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MetLife Foundation Annual Report 2016 | Our Approach

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MetLife Foundation designed its financial inclusion strategy after extensive consultation with global leaders in the industry. We wanted to ensure that our work built on, rather than duplicated, efforts already underway. And we wanted to take full advantage of our strengths: the Foundation’s global reach, MetLife’s years of expertise and stability as one of the largest insurance companies in the world, and the support of thousands of MetLife associates eager to volunteer with the Foundation.

JPMorgan Chase’s Investment in Detroit to Reach $150 Million

Pace of Detroit’s progress allowed firm to accelerate initial $100 million investment and make valuable impact on the city’s recovery
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DETROIT, May 10, 2017 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced that it will expand the firm’s commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, expecting it to reach $150 million by 2019. The announcement comes as the firm exceeded its initial $100 million, five-year investment two years ahead of schedule. The firm has been able to accelerate its investment to support Detroit’s recovery due to strong collaboration between civic, business, and nonprofit leadership, as well as improving economic conditions in the city.

Wells Fargo Announces Small Business Neighborhood Renovation Program Contest

Twenty small businesses in five cities across America will receive physical location or storefront makeovers in an effort to encourage economic development
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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is introducing the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Neighborhood Renovation Program Contest, designed to help improve eligible small businesses in designated neighborhoods in five cities – Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis – through a physical location or storefront makeover. Wells Fargo is launching the program in collaboration with Rebuilding Together, a premier nonprofit organization focused on rebuilding communities.

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Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) is introducing the Wells Fargo Works for Small Business®: Neighborhood Renovation Program Contest, designed to help improve eligible small businesses in designated neighborhoods in five cities – Atlanta, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami and Minneapolis – through a physical location or storefront makeover. Wells Fargo is launching the program in collaboration with Rebuilding Together, a premier nonprofit organization focused on rebuilding communities.

VIDEO | Cargill's Four Priorities for a Sustainable Future

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Cargill's purpose is to nourish the world in a safe, responsible, sustainable way. Learn more about our four key priorities for a sustainable future: addressing climate change, land use, water resources and farmer livelihoods. It's part of our commitment to nourish the world and protect the planet. More at cargill.com/sustainability.

Jumpstart Your Corporate Giving With Donations

Cabot Creamery and Others Put Donation Programs to Work for the Community
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For companies looking for simple, cost-effective ways to give back to the community, it’s hard to beat a donation program.  Providing products or gift cards to local community groups is often the first step a company takes in launching a corporate giving program.  It’s relatively easy to get started and the benefits for corporate donors are significant:

Nordic Stock Exchanges recommend GRI Standards

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In March 2017, Nasdaq’s Nordic and Baltic Exchanges issued a framework to support their listed companies to meet ESG disclosure requirements. The guidance has a strong reference to GRI’s sustainability reporting framework, and it reflects the recommendations of the UN Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative (SSE), in which GRI is also an active contributor.

Multipliers of Prosperity | Agents of Change

MetLife Foundation & Swisscontact promote technology to accelerate financial inclusion
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MetLife Foundation Partners with WSJ Custom Studios

By WSJ. Custom Studios
At the end of a winding dirt road in Gazipur, Bangladesh, women crowd into a fluorescent-lit stall. One of them, Khodaza Khatun, is providing her fingerprints for a tiny biometric scanner. One by one, she presses her fingers on the machine, pausing to adjust the folds of her peach-colored sari. When she’s finished, she’ll have opened her first bank account.

GRI is Strengthening Ties with the Investment Community

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Tim Mohin, Chief Executive of GRI and James Zhan, Director of the Investment and Enterprise Division at the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), met at the GRI Standards launch event in Zurich for the signing of an Exchange of Letters on Wednesday 29 March. Having signed a Memorandum of Understanding already in 2008, GRI and the UNCTAD are deepening their collaboration and establishing a strategic partnership on responsible investment.

Global Impact Investing Network Appoints Prudential's Mark B. Grier as New Board Chair

Grier's Appointment Signals Leadership Role for Prudential Among Institutional Investors in Impact Investing
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NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ -- The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) announced the appointment of Mark Grier as its new Board Chair. Grier serves as Vice Chairman at Prudential Financial Inc. Grier’s appointment marks a milestone in the advancement of the GIIN, which will benefit from Prudential’s more than 40 years of institutional impact investing experience.

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