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Letter to the Field: Our Evolving Focus

August 2, 2016  Dear Colleagues,  We are thrilled to share with you the evolution of the Foundation’s focus, the result of a period of reflection and learning and, significantly, a reconnecting with the work of the last 25 years and what the world calls us to do now. We are enormously grateful to the many people who shared their time and valuable insights, who pushed us and...

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NCF Comment Letter on the SEC’s Reg S-K

July 19, 2016The Nathan Cummings Foundation recently joined other foundations and institutional investors to call on the SEC to update Regulation S-K to improve reporting of material environmental and social risks in issuers’ filings. In addition to sending its own comment letter, the Foundation joined investors with more than a trillion dollars in assets under management in a Ceres-coordinated letter...

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President’s Letter: Listening and Learning

June 16, 2016Dear Colleagues, In my first six months, I have had the great pleasure of getting to know what is at the heart of the Nathan Cummings Foundation. I have been on a listening tour with our trustees, staff, fellows, and our partners in the field, which will continue in the months ahead. At the end of April, we came together for our spring board meeting, my first as president and CEO. We...

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Loren Harris Joins The Nathan Cummings Foundation

April 19, 2016  Loren Harris, a Philanthropic Leader Devoted to Challenging Racial, Gender and Economic Inequality, Joins Nathan Cummings FoundationThe Nathan Cummings Foundation today announced that Loren S. Harris, a philanthropic leader with more than 20 years experience challenging structural barriers to equality and creating economic opportunity and social inclusion, will join the Foundation as...

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NCF Joins the “Ban the Box” Philanthropy Challenge.

April 11, 2016 On February 29, 2016, the Nathan Cummings Foundation joined more than 40 other members of the Executives’ Alliance for Boys and Men of Color in the “Ban the Box Philanthropy Challenge,”  a pledge to adopt fair chance hiring practices. The Foundation does not ask questions about any criminal records on our application forms for potential employees, and does not otherwise require this...

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Active Ownership vs. Divestment: When Is It Either-Or? Can...

April 7, 2016  On Thursday, April 14th, Philanthropy New York will host a panel discussion exploring active ownership and divestment. The Nathan Cummings Foundation’s experience with active ownership strategies will feature in the panel discussion.  The program will be live-streamed. More details can be found here. 

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Key Formula for Oil Executives’ Pay: Drill Baby Drill

March 22, 2016 Bonuses at many energy companies based on higher oil production, reserves; shareholders seek change"The Nathan Cummings Foundation…has asked Chesapeake to eliminate reserve growth from its pay calculations."Read More (Via the Wall Street Journal)

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NCF Proposal Leads to Positive Changes in Duke Energy’s...

March 14, 2016  March 14, 2016 Following the submission of a shareholder proposal by the Nathan Cummings Foundation, Duke Energy has agreed to expand its sustainability report to include a discussion of its plans for responding to the potential challenges posed by slower load growth and increases in distributed generation. Duke will also include links to information on various scenarios used in its...

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