Economic development

TriLinc Global Impact Fund Makes Impact Investments in Africa

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 3:45pm

TriLinc Global Impact Fund, LLC (TriLinc Global Impact Fund or TGIF) announced today that it recently acquired $330,263 of participations in a term loan facility, in Africa.

Key Points: 
  • TriLinc Global Impact Fund, LLC (TriLinc Global Impact Fund or TGIF) announced today that it recently acquired $330,263 of participations in a term loan facility, in Africa.
  • Impact investing is defined as investing with the specific objective of achieving a competitive financial return as well as creating positive, measurable impact in communities across the globe.
  • TGIF is a public non-listed, externally managed, limited liability company that makes impact investments in SMEs, primarily in developing economies, that provide the opportunity to achieve both competitive financial returns and positive measurable impact.
  • In addition, TGIF aggregates and analyzes social, economic, and environmental impact data to track borrowers progress and measure success against stated objectives.

North Carolina Recognizes Clean Energy Week 2021

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 1:56pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with the fifth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) .

Key Points: 
  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has issued a proclamation recognizing September 20-24, 2021 as Clean Energy Week in the state in conjunction with the fifth annual National Clean Energy Week (NCEW) .
  • "Thank you, Governor Cooper for recognizing the important role that clean energy plays in addressing North Carolina's economic and energy needs through your Clean Energy Week proclamation," said Heather Reams, chair of NCEW and executive director of Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES).
  • "Clean Energy Week is a time to learn more about energy efficiency, solar energy, land-based and offshore wind, and other clean energy resources that can power a healthy, sustainable future for all North Carolinians."
  • National Clean Energy Week (NCEW), described by POLITICO as "a veritable who's who of the Clean Energy World," is an annual awareness week to recognize the value of clean energy including abundant job opportunities, economic growth, energy independence, consumer choice, lower energy prices, and a cleaner environment.

CCTV+: Xi calls for global sci-tech innovation cooperation at opening of 2021 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Forum

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 10:06am

BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global cooperation in scientific and technological innovation at the Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing on Friday.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global cooperation in scientific and technological innovation at the Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing on Friday.
  • Addressing the forum's opening ceremony via video link, Xi said countries in the world should ramp up sci-tech opening-up and cooperation, and explore approaches and means to tackle pivotal global issues through concerted efforts in sci-tech innovation.
  • "China attaches great importance to sci-tech innovation and has been committed to global cooperation in this regard.
  • China supports Zhongguancun to start a new round of reforms, accelerate the building of a world-class sci-tech park, and make new contributions to global sci-tech innovation and cooperation.

CCTV+: Xi calls for global sci-tech innovation cooperation at opening of 2021 Zhongguancun (ZGC) Forum

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 9:52am

BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global cooperation in scientific and technological innovation at the Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing on Friday.

Key Points: 
  • BEIJING, Sept. 25, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Chinese President Xi Jinping called for global cooperation in scientific and technological innovation at the Zhongguancun Forum in Beijing on Friday.
  • Addressing the forum's opening ceremony via video link, Xi said countries in the world should ramp up sci-tech opening-up and cooperation, and explore approaches and means to tackle pivotal global issues through concerted efforts in sci-tech innovation.
  • "China attaches great importance to sci-tech innovation and has been committed to global cooperation in this regard.
  • China supports Zhongguancun to start a new round of reforms, accelerate the building of a world-class sci-tech park, and make new contributions to global sci-tech innovation and cooperation.

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Announces One Million Dollars In Aid For Communities in The Bay Area and Beyond

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:58pm

Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' support will allow Sweet Relief to provide hundreds of new grants of up to $1,000 to musicians and workers.

Key Points: 
  • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass' support will allow Sweet Relief to provide hundreds of new grants of up to $1,000 to musicians and workers.
  • This year, grants will honor HSB's long connection to the San Francisco Bay Area and New Orleans, which are both focal points of this year's festival and centers of roots music.
  • Support from organizations like Hardly Strictly Bluegrass guarantees our future by investing in our present."
  • Last year's Hardly Strictly Bluegrass relief was focused on Bay Area venues that had been shut down by shelter-in-place, had no government aid in sight at that time, and needed an immediate and urgent lifeline.

Charles and Elizabeth Duva's Seed Gift Kicks Off $5 Million Embry-Riddle Fundraising Initiative to Promote Entrepreneurs, Innovation

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 8:00pm

The gift will kick-start an ambitious $5 million Embry-Riddle fundraising initiative to elevate the school's Launch Your Venture competition.

Key Points: 
  • The gift will kick-start an ambitious $5 million Embry-Riddle fundraising initiative to elevate the school's Launch Your Venture competition.
  • As lead benefactors, the Duvas will help transform Launch Your Venture into the world's top aviation and aerospace competition for entrepreneurs.
  • The annual contest supports startups with game-changing ideas to advance the aviation, aerospace and engineering industries.
  • Since 2017, the Launch Your Venture competition has rewarded aspiring entrepreneurs ready to scale up promising, disruptive new technologies.

During the month of September and Climate Week, Natura promotes dialogue on corporate governance for positive impact and launches platform to track deforestation in real-time

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 7:02pm

International participants included Margarita Ducci, executive director of the Global Compact Network, Chile, and Maria Laura Tinelli, founder of Acrux Partners.

Key Points: 
  • International participants included Margarita Ducci, executive director of the Global Compact Network, Chile, and Maria Laura Tinelli, founder of Acrux Partners.
  • For the executive "we urgently need to put effective measures to contain the impacts of the crisis into practice.
  • The crisis is serious, but conscious hope mobilizes, increases our capacity for joint cooperation and helps us reconnect with nature", he stressed.
  • One of the initiatives that confirm a company's effective environmental responsibility and social impact is B Corp certification.

Futurpreneur Partners With Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council to Foster Inclusive Supply Chain and Mentorship Opportunities

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 2:30pm

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Futurpreneur , Canadas only national, non-profit organization providing financing, mentorship, and resources to young, aspiring entrepreneurs, today announced its partnership with the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC).

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Futurpreneur , Canadas only national, non-profit organization providing financing, mentorship, and resources to young, aspiring entrepreneurs, today announced its partnership with the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council (CAMSC).
  • CAMSC facilitates the growth of Aboriginal and minority-owned businesses by connecting them to procurement opportunities with companies and governments committed to a diverse and inclusive supply chain.
  • The partnership, which connects diverse businesses within the Futurpreneur ecosystem with certification and networking opportunities amongst CAMSCs members, is focused on balancing the diversity equation for small businesses through inclusive supply chain and mentorship opportunities.
  • Futurpreneur is a founding member of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance, the Canadian member of Youth Business International, and the Canadian host of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Package Delivers Investments District Two Voters Want

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:45pm

More than two-thirds of voters say they want their member of Congress to support the infrastructure plan.

Key Points: 
  • More than two-thirds of voters say they want their member of Congress to support the infrastructure plan.
  • Climate-oriented policies in the bipartisan infrastructure bill had broad acceptance among the respondents, including respondents who self-identified as Republicans.
  • Nebraska Republican Sen. Deb Fischer cited the bipartisan nature of the proposal when she cast her "yes" vote last month.
  • The potential economic benefits of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, such as providing job training, were also popular among respondents.

Crown Holdings Expands North American Footprint with New Beverage Can Plant in Mesquite, Nevada

Friday, September 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

YARDLEY, Pa., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown), reported today that its previously announced Southwestern United States aluminum beverage can manufacturing facility will be located in Mesquite, Nevada.

Key Points: 
  • YARDLEY, Pa., Sept. 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK) (Crown), reported today that its previously announced Southwestern United States aluminum beverage can manufacturing facility will be located in Mesquite, Nevada.
  • This facility improves the Company's ability not only to serve existing customers in the Western United States, but also to support growth of new beverage introductions in aluminum cans.
  • "Consumers continue to seek beverage options predominantly in cans and are increasingly aware of the sustainability benefits of the aluminum can.
  • Thomas T. Fischer, Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs, (215) 552-3720
    Jon Beam, Director of Marketing, CROWN Beverage Packaging North America, (215) 698-5248