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People Power Microcredit: Whole Planet Foundation’s Daniel Zoltani

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Each month, we will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

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Each month, we will take you behind the scenes to introduce you to the teams that are dedicated to empowering the world’s poorest people to become entrepreneurs. You will meet Field Officers, volunteers, and Whole Planet Foundation staff. Through their stories you will get a glimpse into a day on the job—whether it is in Austin, Texas or Huehuetenango, Guatemala.

Money Management International Announces $1,475,000 Grant from the SunTrust Foundation

Continued grant support funds research and technology, financial wellness programs for Hispanic and military communities
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ATLANTA, May 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Money Management International (MMI) announced today it has received a $1,475,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation to support its enhanced research and technology capabilities, Clearpoint’s Hispanic Centers for Financial Excellence (HCFE) in Atlanta and Miami, and financial counseling and education for military-affiliated individuals and their families.

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.

CECP's Strategic Investor Initiative Releases Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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Wondering how to develop and communicate your company's long-term plan? Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign Surpasses $4 Million for Microentrepreneurs

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With the tremendous support of Whole Foods Market shoppers, team members and volunteers, donors, and corporate partners, the Whole Planet Foundation Annual Prosperity Campaign raised $4,249,706 during the month of March.  These efforts will support more than 128,000 people with the chance to lift themselves out of poverty through microcredit. 

Strategic Investor Initiative Releases New Framework for Companies Seeking to Develop Long-Term Plans

Template developed in response to calls from institutional investors for consistency in disclosures
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NEW YORK, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Building on a significant body of original research and ongoing feedback from institutional investors, CECP’s Strategic Investor Initiative (SII) has released a template for companies seeking to develop and communicate effective long-term strategic plans that help inform investment, voting, and engagement decisions.

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.

How Financial Services Companies Can Advance Racial Equity and Create Business Growth

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April 17, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Historically, financial institutions in the United States have not served people of color effectively or fairly. Even today, people of color have less access to credit, pay higher interest rates for loans, and are less likely to receive venture capital funding as compared to their White counterparts. Serving these markets effectively is not only a moral imperative, but also an economic opportunity to enhance a company’s bottom line.

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.

Smaller Brands Can Help End Global Poverty, Too

by Tina Casey
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In the global fight against poverty, a quiet revolution in corporate giving has been bubbling under the surface. Smaller brands are finding that a relatively modest amount of money can help transform the lives of women and their families. One important strategy is to fund microloans for women, who worldwide are more likely to be impoverished than men.

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