CSRminute: UPS Foundation Awards $100K to Opportunity International for India Microfinance; SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener Wins Global Award from International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health

Dec 8, 2010 9:15 AM ET

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Press Release

Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Wednesday, December 8th:

The UPS Foundation has awarded a $100,000 grant to Opportunity International to support economic literacy and improve access to microfinance services in India. The initiative will include trust group lending, and training programs on earning, spending, borrowing, and budgeting. Clients will also benefit from insurance services provided by MicroEnsure, an Opportunity International subsidiary. Opportunity International’s mission is to serve populations in India who have no access to financial services.

SweetLeaf Stevia Sweetener was the winner of the Annual Global Stevia Products Award given by the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health. SweetLeaf Stevia was recognized for its taste, advancement in ingredient science, and positive environmental and social impact. The award was presented at the Sugar and Salt Reduction Strategies Conference held last week in St. Julian, Malta.

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