Saturday - December 16, 2017

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from U.S. foundations.

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United Nations Foundation Welcomes Peter Sands as Executive Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The United Nations Foundation issued the following news release:

United Nations Foundation President and CEO Kathy Calvin welcomed today the announcement of Peter Sands as the Executive Director of Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Mr. Sands previously led Standard Chartered Bank, where he championed gender equality, and is a research fellow in business and global health at Harvard University.

"On behalf of the United Nations Foundation, congratulations to Peter Sands on his new role as Executive Director of the Global Fund. He brings vital expertise, ... Show Full Article

Oil & Gas Companies Begin Plugging Methane Leaks to Retain Social License to Operate
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Dec. 14 -- As You Sow Foundation issued the following news release:

Today, As You Sow, Boston Common Asset Management, and The Investor Environmental Health Network (IEHN) released a 2017 special edition of the Disclosing the Facts (DTF) scorecard. While the annual DTF scorecard has historically addressed oil and gas company management of environmental and community risks from hydraulic fracturing operations, this year's special edition focuses on the critical risk of methane emissions - a potent contributor to global climate change -- and how companies are managing methane ... Show Full Article

New Report Tracks Global Progress Toward Universal Access to Clean Cooking
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The United Nations Foundation issued the following news release:

A new report released today by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves highlights the continuing progress toward achieving universal adoption of clean cooking by 2030. The Alliance's 2017 Progress Report estimates that a total of 30.8 million clean and/or efficient cookstoves and fuels were distributed in 2016, bringing the total from 2010-2016 to more than 80 million.

"Just a few years ago, it would have been hard to imagine the tremendous progress being made across the clean cooking sector," said Alliance ... Show Full Article

In Search of the Most Community-Minded Companies in the Nation, Points of Light Launches Survey for the 2018 Civic 50
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- Points of Light (formerly the Points of Light Institute) issued the following news release:

This week, Points of Light opened the survey for the 2018 Civic 50, an annual initiative that recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year. Now in its sixth year, the Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in the communities where they do business.

In today's changing times, research has shown 63 percent of consumers ... Show Full Article

Hispanic Access Foundation Issues Statement on Trump Monuments Proclamation
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Dec. 14 -- The Hispanic Access Foundation issued the following statement:

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On the heels of the proclamation from President Trump to reduce Bears Ears National Monument by 85% and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by nearly half, Secretary Zinke has released his report that announces eight more national monuments being targeted for vast reductions and expanded access for mining, drilling or logging. In response, Maite Arce, president and CEO of Hispanic Access Foundation, released the following statement:

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"The Trump Administration's assault on our nation's ... Show Full Article

Dietz Fry Joins the Colorado Health Foundation's Board of Directors
DENVER, Colorado, Dec. 14 -- The Colorado Health Foundation issued the following news release:

The Colorado Health Foundation named Dietz Fry as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Managing Director at Endeavour Capital, Dietz Fry joined the investment team at Endeavour Capital in 2004 after serving with Denver-based investment banking firm, Green Manning & Bunch. Over the past 13 years, Fry focused on expanding Endeavour's presence in the Rocky Mountain Region. He has also served on the board of directors of approximately 10 of the companies Endeavour has invested in, including several ... Show Full Article

Benton Foundation Issues Statement on FCC Restoring Internet Freedom Order
WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 -- The Benton Foundation issued the following statement by Executive Director Adrianne B. Furniss on the Federal Communications Commission's Restoring Internet Freedom order:

On February 26, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission acted decisively to protect the rights of internet users to employ any legal applications, content, devices, and services of their choosing on the broadband networks they rely on.

"Today, the FCC's Republican majority abandons those protections. Their action ignores bipartisan public support for the 2015 rules, displays a flawed and factually ... Show Full Article