CSR Minute: Pandut + Cisco = LEED Gold HQ; Wharton School + Women's World Banking Center for Microfinance Leadership = Future Plans

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CSR Minute: Pandut + Cisco = LEED Gold HQ; Wharton School + Women's World Banking Center for Microfinance Leadership = Future Plans

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 - 1:32pm

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Hello, I’m Gretchen Siegchrist, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, March 30th:

Panduit, a leading manufacturer of wiring communication products, has partnered with Cisco to build a LEED Gold Certified headquarters. Panduit used Cisco’s Connected Real Estate and Green Practice methods to construct a building which integrates sustainability throughout its structure and systems. By using a larger amount of natural light, re-using rain water captured from the roof, and installing systems to measure and control the amount of energy consumed, Panduit saved 75 cents per square foot in its headquarters’ construction and operation. 

The Wharton School has teamed up with the Women’s World Banking Center for Microfinance Leadership to plan the future of the microfinance industry. At a meeting earlier this month, 22 microfinance leaders from 14 countries met to discuss issues facing the industry, such as regulation, industry standards, and a shift from not-for-profit, government funding to profit-generating private investment. Private investment in microfinance in 2008 totaled $14.8 billion dollars. Microfinance has been especially important in directing start-up funding to women-owned and operated enterprises.  

 

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