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Poverty Stings Despite Nigerian Govt's N3.5trn Social Interventions

More than 70% of Nigerians are living in poverty, according to a new report by the country's National Bureau of Statistics. And while President Muhammadu Buhari's administration has spent more...more

Nicaragua's Budget Will Be Approved With A Focus On Social Investment

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega is known for his anti-American rhetoric, but he's also known for his government's ability to create jobs. That's why when the country's National Assembly...more

MTN Ghana Foundation Wins Four Awards At Sustainability And Social Impact Awards

Ghana's MTN has been named "Best Company in SSI Project of the Year (Socio-Economic), Best Company in Educational Sponsorship Project, Best Company in Economic Empowerment, and Best Company in...more

Why "What comes to mind anytime this company called NSITF (National Social Insurance Trust Fund in Nigeria Must Be Repositioned As Social Insurance

"What comes to mind anytime this company called NSITF (National Social Insurance Trust Fund) comes up in the news? Fraud." That's what a businessman in Nigeria has to say about the country's social...more

Community Foundation Adds Community Investing Program
Foundation: Hutchinson Community Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Topeka Community Foundation

"We are no longer your grandfather's community foundation because when community foundations started, they were basically philanthropic granting organizations," Elizabeth Weese, executive director of...more





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The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published the first of three volumes of its fifth Assessment Report (AR5). The findings of the report show that mainstream businesses have become greener, with an emphasis on reducing carbon emissions which are the key sectors for impact investment.




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