Credit Builders Alliance is an innovative, nonprofit social enterprise that empowers hundreds of CDFIs and other nonprofit lenders to help low- and moderate-income individuals and families build strong credit and other financial assets.
Our monthly Viewpoints series invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Dara Duguay, CEO of Credit Builders Alliance.
by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.
The Investor Water Toolkit is the first-ever comprehensive resource to evaluate and act on water risks in investment portfolios. This ‘how-to’ guide includes links to resources, databases, case studies and other tools for all investors to use, from pension funds to endowments to asset managers. The Toolkit was developed in collaboration with more than 40 institutional investors from across the globe and is the ultimate resource on water integration written for investors by investors.
Around this time last year, I was weighing my grad school options. The Erb Institute rose to the top pretty early on in the process. Once I visited campus and got a taste of the sense of community the program fostered, I was sold. Of the multitude of high-value opportunities available through the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb institute itself, here are a few that have been the most valuable in my graduate school career thus far.
Northern Trust offers investment capabilities with sustainable objectives in equity, fixed income and real assets. The approach and objective of a sustainable investing strategy is multi-dimensional, and may apply differently to different asset classes. While sustainability factors may be broad in nature, we focus on certain key issues and approaches in our Core Aspects investment framework.
November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy.
November 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ - A new report released today by the nonprofit organization Ceres calls on corporate boards to systematically and explicitly oversee environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks in order to keep their businesses resilient in the face of growing global climate and water crises.
Recognizing the self-fulfilling prophecy that develops when lower-level minority employees don't see minority representation in the executive ranks, Mr. Thomas said more effort needs to be made across the industry.
"We've been very intentional at Northern Trust," he said. "We not only have to have diverse slates of candidates, but we also require diverse slates of people interviewing candidates."
Scotiabank's Climate Commitments to focus on a broad range of opportunities and initiatives across its business lines and operations
TORONTO, Nov. 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Recognizing the critical role that the financial services sector plays in the transition to a low-carbon, more resilient and prosperous future, Scotiabank today announced its Climate Commitments to support clients in the transition to a low-carbon economy and decarbonize its own operations.
November 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The Trump administration formally set in motion its plans to officially withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a step that is in stark contrast to the interests of thousands of investors and companies that have called for the U.S. to remain in the landmark accord and one that puts the U.S. at a significant disadvantage as the only country in the world not participating in the global pact, said the sustainability nonprofit organization Ceres.