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Living on One Dollar A Day

Documentary Inspires Holiday Donations
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What gift would you give for the holidays that costs $56?  Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci lived on $56 for 56 days in Guatemala and filmed Living on One Dollar, a documentary that has raised over $300,000 for Whole Planet Foundation, funding 1,600 microloans for Guatemalans living in poverty.

Supplemental Safety Net: An Innovative Model Paves the Way for Inclusive Insurance in China

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Despite rapid economic growth that has benefited many, hundreds of millions of people in China still remain outside the formal financial system without access to safe and affordable financial products. One of the biggest unmet financial needs is insurance. Salaried and wage-earning Chinese workers sometimes have insurance through their jobs, but many employees, especially those in social services, are severely underserved, and casual or self-employed workers are likely to have no coverage at all.

Sustainable Growth: Barclays Launches New Range of Green Finance Products

by Madeleine Cuff
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Barclays has become the first UK bank to launch a range of green finance products to help its corporate clients fund low-carbon projects and investments.

The new range, launched today, includes loans, deposits, asset finance and innovation finance for accelerating green investment in firms, from small businesses to large corporates.

Whole Planet Foundation | Dispatch From the Field – Crediting Field Officers

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It is the season of gratitude and a time to celebrate the impact of 2017. Whole Planet Foundation wants to acknowledge the achievements of our microfinance partners’ field officers, who are often the main point of contact between a microfinance organization and the entrepreneurs financing their businesses with microloans.

Time to Align Corporate Retirement Funds with Company Values

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Now that millennial-aged employees represent the majority of the workforce, it’s increasingly important that corporate management teams finds ways to engage these employees in the company.

MoneyFellows Wins MetLife Foundation Financial Innovation Competition Powered by Verb, Secures $50,000 Grant

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CAIRO, Egypt, December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - MoneyFellows of Egypt has been announced winner of the MetLife Foundation Inclusion Plus competition in Egypt & Lebanon. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations and aimed to discover innovative solutions to promote financial capability and access to financial services. With more than 30 entries, MoneyFellows won the grand prize and collected a grant of $50,000.

UN Global Compact Bulletin (December 2018)

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

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The UN Global Compact Bulletin is designed to keep participants up to date on news, actions you can take, resources and events. Participants are encouraged to look to this monthly communication for important information. Please note that actions and events are intended for Global Compact stakeholders, unless otherwise indicated. The Bulletin is published in English, French, Spanish and Chinese.

Barclays Accelerator | Gamechangers: Ernit

by Søren Nielsen, Founder and CEO of Ernit
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Four years ago I was having a drink with our other two founders on New Year’s Eve. We were reminiscing about our first piggy banks, and discussing how, without these important financial interactions, our children were missing out. So we drank a bottle of Champagne, and we decided to do something about it.

Sharing Insights: Bringing a Customer-centric Focus to the Financial Inclusion Community

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Customer centricity is a win-win strategy no matter who your clients are; but for institutions looking to serve financially vulnerable populations around the world, such wins can have a tremendous positive impact on the economic livelihoods and future prosperity of their customers.  

Sustainable Products and Services are the Foundation of Northern Trust's Responsible Investment Principles

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Download the full report and learn more about CSR at Northern Trust

The foundation of Northern Trust's responsible investment principles, as with our entire decision-making process, is that we will act in a manner to protect our clients’ financial well-being.

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