$700 million debt offering marks the fourth D&I transaction by a Duke Energy franchise
CHARLOTTE, N.C., August 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy Progress, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has successfully closed a $700 million debt offering with the help of seven diverse and minority-owned financial firms.
I met John Hope Bryant a few years ago, and we had a conversation I’ll never forget. He and I had an opportunity to sit down one-on-one to discuss our passion for financial empowerment, and it was a meeting of the minds, so to speak.
But truth be told, every day is Financial Awareness Day at Junior Achievement (JA). For decades, the non-profit has worked to equip tomorrow's leaders – students in elementary school through high school – with financial and entrepreneurial tools to build meaningful careers and successful lives.
The contract has been awarded through USAID’s Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative and represents a public-private partnership as it brings together additional funding from Qualcomm® Wireless Reach™, the company’s strategic corporate responsibility program. The Women Entrepreneurs Amplifying Ventures and Economics (WEAVE) program will leverage Qualcomm-enabled digital technology to support and empower 15,000 women entrepreneurs running small and growing businesses (SGBs) in Vietnam and Indonesia.
by J.P. Kloninger, Whole Planet Foundation North America Program Manager
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines poverty as “the state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.” However, what is “usual” or “socially acceptable” can vary quite a bit from one person, family, or community to the next, and certainly from one country to the next. We are thus compelled to use some sort of criteria or thresholds, formally or informally, to help us define poverty as it exists in different contexts.
President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit
TORONTO, /3BL Media/ - At the inaugural BlackNorth Initiative Summit, Scotiabank reaffirmed its commitment to combatting racism and discrimination of all forms to enable better futures for its employees, customers and communities at large.
Greg D. Carmichael | Chairman, President and CEO at Fifth Third Bank
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Financial education helps build stronger communities. This is why Fifth Third Bank has invested over the years in various financial education programs to meet the needs of all age groups, from elementary school students to adults. With the dedication and volunteer efforts of our employees, and partnerships with organizations like EVERFI and University of Cincinnati The Alpaugh Family Economics Center at UC, we have educated already 2.5 million people - and many more to come.