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Iowa Economic Development Authority has unveiled its Project Alluvion, which will grant $18 million in sales tax rebates for Microsoft to create a data center in West Des Moines. The data center...more



Furloughed Workers Volunteer at Martha\
President Barack Obama approached Martha's Table in Washington, which provides services to low-income children and families, to meet with laid off federal workers who've been volunteering their...more

Sochi 2014 Gathers Thousand Volunteers
Sochi 2014 volunteers have reached a thousand hoping to assist at the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. Sochi 2014 CEO and President Dmitry Chernyshenko states that a volunteer movement is...more

Southside Rides Foundation Gives Second Chance to Ex-Delinquent Youth
Dave Moore of Southside Rides Foundation provides youth, aged 14 to 19 years, a second chance of getting their lives back on track. Moore opens his auto-body repair shop and trains young men and...more

OKC Volunteer Program To Help Fill Health Care Needs For Uninsured
It has recently been reported that political and businessed leaders in Oklahoma City are set to join health care officials in announcing the creation of a new volunteer-driven program to that's...more

Rockefeller Invests $100 Million For Stronger Cities
The Rockefeller Foundation expressed enthusiasm in building up cities to be more stronger and resilient in times of looming disasters. The foundation has committed $100 million directly into city...more

Volunteers Join Beach Clean Up Efforts
Volunteers participate in clean up efforts to search for traces of tar that hit the Galveston Bay due to a large oil spill. Clean up efforts were performed by the volunteers working with the...more

Profit Mastery Course Scholarships Now Available
In collaboration with the Mohave County Economic Development Department, the Bullhead Regional Economic Development Authority is providing scholarships to businesses for their involvement in the...more

Angel Investor Ron Conway Targets Homelessness
Angel investor Ron Conway announces that his Sf.citi association of San Francisco-based tech companies will make Project Homeless Connect its philanthropy focus for the year. Sf.citi company tech...more

Boise/Ada County Housing Authority seeks Volunteer Board Member
The Board of Ada County Commissioners has recently announced that they are seeking for a volunteer to serve on the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Board. Residents who are interested in...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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