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How Companies Can Contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals

Insights from the BSR Conference

Following the adoption of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which outline 17 critical global challenges to be addressed by 2030, BNY Mellon’s global head of Corporate Social Responsibility, John Buckley, asked, “What’s next for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?” A panel at the recent BSR Conference, “Implementing the SDGs: A How-to Guide,” tackled that question by looking at the role that companies across industries

If We Want Social Enterprises to Thrive, We Need a New Funding Approach


by Don Shaffer

What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy?

One Size Does Not Fit All

Delivering Financial Services with the Clients’ Needs in Mind

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.

Ecocentricity Blog - November 16, 2015


Maybe I shouldn’t write this post at all. Honestly, I don’t know. I’m conflicted. For the past couple of days, I have struggled to determine whether or not using this medium to write about the Paris attacks is appropriate. These words seem so insignificant, almost meaningless, compared to the scope of this injustice. I worry that using an environmentally-themed blog to offer sympathy, even genuinely felt sympathy, might cheapen the gravitas of Friday’s tragedy.

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RSF Social Finance Loan to Froozer Helps Bring Whole Produce to Schools, Hospitals

Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, November 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ ­– Obesity and diabetes rates in the United States have hit an all-time high. More than two in three American adults are considered overweight today, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, a health research center. Children are no better off, reporting skyrocketing increases in new Type-2 diabetes cases; a condition previously unheard of in people under 30.

A Conversation with Amy Bird, Lending Manager for the Education Portfolio at RSF Social Finance


Amy Bird joined RSF Social Finance in June of this year, and is responsible for cultivating strong relationships with education borrowers. RSF’s communications manager, Enrique Perez, recently interviewed Amy about her journey from student to globetrotter to move-and-shaker in the Waldorf education movement.

Interviewer:  Tell us a little about your educational upbringing.

Ecocentricity Blog - November 2, 2015


Here is why I was as excited as every kid dressed up in a Halloween costume this past Saturday who realized the house on the corner was giving out king-size candy bars: this stadium is aiming to be the world’s first LEED® Platinum professional sports stadium. And I can take public transportation to it. Dang I live in a cool city.  Read more.


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