Verdantix Says CSOs Can’t Escape Action on Natural Capital and Recommends Twelve Steps for Improved Sustainability Strategies27 Octobre 2014
Verdantix Says CSOs Can’t Escape Action on Natural Capital And Recommends Twelve Steps For Improved Sustainability Strategies
Could You Be the Next Nestlé CSV Prize Winner?27 Octobre 2014
Could you be the next Nestlé CSV prize winner?
Schnitzer Announces Sustainability Report for Fiscal 201424 Octobre 2014
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCHN) today released its 2014 Sustainability Report for our fiscal year ended August 31, 2014. The report provides key performance metrics that assess the environmental impact of our operations and our safety performance. As one of North America’s largest metals recyclers, Schnitzer has been operating for more than 108 years. The metrics and qualitative reporting summarize a detailed analysis of Schnitzer’s environmental
BGE Presents $300,000 in Environmental Stewardship Grants to More Than 40 Nonprofit Organizations in Support of Environmental Preservation, Protection and Enhancement24 Octobre 2014
Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) today announced that it is providing more than $300,000 in grants to more than 40 local nonprofit organizations committed to environmental preservation, protection and enhancement. In its second year and as part of BGE’s steadfast commitment to sustainability, environmental stewardship and philanthropic giving, the BGE Green Grants program, is specifically designed for 501c3 nonprofit organizations across BGE’s central Marylan
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 15, 2014 – October 22, 2014)23 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 15, 2014 – October 22, 2014. TANGERANG, Indonesia -- Panasonic Provides Access to Clean Water for Indonesian Residents (October 22, 2014 11:49 AM) Source: Panasonic Corporation MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare Team up to Tackle Senior Hunger (October 22, 2014 09:30 AM) Source: UnitedHealthcare SAN FRANCISCO -- Wells Fargo
Germany Wins Grand Prize for Panasonic Kid Witness News Global Contest 201423 Octobre 2014
The KWN Global Contest saw 548 schools from 23 countries and regions take part in the competition by submitting five-minute videos themed about either ecology or communication.
Panasonic Provides Access to Clean Water for Indonesian Residents22 Octobre 2014
To support the United Nations declaration, Panasonic Gobel Indonesia donated five clean water access facilities to several districts in Indonesia together with its locally developed water pump.
Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare Team up to Tackle Senior Hunger22 Octobre 2014
For the fourth consecutive year, the Minnesota Vikings, Second Harvest Heartland and UnitedHealthcare are teaming up to help tackle senior hunger in the Twin Cities.
Wells Fargo Donates $150,000 to Fight Ebola Crisis22 Octobre 2014
Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) is donating $150,000 to International Medical Corps to help fight the Ebola crisis in the West African countries of Sierra Leone and Liberia. Since the initial Ebola outbreak in the region in December of 2013, the virus has spread, with more than 9,000 confirmed cases of infection and more than 4,000 deaths. International Medical Corps has been delivering humanitarian support in West Africa since 1999 and is currently deployin
JPMorgan Chase and Employees to Donate up to $600,000 to Help Curtail West Africa’s Ebola Outbreak22 Octobre 2014
JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced up to $600,000 in donations from its foundation and employees to help curtail the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Grants totaling $300,000 from the JPMorgan Chase Foundation will support the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) – two leading organizations dedicated to helping control the Ebola outbreak and providing resources and support to West Africa. The JPMorgan Chase Foundatio
Cooper Tire Begins Testing Tires Made with Guayule Component21 Octobre 2014
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has completed tire builds using rubber derived from guayule plants and new guayule related materials. The tires are being evaluated by Cooper’s technical team using rigorous wheel, road and track tests, which are ongoing, but to date suggest tire performance that is at least equal to tires made of components derived from the Hevea rubber plant. This development was reported by Cooper to its consortium partners—PanAridus, Arizona S
DIRECTV Recognized As World Leader For Corporate Action On Climate Change21 Octobre 2014
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.
For its actions to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the business risks of climate change, DIRECTV has been awarded with a position on The A List: The CDP Climate Performance Leadership Index 2014. The index presents 187 listed companies identified as demonstrating a superior approach to climate change mitigation. It has been produced at the request of 767 investors who represent more than a third of the world’s invested capital by CDP, the international
UnitedHealthcare, IRONKIDS Team up to Energize Florida Youth During Inaugural Fun Run in Miami21 Octobre 2014
UnitedHealthcare and IRONKIDS are teaming up for the inaugural UnitedHealthcare IRONKIDS Miami Fun Run. The Fun Run will begin at 9 a.m. at Bayfront Park - 301 Biscayne Blvd. in Miami.
Pills Meet Plants: Cigna Foundation Funds New York Botanical Garden Scientist’s Work; Project Will Improve Immigrant Health Care21 Octobre 2014
BLOOMFIELD, Conn. & BRONX, N.Y.
The Cigna Foundation announced a $100,000 World of Difference grant to The New York Botanical Garden to improve health care for New York’s immigrant Latino and Caribbean communities.
Limoneira Hosts Sustainability Exchange21 Octobre 2014
SANTA PAULA, Calif.
On October 15th and 16th, growers and distributors of Ventura County invited fresh produce industry members into their backyards for the Ventura County Sustainability Exchange. This unique collaborative event brought together top growers from throughout the region to put Ventura County on the map and showed the industry why it is the one-stop-shop for sustainably grown produce. “Buyers from all over the country were impressed to see the substantial investme
Milestone Year for KKR's Green Portfolio Program, Delivering Nearly $1.2 Billion in Financial Impact Since 2008 With Record Number of Companies Reporting21 Octobre 2014
KKR, a leading global investment firm, today announced the sixth year of results from its Green Portfolio Program (GPP): nearly $1.2 billion in avoided costs and added revenue, as well as more than 2.3 million metric tons of GHGs avoided between 2008 and 2013. "This is an important milestone for the Green Portfolio Program," said Henry Kravis, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, KKR. " Seeing such a significant financial impact as an outcome of improving environmental factors is
Siemens Foundation Announces Contenders for the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology20 Octobre 2014
The Siemens Foundation today recognized the semifinalists and regional finalists of the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, the nation’s premier research competition for high school students. 97 regional finalists are invited to advance to the next round of the competition, where they will vie for one of the most prestigious science honors awarded to high school students. 408 semifinalists were also announced. “The remarkable projects submitt
The Winner of 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize is…20 Octobre 2014
The winner of 2014 Nestlé CSV Prize is…
Grow Financial Grows the Greater Good with “Grow Your Own Salsa” Campaign20 Octobre 2014
Grow Financial, one of the leading Credit Unions in the nation, announces a Growing the Greater Good campaign in collaboration with the Tampa Bay Times titled “Grow Your Own Salsa”.
Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation Present Wounded Iraq Veteran with Mortgage-Free Home20 Octobre 2014
Wells Fargo and Military Warriors Support Foundation will donate a mortgage-free home to a Marine veteran and his family, highlighting the Mortgage Bankers Association's commitment to veterans.
Pepperdine University 2014 SEER Symposium Highlights Positive Entrepreneurship20 Octobre 2014
Pepperdine University 2014 SEER Symposium Highlights Positive Entrepreneurship
Legacy Health Nurses Receive DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses17 Octobre 2014
WEST LINN, Ore.
Nurses from Legacy Health’s six facilities received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare, at a ceremony today.
GTxcel Proudly Announces New Website16 Octobre 2014
GTxcel is excited to announce the new and improved www.gtxcel.com. GTxcel is an industry leader in digital publishing and wants to share all the knowledge and best practices we have learned with anyone and everyone who comes to the new site. The website features a brand new, easy to use design as well as new product offerings and features to our suite of products under the Unified Publishing Platform. “This design is cleaner, clearer and starts to talk more ab
Sustainable Brands Releases 2015 Global Event Calendar16 Octobre 2014
Sustainable Brands recently announced its 2015 global events calendar. Speaker nominations and sponsorship opportunities are now available. Mark your calendar.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 8, 2014 – October 15, 2014)16 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 8, 2014 – October 15, 2014. ROSEMONT, Ill. -- Support for Dairy Sustainability Efforts Broadens (October 15, 2014 12:43 PM) Source: The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy TAMPA, Fla. -- Laser Spine Institute’s Give & Grub Food Truck Celebrates First Community Giveback Milestone with Tampa Boys & Girls Club (October 15, 2014 11:38 AM) Source: Laser Spine Institute
Support for Dairy Sustainability Efforts Broadens15 Octobre 2014
The Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy announced new sponsors for the 2015 U.S. Dairy Sustainability Awards, including McDonald's Corporation, and the judging panel, with experts from farm to table.
Laser Spine Institute’s Give & Grub Food Truck Celebrates First Community Giveback Milestone with Tampa Boys & Girls Club15 Octobre 2014
Laser Spine Institute is hosting its first community giveback event with its Give & Grub food truck in partnership with the Zonta Boys & Girls Club on Oct. 17.
Lather Up: Dow Helps Deliver Breakthrough Hygiene Solution15 Octobre 2014
Washing hands with soap is a proven way to prevent the spread of life-threatening diseases, especially among children. In fact, nearly 2 million children under the age of 5 die each year from infectious diseases. In recognition of Global Handwashing Day, Dow is shining a light on its technology leadership through a research and development collaboration with Lifebuoy™ soap from Unilever that is expected to deliver a positive impact on health and hygiene around t
Toray Plastics (America) Launches Second Cogeneration Power Facility15 Octobre 2014
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I.
Toray Plastics (America)’s extensive sustainability program now includes a second cogeneration system. Its creation is an example of the power of collaboration between business and government.
World’s Leading Producers of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Launch International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD)15 Octobre 2014
The International Center for Alcohol Policies and the Global Alcohol Producers Group are joining to form the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, and Ann Keeling will serve as CEO.
EcoPlanet Bamboo Signs Ancient Forest Friendly Policy with Canopy and commits to develop eco-appropriate fabrics15 Octobre 2014
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
Canopy is pleased today to announce that innovative leader EcoPlanet Bamboo has committed to a sourcing policy designed to offer a more sustainable option for clothing brands seeking alternatives to ancient and endangered forest fibres. This marks a shift for Canopy, whose traditional focus has been on users and producers of forest products such as pulp and paper. In contrast, EcoPlanet Bamboo is not harvesting or using trees but is the largest glob
Panasonic Signs Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership Agreement15 Octobre 2014
Panasonic Corporation announced it has signed an Official Worldwide Paralympic Partnership agreement with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for six years to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
BGE Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month in Support of Diverse and Inclusive Communities, Customers and Employees14 Octobre 2014
In celebration and support of the 2014 National Hispanic Heritage Month, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) recently wrapped up a series of events for employees and customers in recognition of the contributions, traditions and cultures of Hispanic Americans. BGE’s long-standing commitment to diversity and inclusion involves supporting the communities the company serves through philanthropic giving, volunteer programs and economic development. Throughout 2014, B
CH2M HILL Supports Skills and Employment Training in Great Yarmouth14 Octobre 2014
CH2M HILL was delighted to have sponsored and attended the Great Yarmouth Jobs Fair this week, Friday 10 October. The event, which was hosted by local Member of Parliament Brandon Lewis MP, was the second jobs fair held in Great Yarmouth in partnership with CH2M HILL following the success of the previous event in March 2014 which saw over 500 jobseekers through the doors. The fair, held at Great Yarmouth Racecourse, saw local businesses and recruiters meet with potentia
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company Releases 2013 Sustainability Report13 Octobre 2014
Cooper Tire & Rubber Company has released its 2013 corporate social responsibility and sustainability report—“Responsibility the Cooper Way.” The second annual report conforms to international reporting protocol and is available on the company’s corporate website at http://coopertire.com/Corporate-Responsibility.aspx. “As Cooper celebrates our 100th year in the tire industry, we recognize that our success is the product of an enduring legacy of hard work, ing
Mississippi 4-H Youth and UnitedHealthcare Bring Healthy “Pedal-Powered” Smoothies to Mississippi State Fair to Promote Healthy, Active Lifestyles11 Octobre 2014
Mississippi 4-H youth and UnitedHealthcare bring healthy “pedal-powered” smoothies to Mississippi State Fair to promote healthy, active lifestyles.
BGE and ENERGY STAR® Team Up to Kick Off the #ChangeTheWorld Tour with Energy Efficiency Upgrades and an Unveiling of a Complete Makeover of the Edgewood Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County10 Octobre 2014
The future of the Edgewood Branch of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Harford County is now even brighter, thanks to a complete energy efficient lighting and interior and exterior building makeover project. This three-day community service project was led by Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE), enabled by customers through the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® and in support of EmPOWER Maryland, nationally recognized ENERGY STAR® partners, The Home Depot, and Samsun
Thousands of Prudential Financial employees to participate in 20th annual Global Volunteer Day10 Octobre 2014
On Saturday, October 11, 2014, thousands of Prudential Financial employees, along with their families, friends and clients, will participate in the company’s 20th annual Global Volunteer Day. Teams of volunteers around the world will lend their time and talent to community service activities with nonprofit organizations where employees have a passion. Over the past 20 years, approximately 500,000 people have participated in over 12,000 community projects around th
ACE Organizes Third Annual Regional ‘Day of Service’ in Asia Pacific10 Octobre 2014
ACE Group organizes its third annual Regional ‘Day of Service’ in Asia Pacific. Over 1,000 employees across the region will take part in various charitable projects during the week of 13-17 October.
Global Sustainable Brands Community Leaders to Gather in London for Purpose-Driven Brand Innovation Conference09 Octobre 2014
Sustainable Brands announces program details for pan-European conference, SB'14 London on November 3-5. Speakers include: Heineken, B&Q, Desso, Barclays, BASF, Marks & Spencer among others.
UnitedHealthcare Provides $5.1 Million to Build Affordable-Housing Community in Boston’s Jamaica Plain Neighborhood for People Struggling with Homelessness09 Octobre 2014
UnitedHealthcare is investing $5.1 million to help finance and build Walnut Avenue Apartments, a new affordable-housing development project in Boston’s Jamaica Plain Neighborhood.
New Nanotechnology Study Serves as Investor Guide to Key Issues and Corporate Disclosures09 Octobre 2014
New Nanotechnology Study Serves as Investor Guide to Key Issues, Corporate Disclosures. Rapidly Growing $3 Trillion Global Industry, But Health, Environmental Concerns
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (October 1, 2014 – October 8, 2014)09 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of October 1, 2014 – October 8, 2014. FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- CSC Reports FY 2014 Annual Corporate Responsibility Progress (October 08, 2014 08:30 AM) Source: CSC ZURICH & NEW YORK -- RepRisk and GEC Risk Advisory Announce Strategic Partnership (October 08, 2014 01:00 AM) Source: RepRisk TORRANCE, Calif. -- Historic Kubota Dealer Meeting Set to Take Place in Nashville; Local Cha
CSC Reports FY 2014 Annual Corporate Responsibility Progress08 Octobre 2014
FALLS CHURCH, Va.
CSC Reports FY 2014 Annual Corporate Responsibility Progress
RepRisk and GEC Risk Advisory Announce Strategic Partnership08 Octobre 2014
ZURICH & NEW YORK
RepRisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, and GEC Risk Advisory, the global governance, risk, integrity and reputation advisory firm.
Historic Kubota Dealer Meeting Set to Take Place in Nashville; Local Charity Selected to Receive Company Support07 Octobre 2014
Kubota officials are arriving in Nashville for the company’s 2014 Dealer Meeting. Dealers and employees from the U.S. and Canada will convene October 12-16 for several new product introductions.
Western Union and the Western Union Foundation Respond to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa07 Octobre 2014
Western Union and the Western Union Foundation Respond to Ebola Outbreak in West Africa
Bank of America Recognized for Climate Change Leadership07 Octobre 2014
Bank of America was recognized recently in four prominent sustainability rankings and awards that measure, rank and report on the performance of companies that are considered sustainability leaders: The 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Change Report acknowledged the company for its leadership and transparency on climate change with a Disclosure score of “100” and a Performance score of “A.” The group included Bank of America in both the Carbon Disclosure Leadership
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund Enhancements Offer Donors Greater Efficiency and Flexibility07 Octobre 2014
Bank of America today announced enhancements to its Charitable Gift Fund designed to help donors increase the efficiency and strategic impact of their charitable giving. One of the industry’s largest and fastest-growing donor-advised funds, the Fund’s innovative online portal now offers a more intuitive user experience that enables donors to easily research charities, track philanthropic activity and align gifting with personal goals and investing strategies. Specific
MetLife Technologists Refurbish and Donate Desktops to Families of Raleigh-Area Veterans07 Octobre 2014
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MetLife technologists refurbish and donate desktops to families of Raleigh-area veterans
Staples Inc. Named to Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 11th Straight Year06 Octobre 2014
Staples, Inc. (Nasdaq: SPLS) announced today that it has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the 11th straight year. The annual Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (“DJSI”) review is released by S&P Dow Jones Indices, one of the world’s leading providers of financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. The DJSI follow a best-in-class approach, including companies across al
Walmart Announces New Commitment to a Sustainable Food System at Global Milestone Meeting06 Octobre 2014
"Paving a sustainable future for food is necessary for society and our business." -Doug McMillon
Sam’s Club® Helps Members and the Public Prepare for Upcoming Flu Season with Low Price Promise06 Octobre 2014
Sam’s Club announced today that the flu shots for the 2014-2015 flu season are now available to Sam’s Club members as well as the public at pharmacy locations nationwide.1 In an effort to encourage the public to get their seasonal flu shots, Sam’s Club is making vaccinations as affordable as possible by matching the price of any competitor with their low price promise.2 Accepting walk-ins and appointments, Sam’s Club will be offering the standard three strain
Cracker Barrel Foundation Sponsors Military Retreat in Nashville04 Octobre 2014
The Cracker Barrel Foundation is sponsoring an Operation Purple® Family Retreat in Nashville, Tenn., as part of an ongoing partnership with the National Military Family Association (NMFA) to provide reintegration support to military families. The retreat provides military servicemen and women returning from active duty with the opportunity to reconnect as a family. The retreat is being held this weekend at the Joe C. Davis Outdoor Center in Nashville. Earlier
Merck Congratulates Ecuador as Second Country to Receive PAHO/WHO Verification of Elimination of River Blindness03 Octobre 2014
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J.
Merck Congratulates Ecuador as Second Country to Receive PAHO/WHO Verification of Elimination of River Blindness.
Corporate Social Responsibility Weekly Recap (September 24, 2014 – October 1, 2014)02 Octobre 2014
The following releases focus on Corporate Social Responsibility and moved during the week of September 24, 2014 – October 1, 2014. NORWALK, Conn. -- Nurturing Decades of Social Responsibility, Xerox Releases 2014 Report on Global Citizenship (October 01, 2014 12:30 PM) Source: Xerox NEW YORK -- Danica & GoDaddy ‘Go Pink’ to ‘Put the Brakes’ on Breast Cancer (October 01, 2014 09:00 AM) Source: GoDaddy ATLANTA -- Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Team up to Br
ADDING MULTIMEDIA Duracell Pledges Commitment to Powering More Communities in Times of Disaster01 Octobre 2014
The Duracell Power Forward program, known for donating batteries to those affected by natural disaster since 2011, is expanding its fleet and joining forces with The Weather Channel and Ready.gov to reach more people, more quickly during devastating storms. With the addition of new vehicles and hubs in New Orleans, San Francisco, and St. Louis, the fleet’s goal is to reach any storm site in the continental U.S. within 24 hours. “Being in the battery business, we
UnitedHealthcare Employees Donate Food, Everyday Necessities for Month-Long Campaign to Support Catalyst Domestic Violence Services' Emergency Shelter01 Octobre 2014
UnitedHealthcare employees and Chico Chamber of Commerce highlighted October’s Domestic Violence Awareness month by delivering food and everyday items for Catalyst Domestic Violence Services’ shelter.
Nurturing Decades of Social Responsibility, Xerox Releases 2014 Report on Global Citizenship01 Octobre 2014
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) released its 2014 Report on Global Citizenship, which summarizes the company’s progress toward a sustainable enterprise for its own operations and those of its customers.
Danica & GoDaddy ‘Go Pink’ to ‘Put the Brakes’ on Breast Cancer01 Octobre 2014
Once again this year Danica Patrick’s No. 10 GoDaddy Chevrolet will trade its iconic “GoDaddy green” paint scheme for bright pink to promote breast cancer awareness, but this year the car will also include names of people impacted by the disease. As part of GoDaddy’s “Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer” campaign, which started last month, names of people impacted by the disease are being placed on Danica’s Sprint Cup car for the October 26th Martinsville race. Anyone who
Project Sunshine and UnitedHealth Group Team up to Bring a Day of Fun and Laughter to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta30 Septembre 2014
Volunteers from UnitedHealth Group and rookie players from the Atlanta Falcons brought a carnival-themed party to the patients and families at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
AGCO Publishes 2013 Sustainability Report30 Septembre 2014
The 2013 Sustainability Report is an executive summary that provides an overview of AGCO’s progress highlights in environmental and social challenges material to the company and its stakeholders.
Leading Producers of Beer, Wine, and Spirits Launch Digital Guiding Principles30 Septembre 2014
Thirteen of the world’s leading producers of beer, wine, and spirits launched today the Digital Guiding Principles (DGPs), the first-ever set of global guidelines for beverage alcohol producers’ online marketing and social media use. The DGPs require the content of any online marketing to meet the same high standards that apply to traditional marketing activities. The launch event, hosted by the International Center for Alcohol Policies (ICAP; www.icap.org), was atten
Praxair Recognized as Leader in Climate Change Reporting for Seventh Consecutive Year30 Septembre 2014
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) was named to the 2014 CDP S&P 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index (CDLI) for the seventh consecutive year, one of only three companies on the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index (S&P 500) to achieve this distinction. Praxair received a perfect score of 100 on the CDLI, the only company in the Materials sector to do so. The ranking recognizes the company’s long-standing global commitment to growth through resource productivity and
Injured Veterans to Cycle 465 Miles from San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles for 2014 UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge29 Septembre 2014
PALO ALTO, Calif.
Injured veterans and their supporters will set off on Sunday, Oct. 5, on the UnitedHealthcare Ride 2 Recovery California Challenge, a seven-day, 465-mile bicycle ride from Palo Alto to Los Angeles.
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Kenya, South Africa and Argentina29 Septembre 2014
TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Kenya, South Africa and Argentina