Social Finance CSR News

Bold Investments Changing the Future of Social Good

Produced by (E) BrandConnect
Blog

Whether addressing income inequality or access to vital resources such as water, food, or healthcare, lasting change only starts with a committed investment or partnership. Reaching a meaningful end goal requires a sustained effort — dependent on an approach that is strategic, evidence-based, partner-centric and sustainable.

This Woman Uses All-Natural, Local Ingredients to Make Soap and Cosmetics in Tunisia

With the help of the HP LIFE program Amina was able to launch her own business at age 29.
Summary: 

This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

Blog

This article was developed by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and published here with the approval of UNIDO.

How Barclays Is Increasing Access to Financial Services to Boost Societal Progress

Multimedia with summary

In 2017 over 4.8m people took action to protect themselves from online fraud as a result of our Digital Safety campaign.

The challenge: Inclusive financial systems are key to achieving economic and societal progress.

Our ambition: We are keen to play a leading role in increasing access to financial services. We are doing this in two ways: through the creation of targeted and accessible products and services, and by enhancing financial and digital skills.

Barclays Promotes Access to Green Finance

Multimedia with summary

In 2017 Barclays was the first bank to issue a green bond using UK assets.

The challenge: Access to financing is necessary to fund crucial social and environmental infrastructure, whilst giving us opportunities in growing markets.

New Green Bond Pledge Aimed at Cities, Government & Corporates Christiana Figueres Announces Green Bonds for Infrastructure Campaign

Press Release

LONDON, March 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In opening remarks to a global green bonds conference, international climate leader Christiana Figueres has called on cities, governments and corporations to commit to the use of green bonds for infrastructure investment programs.

Investing for Good: Embracing the Long Journey

by Martina Hund-Mejean, Chief Financial Officer, Mastercard
Summary: 

BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

Blog

BCtA is proud to feature this blog by member company Mastercard.

WATCH: Geisha Williams, PG&E, CEO and President

Multimedia with summary

Geisha Williams, CEO and president of PG&E talks about the opportunities for utilities to capitalize on decarbonization of the transportation sector.

Learn more about how utilities are making progress towards reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Ceres new analysis, Turning Point: Corporate Progress Against the Ceres Roadmap for Sustainability, at www.ceres.org/turningpoint.

Accion and MetLife Foundation Announce Expanded Partnership to Advance Financial Inclusion

MetLife Foundation provides $5.4 million to Accion for programs in Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia to leverage digital solutions to enhance underserved customers’ financial capabilities and engagement
Press Release

NEW YORK, February 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Global nonprofit Accion and MetLife Foundation announced today a new partnership to advance financial inclusion for underserved individuals around the world. The project – Building Financial Capabilities and Strengthening Institutions through Customer-Centered Innovations – aims to enhance financial customer engagement by building their capabilities. MetLife Foundation is providing $5.4 million in funding to support the program.

Bringing Banking to Low Income Communities in Northern Nigeria

Union Bank of Nigeria joins Business Call to Action by committing to provide access to financial services for 30,000 low income individuals in the country’s north
Article

Union Bank of Nigeria (Union Bank) has joined Business Call to Action (BCtA) with a pledge to provide access to financial services for at least 30,000 people from low income communities in 11 states across northern Nigeria by 2020, where currently more than half the population are unbanked.

Summit Draws Major Investors With $30 Trillion in AUM to Map Out Next Steps on Tackling Climate Risk and Seizing Low-carbon Opportunities

Investors make key announcements on low-carbon commitments; release new investor agenda to accelerate and scale up action on climate change
Press Release

February 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - More than 450 investor, company and capital market leaders convened at the Investor Summit on Climate Risk today to map out the next steps for increased action on climate change. The strong showing of leaders, who ranged from institutional investors to state and city pension fund fiduciaries to corporate executives, demonstrated the growing mainstream attention to the greatest threat of our generation.

Pages

Subscribe to Social Finance