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UN Global Compact and Five Partner Organizations Ring the Bell for Gender Equality at 75 Stock Exchanges Globally

Press Release

UNITED NATIONS, February 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — For the sixth consecutive year, a global collaboration across 75 exchanges (confirmed events as of 26 February 2020) around the world plan to ring opening or closing bells to celebrate International Women’s Day 2020 (Sunday 8 March 2020).

Inclusive Fintech 50, Global Competition to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion, Announces Winners

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

MetLife Foundation and Visa Launch “Inclusive Fintech 50” to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Addressing Financial Inclusion

With partners Accion and IFC, competition aims to help inclusive fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit three billion financially underserved people globally.
Press Release

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and Visa Inc., with global nonprofit Accion and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announced a new initiative to recognize the top 50 early-stage fintechs contributing to financial inclusion around the globe.  The “Inclusive Fintech 50” will culminate in a list of the most impactful, emerging fintechs that demonstrate the power of financial technology to expand access, usage and quality of financial services in advanced and emerging markets.  

World Bank Supports Ukraine’s Anti-Corruption Initiatives to Improve Business Climate

by Vikas Vij
Blog

The World Bank has come forward to support a new anti-corruption initiative in Ukraine aimed at improving the country’s business environment and stimulating sustainable economic growth. The Bank has signed a Protocol of Support, which endorses anti-corruption efforts of the Ukrainian Government, in association with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the Ukrainian business community.

Live from New York: Watch the Shared Value Leadership Summit

Michael Porter, Tony Elumelu, and other cross-sector leaders to discuss the future of shared value on May 13th at 8:30am EST.
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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 13th, 8:30 am EST: sharedvalue.org/livestream

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Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 13th, 8:30 am EST: sharedvalue.org/livestream

SAI Pilots ESMS Handbook & Toolkit for IFC in Serbia

SAI launches pilot at Vino Zupa's Fruit Juice and Wine Production Plants
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On May 28-31, SAI carried out workshops in Belgrade and Kapaonik, Serbia  for the World Bank's  International Finance Corporation (IFC). These comprised the first field visit to pilot the Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) Handbook and Toolkit that SAI has developed for the IFC. The ESMS Handbook and Toolkit is designed as a user-friendly guide to help companies to develop and implement management systems for environmental and social performance, in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards 1-8.  Key performance areas include: 1) environment; 2) labor; 3) community; and 4) occupational health & safety. This Handbook and Toolkit focuses on the Food and Beverage sector; SAI and IFC have plans for 14 more in other sectors.

Newsletter

On May 28-31, SAI carried out workshops in Belgrade and Kapaonik, Serbia  for the World Bank's  International Finance Corporation (IFC). These comprised the first field visit to pilot the Environmental and Social Management Systems (ESMS) Handbook and Toolkit that SAI has developed for the IFC. The ESMS Handbook and Toolkit is designed as a user-friendly guide to help companies to develop and implement management systems for environmental and social performance, in accordance with the IFC Performance Standards 1-8.  Key performance areas include: 1) environment; 2) labor; 3) community; and 4) occupational health & safety. This Handbook and Toolkit focuses on the Food and Beverage sector; SAI and IFC have plans for 14 more in other sectors.

SAI Releases Annual Report

The Annual Report highlights SAI's efforts in 2011 to advance and implement 'human rights at work'
Newsletter

SAI is pleased to announce the publication of its Annual Report, highlighting its efforts to advance and implement 'human rights at work' in 2011. 

LEED-EB Platinum is Earned for the International Finance Corporation Headquarters Building

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The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Headquarters Building, located in Washington, D.C. and managed by Brandywine Realty Trust, has been awarded LEED®-EB: O&M (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

Press Release

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) Headquarters Building, located in Washington, D.C. and managed by Brandywine Realty Trust, has been awarded LEED®-EB: O&M (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings: Operations and Maintenance) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

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