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Multi-Year Effort Launches to Help Millions of Financially Vulnerable People Build Savings & Economic Opportunity

Employers, Retailers and Financial Service Providers to ‘Make Wealth Common’
Press Release

BOSTON & NEW YORK, February 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Decades of research points to the material, psychological and social value of wealth. Yet, building financial security is a persistent challenge for lower-income Americans who continue to become less wealthy, not more. In fact, more than 40 percent of people in the United States cannot cover an unexpected $400 emergency expense, according to the Federal Reserve.

Ultra-Poor Graduation Partnership to Reach 4000 in Burundi

by Zoe So
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Whole Planet Foundation was founded to reach people living in poverty around the globe where Whole Foods Market sources products. We are excited to announce our new partnership with Concern Worldwide in Burundi to support their Terintambwe program, which provides case management services to ultra-poor households so they have opportunities to become more self-sufficient and start small businesses.

In New Study, Companies Outline the “Why and How” to Develop and Deliver a Long-Term Plan to Investors

In presenting long-term plans, CEOs aim to disrupt short-term-nature of current investor-company communications -- and see benefits inside their companies
Press Release

NEW YORK,  January 30, 2019, /3BL Media/ — The journey for a company to deliver a long-term plan to institutional investors just became clearer with the release of a new white paper by CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII).

Finance for Vulnerable Populations: Why Blockchain Might Be a Force for Good

From helping those with limited access to bank accounts to tracking tuna – the applications are broad
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As is usually the case with disruptive new technology, blockchain comes with a lot of hype. While its best-known application, bitcoin, divides opinion and makes banks and governments nervous, the technology may have great potential to advance social good.

A Deeper Look at CECP's Year-End Investing in Society: Performance

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Investing in SocietyCECP’s recently launched and updated compendium of data, research, and case studies illustrates innovations in corporate efforts to solve the world’s most pressing problems. Divided into five sections – Priorities, Performance, People, Planet, and Policies – the collection of insights offers a far-reaching assessment of what leading companies are doing in each of the five focus areas.

Whole Planet Foundation Gives "Field Officer Award: Africa and the Middle East"

Blog

To kick off 2019, the Whole Planet Foundation team would like to thank our network of microfinance organizations, the implementing partners who administer the microloans Whole Planet Foundation funds. These partners employ staff members who serve microcredit clients, sometimes traveling miles by foot or motorbike to reach some of the least-served entrepreneurs around the globe. Every quarter, we honor these staff members, or Field Officers, by asking our partner institutions to nominate exemplary candidates for the Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Award.

Delivering Responsible Real Estate Investment Opportunities

Clarion Partners believes that the sustainability and competitiveness of its properties go hand in hand.
Article

In its fourth year, the Clarion Partners Corporate Responsibility Report outlines exactly how the firm is working to deliver against its CR mission and other environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. 

Report highlights include:

  • In 2017, more than 125 employees volunteered 330 hours of time to community relations and charitable initiatives.

American Express Backs the Community of Puerto Rico

Lin-Manuel Miranda Brings Hamilton to Puerto Rico to support local arts
Press Release

NEW YORK, January 18, 2019 /3BL Media/

VIDEO: Creating Value for Healthy Forests

Follow SCS as we verify a carbon offset project
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Since 2008, SCS Global Services has conducted hundreds of assessments of carbon offset projects around the world. Our role is to conduct independent audits and inspections to ensure that offset projects comply with standards and accomplish their carbon sequestration goals.

Third-party verification is a prerequisite for the sale or trade of credits on carbon markets. Carbon offsets and Cap and Trade programs incentivize companies to reduce their emissions, and give landowners investment resources to continue their sustainable forestry practices.

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