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Cummins Invests in the Future of 12 Black Female Entrepreneurs Through Grant Program

Press Release

COLUMBUS, Ind., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural WBENC Cummins Grant for Black Student Female business owners. The new grant initiative demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to future owners by providing 12 student entrepreneurs with up to $6,000 in funding to invest in their businesses.
 

The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ Celebrates Second Anniversary With the Launch of a Digital Hub and Expansion of Program Into Scotia Wealth Management

Press Release

TORONTO, Dec. 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of its two-year anniversary, The Scotiabank Women Initiative ™ has launched a new Digital Hub, in collaboration with Shopify, Google Canada, LinkedIn, Facebook and HubSpot focused on delivering key resources to help women entrepreneurs adapt to uncertain economic times.

CBRE Global Investors Achieves Exceptional GRESB Results Including Recognition of Three Funds as Global Sector Leaders

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NEW YORK, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CBRE Global Investors today announced another year of exceptional results in the 2020 GRESB Real Estate Assessment, with three funds recognized as the global sector leaders in the industrial, retail and hotel categories. The results underscore the firm’s continued progress toward being a market leader in sustainability.

With robust sustainability initiatives in place, CBRE Global Investors’ GRESB assessment highlights include:

Mobile Money Ensures Continued Success Amidst the COVID-19 Crisis in Uganda

by Village Enterprise staff and Whole Planet Foundation's Senior Digital Fundraising Specialist Olivia Hayden
Blog

For three entrepreneurial women business partners in Uganda, the emerging COVID-19 crisis posed an immediate threat to their newly started business. Pictured above, the three entrepreneurs, Nancy, Lilly, and Irene stand on their business premises in Patira East Village.

Nine Outstanding Field Officers Recognized in 2020 Latin American Field Officer Awards

by Stephanie Manciagli, Whole Planet Foundation Regional Program Manager for Latin America and Caribbean
Blog

Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Field Officer Awards for the Latin American region were distributed in August 2020. This special honor is designed to go to a Field Officer who has gone above and beyond his/her role to provide financial services to low income entrepreneurs . Often, award nominations are submitted that showcase Field Officers that have overcome various hurdles and made a particularly positive contribution that enabled their organization to be successful.

The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ and Disruption Ventures Launch "RAISE & RISE" Competition for Women Entrepreneurs in Quebec

Press Release

MONTREAL, Nov. 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In collaboration with Disruption Ventures, The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ announced its premiere RAISE & RISE event – a virtual pitch competition and conference that offers women entrepreneurs the chance to win a cash investment of $25,000 and more.

RAISE & RISE Pitch Competition

As Important as Ever: Microloans for Women-Owned Small Businesses in the United States

by J.P. Kloninger, Whole Planet Foundation North America Program Manager
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Whole Planet Foundation has contributed $5.6 million to our primary microfinance partner in the United States, Grameen America, to alleviate poverty by funding microcredit loans for low-income entrepreneurs. 

After five consecutive years of declines in the national poverty rate, the United States is expected to experience a spike of approximately 6.5% (from 12.4% to 18.9%) in 2020.  This means an increase of over 21 million individuals living in poverty, resulting in the highest poverty level in the United States since 1967. Low rates of financial inclusion make the climb out of poverty extremely difficult.

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Whole Planet Foundation has contributed $5.6 million to our primary microfinance partner in the United States, Grameen America, to alleviate poverty by funding microcredit loans for low-income entrepreneurs. 

After five consecutive years of declines in the national poverty rate, the United States is expected to experience a spike of approximately 6.5% (from 12.4% to 18.9%) in 2020.  This means an increase of over 21 million individuals living in poverty, resulting in the highest poverty level in the United States since 1967. Low rates of financial inclusion make the climb out of poverty extremely difficult.

Olympian Turned Bakery Owner Shares Her Race Against COVID-19 To Keep Her Family Business Alive.

Blog

At the corner of 27th Street and Central Avenue in Los Angeles sits 27th Street Bakery, a neighborhood staple for over sixty years. Its third-generation owner, Jeanette Bolden-Pickens, was concerned her family’s business might not survive the impact of COVID-19 this spring. Now, through community support and a grant, she is optimistic for the upcoming holiday season.

UPS Longitudes | Be Brave, Be Authentic: Women Business Owners Keep Us Vibrant

Jen Earle @ NAWBO
Article

Roughly a thousand women business owners gathered together recently for the annual NAWBO Women's Business Conference. This year, we did not travel to Austin, Texas, to a crowded conference center, walking the exhibit booths, exchanging business cards and giving our keynote speaker a standing ovation.

A $1 Trillion Manager's Europe Boss Says ESG Stood the 2020 Test

By Ksenia Galouchko
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Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for Northern Trust Asset Management, says sustainable investing outperformed during market volatility and extremely rough economic conditions. 

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Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for Northern Trust Asset Management, says sustainable investing outperformed during market volatility and extremely rough economic conditions. 

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