Reflections on India

A Journey of Discovery

It was hard to imagine what sort of impact my first trip to India would have on me, a 16 year-old high school student from the United States. I traveled there earlier this year with a team from PYXERA Global, a Washington DC-based nonprofit, to visit development projects in the northern region of the country. Over the course of eight days, we visited the hectic city of Mumbai, rural farms and villages at the height of the dry season near Udaipur, the historic and exotic city of Jaipur, and the country’s bustling capital, New Delhi.

Accion and MetLife Foundation Announce Expanded Partnership to Advance Financial Inclusion

MetLife Foundation provides $5.4 million to Accion for programs in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia to leverage digital solutions to enhance underserved customers’ financial capabilities and engagement
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NEW YORK, February 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global nonprofit Accion and MetLife Foundation announced today a new partnership to advance financial inclusion for underserved individuals around the world. The project – Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-Centered Innovations – aims to enhance financial customer engagement by building their capabilities. MetLife Foundation is providing $5.4 million in funding to support the program.

Indonesia and Japan Committed to Realizing Low-Carbon Development

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At the recent climate-change conference in Bonn, Germany, ministers of the environment for both nations reiterated their commitment to create sustainable economic growth and low-carbon development.

SC Johnson Leads by Example with Asia Pacific’s First Major Ingredient Transparency Initiative

Industry-Leading Disclosure Program Now Benefits 5 Billion Consumers Globally
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RACINE, Wis., September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Today, SC Johnson expands its industry-leading global ingredient transparency program across Asia Pacific. Breaking down a barrier between companies and consumers, this expansion gives another 4 billion people unparalleled access to a comprehensive list of product ingredients for such iconic brands as Baygon®, Glade®, Mr Muscle® and Raid®.

Hundreds Welcome GRI Standards Across Asia


Asia is ready to take its sustainability reporting to the next level. Venues at the recent GRI Standards launch events in Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam were packed with participants, eager to support the move towards quality reporting.  ​

Barclays is Helping Unleash the Green Economy in Asia

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Barclays partnership with Unreasonable Group, ‘Unreasonable Impact’, is launching its global work in Singapore, rapidly scaling up selected entrepreneurs and helping them to create thousands of new jobs while addressing key environmental issues.

MetLife Foundation Announces Sponsorship Of “Multipliers of Prosperity” For A Third Year

Global campaign continues to advance work on promoting financial inclusion in Asia
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NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation today proudly announces its third year as sponsor of Multipliers of Prosperity, an award winning custom content hub led by WSJ. Custom Studios that helps raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities in the realm of financial inclusion.

Smart Grid and Microgrids—the Hard Solution for Asia’s At-Risk Megacities


Disaster recovery remains a driving force for Asia, which experiences more natural disasters than any other region in the world. Floods, earthquakes and cyclones continue to wreak havoc—killing people, wiping out homes and livelihoods, and leaving economies in distress.

Xylem Watermark | Bringing Clean Water to Communities Across Asia

Providing sustainable community based solutions to transform lives and communities forever.
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The world is facing unprecedented water challenges brought on by popular growth, urbanization, and shrinking fresh water supplies. Xylem employees helped address these challenges by helping to build innovative water towers and bring water education to schools and communities. 

Learn more about Xylem Watermark - Because every drop counts 

Bloomberg Hosts “The Future of RMB” with the Hon. Mary Schapiro


Bloomberg hosted an exclusive luncheon with the Hon. Mary Schapiro in Hong Kong on November 29. More than 60 of the city’s top business and finance leaders came together to discuss the RMB’s future following the recent U.S. elections.


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