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Sustainability at Kingfisher: Making It Easy for Customers, and Part of the Everyday for Colleagues

Kingfisher publishes its sustainability report for 2016/17.
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Kingfisher’s aim is to make sustainability an easy choice for customers. It’s this vision that sets the path for everything they do, and that will help them achieve their ambition to create good homes by making home improvement accessible for everyone.
 
Over the last year, they’ve been working hard to embed sustainability into internal practices and processes, investing in bright ideas and new ways of working. From head office to the shop floor, their aim is to make sure that sustainability becomes a part of everyday life at Kingfisher.
 

Heathrow Publishes Its 2016 Sustainability Performance Report

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Heathrow’s latest Sustainability Performance Report demonstrates continued progress on a range of sustainability issues. Key highlights in 2016 include:

A Letter from Sappi Limited's Global CEO Steve Binnie

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The success of our drive to adapt our business to the global megatrends that are reshaping the world around us is evident in our performance over the past year.

Whole Planet Foundation Supports Refugees with Microcredit

Learn how you can #StandWithRefugees
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Today is World Refugee Day, a time to celebrate the courage of refugee children, women and men around the world. The UN just announced a new figure for the global refugee crisis: Every 60 seconds, 20 people are displaced by conflict and disaster. They are fleeing for their lives. The refugee crisis is real—but we know the solutions are too. That's why your participation today is so important.

BIMA wins The Wall Street Journal’s Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017

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HONG KONG, June 13, 2017 /3BL Media/​ - The Wall Street Journal has celebrated the winning enterprises of The Financial Inclusion Challenge 2017, sponsored by MetLife Foundation. BIMA, Kinara Capital and Entrepreneurial Finance Lab were all recognized as leaders in the field of financial inclusion at an awards ceremony at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

How Marketing Can Encourage Saving

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Marketing makes us want to buy all kinds of stuff. But can marketing magic make saving more appealing, fun, or even cool?

Virtually everyone would like to retire comfortably and to be free from financial worry on a daily basis. Yet, many people don’t save enough even for unexpected expenses—a proposition that’s even more challenging for low-to-medium income people. Look to a U.S. Federal Reserve Board survey published in May 2016, in which 46 percent of respondents said they couldn’t cover even a $400 emergency expense without selling something or borrowing money.

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Bring Financial Empowerment Initiative to Families in Kumamoto

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TOKYO, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, introduced “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Everyone” to Kumamoto children and their families at the Hiroyasu Nishi Elementary School on June 2-3.

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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Verb/Inclusion Plus

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