Economic Empowerment CSR News

Thriving to Succeed – Microfinance Company Empowers Zimbabwean Women to Achieve Financial Independence

Thrive Microfinance tailors finance products to low income women in Zimbabwe which helps them open and grow businesses, afford safe housing and build their economic independence
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HARARE, Zimbabwe, December 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Thrive, a microfinance business based in Harare, Zimbabwe believes in lending that leads to economic growth for women and girls who would ordinarily fail to access financial services from the mainstream financial sector.  Thrive joins Business Call to Action with a commitment that will provide microenterprise loans and borrowing and business management training for 16,500 economically active low-income women and girls.

PayPal’s Commitment to Improving Financial Health

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PayPal is committed to using its platform to democratize financial services and improve financial health. See how PayPal is expanding its products and services to offer their customers more flexibility in how they manage their financial lives.

Learn more about social innovation at PayPal

Women’s Entrepreneurial Empowerment in Ecuador | Erb Institute Impact Project

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The Erb Institute is committed to both social and environmental sustainability and its dual-degree program provides students with the resources and tools to drive business sustainability impact within companies, but also field opportunities that offer meaningful engagement. 

BCtA News Bite November 2018

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Only one month remains of 2018, but we are feeling invigorated after an eventful three months since our last News Bite and looking forward to the year ahead!

SMEs Reporting in Ghana: Sustainability in Action!

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Sustainability reporting can really help companies of all sizes, and anywhere in the world to improve their own processes and publicly demonstrate their responsible business practices. Through its Competitive Business Program and with with the support of SECO (Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs), GRI helped SMEs in Ghana report for the first time. Participating SMEs and GRI learnt that sustainability reporting can lead to clear business benefits for smaller companies in developing countries, and that digital tools can encourage and facilitate reporting. 

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Timberland Receives Best Economic Empowerment Program Award for Work in Haiti

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Timberland’s work to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti was honored recently with the US Chamber of Commerce Citizenship Award for the Best Economic Empowerment Program.

Finance Sector Discovers Social Purpose

by John Howell, Editorial Director & VP of Content, 3BL Media
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We may be heading into the cold, dark days of winter, but my inbox has been glowing red-hot with a blast of news about sustainable finance. Updates are coming from every area of the category, from giant global entities to funds offering niche investment products, and services aimed at millennials and women. The volume and the variety of this news demonstrate that ESG-driven metrics are now becoming widely accepted as material factors in mainstream investment decision-making.

Orlando Homeownership to Get $6.3 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT program will offer homebuyer education plus $15,000 down payment assistance grants available for eligible homebuyers in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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ORLANDO, Fla., November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America, Orlando Neighborhood Improvement Corporation (ONIC), and Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF) today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT® program will launch for Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties with a $6.3 million commitment by Wells Fargo to boost local homeownership.

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