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Whole Planet Foundation $10,000 Fund Partners Move for Microcredit

Move with these brands during the Power Your Purpose Virtual 5K on June 27
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Whole Planet Foundation’s $10,000 Fund partners are mobilizing to support microentrepreneurs around the world on June 27th!

Inclusive Fintech 50 Launches 2020 Edition to Identify and Elevate Early-Stage Fintechs Driving Financial Inclusion and Resilience

The initiative aims to unlock resources for innovative startups providing low-income households and businesses with financial tools that can help them support their livelihoods and build financial resilience.
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Washington DC, June 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – A group of global organizations driving innovation and investment in financial services for low-income populations announced the launch of the 2020 Inclusive Fintech 50 application period. In its second year, the initiative will identify a cohort of 50 high-potential, early-stage, and innovative fintech startups driving financial inclusion and resilience for the 3 billion financially underserved people worldwide.

CIT Wins Three Stevie® American Business Awards

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NEW YORK — May 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ — CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced that it has won three Stevie ® American Business Awards for business excellence. The awards include a Gold award for Achievement in Management – Banking, a Silver award for FinTech Solution and a Silver award for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year.

Need for Speed: Scaling up Participation in a Sustainable Economy

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Over the past few years, as better data has made the risks and opportunities associated with climate change more apparent, investors and businesses have begun to invest in sustainable activities and rethink investment in fossil fuels.

Watch: Land Betterment Corporation’s Impact Minute Episode 2

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Land Betterment Corporation (“Land Betterment” or the “Company”), an environmental solutions company fostering positive impact through upcycling former coal mining sites to create sustainable community development and job creation, is proud to release Episode 2 of its Impact Minute video blog.  The impact Minute is a weekly, short video series where members of the Company’s management team discuss entrepreneurship and creating sustainable business that aim to address environmental and social issues. 

Wells Fargo Announces Efforts to Keep People Housed in Response to COVID-19

Wells Fargo Foundation housing philanthropy grants to help more than 100,000 renters and homeowners stay in their homes
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced additional efforts to help people stay in their homes with funding for more than 500 nonprofits across the U.S., as part of the Wells Fargo Foundation’s $175 million commitment to assist people and communities in response to COVID-19.

How to Create Value through Impact Management in 5 steps

By Gilberto Ribeiro, Partner and COO at Vox Capital
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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

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Before talking about impact it is important to provide the context of the journey of an entrepreneur who seeks money from venture capital (VC) funds. In Brazil, the vocabulary for start-ups, scale-ups and VCs is already widespread. Most technology entrepreneurs know the ways of a Lean Startup, know how to test hypotheses with a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), can identify if a product is suitable for the market and can scale business by adjusting its “machines.” The investment terms of a VC are now widespread.

Preparedness as a Pathway to Resilience in Haiti

by Stephanie Manciagli, Whole Planet Foundation Program Manager for Latin America & the Caribbean
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Whole Planet Foundation has been alleviating poverty through microcredit in Haiti since 2009. 

The Dow of Deception: Mark Tulay

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As the horrendous economic news continues to pile up, somehow stock prices keep bouncing back, leaving many of us scratching our heads. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio tries to help us make sense of it all. Mark Tulay, a consultant and expert in the field of sustainable investing, breaks down how Wall St. can essentially ignore economic reality, and how the stock market paints a picture of economic health despite the tens of millions of Americans suddenly out of work. Will Wall St.

Demand From Investors for Investment Managers to Demonstrate Additional Value Beyond Traditional Risk & Return Considerations

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We are experiencing a transition to an era where total social benefit is becoming an increasingly important metric for the perceived value of products and services. Consequently, the investment industry is risking its enduring relevance and credibility by assessing and subsequently rewarding success through solely financial metrics.

In this segment, experts discuss the demand from investors for investment managers to demonstrate additional value beyond traditional risk & return considerations.

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