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.
Milestone deal includes favorable credit terms linked to sustainability performance and rating
RYE BROOK, N.Y., March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, has announced execution of its new $800 million Senior Unsecured Revolving Credit Facility. With this transaction, Xylem has replaced its five-year $600 million revolving credit facility, while adding a sustainability-linked pricing mechanism to the new facility.
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.
Latest Diverse Community Capital funding helps diverse small businesses start and grow across U.S., including Puerto Rico
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.
You’ve heard the expression: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Well, the same is true for fostering the success of women entrepreneurs around the world! This year, we are kicking off a new series called People Power Microcredit. We will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.
Initiative Featuring Sesame Street Muppets to Reach Families in Japan, Mexico, and Brazil
NEW YORK, February 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Sesame Workshop and MetLife Foundation announced a new phase of their successful “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Families” initiative. This expansion will reach both children and adults in Brazil, Mexico, and Japan. New broadcast and digital channel content will be developed to build awareness and influence audiences, including caregivers, on a national scale. High-touch community-level initiatives will engage lower-income communities through in-school programs and community activities where families spend time together.
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), the international body that brings together the world’s securities regulators, published their Statement of Disclosure of ESG Matters by Issuers on 18 January 2019. With the statement, IOSCO recognizes the importance of considering Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) information as material for investors.