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“Faftai!” Covid Revival Loans Finance Kava Microentrepreneurs in Vanuatu

by Claire Kelly, Regional Director for West Africa/MENA & Interim Regional Director for Asia
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Since 2012, Lorina had worked at her own tourism business, selling souvenirs to tourists, particularly those who would arrive on cruise ships to Port Vila.  Lorina joined Whole Planet Foundation’s microfinance partner South Pacific Business Development (SPBD) Vanuatu in 2017.  She had previously been involved with a different microfinance program, however she found that SPBD gave longer loan terms which made the loan easier for her to repay.  She is now the Secretary for her SPBD group.  This means that she has responsibilities to count the group’s cash and make sure all accounts are reconc

Digging Deep: A Celebration of Asia-Pacific Field Officers in Whole Planet Foundation's Portfolio

by Stephanie Manciagli, Program Manager Latin America and Caribbean
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Repeating daily affirmations, aloud and silently, has been an important practice for me since I was young, when I began to learn how to not just be aware of my patterns and inner dialogue but to play a conscious role in shaping them.

Sustainable Equity Issue: Schneider Electric's €650m Sustainability-linked Convertible Bonds

The new KPI bonds
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While structured equity was late to the ESG party, with the first green convertible bond by a European company only arriving in 2020, it caught up quickly. When EDF printed its convert in September it was the biggest green bond from a European corporate in any format. Yet it was the world’s first sustainability-linked convertible bond from Schneider Electric that most advanced ESG issuance.

Whole Planet Foundation Is Funding Women Entrepreneurs

Virtual Event to Alleviate Poverty Launches March 7th
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Whole Planet Foundation is celebrating the power of women entrepreneurs during March 7-8 with a virtual event in honor

Land Betterment Corporation Commences the Monetization of Impacted Land Swap Credits through its Land Betterment Exchange

The Company’s Environmental Solutions division is driving innovation in land reclamation and repurposing
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FISHERS, Ind.,  February 3, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, today announced that the Company’s Environmental Solutions division is driving innovation and efficiencies in reclaiming former coal mining and industrial lands through the launch of its Land Betterment Exchange (“LBX”).

Cummins Invests in the Future of 12 Black Female Entrepreneurs Through Grant Program

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COLUMBUS, Ind., January 8, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC) are proud to announce the recipients of the inaugural WBENC Cummins Grant for Black Student Female business owners. The new grant initiative demonstrates Cummins’ commitment to future owners by providing 12 student entrepreneurs with up to $6,000 in funding to invest in their businesses.
 

How has COVID-19 Affected Industrial and Cloud Markets?

by Ali Husain
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All of us worldwide are dealing with the challenging new environment of COVID-19. I have been relatively lucky and only have had to share my home office with first-grade distant learning!

With the reality of the situation, businesses are finding ways to continue to serve their markets and customers.  Now that we have lived with this new reality for six months, trends in industrial markets are becoming clearer.

100+ Advocates Join the Poverty is Unnecessary Project 2020

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2020 as Poverty is Unnecessary Day
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The Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty and culminates in the Poverty Is Unnecessary Online Auction & Celebration on October 25th.  This year, the online event marks 15 years of this work by Whole Planet Foundation and its passionate su

Inclusive Fintech 50 Announces 2020 Cohort of Fintech Startups Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

The selected fintechs provide innovative solutions – such as working capital for micro-merchants and personal accident insurance for domestic workers – to populations particularly hard-hit by the pandemic.
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WASHINGTON, October 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Inclusive Fintech 50 announced the 2020 cohort of startups driving inclusion and resilience for the 3 billion financially underserved people globally.

Whole Foods Market Nonprofit Foundations Launch Fundraising Campaign to Support Local and Global Communities

Shoppers and suppliers alleviate poverty, improve children’s nutrition and expand healthy food access and nutrition education
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Whole Foods Market’s three philanthropic Foundations have combined forces to kick off the Communities Campaign today, a two-week drive to raise awareness and funds, enabling shoppers to join the retailer in efforts to alleviate global poverty, improve children’s nutrition and increase healthy food access in communities facing barriers. 

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