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Alaska Airlines Joins Ceres Company Network

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May 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ Ceres, the sustainability advocacy organization, and Alaska Airlines, a fuel efficiency pioneer in the airline industry, announced today that Alaska has joined the Ceres Company Network.

Ten Billion Dollars & Counting: Helping Small Businesses Globally

Darrell Esch, Vice President of Global Credit, PayPal
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For more than 20 years, PayPal has been helping small business owners achieve their dreams. In the beginning, we provided marketplace sellers with a secure way to accept electronic payments from buyers. In 2013, we started pursuing another path: providing our small business owners with much needed access to capital in order to grow. So, in response, we launched PayPal Working Capital as a way to bring our merchants the financing they so desperately needed. 

The Co-op Community Spaces Program | LBG Canada Company Spotlight

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Community spaces are what bring people together. In trying and often dividing times, they can be a source of joy and connection. However, the level of capital funding required to bring these long term projects to life can be difficult to fundraise for.

Inclusive Fintech 50, Global Competition to Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion, Announces Winners

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

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MetLife Foundation and Visa, with partners Accion and IFC, launch inaugural list to help fintech companies attract capital and resources to benefit the 3 billion financially underserved people globally ​

Wells Fargo Donates $235,000 to Mississippi Nonprofits for Community Revitalization Efforts

NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to four organizations serving the Hattiesburg and Jackson communities
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JACKSON, Miss., June 6, 2019 /3BL Media/– Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $235,000 in donations to four local nonprofits that will help revitalize Mississippi neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program.

Investment With a Conscience: The Rise of Pension Fund-Based Impact Investing

The democratisation of impact investment and the link to inclusive business
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For pension funds, impact investing is not only investment with a conscience, it’s a stable financial choice that shows steady returns and weathers wider market fluctuations. And it’s what pension holders are increasingly asking for, says Tim Macready, CIO of Brightlight, an Australian impact investing company that has already invested A$150m (£80m) in pension funds in more than 200 companies in emerging markets.

Scotiabank Promotes Economic Inclusion and Gender Equality in Chile

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In February 2018, Scotiabank Chile was invited to share best practices for Gender Equality at the 4th Global Forum of Companies for Gender Equity, an event organized by the United Nations Development Program, the Government of Chile, UN Women and the International Labour Organization. Scotiabank Chile was the only private bank invited to participate in the meeting. 

Front Line Financial Inclusion: Whole Planet Field Officer Appreciation Award – Asia/Pacific

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“Microfinance has always been a high-touch business, with personal contact playing an indispensable role in the delivery of financial services for low-income clients. Human relationships and values like trust and empathy are crucial in determining whether a microfinance institution (MFI) will be able to grow and remain sustainable.

CECP's Strategic Investor Initiative Releases Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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Wondering how to develop and communicate your company's long-term plan? Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

Igniting a World of Opportunity: Moody’s Details Global CSR Accomplishments

Moody’s continues work to open the door to a better future and highlights progress on environmental, social and governance initiatives.
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May 6, 2019—Moody’s Corporation’s newly published annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report highlights initiatives underscoring its commitment to empower people with the knowledge, resources and confidence they need to create a better future for themselves, their communities and the environment.

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