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One Size Does Not Fit All

Delivering Financial Services with the Clients’ Needs in Mind
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By Dennis White, President & CEO, MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation believes that everyone needs the right financial tools to manage life’s risks and seize its opportunities. That belief has inspired MetLife’s operations since the nineteenth century when we pioneered “working man’s insurance” in the United States. And it inspired MetLife Foundation in 2013 to make global financial inclusion the focus of a five-year, $200 million commitment.

Game Changer for Investors: SEC Permits Crowdfunding for Equity in Startups - The Minute

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Crowdfunding has proven to be an innovative model for fundraising. It allows all sorts of new projects easy access to capital that historically, has been very hard to come by for untested efforts. Now, the practice is being extended to the act of investing itself. I’m John Howell for 3BL Media.

First for Georgia: Solar Powered EV Station Unveiled at West Point Visitor Information Center

Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia and Ray C. Anderson Foundation Take First Step in Imagining the Highway of the Future
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November 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, The Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Georgia Department of Transportation, Georgia Department of Economic Development, and Hannah Solar, LLC have partnered to install the state’s first solar-powered PV4EV (photovoltaic for electric vehicle) charging station at the state’s Visitor Information Center in West Point, Ga.

How Mobile Money Drives Economic Growth

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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

From Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City: MetLife Foundation Makes An Impact!

By Nandika Madgavkar, Assistant Vice President, Corporate Responsibility for MetLife, Inc.
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Vietnam is long and narrow hugging the South China Sea and I traversed the length of it on my recent trip to meet with MetLife Foundation partners and my colleagues from BIDV-MetLife.  

RSF Supports Microfinance with Loan to MCE Social Capital

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SAN FRANCISCO, October 12, 2015  /3BL Media/ ­– Maria Ramos operates a small roadside flower shop outside of the Ecuadorian capital of Quito. A mother of two, Maria recently used a loan originated by a MCE Social Capital (MCE) client to purchase new plant pots, which have helped her increase sales.

How Bigger Data and Better Analysis Supports Financial Access

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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

Using Nature’s Design Principles to Feed Nine Billion

Finalists announced for the world’s first food system focused biomimicry innovation accelerator
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September 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Earlier this year, hundreds of people from around the world took on a challenge to fix our global food system by looking to nature for design solutions. Now, eight finalist teams have been invited to prototype their solutions in an accelerator program that will award $100,000 to the top contender in an effort to increase speed to market for biomimetic solutions to global problems.

Ecocentricity Blog - September 1, 2015

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We at the Ray C. Anderson Foundation place great faith in our higher education institutions. They have the ability to impact and form the minds of our next innovators, our next leaders and thinkers and writers, our youngest voters, our soon-to-be wives, husbands, and parents. Our universities can be the fertile ground from which tomorrow’s change emerges, and that change might, and hopefully will, leave the world a better place.  Read more.

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