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AB InBev, Denmark and WWF Partner on Water Conservation in Cape Town

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Two summers ago, Cape Town’s ‘Day Zero’ drought highlighted the importance of looking after our water resources for the future. Today, we are pleased to announce a two-year sponsorship by the Danish government towards initiatives to help ensure that the city’s groundwater supply is managed sustainably into the future.

Four Things Governments Can Do to Attract More Renewable Energy Investment

By Jakob Askou Bøss, Senior Vice President for Corporate Strategy and Stakeholder Relations, Ørsted and Jennifer Layke, Director of Global Energy Program, World Resources Institute
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The technologies and the capital are available to accelerate the green energy transition, but the global transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is not moving forward quickly enough. Governments need to adjust their institutional and regulatory framework to pave the way for the necessary private investments to get the job done.

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The technologies and the capital are available to accelerate the green energy transition, but the global transformation from fossil fuels to clean energy is not moving forward quickly enough. Governments need to adjust their institutional and regulatory framework to pave the way for the necessary private investments to get the job done.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Online Auction to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
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This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission. In 2005, Whole Foods Market launched Whole Planet Foundation, its non-profit dedicated to global poverty alleviation through microcredit in communities around the world where the company sources products.  The Poverty is Unnecessary Project spotlights Poverty is Unnecessary Fund supplier partners who collectively are committed to donating $250,000 and culminates in the foundation’s signature Annual Benefit and Auction via an online format. 

Key Takeaways From Climate Week: The Business Case for Climate Justice

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In the context of the news this week, we find ourselves in another pivotal moment. Not only is it Climate Week, but the U.S. faced yet another racial injustice in Breonna Taylor’s court ruling. Today’s newsletter addresses these issues and how they, and so many other issues of today, intersect.

Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis: Update

by Daniel Zoltani, Global Programs Director
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In March, I wrote the blog Whole Planet Foundation and Microfinance Partners Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis around how those living in poverty are already in a more vulnerable position, which can be further exacerbated during any external shock such as war, earthquakes, droughts or health crises.

New SEC Rule Will Impair Investors' Ability To Manage Risk at a Time of Mounting Systemic Risks

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At a time when the climate crisis and other systemic risks loom over the economy, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s 3-to-2 vote today amending its rule on shareholder proposals would make it harder for investors to manage the financial risks associated with these trends.
 

CEOs, Make Sure Your Employees Aren't Struggling To Get By

by Paul Tudor Jones and Dan Schulman
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In 2018, PayPal anonymously surveyed a large sample of its hourly and entry-level employees to assess their financial security. The results indicated that almost two-thirds of surveyed employees reported periodically running out of money between paydays. This was disappointing and surprising, but provides a valuable lesson to other leaders: Although PayPal's internal analysis showed that it paid at or above market value for each of its employees, the wages were not always sufficient for many families.
 

Acción Venture Lab in Brazil Supports Start-Ups With Help From FedEx

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Supporting the growth of small businesses everywhere is one of the many way FedEx invests its charitable resources. The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively impacted thousands of entrepreneurs, especially  when it comes to getting access to capital funding. That’s why FedEx is collaborating with nonprofits like Acción, one of the world’s leading global microfinance organizations.  In Brazil, FedEx is helping support financial technology start-ups, often called fintech, through the Acción Venture Lab.

Last-Mile Investment in Malawi: A Whole Planet Foundation Interview with GGEM Farming's Ko Chijota

by Zoe So, Regional Director for Eastern & Southern Africa
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The Whole Planet Foundation team is excited to introduce our new partnership with GGEM Farming, a young social enterprise operating out of Nkhotakota, on the shores of Lake Malawi. GGEM Farming is the first partner we are engaging under a new initiative to make our funding more accessible to early stage, locally-led companies. Such companies often have programs that are informed by deep knowledge of the local context, and the staff are rooted in the communities where they work.

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