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Front Line Financial Inclusion: Whole Planet Field Officer Appreciation Award – Asia/Pacific

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“Microfinance has always been a high-touch business, with personal contact playing an indispensable role in the delivery of financial services for low-income clients. Human relationships and values like trust and empathy are crucial in determining whether a microfinance institution (MFI) will be able to grow and remain sustainable.

Igniting a World of Opportunity: Moody’s Details Global CSR Accomplishments

Moody’s continues work to open the door to a better future and highlights progress on environmental, social and governance initiatives.
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May 6, 2019—Moody’s Corporation’s newly published annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights initiatives underscoring its commitment to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the environment.

Sacramento Homeownership to Get $6 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program will offer $20,000 down payment assistance grants and homebuyer education for eligible Sacramento County and West Sacramento residents; special parameters for veterans, military, teachers and first responders
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 1, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), NeighborWorks® America and its local network member, NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center Sacramento Region, today announced an additional $6 million donation by Wells Fargo to boost homeownership through the NeighborhoodLIFT® program for Sacramento County and the city of West Sacramento.

Reporting 3.0 Announces Conference Keynoters Led by Doughnut Economics Author Kate Raworth and UN Global Compact CEO Lise Kingo

Full Program for 6th International Reporting 3.0 Conference Released
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April 30, 2019 /3BL Media/ — They say the best conferences serve up doughnuts – Doughnut Economics, that is!

Reporting 3.0 is excited to announce the Keynote Speakers and Full Program for the 6th International Reporting 3.0 Conference, headlined by:

Are Americans Financially Healthy?

A groundbreaking study takes a holistic view
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– PART OF WHAT MAKES THE U.S. FINANCIAL HEALTH PULSE ENDEAVOR SO ROBUST is that each report will examine four pillars of financial health: saving, spending, borrowing and planning. “It’s similar to evaluating physical health,” says Evelyn Stark, the assistant vice president of financial health for MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of CFSI’s financial health work. “You can’t just look at a single factor like blood pressure or cholesterol. You need to look at a range of financial measures and say, ‘What do these tell us about the collective whole?’”

Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

Nearly 18,000 Bloomberg Customers Are Using ESG Data

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Financial markets are demanding greater transparency around ESG issues. Bloomberg empowers financial decision-makers by providing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data on 11,500+ companies.

Bloomberg ESG data 2019

PepsiCo Goes Beyond the Bottle with New, Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platform

The new hydration platform addresses consumer demands for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options
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CECP’s Groundbreaking CEO Investor Forum Heads to Chicago on May 8th

CEOs in Utilities Sector to Present Long-Term Plans
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CECP’s CEO Investor Forum (CIF) is headed to Chicago for the first time! CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative cordially invites you to its seventh CIF on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 8AM to 1:30PM (CT) at The Union League Club of Chicago. This event will provide unique insights into the utilities sector with Long-Term Plan presentations from the CEOs of American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). If you are an investor or ESG professional, the Forum also presents an invaluable networking opportunity to engage with prominent business leaders.

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