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2013-06-18 12:28:02

Competition discovers 10 top innovations that are transforming the livelihoods of informal workers NEW YORK, June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation has selected 10 Winners of the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in search of solutions that improve livelihoods for poor or vulnerable workers in the world's informal economies - the business enterprises and jobs that exist partially or completely outside of government regulation....

2013-06-12 16:22:25

Natural Resource Economist to Lead Ecosystems Work NEW YORK, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today that Dr. Fred Boltz has been appointed to the role of Managing Director and will lead the Foundation's global work related to ecosystems. Dr. Boltz will be based in New York. Dr. Boltz, a natural resource economist by training, has more than 20 years of experience in sustainable development, environmental...

2013-05-06 12:22:00

NEW YORK, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Fellows for the 2013 Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellowship Program on Social Innovation. The Fellowship Program brings together a diverse group of 18 leaders who are committed to integrating social innovation into their work, and interested in addressing the root causes of problems affecting poor or vulnerable populations by transforming the systems we live in - political,...

2013-04-03 12:29:19

Human Clinical Trials to Begin MORGANTOWN, W.Va., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) at West Virginia University has entered into a strategic Joint Product Development and Commercialization Agreement with Neurotrope BioScience in the field of neurodegenerative disease. The central focus of this collaboration will be to advance novel diagnostic and therapeutic technologies developed at BRNI that have shown exceptional promise in...

2013-03-12 12:24:25

Book Explores the Vivid Stories and Fascinating Characters that Helped Shape the Foundation and Modern Philanthropy; Includes Foreword by President Bill Clinton Online Exhibit Tells the Story of the Foundation's First Hundred Years through Primary Documents, Photographs and Film NEW YORK, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Centennial activities, The Rockefeller Foundation took a bold step today towards sharing its expertise with the world through the release of the...

2013-03-06 12:24:39

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vin Cipolla, president of The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS), today announced that the 2013 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal Gala will honor Dr. Judith Rodin, President, and David Rockefeller, Jr., Board Chair, The Rockefeller Foundation, on the occasion of the 100(th) anniversary of its founding, for its outstanding contributions to New York City, and in recognition of its steadfast support of global and local innovations that address...

2013-03-05 16:22:25

NEW YORK, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $2 million grant to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society in support of the Health & Ecosystems: Analysis of Linkages (HEAL) initiative. This grant will support two of HEAL's five core modules enabling the Wildlife Conservation Society and its partners to conduct work in Southeast Asia and Madagascar that examines the relationships between conserved ecosystems and several dimensions...

2013-02-11 16:25:08

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Press Club Newsmakers Committee will host former American International Group, Inc. (AIG) CEO Maurice R. "Hank" Greenberg at a Newsmaker forum in the Club's Zenger Room at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 21(st), in the National Press Building, 529 14(th) St. NW, Washington, D.C. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080917/NPCLOGO) Greenberg will discuss his experiences as a long-time CEO of two of the world's top...

2012-11-30 16:20:23

New Coalition for Fiscal and National Security Chaired by Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the nation edges closer to the fiscal cliff, a group of distinguished defense, economic and foreign policy leaders will issue an urgent call to address the U.S. fiscal situation, identifying it as "the single greatest threat to our national security." The new group, the Coalition for Fiscal and National...

2012-11-19 16:04:21

As a corporate responsibility consultant, Kellie McElhaney publicly criticized Apple's recent appointment of another man to an already all-male executive team. McElhaney's new research goes one step further, indicating that the number of women on a corporate board correlates with a firm's sustainability performance. "While not studied in this paper, the cases of strong ESG performance leading to improved financial and more women in leadership leading to better financial performance has...