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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.

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?’”

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

How Financial Services Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

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April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Historically, financial institutions in the United States have not served people of color effectively or fairly. Even today, people of color have less access to credit, pay higher interest rates for loans, and are less likely to receive venture capital funding as compared to their White counterparts. Serving these markets effectively is not only a moral imperative, but also an economic opportunity to enhance a company’s bottom line.

The TriplePundit Flash: New Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

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Shavon Marley (pictured above), owner and founder of Marley Transport & Trucking in Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of many women to benefit from this new impact investing fund.  Women are becoming entrepreneurs at a rate far faster than men in the U.S. Yet less than 5 percent of small business lending—only $1 in $23—goes to women.

Scotiabank Demonstrates ESG Progress and Launches New Strategy in 2018 Sustainable Business Report

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April 4, 2019 -- Scotiabank’s 2018 Sustainable Business Report is now available online, and includes the Bank’s new strategy on Sustainable Business focusing on four core priorities where the Bank can help make the biggest impact: Trust, Climate Change, Economic Inclusion and Young People.

TriplePundit Flash: Yes, Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty

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TriplePundit Flash: Yes, Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty

In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can make help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to focus microloans on women, who are both more likely to be impoverished; the result is that creative means of financing can make a significant difference in women’s families and their communities.

Frontier Co-op is #FundingHerFuture through Whole Planet Foundation

Long-term Partner Pledges Additional $100,000
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This year, Whole Planet Foundation raised $4.2 million dollars during its Annual Prosperity Campaign to fund microloans for people living in poverty where Whole Foods Market sources products.

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