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Cat Financial Products & Corporate Services Review

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Financial Products provides various forms of insurance to customers and dealers to help support the purchase and lease of our equipment. Corporate Services provides business and human resources, information technology, accounting and finance services to Caterpillar, serving as the enterprise resource for business-related activities.

How MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Inclusion in China

As part of a series on “Local Perspectives on Financial Health”, Sarah Willis, MetLife Foundation and Julia Arnold, a Financial Inclusion Consultant, teamed up to take a closer look at improving access and usage of financial services and products in China
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MetLife Foundation’s goal is to improve financial inclusion across its footprint, which includes economically and geographically diverse markets. We seek to ensure that low- and moderate-income families in these markets can acquire and successfully use the products and services they need to build a better, more secure life. Yet the implementation of a global financial inclusion strategy is complex so we try to approach the challenges with innovative solutions that reach consumers in different ways.

The Carbon in our Food

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“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

Find the Stocks that Offer Innovation, Not Just Growth

Reprinted from Institutional Investor. Michael Molitor is a Senior Fellow with the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, with $860 billion under management, has missed out on $1.9 billion in additional profits as a result of its decision to divest all of its tobacco holdings in 2010. The story that reported this fact, which ran in the Financial Times , goes on to suggest that fund managers should reconsider their investments in tobacco companies, as the sector is generating impressive returns, well above many key performance benchmarks.

It’s Full Speed Ahead for the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge Accelerator Teams

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Reprinted from Biomimicry Institute Blog

It’s been a busy six months for the 2015 Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists. Last October, eight teams from around the world were chosen to be part of the first-ever biomimicry food systems accelerator. After pitching and getting feedback on their design concepts in-person during SXSW Eco in Austin, TX, these intrepid innovators began working furiously to test and prototype their nature-inspired design concepts.

Food Waste: The Harvest is Just the Beginning

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Harvest. It feels like an old word, something people used to do centuries ago. Kind of like blacksmithing and spinning thread. It also feels like Autumn, mainly because the closest I’ve ever come to harvesting anything is picking apples in October in the mountains of Virginia.

Harvesting still happens every year though, and it is the beginning of a journey for our food. If our food successfully makes the trip, it will be nourishment for someone. If not, our food will be lost or wasted, and it would be better if it had never been grown at all.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Mayors Climate Summit Series. Interview with Mayor Esther Manheimer of Asheville, NC

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life. - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Names Michael Molitor as Senior Fellow

Researcher and Writer is an Expert on Resource Productivity and the Circular Economy
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ATLANTA and PARIS, March 31, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The market undervalues sustainable business practices as they are evaluated by a flawed model of both growth and prosperity.” It’s a quote that sounds like it could have come directly from Ray Anderson, but instead, it comes from Michael Molitor, an academic and consultant who has recently been named a Senior Fellow of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation.

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