“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.
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.
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.
– 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?’”
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.
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.