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Future Returns: Invest for Goals Instead of Returns

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Northern Trust has discovered the best way to bring female clients into the investment process is to show how their portfolio can fund their current lifestyle and their goals, instead of talking about how they are going to invest to beat the market.

A Seed to Stalk Future: Financing America’s Grain Economy

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by Leah Thibault, CEI Capital Management and Brett Richardson, Coastal Enterprises, Inc.

The idea of “nose-to-tail” dining, shorthand for using as much of an animal as possible, has no field-grown counterpart. What about the grains that make up so much of our agricultural production and diet? Where is our “seed to stalk?”

Crafting a Sustainable Grain Cycle

Public Consultation Period on the Latest AA1000 Assurance Standard Opened

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LONDON and NEW YORK, June 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — The latest revision of the AA1000 Assurance Standard, the AA1000AS (2019), has been initiated by AccountAbility for public consultation via a globally accessible web platform today. The AA1000AS (2019) is an internationally accepted, freely available standard that provides the requirements for AccountAbility licensed assurance providers to conduct good-quality sustainability assurance on sustainability disclosures by reporting organisations.

Ten Billion Dollars & Counting: Helping Small Businesses Globally

Darrell Esch, Vice President of Global Credit, PayPal
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For more than 20 years, PayPal has been helping small business owners achieve their dreams. In the beginning, we provided marketplace sellers with a secure way to accept electronic payments from buyers. In 2013, we started pursuing another path: providing our small business owners with much needed access to capital in order to grow. So, in response, we launched PayPal Working Capital as a way to bring our merchants the financing they so desperately needed. 

ON Semiconductor’s 2018 Social Responsibility Report Integrates the People, Planet and Profit With the Comprehensive GRI

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June 19, 2019 

ON Semiconductor announces the release of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility report, marking the sixth year of this publication. As a testament to the company’s continued commitment to transparency, ON Semiconductor has advanced from incorporating the global reporting initiative (GRI) report core version to comprehensive version for the first time in their corporate social responsibility report.

Sesame Street Has a New Way to Teach Kids About Money

by Chris Taylor
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The next time you’re looking for financial tips, forget about Warren Buffett or Jeff Bezos. Try Elmo, Cookie Monster and Big Bird.

That’s because the iconic Sesame Street characters are part of a program to bring financial smarts to kids around the world. Developed by Sesame Workshop and the MetLife Foundation, the program uses videos, comics, games and activities to make money seem … well, a little less boring, and a little more meaningful to kids’ daily lives.

The Nonprofit Unlocking Millions in Savings

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“Something most people don’t understand,” says Carolyn Doyle, SaverLife user, “is that it’s terribly expensive to be poor. In our society, it feels like people who have wealth are rewarded and the poor are punished. SaverLife is doing something to fix that.”

The Co-op Community Spaces Program | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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Community spaces are what bring people together. In trying and often dividing times, they can be a source of joy and connection. However, the level of capital funding required to bring these long term projects to life can be difficult to fundraise for.

Mobile Money Meets Traditional Microfinance in Kenya

by Zoe So
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At a microfinance group meeting of a Whole Planet Foundation microfinance partner, you might see a lot of paper: piles of cash, thick record books to record attendance and meeting minutes; repayment schedules; group loan balance reports; passbooks. At the branch office, too, more paper: stacks and binders and file cabinets full of applications and loan contracts.

PNC Supports ABLE Accounts: Tax-Advantaged Savings Accounts for People with Disabilities

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PNC, in the role of custodian, proudly supports the ABLEnow Program offered by the Virginia College Savings Program; the largest independent ABLE Program in the country.  ABLEnow is a fast-growing national program available to eligible individuals residing in any state in the country.

What Are ABLE Accounts?

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