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MetLife Foundation | Sharing What We Learn

The lessons that MetLife Foundation and our grantees learn are shared continuously to improve our work and to advance the knowledge of the global financial inclusion industry.
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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Drive Action

Only by understanding why clients make the decisions they do can the financial inclusion community encourage healthier financial behaviors and design products and services that support healthier choices.
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These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change. 

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Using Technology and Innovation for Impact

To deliver safe, affordable, and convenient financial services at scale, the financial inclusion community must take full advantage of new technologies.
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There is a need to reimagine product design beyond “one size fits all” and experiment with new business models.

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Unreasonable Impact | Creating the Jobs of Tomorrow

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Barclays has partnered with the Unreasonable Group to create Unreasonable Impact accelerators around the world. Together, we’re investing in entrepreneurial innovation to create some of the 212 million new jobs it’s estimated our global economy will need by 2020 to tackle expected levels of unemployment*.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises More Than $125 Million for its First Global Impact Fund

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May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised more than $125 million in final commitments for its first global impact fund, PMF Integro Fund I (“Integro” or the “Fund”).  Launched in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing (the “Institute”), Integro invests in private equity funds that offer the potential for compelling financial return while demonstrating positive environmental impact, social impact or both.

Infrastructure Week 2017: Keys to Digital Grid Strategy

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At the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, we are relying heavily on the impacts of a more digital grid. The previous revolutions had significant impacts on society – introducing steam, electricity and computing, but none that were so closely intertwined with technology.

Sappi North America Releases 2016 Sustainability Report

Annual report highlights leading paper and packaging supplier’s excellent performance on long-term goals
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BOSTON, May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sappi North America, a leading producer and supplier of diversified paper and packaging products, has announced the release of its 2016 Sustainability Report. The report showcases Sappi’s industry leading sustainability performance.

Long-Term Planning Critical to Harnessing Distributed Energy Resources

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The proliferation of distributed energy resources (DER) has resulted in a wide range of technologies that are impacting today’s power grid. Distributed solar energy, wind generation, energy storage, electric vehicles, demand-side management (DSM), combined heat and power (CHP), fuel cells and microturbines are all influencing today’s power grid, affecting affect every level of utility operations and business processes.

Sustainability Leaders Issue Call-to-Action to CEOs

The PRI and the UN Global Compact call for more sustainability around Corporate Pensions
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New York, 20 April 2017 /3BL Media/  – The leaders of the world's two largest corporate and investor sustainability initiatives today called on CEOs to ensure their corporate pension plans – an untapped sustainability area – adopt responsible investing policies – highlighting concrete benefits including improved investment performance, fulfilling fiduciary duty and managing regulatory risk and boosting corporate sponsor credibility.

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