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Iluméxico to Bring Solar Energy to 300,000 in Mexico’s Off-Grid Communities

Posted: Sep 03, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST

BENITO JUAREZ, Sep. 03 /CSRwire/ - Ilumxico, the Mexican social enterprise focused on solar power, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its Solar Home Systems to 50,000 off-the-grid rural homes approximately 300,000 people by 2020. This...

Colombia’s Credifamilia to Extend US$240 million in Mortgage Loans to Low-Income Homebuyers

Posted: Aug 24, 2015 – 11:27 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 24 /CSRwire/ - Colombias Credifamilia has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand its successful low-income loan portfolio by extending US$240 million in home mortgages to at least 20,000 households in six urban areas which...

Simplifying and Linking the Sustainable Development Goals

Posted: Aug 21, 2015 – 02:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /CSRwire/ - With great challenges comes the opportunity for great action and impact. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goalsalso known as the Global Goalsare so inclusive and comprehensive that some people worry the agenda is in danger of collapsing under...

Five Upstate South Carolina Businesses to Grow with Support from Michelin Development

Posted: Aug 20, 2015 – 12:25 PM EST

GREENVILLE, S.C., Aug. 20 /CSRwire/ - Five upstate businesses will be growing and creating new jobs with financial help from Michelin Development, a subsidiary of Michelin North America. Michelin Development provides low interest loans and business expertise to start-ups and small businesses in...

Enhancing Resilience to Climate Change in Southeast Asia: Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group Joins the Business Call to Action

Posted: Jul 31, 2015 – 09:55 AM EST

TOKYO, Jul. 31 /CSRwire/ - Leading Japanese insurance company Sompo Japan Nipponkoa Group joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to enhance the resilience of 30,000 small-scale farmers in Southeast Asia by 2025 through its weather index insurance. The first...

Mary Kay Independent Sales Force Convenes in Dallas Bringing $30 Million Economic Impact for Annual Seminar

Posted: Jul 16, 2015 – 03:53 PM EST

DALLAS, Jul. 16 /CSRwire/ - Its a familiar sound in North Texas in mid-July thousands of clicking high heels and roaring pink Cadillacs as more than 27,000 attendees convene in Dallas during Mary Kays annual Seminar. The event, running July 16 through Aug....

Access Afya Joins the Business Call to Action with Commitment to Bring Affordable Healthcare to Low-Income Kenyans

Posted: May 12, 2015 – 12:30 PM EST

NAIROBI, May 12 /CSRwire/ - Some 15,000 residents of Nairobis slums will gain access to quality healthcare following a commitment by Kenyan social enterprise Access Afya to the Business Call to Action (BCtA). The company has innovated a high-tech healthcare system that provides...

Lotus Foods: Cultivating Markets for Sustainably Produced Rice

Posted: May 01, 2015 – 07:30 PM EST

RICHMOND, CA, May 01 /CSRwire/ - Lotus Foods, a global innovator in the production and marketing of specialty rice, joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to increase the incomes of at least 3,000 additional farm households by 2017. As...

New JPMorgan Chase & Co. Report Identifies Skills Gaps and Solutions to Fill Healthcare and Manufacturing Jobs in Detroit

Posted: Apr 16, 2015 – 09:55 AM EST

NEW YORK , Apr. 16 /CSRwire/ - JPMorgan Chase Co. today released a first-of-its-kind roadmap addressing the mismatch between the needs of employers and the skills of current job seekers in Detroit. This skills gap report provides a comprehensive look at available middle-skill...

U.S. Chamber Foundation and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announce New Health and Economic Opportunity Initiative

Posted: Apr 07, 2015 – 02:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Apr. 07 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today announced a two-year initiative to engage the American business community on the overlap of health and economic opportunity. The Better Health through Economic Opportunity campaign will be made possible through a...

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