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Brazilian Mobile Payment Company Pagpop Joins the Business Call to Action Planning to Reach 300,000 Low-income Customers

Posted: Dec 13, 2013 – 03:27 PM EST

NEW YORK and SAO PAULO, Dec. 13 /CSRwire/ - Brazilian based PagPop has announced it will join the Business Call to Action (BCtA), with plans to reach 300,000 new credit card users across Brazil in the next two years. Founded in 2006, PagPop...

First-Ever 'Battle of the Boros' Social Entrepreneur Pitch Competition Will Take Place in January

Posted: Dec 12, 2013 – 03:22 PM EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 /CSRwire/ - Calling all New York City Social Entrepreneurs! MakeImpactNYC, a unique social good conference bringing together the NYC social impact economy, is now accepting applications for the first-ever Social Impact Battle of the Boros, a pitch competition where...

GoodCompany Ventures Announces Opening of Applications for FastFWD

Posted: Dec 11, 2013 – 01:06 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 11 /CSRwire/ - GoodCompany Ventures is pleased to announce that applications are now open for FastFWD. FastFWD, an urban innovation refinery, is an unique private-public collaboration among The City of Philadelphia, GoodCompany Ventures and the Wharton Social Impact Initiative, with funding...

MakeImpactNYC Brings Together all New Yorkers for Social Good

Posted: Dec 04, 2013 – 03:32 PM EST

NEW YORK, Dec. 04 /CSRwire/ - Announcing MakeImpactNYC 2014: Do Good in Your Hood the first-of-its kind Five boroughs, one city, endless impact event bringing together entrepreneurs and innovators from every part of New York City who are building a new social impact...

Corporate Social Responsibility Takes Center Stage in Saudi Arabia

Posted: Dec 04, 2013 – 12:36 PM EST

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 04 /CSRwire/ - Business leaders who attended last weeks three-day CSR Saudi Arabia 2013 Conference were encouraged to participate in a new multi-sector initiative that has been designed to improve employment prospects and promote civic engagement among Saudi youth....

Urban Adaptation Key to Building Resilient Cities, Ensuring Future Urban Economic Success

Posted: Dec 03, 2013 – 08:00 AM EST

VANCOUVER, B.C., Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - Cities everywhere are grappling with the challenges of rapid population growth, fluctuating energy prices, shortages in funds for infrastructure renewal, and the need to deal with the often devastating impacts of extreme weather incidents. The need for...

BioLite™ Launches Revolutionary HomeStove Program

Posted: Dec 03, 2013 – 07:00 AM EST

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Dec. 03 /CSRwire/ - BioLite, an innovator in personal energy solutions, has announced the launch of commercial pilots for its revolutionary HomeStove. The programs, launched this year in India, Ghana and Uganda, will demonstrate the health, climate, and economic benefits of...

Federal Agency Awards Nearly $40 Million to Strengthen & Expand Innovative Community Solutions

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 – 05:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /CSRwire/ - The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) announced $39.9 million in continuation funding for 10 current Social Innovation Fund (SIF) grantees, strengthening the agencys investment in local nonprofits that are best positioned to transform lives and communities....

Brookings and JPMorgan Chase Launch New Exchange Network

Posted: Nov 21, 2013 – 08:31 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /CSRwire/ - Today, the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase announce the launch of the Exchange, a new network of 20 pioneering metropolitan areas committed to increasing global trade and economic competitiveness. The program is part of the Global Cities Initiative,...

Volunteers of America of Florida, UnitedHealthcare and Tampa Bay Buccaneers Celebrate Renovations at Arbor Place Apartments

Posted: Nov 20, 2013 – 08:47 AM EST

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 20 /CSRwire/ - Volunteers of America of Florida, UnitedHealthcare and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated the kitchen renovation, installation of new outdoor exercise equipment, and exterior renovations at Arbor Place Apartments today. Arbor Place Apartments, a Volunteers of America of...

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