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American Express Ranked Ninth on Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Recognition reflects American Express' commitment to continuously invest in our colleagues and supporting their development.
Press Release

February 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express has been ranked ninth on the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list in the U.S., a recognition of the company’s continuous focus on enhancing the colleague experience. The ranking, which was determined based on feedback from employees, demonstrates our deep commitment to creating a culture of inclusion and diversity, and providing engaging and meaningful experiences that enable all colleagues to reach their full potential.

Introducing The Ambition Project by American Express

An open letter from the six women of the American Express Executive Committee reflects on the company’s progress, shares new commitments and programs and calls on leaders everywhere to proudly back women’s ambition.
Press Release

February 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Over the past two days, the six of us hosted our fourth Global Women’s Conference. Through a variety of fireside chats, workshops and networking events, we united nearly 250 of the company’s top executives around a common goal – to find meaningful ways to continue advocating for women’s advancement.

Beyond this, the conference was a time to celebrate the incredible strides women and men have made together at American Express.

2020s Will Be Decade of ESG

By Shanny Basar
Article

Marie Dzanis, head of Europe, Middle East and Africa for Northern Trust Asset Management, said 2019 was the year that environmental, social and governance strategies came to the fore, but the industry is now entering the decade of ESG.

Women Entrepreneurs Who Apply for Business Loans Are More Likely Than Men to Be Approved, Scotiabank Survey Finds

On its first year anniversary, The Scotiabank Women Initiative™ releases new survey findings, expands program to Global Banking and Markets (GBM)
Press Release

TORONTO, Ontario, December 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Women entrepreneurs who apply for business loans may fare better than they expect, according to survey results released today by Scotiabank on the first anniversary of The Scotiabank Women Initiative. The survey of nearly 1,000 small business owners across Canada aims to identify the financial needs of women entrepreneurs.

Whole Planet Foundation Field Officer Awards for Africa and the Middle East

by Brian Doe, Regional Director For West Africa and the Middle East
Blog

Unlike at traditional banks, portfolio managers for microfinance institutions need to travel daily to villages and often the homes of their clients as a key part of building a bond with the entrepreneurs they want to ensure succeed with the loans they take from Whole Planet Foundation's partners. This means long days in the field, unexpected dangers or obstacles and putting in overtime to help a client that may need some extra mentorship or support to succeed. The photo above shows a Field Officer assisting with a savings and loan meeting organized by Village Enterprise in Uganda.

Reflecting on a Year at the Erb Institute: Impact Investing and DEI

Blog

Around this time last year, I was weighing my grad school options. The Erb Institute rose to the top pretty early on in the process. Once I visited campus and got a taste of the sense of community the program fostered, I was sold. Of the multitude of high-value opportunities available through the Ross School of Business, the School for Environment and Sustainability and the Erb institute itself, here are a few that have been the most valuable in my graduate school career thus far. 

Diving into impact investing

Northern Trust Asset Management Selects Eleven Firms for Minority Broker Program

Press Release

CHICAGO, November 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Northern Trust Asset Management, consistent with its long-standing commitment to ensuring diversity and inclusion within the investment industry, has selected eleven minority-owned broker-dealers for its Minority Broker Program. Started in 2007, the program consists of firms owned by minorities, women, and disabled veterans.

Each firm was selected for one or more asset classes, based on quantitative and qualitative selection criteria including execution capabilities, technology platforms and performance. The selected firms include:

K-Tec Systems CEO Cathy Koch “Believed She Could, and So She Did”—with Help from wegg® and FedEx

by Laurel Delaney
Article

“Every morning,” K-Tec Systems CEO Cathy Koch says, “I put on a bracelet that says: ‘She Believed She Could, and So She Did.’ I believe a woman must believe ‘she can’ from the day she opens her business.”

Whole Planet Foundation Poverty Is Unnecessary Project to Support 9,800 People

Impoverished Entrepreneurs and Their Family Members Will Have Opportunity Through Microcredit
Blog

Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Poverty is Unnecessary Project provides opportunity for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – to take a microcredit loan and create or expand a home-based business for the opportunity to lift themselves and their family members out of poverty through their own hard work and creativity.  Whole Planet Foundation supports impoverished entrepreneurs through microfinance partners in the United States and 76 other countries around the world.

Whole Planet Foundation Launches Annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

Partners commit $275,000 to alleviate global poverty through microcredit
Blog

This October, Whole Planet Foundation celebrates its global impact on poverty and the partners who further its mission.

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