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Whole Planet Foundation Top Supplier Donors are Helping to Alleviate Poverty in the United States and Abroad

Press Release

March 12, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Whole Planet Foundation is proud to announce this year’s top supplier donors who are helping to alleviate poverty around the globe for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. 

How to Advance Women's Financial Inclusion with Partnerships

Experts weigh in on what makes effective partnerships to economically empower women
Blog

For International Women’s Day, we asked five financial inclusion leaders how cross-sector partnerships are helping them bring more women into the financial system.

Ambition Is Not a Simple Thing – a Conversation With The New York Women’s Foundation’s Ana Oliveira

Blog

On March 8th, individuals around the world – of all genders – will come together to celebrate International Women’s Day. Since the first gathering, held over a century ago, leaders have made great progress in driving gender equality. But, we still have work to do to continue advocating for women’s advancement around the world.

3-minute CEO, Marie Dzanis

by Maha Khan Phillips
Article

“One of the things that I like about the asset management business is that its evolving constantly,” Dzanis says, pointing to some of the more important trends and themes in the business.

American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
Press Release

February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

Introducing The Ambition Project by American Express

An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
Press Release

February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.

Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.

2020s Will Be Decade of ESG

By Shanny Basar
Article

Marie Dzanis, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Northern Trust Asset Management, said 2019 was the year that environmental, social and governance strategies came to the fore, but the industry is now entering the decade of ESG.

Women Entrepreneurs Who Apply for Business Loans Are More Likely Than Men to Be Approved, Scotiabank Survey Finds

On its first year anniversary, The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ releases new survey findings, expands program to Global Banking and Markets (GBM)
Press Release

TORONTO, Ontario, December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Women entrepreneurs who apply for business loans may fare better than they expect, according to survey results released today by Scotiabank on the first anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative. The survey of nearly 1,000 small business owners across Canada aims to identify the financial needs of women entrepreneurs.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards for Africa and the Middle East

by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
Blog

Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.

Reflecting on a Year at the Erb Institute: Impact Investing and DEI

Blog

Around this time last year, I was weighing my grad school options. The Erb Institute rose to the top pretty early on in the process. Once I visited campus and got a taste of the sense of community the program fostered, I was sold. Of the multitude of high-value opportunities available through the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb institute itself, here are a few that have been the most valuable in my graduate school career thus far. 

Diving into impact investing

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