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

Published: 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

Published: 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...

President Obama Visits Ethiopia's Faffa Food Share Company, Highlighting Innovative Alliance with Partners in Food Solutions and TechnoServe

Published: Jul 28, 2015 – 09:25 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS, Jul. 28 /CSRwire/ - As part of the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Ethiopia, President Obama visited the Ethiopian food company, Faffa Food Share, highlighting a unique public-private partnership that promotes nutrition and food security in Africa. The Partners...

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

Published: Jul 16, 2015 – 03:53 PM EST

DALLAS, Jul. 16 /CSRwire/ - It's 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 Kay's annual Seminar. The event, running July 16 through...

Jun 10, 2015 – 2015 BALLE Conference

Event Posted: May 28, 2015 – 02:21 PM EST

Studies consistently show that communities with higher density and diversity of local, independently owned businesses have more wealth, jobs, and resiliency. The BALLE Conference offers an opportunity for local economy leaders from around the globe to come together and share best practices for...

Visionary Business Leaders and Social Change Agents Join Local Economy Leaders in Phoenix for Annual BALLE Conference

Published: May 28, 2015 – 01:15 PM EST

PHOENIX, May 28 /CSRwire/ - The 13th annual BALLE (Business Alliance of Local Living Economies) Conference is a three-day event that explores how locally rooted economic systems solve social, financial, and environmental problems. More than 500 local business leaders, social entrepreneurs, community funders,...

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

Published: May 12, 2015 – 12:30 PM EST

NAIROBI, May 12 /CSRwire/ - Some 15,000 residents of Nairobi's 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

Published: 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

Published: 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 MESA's (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

Published: 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...

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