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MetLife Foundation focuses on improving the financial health of low-income people. And that can be done in many different ways, including by making a social impact in local communities. Thanks to MetLife volunteers, numerous nonprofit organizations have gained invaluable help and improved their futures – without spending a dollar.

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How One Small Business in Brazil is making a Big Impact on the Country’s Deforestation Problem

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Antonio Marcos Tavares Barbosa has been working as the Industrial Director of the Kitambar ceramic factory for over 30 years. In 2007, after decades of making bricks, blocks and tiles for the local Brazilian economy, Barbosa and his team of 42 employees decided to run their factory on an unusual concoction of plants for energy, including algaroba, cashew tree residues and coconut husk. These plants are all by-products of renewable local crops that would normally be thrown away with no productive use.

Are Americans Financially Healthy?

A groundbreaking study takes a holistic view
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– PART OF WHAT MAKES THE U.S. FINANCIAL HEALTH PULSE ENDEAVOR SO ROBUST is that each report will examine four pillars of financial health: saving, spending, borrowing and planning. “It’s similar to evaluating physical health,” says Evelyn Stark, the assistant vice president of financial health for MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of CFSI’s financial health work. “You can’t just look at a single factor like blood pressure or cholesterol. You need to look at a range of financial measures and say, ‘What do these tell us about the collective whole?’”

MetLife Releases Global Impact, the Company’s Sustainability Report on 2018 Performance

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April 25, 2019 - Investors, regulators, non-governmental organizations and other stakeholders are increasingly focused on how companies perform on a wide range of sustainability measures. Today, how well a company performs in these areas is widely seen as an indicator of how well it is managed overall.

MetLife Named 2019 Energy Star® Partner of the Year

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NEW YORK, April 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ - MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) received the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year Award for its commitment to energy efficiency, including ENERGY STAR certifications for over 22.3 million square feet of real estate across MetLife’s corporate office network and the portfolio managed by MetLife’s institutional asset management platform, MetLife Investment Management (MIM).

MetLife Denied Her Disability Claim For Trans Surgery. Then It Voluntarily Reversed Course

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Addis talked to the human resources representative at the grocery store where she worked at the time as cashier. She decided to apply for the disability coverage anyway, hoping a note from her doctor that explained why the surgery was medically necessary would sway the company. But two weeks after surgery, a denial letter arrived from MetLife, one of the nation's largest disability insurers.

Addis called GLAD, also known as GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders, and attorney Ben Klein wrote to MetLife, expecting that his letter would be the first step on the road to a lawsuit.

MetLife Joins UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change

Company becomes first insurer to join global coalition to advance diversity and inclusion
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NEW YORK, March 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – MetLife (NYSE: MET) announced today that it will become the 27th company and first insurer to join the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change.

Video: How We Give Back: Anthony’s Story

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How do you run a marathon when you’re visually impaired? We’re thankful for employees like Anthony, who worked tirelessly to train a fellow New Yorker and lead him toward his goal of completing the TCS New York City Marathon this year.

Watch his story here.

Judgement-free Support Group Helps New Moms Thrive at Work

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Most working moms can agree: working and raising a family is demanding in ways that can sometimes catch you off-guard. In a recent New York Times article, researchers found that “women underestimate the costs of motherhood. The mismatch is biggest for those with college degrees, who invest in an education and expect to maintain a career.”

Making a Difference Globally and Locally: How We Give Back

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Volunteer work has always been a part of Joanna Wolfe’s life. A lead process improvement consultant for MetLife, Wolfe spent her childhood and teenage years working in urban gardens and advocating for social justice causes. So serving as the Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator for our Cary, North Carolina office was a natural fit.

“There are a lot of successes that go along with homeownership,” Wolfe says. “This work gets at the issues I care about regarding fair housing, and the challenges people face when they don’t have a home.”

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