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Broadening Financial Inclusion Borders in Bangladesh

Spotlight on Whole Planet Foundation's Bold, New Partnerships, by Claire Kelly
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According to Women’s World Banking, “Women in Bangladesh have the highest-ever rates of literacy and employment, and the country’s economy is growing. Financial inclusion now stands at more than 50 percent, nearly doubling in the past few years. But the financial inclusion gender gap is growing rapidly too, with fewer than half of women accessing or using formal financial services.” 

LIVE Twitter Chat on #GenerationForChange Hosted by Mars, Incorporated, Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at Noon ET

Press Release

KATOWICE, Poland, November 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Be sure to join us for a LIVE one-hour #GenerationForChange Twitter Chat during COP24 in Poland. This virtual event will be hosted by Mars, Incorporated. Joining Mars for the December 4 chat are leaders from The Climate Group, EDF, The Nature Conservancy and Oxfam. TriplePundit and 3BL Media will moderate the chat.

Oxfam Spurs Transparency Conversation Between Consumers and Supermarkets

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Americans have seen the power of their activism to enact change. From boycott hashtags, student protests and outspoken employees, consumers have been a driving force for progress on social and environmental issues. But they are not always equipped to start a direct dialogue with brands about complex issues. Oxfam recognized that issue and is arming consumers with facts to help facilitate a conversation with supermarkets around the world.

Not Everyone is Asked, “What Do You Want to be When You Grow Up?”

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by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America

What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”

Red Nose Day Crosses the Pond, Raises Funds Through Humor

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While the urgent support needed for many social and environmental issues is no laughing matter, sometimes a dose of humor is just what is needed to motivate people to support important causes.

Oxfam International and the United Nations Global Compact To Partner on Poverty Assessment Tool

Press Release

New York, 17 October 2013 /3BL Media/ – Oxfam International and the United Nations Global Compact today announced a collaboration to urge Global Compact companies to work in conjunction with civil society organizations to undertake a poverty footprint assessment. Oxfam and the UN Global Compact will jointly promote the assessment tool to help companies evaluate their impact on poverty through their operations and policies. The poverty footprint methodology was developed and tested by Oxfam International over the past decade.

Guest Post: In Focus: Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign

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Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

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Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

Guest Post: In Focus: Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign

Blog

Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

Businesses See Climate Change Adaptation as an Opportunity

New report surveys companies, offers practical solutions for climate resilience
Summary: 

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

Download the report.

Press Release

Climate adaptation offers competitive advantages to businesses worldwide, according to the new report, Adapting for a Green Economy: Companies, Communities and Climate Change, jointly released today by the UN Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), Oxfam and the World Resources Institute. In response to a survey of global businesses, 86 percent described responding to climate risks or investing in adaptation as a business opportunity.

Download the report.

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