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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...

The Lemelson Foundation Awards $706,000 Grant for Oregon MESA

Posted: Apr 23, 2015 – 03:00 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore., Apr. 23 /CSRwire/ - The Lemelson Foundation has awarded a grant totaling $706,000 to the Portland State University Foundation to support Oregon MESAs (Math Engineering Science Achievement) statewide invention education activities that build on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills....

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...

RobecoSAM Launches Annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices Company Evaluation

Posted: Mar 31, 2015 – 04:00 AM EST

ZURICH, Switzerland, Mar. 31 /CSRwire/ - RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), today launched its Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA), the annual evaluation of corporate sustainability practices that serves as the basis for the construction of all Dow Jones Sustainability...

Community Works and Congressional Committee on Cuban Affairs Aim for New Economic Development in Cuba

Posted: Feb 13, 2015 – 08:15 AM EST

OTTAWA, Feb. 13 /CSRwire/ - (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)- Since the announcement from President Barrack Obama on the end of long-standing U.S. embargo with Cuba, a new movement on Capitol Hill has formed to initiate lobbying for new business development in Cuba.Community Works Ontario and...

Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announce Multi-Year Collaboration to Help Strengthen the Firm’s Philanthropic Impact

Posted: Feb 05, 2015 – 09:00 AM EST

WASHINGTON, Feb. 05 /CSRwire/ - The Urban Institute and JPMorgan Chase Co. today launched a multi-year program that aims to inform and assess the impact of JPMorgan Chases key philanthropic initiatives. JPMorgan Chase will commit $10 million over five years for Urban Institute,...

RESOLVE Announces the ReGrow West Africa Partnership and Peace Diamonds with first $1Million Donor Pledge

Posted: Jan 22, 2015 – 10:55 AM EST

DAVOS, Switzerland and WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Today at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Stephen DEsposito, President and CEO of RESOLVE, and Chair of the World Economic Forum Council on the Future of Mining and Metals, announced the...

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