Economic Empowerment CSR News

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Bring Financial Empowerment Initiative to Families in Kumamoto

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TOKYO, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, introduced “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Everyone” to Kumamoto children and their families at the Hiroyasu Nishi Elementary School on June 2-3.

MetLife Foundation Financial Inclusion at a Glance 2013-2016

MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion grant-making is organized into three broad categories
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As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016 ​

Knowledge.
Grants aimed at increasing low-income people’s capability to make sound financial decisions.

Services.
Grants aimed at ensuring that low-income clients are served by strong institutions that meet their needs.

Insights.
Grants designed to share lessons learned and build the knowledge of the global financial inclusion community.

MetLife Foundation | Sharing What We Learn

The lessons that MetLife Foundation and our grantees learn are shared continuously to improve our work and to advance the knowledge of the global financial inclusion industry.
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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Drive Action

Only by understanding why clients make the decisions they do can the financial inclusion community encourage healthier financial behaviors and design products and services that support healthier choices.
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These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change. 

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Using Technology and Innovation for Impact

To deliver safe, affordable, and convenient financial services at scale, the financial inclusion community must take full advantage of new technologies.
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There is a need to reimagine product design beyond “one size fits all” and experiment with new business models.

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Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing the Sun to Help End Poverty: Q&A with Off Grid Electric

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Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the continent’s population. For those households with access to the grid, only 69 percent experience reliable electricity. Blackouts last for days, often impeding businesses from providing a dependable service or generating a consistent income.

Rise: The View From Cape Town

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In the first of a new series profiling Barclays Rise hubs around the world, we speak to Yasaman Hadjibashi, Group Chief Creation Officer for Barclays Africa Group, about how new banking technology is impacting the continent and what’s in prospect at Barclays’ Cape Town Accelerator.

This year’s Cape Town Barclays Accelerator for innovative fintech companies begins in May. What’s new this year?

Unreasonable Impact | Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow

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Barclays has partnered with the Unreasonable Group to create Unreasonable Impact accelerators around the world. Together, we’re investing in entrepreneurial innovation to create some of the 212 million new jobs it’s estimated our global economy will need by 2020 to tackle expected levels of unemployment*.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises More Than $125 Million for its First Global Impact Fund

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May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised more than $125 million in final commitments for its first global impact fund, PMF Integro Fund I (“Integro” or the “Fund”).  Launched in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing (the “Institute”), Integro invests in private equity funds that offer the potential for compelling financial return while demonstrating positive environmental impact, social impact or both.

The MetLife Foundation is Building Financial Capability

Financial capability means clients know how to manage their finances and have all the right tools to do so. It means they use safe, affordable, and effective financial services to achieve their goals.
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