Social Finance

Digital Innovator Akon Announces First Official AKoin Partner:

Press Release

LOS ANGELES, August 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Grammy-winning artist and techno-philanthropist, Akon, keeps the hits coming with the first announcement towards the goal of creating a digital currency to help empower young entrepreneurs. The renowned artist announced as Akoin’s first official partner in the creation and implementation of the Akoin currency.

Mellon Capital Management Unveils Case Study on Creation of its Carbon Efficiency Strategy


Mellon Capital Management1 and The McKnight Foundation just unveiled a new case study, authored by pfc Social Impact Advisors, which examines the development of the Carbon Efficiency Strategy (CES) and explores several challenges and lessons learned.

BNY Mellon Live@ Wharton: The Story Behind Social Finance


Social impact industry leaders from a range of organizations – including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, MIT, The Cordes Foundation and The Kitchen – took the stage in front of more than 200 attendees at the recent Wharton Social Impact Conference to talk about running a successful, sustainable business, while generating positive social impact.

Millennials and Scaling Social Finance


"Generation Lost: Engaging Millennials with Retirement Saving" is a new study by BNY Mellon and Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge that surveyed 1,253 millennials between July and September this year. In this extract from the study, BNY Mellon’s John Buckley, Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, talks about bringing social finance to scale.

Mellon Capital CEO: BNY Mellon Collaboration Yields Carbon Efficiency Strategy


SOCAP 15 is a leading impact investing conference in San Francisco that brings together investors, entrepreneurs and practitioners passionate about impact investing and social enterprise.

What’s Next for the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals?

John Buckley, BNY Mellon’s global head of CSR, reflects on the adoption of the UN’s sustainable development goals and discusses why rule of law and social finance are critical to their success.

This past weekend marked an important milestone in tackling the world’s development challenges: the United Nations (UN) General Assembly approved the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or Global Goals. These 17 goals are the successor to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and aim to tackle poverty, inequality, climate change and other critical challenges around the globe over the next 15 years.

Justmeans: BNY Mellon Creates Solutions for Social Finance

by Vikas Vij

Social finance refers to investment activities that generate financial returns and include social and environmental impact. Social finance is more than just socially responsible investing (SRI) or impact investing. Viewed holistically, it is an asset pool that currently stands at $22 trillion globally. It can offer investors an opportunity to protect and grow their financial assets, as well as to support solutions to global challenges.

MBA Students Embrace Business With Purpose, Recognized by The Aspen Institute

Press Release

NEW YORK, April 30, 2015/3BL Media/ - Twenty MBA students – selected from nearly 1,000 worldwide – have won a share of $30,000 in scholarship money by tackling a real-life business decision at the intersection of corporate profitability and positive social and environmental impact. 


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