MetLife Foundation Tohoku Relief Fund Celebrates First Year Anniversary

A total of 39 grants disbursed for the recovery of the affected areas in Fukushima
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Tokyo, March 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Insurance K.K. (“MetLife Japan”), MetLife Foundation, Abukuma Shinkin Bank and Positive Planet Japan are pleased to announce the grantees of the MetLife Foundation Tohoku Relief Fund (hereinafter referred to as the “Fund”), as well as the progress made through its grant-making activities as the Fund celebrates its 1st year anniversary.

MetLife is First U.S. Insurer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

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NEW YORK, March 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – MetLife, Inc. (NYSE: MET) recently announced that it has achieved its 2015 goal of carbon neutrality, becoming the first U.S.-based insurer to do so.

MetLife achieved carbon neutrality by integrating sustainability and energy efficiency best practices across the company’s global operations, and then offsetting the remainder of emissions through investments in carbon mitigation projects around the world.

MetLife Recognized for Leadership on Environmental Issues

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NEW YORK, October 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – MetLife (MET: NYSE) announced today that is has been recognized by CDP (formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project) for leadership in reporting and management of climate change issues. CDP, a not-for-profit that assesses the work of more than 5,000 companies worldwide on environmental performance, gave MetLife an A minus, placing the company in the “Leadership” category. Companies in this category scored 75% or higher on disclosure, awareness, and management of environmental issues, they also earn additional points for other actions they have taken.

Benefiting Customers, Building Communities

Many companies are working to make a positive impact by making sensible decisions when it comes to environmental and societal issues

Showcasing Responsibility

Responsibility is obviously a key component for conducting any business, and when it comes to the financial services industry, that approach has even more impact when it also does good things for society. For that reason, MetLife Foundation, the charitable arm of MetLife Inc., pivoted to a focus on financial inclusion in 2013.

Do You Believe Your Work Can Benefit Through Insights Gained From Behavioral Economics?

The Common Cents Lab is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, supported by MetLife Foundation

The Common Cents Lab, supported by MetLife Foundation, is a financial behavior research lab at Duke University that creates and tests interventions to help low-to-moderate income households increase their financial well-being. Common Cents, is part of the Center for Advanced Hindsight at Duke University, and is comprised of researchers and experts in product design, economics, psychology, public policy, advertising, product design, business administration, and more.   

Vietnam Big Build 2016 Final Report


Over five days, Oct. 3 to 7, 2016, Habitat for Humanity Vietnam and its local partners built decent homes and sanitation facilities with 20 low-income families in Phu Tho province with the help of 194 international volunteers and 10 local volunteers. Phu Tho province in northern Vietnam is prone to disasters such as flooding and storm. Many families are living from hand to mouth and hardly have any savings.

How MetLife Foundation Supports Financial Inclusion in China

As part of a series on “Local Perspectives on Financial Health”, Sarah Willis, MetLife Foundation and Julia Arnold, a Financial Inclusion Consultant, teamed up to take a closer look at improving access and usage of financial services and products in China

MetLife Foundation’s goal is to improve financial inclusion across its footprint, which includes economically and geographically diverse markets. We seek to ensure that low- and moderate-income families in these markets can acquire and successfully use the products and services they need to build a better, more secure life. Yet the implementation of a global financial inclusion strategy is complex so we try to approach the challenges with innovative solutions that reach consumers in different ways.

Financial Health Means More than Financial Inclusion


Here’s a sobering data point for you, courtesy of the recent EMERGE conference in New Orleans: 138 million people in the United States are financially unhealthy. They are not exclusively from the lower-income brackets, either. In fact, one-third of households with income of $100,000 (or more) struggle to manage their financial lives. They may be over-indebted or underinsured. They may not be able to manage day-to-day expenses, respond to emergencies quickly, or take advantage of opportunities.


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