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Whole Planet Foundation $10,000 Fund Partners Move for Microcredit

Move with these brands during the Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K on June 27
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Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund partners are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!

Inclusive Fintech 50 Launches 2020 Edition to Identify and Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

The initiative aims to unlock resources for innovative startups providing low-income households and businesses with financial tools that can help them support their livelihoods and build financial resilience.
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Washington DC, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A group of global organizations driving innovation and investment in financial services for low-income populations announced the launch of the 2020 Inclusive Fintech 50 application period. In its second year, the initiative will identify a cohort of 50 high-potential, early-stage, and innovative fintech startups driving financial inclusion and resilience for the 3 billion financially underserved people worldwide.

Watch Land Betterment Corporation’s Impact Minute Episode 1

Company discusses Impact Investing in its weekly video blog
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FISHERS, Ind., May 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release its first episode of the Impact Minute.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues. 

Impact-First Microloans with Kiva Support Small Businesses during Economic Downturn

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Cisco has partnered with Kiva on multiple initiatives, as part of our efforts to support entrepreneurs to start small businesses, and bank the unbanked. We have provided cash grant investments for early stage Kiva concepts which now are operating at scale, as well as donations of Cisco technology which Kiva uses to run their operations.  Last year, Kiva facilitated support to nearly 1,000 small business owners across the U.S.

Stacy’s Pita Chips is Funding Microbusinesses through Whole Planet Foundation

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Stacy’s Pita Chips is a repeat annual donor to Whole Planet Foundation in order to make a difference for the world’s poorest people who are ready to lift up themselves and their families through microcredit and the chance to start or expand a business. Stacy’s Pita Chips was founded by a woman entrepreneur, so the brand is inspired to provide opportunities for other women in the United States and around the globe. Eighty-eight percent of microcredit clients supported by Whole Planet Foundation are women, since women are the most marginalized from traditional financial systems.

Seventh Generation Is Funding Microbusinesses Through Whole Planet Foundation

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Seventh Generation donates to Whole Planet Foundation to fund microloans for the world’s poorest people - mostly women - living in communities where Whole Foods Market sources products. How does it work?

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