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Water's New Normal

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Cindy Wallis-Lage, President of Black & Veatch’s water business, discusses the importance of industry collaboration for more sustainable water systems. Adapting to climate change, exploring integrated planning and engaging with ratepayers are just some of the ways water leaders are evolving in their "new normal."

How Marketing Can Encourage Saving

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Marketing makes us want to buy all kinds of stuff. But can marketing magic make saving more appealing, fun, or even cool?

Virtually everyone would like to retire comfortably and to be free from financial worry on a daily basis. Yet, many people don’t save enough even for unexpected expenses—a proposition that’s even more challenging for low-to-medium income people. Look to a U.S. Federal Reserve Board survey published in May 2016, in which 46 percent of respondents said they couldn’t cover even a $400 emergency expense without selling something or borrowing money.

Diageo Beer Company USA Names Peter Wiens Brewmaster for New Maryland-Based Brewery

Wiens to oversee brewing operations for the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House
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NORWALK, Conn. and RELAY, Md., June 7, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Marking a major milestone in the establishment of the Guinness brewery in Relay, Maryland, the Diageo Beer Company USA, is proud to announce the appointment of Peter Wiens as inaugural brewmaster.  Boasting an impressive resume of brewing credentials, Wiens will lead the brewing team and brewing operations at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery & Barrel House – which represents an estimated $50MM investment to bring Guinness brewing back to U.S.

MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop Bring Financial Empowerment Initiative to Families in Kumamoto

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TOKYO, June 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, introduced “Dream, Save, Do: Financial Empowerment for Everyone” to Kumamoto children and their families at the Hiroyasu Nishi Elementary School on June 2-3.

MetLife Foundation Financial Inclusion at a Glance 2013-2016

MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion grant-making is organized into three broad categories
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As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016 ​

Knowledge.
Grants aimed at increasing low-income people’s capability to make sound financial decisions.

Services.
Grants aimed at ensuring that low-income clients are served by strong institutions that meet their needs.

Insights.
Grants designed to share lessons learned and build the knowledge of the global financial inclusion community.

MetLife Foundation | Sharing What We Learn

The lessons that MetLife Foundation and our grantees learn are shared continuously to improve our work and to advance the knowledge of the global financial inclusion industry.
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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

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 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own goal.

Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Drive Action

Only by understanding why clients make the decisions they do can the financial inclusion community encourage healthier financial behaviors and design products and services that support healthier choices.
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These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change. 

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Using Technology and Innovation for Impact

To deliver safe, affordable, and convenient financial services at scale, the financial inclusion community must take full advantage of new technologies.
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There is a need to reimagine product design beyond “one size fits all” and experiment with new business models.

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Unreasonable Impact | Harnessing the Sun to Help End Poverty: Q&A with Off Grid Electric

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Over 625 million people live without power in Sub-Saharan Africa. That’s nearly 70 percent of the continent’s population. For those households with access to the grid, only 69 percent experience reliable electricity. Blackouts last for days, often impeding businesses from providing a dependable service or generating a consistent income.

Morgan Stanley Investment Management Raises More Than $125 Million for its First Global Impact Fund

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May 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Morgan Stanley Investment Management has raised more than $125 million in final commitments for its first global impact fund, PMF Integro Fund I (“Integro” or the “Fund”).  Launched in partnership with the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing (the “Institute”), Integro invests in private equity funds that offer the potential for compelling financial return while demonstrating positive environmental impact, social impact or both.

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