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Shaping a future of sustainable trade: The Foreign Trade Association becomes amfori

The Foreign Trade Association is now amfori, the organisation for trade with purpose.

 Jan 2018

Brussels, 15 January 2018 - As the world continues to change faster and more fundamentally than ever before, expectations toward businesses are increasing. It’s no longer enough to deliver high-quality products at low prices with good availability. They need to be delivered in a way ...

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EU Bank commits support for new UN strategy and welcomes reform plans

 Jan 2018
  • Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB), meets with UN Secretary General António Guterres in New York to discuss cooperation and the importance of multilateral action.
  • EIB pledges support for reaching Sustainable Development Goals under the new UN strategy with proposals to strengthen ...
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IFC Becomes Anchor Investor in Partech Africa—Largest VC Fund Focused on Africa

 Jan 2018

Washington, D.C., January 18, 2018—IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has helped Partech Ventures launch a €100 million fund that is expected to become the largest venture-capital fund focused on digital-technology start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative will help accelerate an ...

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RSF Social Finance Invests More than $1 Million in Women-Led Social Enterprises

RSF’s Women’s Capital Collaborative supports inspirational entrepreneurs who are having a positive impact on women in Africa, Haiti and the U.S.

 Jan 2018

San Francisco, CA, Jan 18 2018– RSF Social Finance has just invested over $900,000 in four women-led enterprises that are creating opportunities for women and girls around the world: Akola Project, Eu’Genia Shea, Kreyòl Essence and Spotlight: Girls. The investments, in the form ...

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$1.25M Kresge Investment In Chicago Startup Drives New Model For Midwest Climate Change Resilience

 Jan 2018

Press Release, Published January 11, 2018 – CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Fresh Coast Capital, a Midwest-based social enterprise, is filling a market gap by delivering investible green infrastructure projects to municipal governments with the help of new program related investment support from The Kresge Foundation. Rain gardens, bioswales ...

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Twitter and Facebook Face First-Ever Shareholder Resolutions Targeting Online Sexual Harassment, Hate Speech and Fake News

New York State Comptroller and Arjuna Capital File Shareholder Proposals Over Concerns That Weak Policies and Enforcement Threaten Long-Term Shareholder Value

 Jan 2018

New York State Comptroller and Arjuna Capital File Shareholder Proposals Over Concerns That Weak Policies and Enforcement Threaten Long-Term Shareholder Value                     

BOSTON & NEW YORK (January 11, 2018) – Arjuna Capital and the New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced today two groundbreaking shareholder resolutions ...

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Citi is First U.S. Bank to Respond to Shareholder Pressure to Close Gender Pay Gap

 Jan 2018

Citigroup Reaches Historic Agreement in Banking Sector to Disclose Wage Data and Adjust Employee Salaries in Company-wide Effort to Achieve Gender Pay Equity;

Arjuna Capital Withdraws Gender Pay Shareholder Resolution, after BofA, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan, Citi, MasterCard, and AmEx Rejection of Such Proposals in ...

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IIX Supports India-based ERC Eye Care in Securing US$1 Million Investment

 Jan 2018

SINGAPORE, 17 January, 2018 – ERC Eye Care (ERC), an impact enterprise that delivers accessible, affordable and inclusive eye care to low-income persons in Northeast India, has raised a US$1 million pre-Series A round. A consortium of five investors was brought together by Impact Investment ...

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Afrika: Rot-weiß-rote Chancen auf dem Wachstumskontinent

Afrika-Tag der Wirtschaftskammer ermöglicht Erste-Hand-Informationen über diesen attraktiven Zukunftskontinent - Anmeldungen bis 25. Jänner 2018

 Jan 2018

18.01.2018 - Afrika ist mit über 50 Ländern und einer Bevölkerung von über einer Milliarde Menschen riesig und ein Wachstumskontinent. Flächenmäßig ist Afrika weit größer als USA, China und Indien zusammen. Über fünf Prozent sollen 2018 die Volkswirtschaften von Äthiopien (7,5%), Ghana (6 ...

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