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nuun hydration Runs with Whole Planet Foundation to Fund Microcredit Loans for the World’s Poor

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Whole Planet Foundation welcomes nuun hydration as a new member of the $10,000 Fund and as a sponsor of this year’s Virtual 10K Run, which aims to raise funds for microlending projects in 69 countries. “Our mission at nuun is simple in that ‘we inspire everyone to move more,’” says Kevin Rutherford, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at nuun hydration.

Techstars Atlanta Announces 2017 Class

Program accelerating growth for startups across the Southeast and around the globe
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ATLANTA, July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Techstars Atlanta is presented in partnership with Cox Enterprises and is part of a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed. Today, Techstars Atlanta announced the 10 companies selected to participate in the 2017 program. Applications came from 41 countries around the globe for the 10 coveted spots.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

GRI and Australian Government to Accelerate Investment in the Indo-Pacific

New program "Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting" starts in June
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Starting in June, GRI and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) are launching a new program, ‘Sustainable Trade and Investment through Reporting’ in the Indo-Pacific (STIR Indo-Pacific). The program will target five developing countries in Asia: Bangladesh, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

How Marketing Can Encourage Saving

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Marketing makes us want to buy all kinds of stuff. But can marketing magic make saving more appealing, fun, or even cool?

Virtually everyone would like to retire comfortably and to be free from financial worry on a daily basis. Yet, many people don’t save enough even for unexpected expenses—a proposition that’s even more challenging for low-to-medium income people. Look to a U.S. Federal Reserve Board survey published in May 2016, in which 46 percent of respondents said they couldn’t cover even a $400 emergency expense without selling something or borrowing money.

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

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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.

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.

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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