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Whole Planet Foundation Annual Campaign Will Alleviate Poverty for 93,800 People

Annual Prosperity Campaign raises $3 million for microcredit
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Whole Foods Market shoppers, employees and supplier partners raised $3,093,993 during the Whole Planet Foundation 2018 Prosperity Campaign in March.  One hundred percent of these funds will be disbursed to microfinance partners around the globe to alleviate poverty for the world's poorest people - mostly women - through microcredit loans.  Given the average first loan size of $182 across 71 countries where the grocer trades, these funds will support 93,800 people - microentrepreneurs and their family members - with the opportunity for a better life.

Martin Currie Publishes Annual Stewardship Report

Effective stewardship of capital lies at the heart of the firm’s client proposition
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions
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  •  Has engaged with 269 companies on a private and collaborative basis
  •  Has voted at 685 shareholder meetings and on 7571 resolutions

MetLife Foundation Awards $2.5 Million Grant to The Financial Clinic to Bring Financial Security to Jobseekers Nationally

The Financial Clinic will scale its rigorously evaluated financial coaching model to benefit jobseekers nationwide
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Brooklyn, NY, April 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- The Financial Clinic (the Clinic) announced today the launch of WorkBOOST National, a three-year initiative that will bring financial security approaches to scale, made possible by a $2.5 million grant from MetLife Foundation.

GRI Embarks Upon New Phase of Partnership With Swedish Government

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The new joint program, which includes a partnership with the Danish Institute for Human Rights, will stimulate responsible business to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.​

Case Study: Creating Positive Business Impacts for Exporters and Investors Through CSR

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Export Development Canada (EDC) is a credit agency, offering innovative financing, insurance, and risk management solutions to help Canadian exporters and investors expand their international business. We spoke to Louise Millette, Project Coordinator, Corporate Responsibility at EDC, about how important the triple bottom line is for financial institutions like EDC.​

Investors Turn to Israel for SRI Opportunities

By Jan Lee
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This article is sponsored by Maala and went through our normal editorial review process. 

GRI Podcast March Edition: Why Should Investors Care About Sustainability Data?

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On the March episode of Beyond Reports, we speak with Amanda Feldman, Director of the Impact Management Project. She talks about the project’s work to create a common understanding of how impacts on people and the planet should be communicated and managed. This ground-breaking work has the potential to help close the gap between the information companies disclose and the information investors want. We will also hear a report from London, as well as a word from our Deputy Chief Executive Teresa Fogelberg, about the role of women and girls in the sustainable development agenda. 

Q&A with Deutsche Börse: Transparency Is the Foundation for Responsible Investing

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Deutsche Börse is an international provider of capital markets infrastructure and one of the largest stock exchanges in the world. We spoke with Kristina Jeromin, Head of Group Sustainability, who told us about the company’s efforts to drive progress and innovation in sustainable finance and the role of sustainability reporting in long-term oriented investing.​

Making the Midlands the Heartbeat of the UK Economy

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In the week that the Midlands has found to be one of the best places in the UK to start and grow a business, Barclays has committed £370m to fund local businesses in the area. 

New research from Barclays has found that the Midlands is one of the most cost effective regions for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK to start. The Barclays Midlands Growth Fund is targeted at these SMEs and is designed to boost jobs and economic growth. The five-year initiative will work in tandem with the UK Government’s own £250m Midlands Engine Investment Fund.

Common Cents Lab Report: Hacking Human Behavior to Improve Financial Health

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While Common Cents Lab is a research entity, its work does so much more than create interesting research. It creates easier, more intuitive ways for people to save – which is something that most people say they want to do, but find difficult.

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