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Village Capital, MetLife Foundation, and PayPal Launch Finance Forward

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

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Multi-year coalition will provide targeted business development support, grants, and equity to more than 100 financial health entrepreneurs on five continents

MetLife Named to FTSE4Good Index

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NEW YORK, July 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ — MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) announced today that it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index, which highlights companies with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. 

Created in 2001 by FTSE Russell, a wholly owned subsidiary of London Stock Exchange Group, the FTSE4Good Index helps promote a greater focus on sustainability among businesses and investors.

Sesame Street Has a New Way to Teach Kids About Money

by Chris Taylor
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The next time you’re looking for financial tips, forget about Warren Buffett or Jeff Bezos. Try Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.

That’s because the iconic Sesame Street characters are part of a program to bring financial smarts to kids around the world. Developed by Sesame Workshop and the MetLife Foundation, the program uses videos, comics, games and activities to make money seem … well, a little less boring, and a little more meaningful to kids’ daily lives.

The Nonprofit Unlocking Millions in Savings

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“Something most people don’t understand,” says Carolyn Doyle, SaverLife user, “is that it’s terribly expensive to be poor. In our society, it feels like people who have wealth are rewarded and the poor are punished. SaverLife is doing something to fix that.”

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 is Making a Difference by Sharing Expertise

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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.

How Cooking with Solar Power in China Decreases Air Pollution and Empowers Women

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The Henan province sits in central China, a beautiful landscape known for the birth of Chinese civilization. Yet it’s also home to an unfortunate reality: Nearly three-fourths of households in Xichuan County, situated in the southwest corner of the province, use coal-fired stoves as their primary cooking appliance. These eat up wood and coal, contribute to deforestation, and emit smoke that is harmful to people’s health and the environment.

Why MetLife is Investing in One of North America's Most Important Ecosystems

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If you want to see the sort of miraculous comeback Mother Nature can make with the right assist, look no further than the Lower Mississippi Alluvial Valley. Here, along the Mississippi River, a partnership between forward-thinking investors and landowners is not only bringing a vast, robust ecosystem of trees, plants and wildlife back from the brink, but also creating revenue for locals and stimulating the local economy.

And these efforts come not a moment too soon.

MetLife 2018 Global Impact Report: MetLife Foundation

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MetLife Foundation enhances our company’s efforts to build for tomorrow and put people at the heart of our actions. In the belief that financial health belongs to everyone, the Foundation combines financial health expertise and grants to bring solutions to underserved people and communities. Globally, the Foundation partners with grantees and MetLife volunteers to drive impact. From 2013 to 2017, these efforts have reached more than six million lower-income individuals in 42 countries, meeting people where they are every step of the way. 

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