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The Common Cents Lab is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, supported by MetLife Foundation

The Common Cents Lab, supported by MetLife Foundation, is a financial behavior research lab at Duke University that creates and tests interventions to help low-to-moderate income households increase their financial well-being. Common Cents, is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, and is comprised of researchers and experts in product design, economics, psychology, public policy, advertising, product design, business administration, and more.   

Vietnam Big Build 2016 Final Report


Over five days, Oct. 3 to 7, 2016, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and its local partners built decent homes and sanitation facilities with 20 low-income families in Phu Tho province with the help of 194 international volunteers and 10 local volunteers. Phu Tho province in northern Vietnam is prone to disasters such as flooding and storm. Many families are living from hand to mouth and hardly have any savings.

How MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Inclusion in China

As part of a series on “Local Perspectives on Financial Health”, Sarah Willis, MetLife Foundation and Julia Arnold, a Financial Inclusion Consultant, teamed up to take a closer look at improving access and usage of financial services and products in China

MetLife Foundation’s goal is to improve financial inclusion across its footprint, which includes economically and geographically diverse markets. We seek to ensure that low- and moderate-income families in these markets can acquire and successfully use the products and services they need to build a better, more secure life. Yet the implementation of a global financial inclusion strategy is complex so we try to approach the challenges with innovative solutions that reach consumers in different ways.

Financial Health Means More than Financial Inclusion


Here’s a sobering data point for you, courtesy of the recent EMERGE conference in New Orleans: 138 million people in the United States are financially unhealthy. They are not exclusively from the lower-income brackets, either. In fact, one-third of households with income of $100,000 (or more) struggle to manage their financial lives. They may be over-indebted or underinsured. They may not be able to manage day-to-day expenses, respond to emergencies quickly, or take advantage of opportunities.

MetLife Foundation Sponsors Series of Studies on Financial Inclusion in Japan

Research reports published in partnership with Japan NPO Center to help raise awareness and promote initiatives on financial inclusion
Press Release

July 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation is proud sponsor of a series of research reports published by Japan NPO Center to help raise awareness and promote initiatives on financial inclusion in Japan.

MetLife Releases Latest Corporate Responsibility Report

Establishes Ambitious Goals for Environmental, Social and Governance Issues
Press Release

NEW YORK, June 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ - MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) today announced the release of the company’s latest corporate responsibility report, highlighting the positive impact the company makes on society and establishing goals for future activities.

The report, titled Global Impact, includes information on how the company has managed environmental, social and governance issues, including social impact investments, customer service, product access, employee programs, workplace diversity, environmental stewardship and philanthropy.


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