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ImpactAssets 50 Highlights Impact Investment Funds

2017-02-20

Philanthropy News Digest ImpactAssets, an independent 501(C)(3) organization connected to the Calvert Foundation, has released the 2016 edition of ImpactAssets50, a searchable database of fund managers representing private debt and equity investments that deliver social and environmental impact as well as financial returns. Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds have been included in the ImpactAssets 50 list every year since its inception. Ben Hecht, president and CEO of Living Cities, said, "funds like ours help impact investors drive better outcomes for low-income Americans."

Zillow adds Slack exec to board, its first female director

2017-02-13

The Seattle Times Zillow Group has added Slack executive April Underwood to its board of directors. Underwood, who is the first woman on Zillow’s board, also co-founded a women-owned angel investing group called #Angels.  “Her extensive experience and unique perspective in technology product development, engineering, innovation and consumer engagement, as well as her deep understanding of the mobile and internet industries, will be a significant asset to Zillow Group’s board of directors,” said Zillow Group co-founder and executive chairman Rich Barton.

What Does It Mean to Practice Local SEO Ethically?

2017-02-13

Street Fight Magazine The Local Search Association (LSA) recently announced a new Digital Marketer Certification Program. As part of their announcement, the LSA notes that small businesses today get an average of 24 calls every month from marketers trying to sell them something. The sheer volume of these solicitations is probably enough to make business owners wary of anyone who approaches them. What tools do business owners have to distinguish between valuable services and spam?  That is a question that LSA Certification is working to address.

Cancer geners hide outside chromosomes

2017-02-08

The San Diego Union Tribune Cancer’s relentless progression and ability to develop drug resistance are some of its most feared characteristics. While treatments succeed at first against certain cancers, the disease can keep recurring — tougher than ever each time until the patient dies. Oncogenes — genes with cancer-promoting variations — drive this remorseless process. And despite increasingly powerful tools to study cancer genetics and treat chemotherapy resistance, some cancers keep outpacing researchers’ best efforts. A team led by Paul Mischel of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research, San Diego, has found out how this happens.

The top 20 employee benefits and perks, according to Glassdoor

2017-02-07

Mashable Unlimited vacation and ping-pong tables won't solve every workplace problem, but employee perks and benefits still can help with the mood at an office. Jobs site Glassdoor released a list of 20 companies that are offering unique perks. The list — not ranked by quality — was based on the hundreds of thousands of benefits reviews shared by employees on the site.

An Interview With...David Lyon, Capsugel

2017-02-01

Pharmaceutical Outsourcing Capsugel’s Director of Research David Lyon discussed in an interview with Pharmaceutical Outsourcing new products on the market and how the fast-growing adoption of spray-dried intermediate (SDI) is increasing the pressure to rapidly develop prototype pre-clinical and clinical formulations so drug products can be seamlessly brought to commercial scale. David also touched on the importance of understanding the development and scale-up pathways for SDI progression.