomberg's 2016 U.S.-Africa Business Forum

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Originally posted on YouTube.

On September 21, 2016, Bloomberg Philanthropies joined with the United States Department of Commerce to host the 2nd U.S.-Africa Business Forum. The event brought together heads of state and business leaders to discuss the opportunity to grow the commercial ties between Africa and the United States.

Bloomberg & Dimon: Giving Colorado’s Youth the Skills and Education to Succeed

By JOHN HICKENLOOPER, MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG and JAMIE DIMON
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Originally posted in the Denver Post.
 

Colorado is a state where business, government and nonprofit communities understand the value of working together to create opportunity for all, regardless of where they live or who they are. However, the state isn’t immune to the challenges of building ladders to economic success that others states face.

CR Magazine Reveals 17th Annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List

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PHILADELPHIA, PA, April 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Corporate Responsibility Magazine announced today its 17th annual 100 Best Corporate Citizens List, recognizing the standout performance of public companies across the United States.

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List documents 260 data points of disclosure and performance measures—harvested from publicly available information in seven categories: environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy & community support. The list ranks the Russell 1000 Index.

Cage-Free Eggs May Be Golden Goose for Retail Profits

BY JUSTIN MORTON, BLOOMBERG BRIEF
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Read the full brief here.

U.S. retailers adopting cage-free eggs sooner rather than later could gain a profit advantage over competitors.

More than $90M Awarded to Promote Sustainable Supply Chains

Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation expands conservation efforts to agriculture, seafood and financial markets
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PALO ALTO, Calif., March 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, one of the world’s largest conservation funders, announced more than $90 million in grants designed to advance conservation by decoupling food production from negative environmental impacts.

Women and Millennials Drive Growth in Responsible Investing

How the Transfer of Weaith is Transforming Wall Street
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by Lynne Ford, Executive Vice President, Calvert Investments

Three important trends are already changing the asset management industry, and are poised to become even more important in the coming years. First, based on their spending and earning power, women now represent a growth market bigger than those of China and India combined. This reality was identified by Kate Sayre and Michael Silverstein of the Boston Consulting Group in their article “The Female Economy.”

The Evolving Philanthropy Industry

by Hazel Henderson
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Since the crises of 2008, the global financial system has shaken many societies, causing job losses, homelessness, sluggish economies, overhangs of unrepayable debt with central banks trying stimulative exercises to substitute for failing fiscal policies and political will.  Financial markets retreated into risk-averse, short-termism while needed long-term investments in infrastructure maintenance and redevelopment stalled.  Meanwhile, risks in the real world proliferated: water shortages, severe weather events and variability due to global average temperature rises, terroris

The Film by Two Women That Has Wall Street Talking

Bloomberg Reports
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Originally posted on bloomberg.com

Hollywood hasn't released a notable female-led film set on Wall Street for 27 years. Not since Mike Nichols's 1988 comedy Working Girl—starring Melanie Griffith as a plucky wannabe banker with "a mind for business and a bod for sin"—has a major film focused on a woman navigating the combative, competitive, and outright cutthroat offices at the center of the business world.

Financial Stability Board Announces Industry-Led Task Force On Climate-Related Disclosure

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Originally posted on forbes.com
 

It is time to stop pretending that hitherto different worlds for investors and markets are not coming together. They are, and they might just make for better business, and a safer world for everyone, including investors.

Reflections on Laudato Si - Continued

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All of this block quoting of the Pope is pretty convenient. I mean, it shortens up what I have to write considerably. I promise you I’m not being lazy though. Pope Francis has some important things to say, so here’s your next quote (emphasis again my own).

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