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BNY Mellon President Karen Peetz on Financial Services’ Responsibility to Engage as Global Challenges Intensify

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As executive sponsor of BNY Mellon’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, president Karen B. Peetz sees the emergence of a new paradigm of CSR leadership. The power and potential for business to contribute solutions to large-scale social and environmental issues is unprecedented. We’ve excerpted part of her message from this year’s CSR Report below.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

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A growing number of companies understand that advancing women is essential to business innovation, productivity, risk management, and market growth. This report, written by BSR in partnership with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), and sponsored by the Oak Foundation, draws on insights gathered from interviews with 10 multinational companies actively engaged in advancing women’s economic empowerment, as well as a comprehensive review of the latest literature and leading company practices and programs.

Morgan Stanley's Sustainable Investment Themes 2016

Audrey Choi shares her insights
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Sustainable Investing Themes for 2016: ESG Integration, Climate Change and Inequality 

by Audrey Choi, CEO of Morgan Stanley’s Institute for Sustainable Investing

Top 10 GRI Sustainability Aspects for the Financial Services Sector

Sustainability - What Matters in the Financial Services Sector?
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October 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Sustainability - What Matters in the Financial Services Sector? 

Recent research conducted by the Governance & Accountability Institute attempts to answer important questions for company managements in the Financial Services Sector, by examining the disclosure practices of 134 global peer organizations publishing GRI reports in the Sector.

The top 10 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) aspects that were determined to be material by the managements of reporting organizations in the Financial Services Sector are:

An Open Letter to the Financial Services Industry From a Concerned Millennial

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An Open Letter to the Financial Services Industry From a Concerned Millennial

By Liesel Pritzker Simmons, Blue Haven Initiative  

[ Article from the July 2014 issue of GreenMoney ]

Corporations That Care, Part 1: The Financial Sector

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Philanthropy may sound like a throwback form of CSR in these days of integrated financial reporting. But dozens of companies are practicing the old art of giving in a new style, with serious commitments of cash to support urgent causes such as hunger, education, and health. In 2011, corporate donations totaled $14.5 billion. Here’s a look at some companies who are the most generous and the causes they support, courtesy of the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual corporate giving survey.

Global Banking Alliance for Women and MetLife Foundation Partner to Develop Mentoring Program for Banks

Program will use peer learning across member banks to develop financial products and services for low-income business women
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NEW YORK, January 14, 2014/ 3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and the Global Banking Alliance for Women [GBA], a global consortium of financial institutions committed to fostering wealth creation among women, are partnering to develop and launch a mentoring program across member banks of the Alliance with the long-term goal of building financial services and products for low-income women entrepreneurs globally. This grant is part of MetLife Foundation’s $200 million, five-year commitment to fund programs and services that help advance financial inclusion.

CERTIFICATION: Materiality GRI Defining Report Content for The Financial Services Sector - 11/20 at Baruch College in NYC

Join Hideki Suzuki of Bloomberg, Marjella Alma of GRI Focal Point USA, and Herbert Blank of S-Networks (TRCRI) at Baruch College Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity For This Special One Day Course.
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November 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ - 

*NEW IN THE USA: As part of this workshop, participants will receive their Certificate of completion of the “GRI Certified Training Module on Defining Report Content” directly from the Global Reporting Initiative.

MetLife Foundation Honors University City Alliance with $20,000 National Safety Award

Partnership was selected from more than 540 applicants nationwide for a MetLife Foundation Community-Police Partnership Award for collaborative approach to improve the quality of life in lower-income neighborhoods
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MetLife Foundation honors University City alliance reducing crime and revitalizing neighborhood

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