Microfinance CSR News

MetLife Foundation and Opportunity International Launch Partnership to Support Financial Access and Education for China Entrepreneurs

Press Release

CHICAGO, July 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, MetLife Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the power, quality and access of financial services around the world, announces a three-year, $1.8 million partnership with Opportunity International to promote knowledge and access to financial services in rural China.

Dispatch from India—With Small Loans, Big Impact


Financial inclusion isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, with more than 2 billion people worldwide living outside the global financial system. Traditional methods such as savings accounts or credit cards are no longer adequate or up to the challenge of bringing in those billions of people living on the outer fiscal fringe. The good news: advances in big data and technology—sometimes as simple as a mobile phone app—along with changes in regulation and creative partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing new pathways to help people gain financial stability.

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation Funds Fellowship to Accelerate Climate Solutions via Paul Hawken’s Project Drawdown

The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Project Drawdown
Press Release

June 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Project Drawdown to fund the Ray C. Anderson Fellowship.  The Fellowship is designed to foster the development of a new cohort of global leaders (scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates) who will analyze the best available research on one hundred of the most substantive and readily available climate mitigation solutions.

Janine Benyus to Appear at SXSW Eco as Featured Speaker

Event to Host Entire Biomimicry Track
Press Release

May 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - SXSW Eco 2015 is the place to be for biomimics this October. In addition to an entire biomimicry track, a pre-event biomimicry educators summit, presentations by Biomimicry Global Design Challenge finalists, and plenty of opportunities to network and gather, Janine Benyus will appear at SXSW Eco as a featured speaker.

Michelin Development Celebrates 100th Loan to Small Businesses

Small business in South Carolina receives loan, helps program reach milestone
Press Release

GREENVILLE, S.C., May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Michelin Development--a subsidiary of Michelin North America, Inc. that provides business loans to upstart businesses in many of the communities the tire company operates--today approved another loan to a small but growing South Carolina transportation company that now needs one more driver and truck to keep ahead of demand.

New Morgan Stanley Report Challenges Misperceptions Regarding Sustainable Investing and Performance

Press Release

NEW YORK, March 24, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Although some investors may believe sustainable investing requires a financial sacrifice, a new report from the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing finds that investing in sustainability has usually met and often exceeded the performance of comparable traditional investments, both on an absolute and risk-adjusted basis, across asset classes and over time. 

Morgan Stanley Survey Finds Sustainable Investing Poised for Growth

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NEW YORK, Februrary 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Over seventy percent of active individual investors (71%) describe themselves as interested in sustainable investing, and nearly two in three (65%) believe sustainable investing will become more prevalent over the next five years, according to a new survey published today by the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.  The new Sustainable Signals report examines the attitudes and perceptions of indiv

Leaders in Women's Economic Empowerment to Speak at The Empowerment Bridge!

On March 4 - 5, experts committed to women's economic empowerment will explore The Empowerment Bridge: Building a Lifetime of Opportunity for Women and Girls. Space is limited, register now to attend!
Press Release

February 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation as we celebrate International Women's Day! Register today for the 5th annual International Women's Day Forum 2015, and hear from leaders dedicated to women's economic empowerment!

Pearson Education is Making High-Quality Education Affordable and Effective

Pearson is creating pathways towards affordable and effective education in developing countries, by working with dedicated on-the-ground entrepreneurs.

[Editor's Note: Pearson was one of the generous companies to host a Path to Empowerment roundtable meeting.

Announcing Featured Speakers at The International Women's Day Forum 2015!

The Empowerment Bridge will feature leaders building a path forward in women's economic empowerment. Register now to attend!

Join the U.S. Chamber Foundation as we celebrate International Women's Day! Register today for the 5th annual International Women's Day Forum 2015, and hear from leaders committed to women's economic empowerment!


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