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MetLife Foundation and Visa Launch “Inclusive Fintech 50” to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Addressing Financial Inclusion

With partners Accion and IFC, competition aims to help inclusive fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit three billion financially underserved people globally.
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WASHINGTON, February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a new initiative to recognize the top 50 early-stage fintechs contributing to financial inclusion around the globe.  The “Inclusive Fintech 50” will culminate in a list of the most impactful, emerging fintechs that demonstrate the power of financial technology to expand access, usage and quality of financial services in advanced and emerging markets.  

Multi-Year Effort Launches to Help Millions of Financially Vulnerable People Build Savings & Economic Opportunity

Employers, Retailers and Financial Service Providers to ‘Make Wealth Common’
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BOSTON & NEW YORK, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Decades of research points to the material, psychological and social value of wealth. Yet, building financial security is a persistent challenge for lower-income Americans who continue to become less wealthy, not more. In fact, more than 40 percent of people in the United States cannot cover an unexpected $400 emergency expense, according to the Federal Reserve.

Ultra-Poor Graduation Partnership to Reach 4000 in Burundi

by Zoe So
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Whole Planet Foundation was founded to reach people living in poverty around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Concern Worldwide in Burundi to support their Terintambwe program, which provides case management services to ultra-poor households so they have opportunities to become more self-sufficient and start small businesses.

In New Study, Companies Outline the “Why and How” to Develop and Deliver a Long-Term Plan to Investors

In presenting long-term plans, CEOs aim to disrupt short-term-nature of current investor-company communications -- and see benefits inside their companies
Press Release

NEW YORK,  January 30, 2019, /3BL Media/ — The journey for a company to deliver a long-term plan to institutional investors just became clearer with the release of a new white paper by CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII).

AmerisourceBergen, APTIV PLC, Equinix, JetBlue Airways, and Nestlé S.A. Present Long-Term Plans to Investors at Sixth CEO Investor Forum

Presentations follow CEO keynote panel discussion on “megatrends;” Companies address institutional investors representing more than $25 trillion in AUM
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NEW YORK, January 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ —CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) announced that the CEOs of AmerisourceBergen, APTIV PLC, Equinix, JetBlue Airways, and Nestlé S.A. will present their company’s long-term plans to institutional investors at the CEO Investor Forum on February 25, 2019 in New York City.

Whole Planet Foundation Gives "Field Officer Award: Africa and the Middle East"

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To kick off 2019, the Whole Planet Foundation team would like to thank our network of microfinance organizations, the implementing partners who administer the microloans Whole Planet Foundation funds. These partners employ staff members who serve microcredit clients, sometimes traveling miles by foot or motorbike to reach some of the least-served entrepreneurs around the globe. Every quarter, we honor these staff members, or Field Officers, by asking our partner institutions to nominate exemplary candidates for the Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award.

See How Sappi Improved Its Emissions Last Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

Sappi North America continues to operate well below permitted emissions levels associated with on-site energy production in the combined heat and power plants at our Cloquet, Somerset and Westbrook mills.

Delivering Responsible Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Clarion Partners believes that the sustainability and competitiveness of its properties go hand in hand.
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In its fourth year, the Clarion Partners Corporate Responsibility Report outlines exactly how the firm is working to deliver against its CR mission and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. 

Report highlights include:

  • In 2017, more than 125 employees volunteered 330 hours of time to community relations and charitable initiatives.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

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