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Empowering Entrepreneurs: Interview with Rob Howard of Brooksource

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Brooksource is a proud event sponsor of the Whole Planet Foundation Virtual 5K that raised $63,000 to alleviate poverty around the globe.  On June 27, 2020, fifteen hundred participants joined Whole Planet Foundation’s Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K to run, walk, bike or move for microcredit.  Registration fees, donations and sponsorships from this online event will fund more than 360 microcredit loans through Whole Planet Foundation, creating 1,900 opportu

How Melba Wilson Is Keeping Her NYC Comfort Food Restaurant Afloat During COVID-19 With PayPal

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When New York City restaurateur Melba Wilson first heard about the COVID-19 pandemic, she didn’t think it would come knocking on her eponymous eatery’s door. She is a resilient native New Yorker, after all. But on March 16, she had to temporarily close the dine in portion of her popular comfort food restaurant in Harlem, lay off staff, and secure emergency government funding to try to stay afloat.

Northern Trust Asset Management Offers Pioneering ESG Fixed Income Strategies

Strategies Set to Help Investors Achieve Desired Exposure & Improve their ESG Score whilst Generating Return During Volatile Markets
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LONDON, July 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, continues to expand its sustainability strategies, with two strategies that enable investors to combine fixed income and sustainable investing.

Wells Fargo Pledges up to $20 Million to Support New York Economic Recovery Efforts

The New York Forward Loan Fund delivers loans to small businesses, nonprofits, and small landlords affected by the COVID-19 pandemic
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NEW YORK, July 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today that it pledged up to $20 million to support the New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF), an economic revitalization program across New York State.

Becoming the Biggest B Corp

By David Yee, Associate, CEO Engagement, CEO Investor Forum
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In an interview on the Leadership Next podcast with Alan Murray of Fortune, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber reaffirmed the company’s ambitious goal of becoming one of the first multinational companies to certify as a benefit corporation (B Corp) by 2025. Danone already has 17 B Corp-certified entities – Danone North America currently being one of the largest B Corps – that represent over 30% of the company’s global sales.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation's Impact Minute Episode 7

Guest Contributor Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate discusses entrepreneurship in times of crisis
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FISHERS, Ind.,July 16, 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 release Episode 7 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The Impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where thought leaders discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues.  In this episode, Kim Bryden, CEO of Cureate, discusses her thoughts around

Meet the 2020 Techstars Atlanta Class

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Techstars Atlanta is back and with a brand-new class of 10 startups. As the sole sponsor for the fifth consecutive year, Cox offers up-and-coming companies vital funding and advisement to expand Atlanta’s economy and culture of innovation.

Silence "Not an Option Anymore” - the Industry's Pledge to Diversity

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Our president for EMEA, Teresa Parker shares her insights on diversity and how financial institutions can play their part in making the industry more inclusive.

Read the piece by Perle Battistella from Global Investor Group

Community Health Facilitators Support CASHPOR's COVID Response in India

by Claire Kelly, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific
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One of India’s first responses to the COVID crisis was a strict lockdown from late March through May. During this period, government guidelines restricted movements, especially across jurisdictions.  This in turn directly limited the ability of the staff of Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner, CASHPOR, to move across their operational area (rural areas of Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh/Bundelkhand, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar).  However, since 2013, CASHPOR, has been recruiting and training up a subset of their mem

Wells Fargo Launches $400 Million Small Business Recovery Effort

The company donates all processing fees from Paycheck Protection Program to nonprofits helping entrepreneurs, minority-owned businesses
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SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Following an April 2020 industry-leading commitment to donate all gross processing fees from the Paycheck Protection Program, Wells Fargo unveiled today the details of an approximately $400 million effort to help small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic keep their doors open, retain employees, and rebuild.

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