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Blackstone Charitable Foundation Announces 2016 Blackstone Innovation Grants RFP

Published: Sep 08, 2015 – 11:00 AM EST

NEW YORK, N.Y., Sep. 08 /CSRwire/ - The Blackstone Charitable Foundation today announced it is now accepting applications for the 2016 Blackstone Innovation Grants program, an annual program that awards a series of targeted grants to innovative organizations focused on entrepreneurship and job...

Iluméxico to Bring Solar Energy to 300,000 in Mexico’s Off-Grid Communities

Published: Sep 03, 2015 – 08:00 AM EST

BENITO JUAREZ, Sep. 03 /CSRwire/ - Iluméxico, the Mexican social enterprise focused on solar power, has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to bring its Solar Home Systems to 50,000 off-the-grid rural homes - approximately 300,000 people - by...

Colombia’s Credifamilia to Extend US$240 million in Mortgage Loans to Low-Income Homebuyers

Published: Aug 24, 2015 – 11:27 AM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia, Aug. 24 /CSRwire/ - Colombia's Credifamilia has joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a commitment to expand its successful low-income loan portfolio by extending US$240 million in home mortgages to at least 20,000 households in six urban areas which...

Simplifying and Linking the Sustainable Development Goals

Published: Aug 21, 2015 – 02:25 PM EST

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 /CSRwire/ - With great challenges comes the opportunity for great action and impact. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals-also known as the Global Goals-are so inclusive and comprehensive that some people worry the agenda is in danger of collapsing under...

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,...

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