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Financial Services for Real People: Using Behavioral Science to Boost Financial Health in Latin America

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Managing day-to-day finances and planning for the future are quite complex. We rely on products and services to keep us on track with these tasks, yet many tools fail to account for common human tendencies, such as prioritizing the present over the future and putting off tedious tasks. These tendencies, although universal and understandable, have serious ramifications for the financial health of people everywhere.

MoneyFellows Wins MetLife Foundation Financial Innovation Competition Powered by Verb, Secures $50,000 Grant

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CAIRO, Egypt, December 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - MoneyFellows of Egypt has been announced winner of the MetLife Foundation Inclusion Plus competition in Egypt & Lebanon. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, businesses and non-profit organizations and aimed to discover innovative solutions to promote financial capability and access to financial services. With more than 30 entries, MoneyFellows won the grand prize and collected a grant of $50,000.

Empowering a New Generation of Farmers in Colombia

Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS joins the Business Call to Action, pledging to improve the lives of rural Colombians through fair trade organic farming
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Colombia-based organic snack producer Fruandes Frutos de los Andes SAS has joined Business Call to Action (BctA) with a commitment to train and support 500 smallholder farmers in organic farming practices, and increase the incomes of 1,500 people working in agriculture by the end of 2020.  

The L’OCCITANE Group and Burkina Faso: A Long-term Commitment to Improving the Lives of Burkinabe Women

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GENEVA, December 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The L’OCCITANE Group has been working to improve the lives and working conditions of Burkinabe women for more than 30 years. To measure the impact of its ongoing support, the natural cosmetics and well-being products group conducted a study with Business Call to Action (BCtA), a global inclusive business platform hosted by the United Nations Development Programme.

Sustainable Development Goals: Are Corporates Stepping up to the Responsibility?

Corporate Citizenship release new research showing company action is stalling two years into the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
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November 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Since 2015, Corporate Citizenship has been sharing insights on the SDGs and their implications for business. Now in its third year, our annual practitioner study shows some alarming trends in how action on the Global Goals is evolving.

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Call for Business Tools That Can Be Mapped Against the SDGs

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GRI, the UN Global Compact and WBCSD are inviting further submissions to an inventory, which is part of the SDG Compass, to support organizations in measuring their contributions to the SDGs.​

Pregnant and On the Run: We Must Do Better to Protect Refugees on Their Journeys to Motherhood

by Mary-Ann Etiebet, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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I keep thinking about Nour from Syria, who at age 22 discovered she was pregnant with her first child while running for her life. I think of how Nour spent her pregnancy: uncertain, undernourished, waiting things out in a cold tent at a refugee camp in Greece. I imagine her experiencing the pains of labor, and delivering her baby surrounded by strangers speaking a language she didn’t understand.

Youth Voices Empowering Movements: A Conversation With Aria Finger, CEO of DoSomething.org

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, we talk with Aria Finger (@AriaIrene), CEO of DoSomething.org (@DoSomething). DoSomething.org started off as a small grassroots organization and has grown to a “tech-company” style nonprofit that now reaches 5.5 million teens and young adults ages 13-25 in every part of the United States and 130+ countries around the world.

VIDEO | WWF & HP Discuss Climate Action at COP23

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As world leaders gathered in Bonn, Germany, for COP23, World Wildlife Fund's Sheila Bonini spoke with HP's David Eichberg about corporate climate action in the United States and beyond. HP is a proud member of WWF Climate Savers. Climate change is one of the most significant and urgent issues facing business and society today.

HP believes taking action to hold warming below 2 degrees Celsius and transition to a circular, low-carbon economy is not only our responsibility, it’s vital to the long-term success of our business.

De Beers Group Diamond Conferences Put Botswana Centre Stage

De Beers Group has hosted a trio of conferences last week in the Botswana capital of Gaborone on sustainability, youth innovation and gender equity
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The three events were all under the umbrella of the ‘impact week’ showcase – three days (Tuesday to Thursday) designed to position Botswana as the centre of gravity for the diamond industry and the benefits it can bring.

A host of high-profile speakers from government, industry and academia as well as fashion, the media and sports addressed the conferences.

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