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Virtual 10K Aims to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Charity arm of Whole Foods is staging the race August 3-7.
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The 10K is hosted by Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. The foundation pledges to give 100 percent of registration fees to “fund microcredit loans to lift entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty in 69 countries.” Many of the entrepreneurs are women in developing countries. Here’s a great infographic that highlights the work of the foundation.

How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion

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This report—produced in partnership with the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI)—examines how partnerships between mainstream financial institutions (e.g., banks, insurers, and payment companies) and fintechs are addressing financial inclusion challenges and expanding access to the formal financial economy for underserved segments of the global population, particularly in emerging markets. It incorporates insights from 24 in-depth interviews with people at the frontlines of this innovation and highlights 14 partnerships focused on financial inclusion.

Estimuladores Económicos, Incluso Después del Cierre de Marlin

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Read in English here 

En esta entrega final de nuestro tributo de cuatro partes al legado de la mina Marlin, le echamos un vistazo a las oportunidades y beneficios económicos que se han creado como resultado de sus operaciones durante una década.

Is it Time to Rethink Humanitarian Insurance?

Providing access to insurance to help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters
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On the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton, senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience for International Development, recently discussed the importance of expanding access to insurance to address the impact of natural disasters. In his post, Richard reflects on lessons learned in recent years.

From the Thomson Reuters Foundation Blog:

Sappi North America's 2016 Sustainability Goals: Prosperity

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At Sappi North America, we are committed to operating our businesses in a sustainable manner. Together with the 2020Vision, Sappi’s global growth strategy, we use our sustainability goals program to set targets, initiate improvement actions and monitor progress.

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How Can We Get the ‘Buy-In’ Required from Investors to Make the SDGs Work?

by Tim Mohin
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Originally published by ESG Magazine

In September 2015, all 193 Member States of the United Nations set a very ambitious and necessary agenda for achieving a better future for us all by adopting a set of 17 global goals: the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The SDGs aim to end poverty and hunger, fight inequalities and injustice, and protect our planet.

And, if we want to realize these goals, it’s essential that we get “buy in” from investors around the world.

Far Beyond the Quarterly Call: Research Refutes "Short-Termism"

Strategic Investor Initiative and CEO Investor Forum in Journal of Applied Corporate Finance
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CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative is a collaboration that leverages CECP’s CEO network to fundamentally change the conversation between CEOs, boards of directors, and investors, from a focus on short-term profits to “long-termism”--the creation of multi-year strategies that include financial and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) factors. 

nuun hydration Runs with Whole Planet Foundation to Fund Microcredit Loans for the World’s Poor

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Whole Planet Foundation welcomes nuun hydration as a new member of the $10,000 Fund and as a sponsor of this year’s Virtual 10K Run, which aims to raise funds for microlending projects in 69 countries. “Our mission at nuun is simple in that ‘we inspire everyone to move more,’” says Kevin Rutherford, CEO (Chief Eternal Optimist) at nuun hydration.

Investors Ask Companies for More Action on Climate Change - The Minute

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Companies are increasingly being asked by investors to reduce their carbon footprint and to meet carbon emissions reduction targets agreed to in the 2015 Paris Agreement.

Now, a group organized by the G20 countries, the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, has proposed a voluntary framework for companies to disclose financial risk related to climate change.

Run with Whole Planet Foundation and The Seaweed Bath Co.

Help Entrepreneurs Get Their Businesses Up and Running
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Whole Planet Foundation is warming up for its second annual Virtual 10k Run that takes place next month during August 3-7!  Nearly 100 participants have registered and because the run occurs simultaneously where you are and in the digital sphere, spaces are endless!

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