Communities that were “first movers” in the smart city arena are ending their test phases and expanding to a second phase, yet it is clear that communications technologies and data analytics should be adopted to help lay the groundwork for a broader roadmap.
Largest societal engagement survey of 272 companies demonstrates recognition of connection between corporate social responsibility and building a strong business
New York, NY June 2, 2016 /3BL Media/ - In the most complete annual analysis of corporate societal engagement, CECP, in association with The Conference Board, found in their annual Giving in Numbers survey that companies actively changed the structure of their business to capitalize on the clear-cut competitive advantage of societal investment.
Cities struggling with finding funds for smart city initiatives might be wise to connect the issue with another that almost all municipalities have in common – aging infrastructure.
“There is an essential aspect in connecting the investments in smart technology to the imperatives of the aging infrastructure, and that, in turn, speaks to asset management,” said Rick Azer, Director of Development for Black & Veatch’s Smart Integrated Infrastructure business.
Before we climb on to our soapbox to discuss one of our favorite automation efficiency topics, we wanted to start with a kick-off question: when was the last time you sent someone a letter in the mail? As in, you got some paper stock, you typed or wrote out your message, folded it neatly, inserted it into an envelope, purchased a stamp and walked it to the mailbox or post office to wait the appropriate number of days for it to arrive at its intended destination (in some cases never knowing if it did). Has it been a while?
MetLife Foundation was founded in 1976 to continue MetLife’s long tradition of corporate contributions and community involvement.
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While financial inclusion is our global focus, we are proud to sponsor initiatives in other philanthropic areas. Our impact expands beyond the financial health of our communities to support for medical research, arts and cultural institutions, disaster relief, and civic initiatives . The Foundation remains committed to being a positive force in every community where we work.
Ground-Breaking Tools Now Available to Financial Services Providers
Chicago, Ill., May 10, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) released a landmark report that urges financial services providers to measure the financial health of their customers. The work, which benefitted from the strategic and financial support of MetLife Foundation, equips financial services providers and nonprofits with the tools to better understand the state of their customers’ financial health and their role in improving it.
There has been an ongoing debate for just about a century regarding the appropriate role of government in regulating business and finance, and the effect of such regulation on our national economy. In fact, this subject has been hotly contested since the days of Alexander Hamilton and Andrew Jackson, and then Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, and it became the centerpiece of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.