November 24, 2017

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Consumers Energy Provides $100,000 Payment to Jackson Manufacturer for Using Less Energy on Hottest Days

Posted: Nov 22, 2017 – 11:32 AM EST

JACKSON, Mich., Nov. 22 /CSRwire/ - A Jackson manufacturer is being rewarded with an $100,000 incentive from Consumers Energy for its effort to help lower energy costs for homes and businesses across Michigan. Jackson-based Gerdau today received $100,000 for participating in Consumers Energys...

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and SCORE Announce Pioneering Partnership to Provide Critical Mentoring Services to Inner-City Businesses

Posted: Nov 17, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

BOSTON, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), a national nonprofit research and advisory organization, and SCORE, the nations largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, announced today a unique partnership that will provide critical mentoring services to inner-city...

LifeStraw's Safe Water Fund Provides Puerto Ricans With Access to Safe Water Filters and Purifiers

Posted: Nov 01, 2017 – 10:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 01 /CSRwire/ - LifeStraw, a global leader in developing innovative filtration and purification products for safe drinking water, is deploying thousands of its high-impact water filters and purifiers to Puerto Rico to provide much needed access to safe drinking water following...

Consumers Energy Foundation Supports Regional Food Processing Program’s Launch

Posted: Oct 31, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

MUSKEGON, Mich., Oct. 31 /CSRwire/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced a $232,000 grant to launch a regional food processing initiative designed to grow and expand West Michigans substantial agriculture economy. The West Michigan Shoreline Food Processing Initiative will be based in Muskegon...

The Lemelson Foundation and Partners Release Tools to Help Inventors and Entrepreneurs Integrate Sustainability From the Start

Posted: Oct 11, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 11 /CSRwire/ - The Lemelson Foundation today announced the release of an integrated package of new educational and business management toolkits for invention-based entrepreneurs. Sustaining Our Planet: A Toolkit for Entrepreneurs has been created by leading organizations in the field...

Republic Services Announces $99 Million Economic Impact in Oregon

Posted: Oct 06, 2017 – 12:56 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 06 /CSRwire/ - Republic Services of Oregon announced today the results of a study of its annual economic impact in the state. The study measures the direct and indirect economic impact of the Companys subsidiaries and operations statewide in 2016,...

Consumers Energy Helps 10,000 Small Businesses Through Program that Rewards Energy Efficiency

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 – 12:08 PM EST

JACKSON, Mich., Sep. 20 /CSRwire/ - Consumers Energy has helped 10,000 small businesses across Michigan lower their costs through an eight-year-old program that rewards them financially for taking steps to use less energy. Michigan is powered by its small businesses, and we are...

Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business Host VetSource Event to Boost Business Opportunities for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Posted: Sep 20, 2017 – 11:36 AM EST

NORFOLK, Va., Sep. 20 /CSRwire/ - Today, Walmart and the Coalition for Veteran Owned Business (CVOB) are hosting a first-of-its-kind event, VetSource, to support the success of veteran, military and military spouse-owned businesses by connecting them to several Fortune 500 companies in one...

UPS/Greenbiz Survey Finds Businesses Are Concerned About Impacts of Urbanization

Posted: Sep 15, 2017 – 03:51 PM EST

ATLANTA, Sep. 15 /CSRwire/ - A new study from UPS (NYSE:UPS) and GreenBiz Group reveals nearly all companies (95 percent) surveyed are concerned about how urbanization will impact business growth and sustainability. However, according to The Road to Sustainable Urban Logistics survey, only...

For First Time, 10,000 Ghana Cocoa Farmers Able to Receive Premium Payments by Mobile Phone

Posted: Sep 11, 2017 – 11:35 AM EST

-- Payment of 2 million Ghana Cedis (GHS) is made to 10,000 Ghana cocoa farmers via mobile phone -- Licensed Buying Company (LBC) makes first premium payment since it was established

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