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Front Line Financial Inclusion: Whole Planet Field Officer Appreciation Award – Asia/Pacific

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“Microfinance has always been a high-touch business, with personal contact playing an indispensable role in the delivery of financial services for low-income clients. Human relationships and values like trust and empathy are crucial in determining whether a microfinance institution (MFI) will be able to grow and remain sustainable.

Corporate Renewable Energy Commitments Catalyzing Change

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Last year, the world’s leading climate scientists sent a clear message: we must cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent in 10 years and transition to a carbon free economy by 2050 in order to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change.

One of the most important steps in achieving that goal is accelerating our transition away from fossil fueled power generation and toward renewable and carbon-free sources such as wind and solar. 

PayPal’s 2018 Global Impact Report

By Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
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At PayPal, we are focused on creating inclusive economic opportunities for as many people and as many businesses as possible. We strive to create a world where everyone has access to the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to improve their financial health and participate in the global economy. To fulfill our mission, we work to maximize the positive impact of our business and to be a responsible, transparent, and sustainable corporate citizen on behalf of all of our stakeholders. And, we take these commitments seriously.

Are Americans Financially Healthy?

A groundbreaking study takes a holistic view
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– PART OF WHAT MAKES THE U.S. FINANCIAL HEALTH PULSE ENDEAVOR SO ROBUST is that each report will examine four pillars of financial health: saving, spending, borrowing and planning. “It’s similar to evaluating physical health,” says Evelyn Stark, the assistant vice president of financial health for MetLife Foundation, founding sponsor of CFSI’s financial health work. “You can’t just look at a single factor like blood pressure or cholesterol. You need to look at a range of financial measures and say, ‘What do these tell us about the collective whole?’”

Nearly 18,000 Bloomberg Customers Are Using ESG Data

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Financial markets are demanding greater transparency around ESG issues. Bloomberg empowers financial decision-makers by providing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data on 11,500+ companies.

Bloomberg ESG data 2019

PepsiCo Goes Beyond the Bottle with New, Mobile-Enabled Hydration Platform

The new hydration platform addresses consumer demands for smarter and more sustainable on-the-go beverage options
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CECP’s Groundbreaking CEO Investor Forum Heads to Chicago on May 8th

CEOs in Utilities Sector to Present Long-Term Plans
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CECP’s CEO Investor Forum (CIF) is headed to Chicago for the first time! CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative cordially invites you to its seventh CIF on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 8AM to 1:30PM (CT) at The Union League Club of Chicago. This event will provide unique insights into the utilities sector with Long-Term Plan presentations from the CEOs of American Electric Power (AEP) and Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG). If you are an investor or ESG professional, the Forum also presents an invaluable networking opportunity to engage with prominent business leaders.

Meet the 10 Ventures in SEED SPOT’s 2019 Washington, DC, Impact Accelerator

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On April 9, eight weeks of work on strategy, product-market fit, product development, and more culminated in a Demo Day for the cohort of entrepreneurs in the Impact Accelerator run by SEED SPOT, a globally ranked social impact incubator and Booz Allen partner.

Ten entrepreneurial teams pitched their businesses at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. The reward: up to $20,000 in grants and other prizes. 

The TriplePundit Flash: New Fund Aims to Close Lending Gap for Women Entrepreneurs

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Shavon Marley (pictured above), owner and founder of Marley Transport & Trucking in Raleigh, North Carolina, is one of many women to benefit from this new impact investing fund.  Women are becoming entrepreneurs at a rate far faster than men in the U.S. Yet less than 5 percent of small business lending—only $1 in $23—goes to women.

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