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    International Summit Tackles Financial Literacy for Underserved Image

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    12-05-07

    International Summit Tackles Financial Literacy for Underserved

    New Delhi, INDIA - December 5, 2007 - Policy-makers, practitioners and advocates from 30 countries are gathering in New Delhi, India today and tomorrow for the Citi-FT Financial Education Summit 2007, the most significant international conference ever held to discuss ways to...

    Shorebank is First For-Profit to Win a Fast Company Magazine and Monitor Group's Social Capitalist Award Image

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    12-04-07

    Shorebank is First For-Profit to Win a Fast Company Magazine and Monitor Group's Social Capitalist Award

    NEW YORK, NY - December 4, 2007 - Fast Company magazine and Monitor Group announced today that they awarded a 2007 Social Capitalist Award to ShoreBank, the nation's first community development and environmental bank. The award to ShoreBank (Chicago, Cleveland, and D...

    Handbook Helps Asset Managers Multiply Impact Through Investments Across All Asset Classes Image

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    12-04-07

    Handbook Helps Asset Managers Multiply Impact Through Investments Across All Asset Classes

    CHESTNUT HILL "“ December 4, 2007 - A new handbook on responsible investing across asset classes, released by Boston College's Institute for Responsible Investment, provides a tool for investors interested in multiplying their organization's impact on society through options...

    "Accountability Central" (SM) Web Site Launched  to Meet Growing Demand for Information on Corporate and Institutional Accountability Image

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    12-04-07

    "Accountability Central" (SM) Web Site Launched to Meet Growing Demand for Information on Corporate and Institutional Accountability

    MINEOLA, NY "“ December 4, 2007 "“ After months in development and extensive testing, the Web portal "Accountability Central (sm)" "“ www.accountability-central.com - is now officially launched. The Web publ...

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    12-04-07

    How the Growing Power of Business Is Revolutionizing Profits, People and the Future of Both

    December 4, 2007 - Traditional thinking often has the worlds of Corporate Capitalism and Social Advocacy on a permanent collision course-at times a violent one-as the fundamental interests of both seem irreconcilably opposed. But today, even now, a movement...

    Ethiopian Prime Minister and Starbucks Chairman Discuss Ways to Support Ethiopian Coffee Industry Image

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    12-03-07

    Ethiopian Prime Minister and Starbucks Chairman Discuss Ways to Support Ethiopian Coffee Industry

    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA and SEATTLE, WA - December 3, 2007 - Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) chairman Howard Schultz today reaffirmed their commitment to making Ethiopia a leading force in the global specialty coffee marketplace. ...

    IFC and Mercer Launch First Sustainability Survey in Emerging Markets Image

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    11-30-07

    IFC and Mercer Launch First Sustainability Survey in Emerging Markets

    WASHINGTON, DC - November 29, 2007 - IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has appointed Mercer to undertake the first in-depth research on how prevalent environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors are in emerging market investments.

    French Institutional Investor Buy-In on SRI Continues to Increase, But Shareholder Engagement Lags Behind Image

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    11-30-07

    French Institutional Investor Buy-In on SRI Continues to Increase, But Shareholder Engagement Lags Behind

    PARIS, FRANCE - November 30, 2007 "“ Novethic, Amadeis and BNP Paribas AM today present the findings of the sixth annual Socially Responsible Investment survey and outlook for the French institutional market. Queried by Novethic and Amadeis, 50 French institutional invest...

    Ethiopian Prime Minister and Starbucks Chairman Discuss Ways to Support Ethiopian Coffee Industry Image

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    11-28-07

    Ethiopian Prime Minister and Starbucks Chairman Discuss Ways to Support Ethiopian Coffee Industry

    ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA AND SEATTLE WA - November 28, 2007 "“ Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and Starbucks Corporation (Nasdaq: SBUX) chairman Howard Schultz today reaffirmed their commitment to making Ethiopia a leading force in the global specialty coffee marketplace....

    ACCION Debuts New Film about Microfinance Image

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    11-26-07

    ACCION Debuts New Film about Microfinance

    BOSTON, MA - November 26, 2007 - ACCION International today announced the debut of a new film about its work in microfinance, the practice of providing small loans, business training and other financial services to help poor entrepreneurs around the world.

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