January 22, 2019

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What Do You Do When You Are Investing in Your Workforce but Your Suppliers Are Not?

Published: May 01, 2018 – 05:00 PM EST

By Suze François, Responsible Sourcing Advisor, Global Communities Nikki Duncan, Director – Strategic Partnerships, Global Communities

Smithfield Foods and the Global Good Fund Announce Custom Leadership Development Program for Veteran Entrepreneurs

Published: Apr 04, 2018 – 11:20 AM EST

COLUMBIA, Md., Apr. 04 /CSRwire/ - The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., and The Global Good Fund, are pleased to announce their partnership to launch the Veterans Leadership Program. The Global Good Fund, a leadership development enterprise built by...

Improving Food Security in West and East Africa

Published: Mar 06, 2018 – 08:33 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar. 06 /CSRwire/ - 20,000 farmers in Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Uganda have improved the security and quality of their food supply thanks to the FoodAfrica Programme. In addition to those farmers and their communities, it is estimated that...

Investing in Energy Access

Published: Feb 26, 2018 – 03:00 PM EST

By Robyn McGuckin, Energy Specialist at Global Communities

Global Communities and Cargill Partner to Facilitate Agricultural Trade, Improved Market Access in Kenya

Published: Jan 22, 2018 – 09:00 AM EST

SILVER SPRING, Md., Jan. 22 /CSRwire/ - Global Communities and Cargill have entered into a strategic partnership to promote agricultural trade for small- and medium-sized agribusinesses in Kenya. The collaboration will stimulate commercial linkages between Cargill and Kenyan small- and medium-sized agribusiness that...

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

Published: 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 Energy's...

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...

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

Published: 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

Published: 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 Michigan's 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

Published: 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...

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