November 18, 2017

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Farming on the Highway Shoulder

Published: Nov 17, 2017 – 03:18 PM EST

The Georgia Department of Transportation, The Land Institute, and The Ray have implemented a pilot demonstration on the right-of-way: perennial wheat farming. For the next three years, the pilot project, which uses Kernza® perennial grain, will be monitored by The University of Georgia's...

The American Black Film Festival and Lightbox Announce Winner of the 2017 Documentary Film Initiative

Published: Nov 17, 2017 – 03:00 PM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - NEW YORK, November 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The American Black Film Festival and Lightbox, the award-winning U.S. and U.K. production company, today announced that director Muta'Ali is the recipient of their first annual documentary film development...

Dr. Erin Anastasi Honored With the 2017 UNFCU Foundation Women's Empowerment Award for Her Work to End Fistula

Published: Nov 17, 2017 – 10:39 AM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - The UNFCU Foundation awarded Dr. Erin Anastasi, coordinator of the Campaign to End Fistula being led by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, with its 2017 Women's Empowerment Award. Dr. Anastasi was recently recognized at a reception...

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

Published: 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 nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, announced today a unique partnership that will provide critical mentoring services to inner-city...

Nearly DKK 10bn for the Green Transformation in 10 Hours

Published: Nov 17, 2017 – 08:27 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Nov. 17 /CSRwire/ - Investor demand was massive when rsted yesterday launched its first green bonds. In just 10 hours, the bonds were sold for EUR 1.25 billion, almost DKK 10 billion. The money will be invested in new and existing...

U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces Winners of 18th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards

Published: Nov 16, 2017 – 12:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /CSRwire/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation last night named the winners of its annual Corporate Citizenship Awards, recognizing businesses for making a significant, positive impact on the communities and societies in which they operate. "Businesses are a powerful...

General Mills Signs on to World Cocoa Foundation's Joint Frameworks for Action to Combat Deforestation

Published: Nov 16, 2017 – 09:30 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 16 /CSRwire/ - General Mills joins leading companies in an agreement to end deforestation, protect national parks from illegal cocoa production and develop alternative livelihoods for affected smallholder farmers in Cote d'Ivoire and Ghana. The two countries produce nearly two-thirds of...

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests From Fossil Fuel Investments

Published: Nov 16, 2017 – 09:15 AM EST

“Fossil fuel divestment is both ethically and fiscally responsible,” said John A. Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and one of Ray’s five grandchildren. “Investment has consequences, and we intend for our assets to grow by fueling renewable energy and...

FSC Announces the Bonn Initiative at COP23

Published: Nov 16, 2017 – 09:00 AM EST

• FSC, IKEA of Sweden and SIG support the development of scientifically rigorous methodologies to quantify the climate benefits of FSC certification

Ten Emerging Social Initiatives Win 2017 J.M.K. Innovation Prize

Published: Nov 16, 2017 – 08:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 /CSRwire/ - The J.M. Kaplan Fund, a New York-based family foundation, today announced ten winners of the second J.M.K. Innovation Prize, a grant making initiative that invests in early-stage efforts to address pressing social and environmental issues. The J.M.K....

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