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Video | Chobani is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation aims to raise $4 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

Infographic | Whole Planet Foundation and Partners Alleviating Global Poverty Through Microcredit

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Every quarter Whole Planet Foundation aggregates field metrics from our microfinance partners who are disbursing and collecting microcredit loans to people living in poverty. With a small loan – the current average first size is $178 - an impoverished entrepreneur has the opportunity to create or expand a home-based business and generate income for herself and her family.  See who we support and view our impact dashboard.

Lessons from Collaboration: How One Nonprofit Scaled Up Nutrition Education

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This article series is sponsored by Walmart and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

BNY Mellon Debuts Service to Evaluate Environmental, Social and Governance Factors in Investment Performance

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NEW YORK, March 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ — BNY Mellon today announced the launch of a range of reporting tools that will enable clients to track their portfolio investments based on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) principles. The new reports are being introduced at a time when an increasing number of institutional investors are exploring how ESG and other types of sustainability data can help them fine-tune their risk management practices and investment decisions.

Scotiabank Invests in Disruption Ventures, Canada's First Private, Female-Founded Venture Fund for Women

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TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Scotiabank and Disruption Ventures today have announced a partnership that will provide women with support to take their business to the next level. The milestone investment will be additive to The Scotiabank Women Initiative, which helps women with access to capital, support from senior business leaders, and education tailored to their needs.

Reducing Emissions at System, Project and Local Levels

Laying the Groundwork for Low-Carbon Sustainable Development and Entrepreneurship
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VMware pioneers solutions that help build a low-carbon economy that’s radically more efficient. By creating advanced technology, we break down barriers to enable low-carbon growth with the potential to transform how businesses, governments and communities meet their energy needs. Our long-term focus is changing the world’s relationship with energy and how we use it. That starts with creating solutions that reduce carbon emissions at system, project and local levels and finding ways to bridge all three.

Supplier Alliance for Microcredit Partners are Funding Her Future

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This year, Whole Planet Foundation’s Annual Prosperity Campaign aims to raise $4 million dollars to fund people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products. Amplifying this year’s Prosperity Campaign, suppliers to Whole Foods Market in our top giving levels are donating $1.05 million to fund 31,550 opportunities for low-income entrepreneurs around the world to change their own lives.  

Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings Is #FundingHer Future Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings is the founding member of Whole Planet Foundation’s annual $100,000 Fund. To date, Papyrus-Recycled Paper Greetings has donated $600,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit. Microloans are small loans – the current average first loan size supported by Whole Planet Foundation is $178 – with no formal collateral or contract, provided to the world’s poorest people – mostly women - to create or expand a business for the opportunity to pull themselves and their families out of poverty. 

Wells Fargo Invests $18.5 Million in Grants to Ease Small BusinessStress and Expand Access to Capital

Latest Diverse Community Capital funding helps diverse small businesses start and grow across U.S., including Puerto Rico
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SAN FRANCISCO, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ Wells Fargo announced $18.5 million in grants today to nine Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) so they can unlock capital or increase training to diverse small businesses across the U.S. Two CDFIs are receiving awards to continue their work supporting entrepreneurs in Puerto Rico, which is still recovering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Verizon Closes on U.S. Telecom Industry’s First Green Bond to Fund Environmental Initiatives

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NEW YORK, February 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) announced the close of the U.S. telecommunications industry’s first Green Bond.

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