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.
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.
Building for tomorrow includes protecting the environment and ensuring a healthy future for our employees, customers, communities and other stakeholders. MetLife has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship and we are proud to be the first U.S. insurer to achieve carbon neutrality.
To build our business and a more protected world, we must put our employees’ success and wellbeing at the heart of everything we do. We are equipping our workforce for the industry’s future, helping employees gain the skills to compete in the digital workplace and investing in their development and financial security.
For more than 150 years, we have worked to build a more protected world by providing services and products that help our customers meet their financial needs and live fuller, more secure lives. Through other direct and indirect economic activities, including investments, job creation, benefit payouts and tax payments, MetLife also positively impacts millions of individuals and helps grow local economies.
Employers, Retailers and Financial Service Providers to ‘Make Wealth Common’
BOSTON & NEW YORK, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Decades of research points to the material, psychological and social value of wealth. Yet, building financial security is a persistent challenge for lower-income Americans who continue to become less wealthy, not more. In fact, more than 40 percent of people in the United States cannot cover an unexpected $400 emergency expense, according to the Federal Reserve.
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.”
MetLife Foundation Funds Second Group of Higher Education Partnerships
WASHINGTON, November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassies, Partners of the Americas, and NAFSA: Association of International Educators announce new grant recipients in the latest 100,000 Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund Competition.