When Common Impact’s clients ask me what events they should attend to understand the next generation of CSR, employee engagement and for-purpose business, I always point them to the Shared Value Initiative (SVI). SVI held its annual summit this past week in the (finally sunny!) downtown NYC, where hundreds of business, investment and social sector professionals met to hear and discuss the latest in driving a social, environmental and
Annual Prosperity Campaign raises $3 million for microcredit
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.
The Financial Clinic will scale its rigorously evaluated financial coaching model to benefit jobseekers nationwide
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.