While the first three installations are in the Eastern region of the Ghana, PEG plans to expand into the island communities in the Volta Region and then into the Northern Region.
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SPECIAL SERIES: The Rise Of The Sharing Economy
Critics said the sharing economy wouldn’t last. Worse, many said it wouldn’t make an impact. But 2013 was clearly a successful year for lodging, transportation and crowdfunding companies that thrived on the collective spirit of community. We’ve amassed a short list of our favorite concepts. Take a look and then leave a comment telling us yours.
Sustainable and responsible investing is an investment discipline that considers environmental, social and corporate governance criteria (ESG) to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact.
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Adweek Creative Director of the Decade Alex Bogusky is preparing to launch an online retail store called the COMMON Marketplace to support socially conscious brands and spur entrepreneurship.
In 2011, ten professors of law sent a petition to the SEC, urging it to require corporations to disclose all significant political spending so shareholders can hold their companies accountable. As of last month, the petition already had garnered more than 640,000 comments – 99.7 percent of which were in support of greater transparency.
Women’s financial empowerment has been a hot topic in recent months. There’s a definite buzz around gender-lens investing and its potential to make more of impact capital. Yet, while the gender lens approach is an exciting step forward for women’s financial empowerment, it isn’t the whole story.
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