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Canada-Based Social Enterprise Experiences Recycling and Job Creation Success
Calgary-based container pick-up social enterprise, the Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research, is experiencing success with its recycling venture. To date, the social business has...more

Restaurant Workers Face Tremendous Child Care Challenges
A study by the Restaurant Opportunities Center United (ROC) entitled "The Third Shift", findings show that the high cost of child care, scarcity of child care assistance, and narrow access to care...more

HHS Provides $2.8 Million to Help Veterans Advance in Nursing Careers
The US Department of Health and Human Services awards $2.8 million grants to help more than 1,000 veterans become nurses. The grants will enable more than a thousand veterans get baccalaureate...more

Community Development Summit to Reach Across Boundaries and Unite Cities
Officials and representatives of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Cleveland and other cities participated in a community development summit, themed Reaching Across Boundaries, held at Pittsburgh. The summit...more

Atlanta Works to Put Hundreds of Homeless into Homes
An Atlanta initiative aims to help hundreds of homeless veterans and other chronically homeless people get off the streets and into homes of their own. Atlanta's efforts in tackling homelessness...more

Recreation Center Project Represents Community Approach to Economic Development
The Pagosa Springs Community Development Corporation proposes a Town Recreation Center during a community conversation, which will depict a new grassroots, community approach to community and...more

Orange Foundation Supports Hartavan New Community Development Project Launch
Orange Foundation announced the launch of an initiative under the name of One Village to help the comprehensive development of rural communities. The first project will be implemented in Hartavan...more

The Emergence of Social Intrapreneurs
What is a social intrapreneur and why is it emerging? According to Social intrapreneurs are the ones who remain in their companies and deliver business results that score high on financial, social...more

A Neurobiological Trigger May Cause Abusive Parenting
In the quarterly journal Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, report shows that parents who physically abuse their children appear to have a physiological response that triggers more...more

Community Foundation of Greater Flint Rolls Out New Youth Initiative
The Community Foundation of Greater Flint rolls out new youth initiative through its 25th anniversary celebration. The initiative supports young professionals who are interested working for the...more

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Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria

Sustainable Principles for an Innovating Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) released the Nigerian Sustainable Banking Principles, an agreement signed by 34 banks, including the original eight of the nation’s leading banks, that covered nine key areas: environmental and social risk management, environmental and social footprint, human rights, women’s economic empowerment, financial inclusion, environmental and social governance, capacity building, collaborative partnerships and reporting.

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