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'The People We Serve Are in Effect Financially Invisible'

Viewpoints: For the 63 million unbanked and underbanked people in the U.S., the cost of living in the financial shadows is tremendous and further compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic, writes José A. Quiñonez, founder of Mission Asset Fund.
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I was born in Mexico and came to the U.S. as a young boy. We were undocumented and could only work odd jobs at the local flea market to make ends meet. For many years, we lived in the shadows of society, afraid of being caught, detained, and deported. This fear permeated every aspect of our lives until 1986, when President Ronald Reagan signed an amnesty bill granting immigrants like us permission to come out in the full light of day.

Land Betterment Corporation Mentioned in Endeavor Newsletter for Upcoming Presentation at Quarles & Brady's Demo Day

Company presenting at virtual pitch event on Tuesday, August 25th
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FISHERS, Ind.,  August 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to announce its mention in Endeavor’s weekly newsletter on their upcoming presentation at the Quarles & Brady Demo Day.  The virtual pitch event will take place on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 from 6:00 -7:00 PM ET, and is a chance for the six presenting companies to network and get in front of Seed

How Financial Empowerment Creates Hope: My Never Stand Still Conversation with John Hope Bryant

by Dan Schulman, President and CEO at PayPal
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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.

The Effect of COVID-19 on Operating Expenses in 2020

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It is vitally important for businesses to carefully consider the various ways COVID-19 will impact their real estate operating expenses in the foreseeable future. CBRE has compiled the following information to help pinpoint these considerations.

 

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Landlord vendor agreements with janitorial firms contain sections for vacancy credits:

Senator Warren Urges SEC to Tackle Systemic Risk of Climate Change and Mandate Climate Risk Disclosure, Citing Ceres Report

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Letter to SEC cites significant investor concern over systemic risks posed by climate
 
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) urged the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to tackle climate change as a systemic financial risk, and to heed the recommendations in a report from the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets in a letter that “adds an important voice to the growing chorus calling on financial regulators to act on climate change,” said Steven Rothstein, Managing Director of the Ceres Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets.

Online or In-Person, Junior Achievement Equips Tomorrow's Leaders with Financial Education

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August 14 is National Financial Awareness Day.

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.

Why Does Such A Thing Exist? Solidarity Microfinance for Women in the United States

by J.P. Kloninger, Whole Planet Foundation North America Program Manager
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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.

Scotiabank Reaffirms Commitment to Inclusion For Every Future

President and CEO Brian Porter participates in the BlackNorth Initiative Summit
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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. 

CIT Leads $25 Million Financing Deal for MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building

Follows CIT’s investment in a 92-unit affordable housing complex in the redevelopment of the Watts community
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NEW YORK, Aug 3, 2020 /3BL Media/—  CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) and its Healthcare Finance unit today announced a $25 million loan supporting Seavest Healthcare Properties’ acquisition of the MLK Community Hospital Medical Office Building in South Los Angeles.

Impact Case Study: Mountain Hazelnuts

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ISTANBUL, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ -- About 70 percent of Bhutan’s population lives in rural areas, with most depending on subsistence agriculture, with an average farm size of 1.7 hectares.

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