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Northern Trust Asset Management Launches Sustainable Quantitative Solutions

Strategies Support Desire for Sustainability – Without Sacrificing Performance
Press Release

LONDON, January 20, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Northern Trust Asset Management, one of the world’s leading investment managers, has announced the further expansion of its sustainability strategies, enabling institutional investors to combine Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing solutions with the manager’s expertise in quantitative investing across developed and

Developing New Pathways to Catalyze Inclusive Growth

Digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade.
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By: Carlos Monteverde

According to the World Economic Forum, digitalization could unlock $100 trillion in value for businesses and wider society over the next decade – but what will that look like, and who will it reach? We are seeing a number of new companies and new business models transform the way consumers gain access to goods and services, and many of them may have a profound impact on financial inclusion.

Scotiabank is Proud to Partner With the Physician Community

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It is no surprise that physicians are fully committed to their roles — it is not a job to be a doctor, it’s a calling — and when physicians are supported, the health and wellness of all Canadians is upheld.

Looking Ahead to the Future of Work Around the Globe

Countries must put millions of more women and young people to work if they are to ride the waves of change.
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There was a brief moment in October when the U.S. Democratic presidential candidates turned away from debating the headline issues of today to a looming challenge: the future of workers.

Women Entrepreneurs Who Apply for Business Loans Are More Likely Than Men to Be Approved, Scotiabank Survey Finds

On its first year anniversary, The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ releases new survey findings, expands program to Global Banking and Markets (GBM)
Press Release

TORONTO, Ontario, December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Women entrepreneurs who apply for business loans may fare better than they expect, according to survey results released today by Scotiabank on the first anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative. The survey of nearly 1,000 small business owners across Canada aims to identify the financial needs of women entrepreneurs.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards for Africa and the Middle East

by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
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Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.

K-Tec Systems CEO Cathy Koch “Believed She Could, and So She Did”—with Help from wegg® and FedEx

by Laurel Delaney
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“Every morning,” K-Tec Systems CEO Cathy Koch says, “I put on a bracelet that says: ‘She Believed She Could, and So She Did.’ I believe a woman must believe ‘she can’ from the day she opens her business.”

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project to Support 9,800 People

Impoverished Entrepreneurs and Their Family Members Will Have Opportunity Through Microcredit
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Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Poverty is Unnecessary Project provides opportunity for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – to take a microcredit loan and create or expand a home-based business for the opportunity to lift themselves and their family members out of poverty through their own hard work and creativity.  Whole Planet Foundation supports impoverished entrepreneurs through microfinance partners in the United States and 76 other countries around the world.

Ceres CEO and President Tapped to Serve on U.S. Federal Advisory Committee Focused on Tackling Climate-Related Risks in Capital Markets

Press Release

November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Ceres CEO and President Mindy Lubber has been appointed to the first-ever U.S. federal advisory committee focused on addressing the short and long-term financial and market risks posed by climate change to capital markets and throughout the broader economy.

Northern Oregon Homeownership to Get $7.1 Million Boost

NeighborhoodLIFT® program is part of a $1 billion commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation to address housing affordability
Press Release

PORTLAND, Ore., November 19, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo and Company (NYSE: WFC), NeighborWorks® America, and its network member Portland Housing Center today announced the NeighborhoodLIFT program will expand to the city of Portland and Multnomah County this December. With a $7.1 million philanthropic commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation, the NeighborhoodLIFT program will create more than 270 homeowners by offering $20,000 down payment assistance grants that require completion of HUD-certified homebuyer education.

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