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An alarming 2 billion people around the world still lack access to modern financial services. While the finance gap is most acute in the developing world, communities and businesses across the United States also lack adequate access to finance or have limited financial literacy skills.
This week, the U.S. Chamber Foundation hosted our third Better Health through Economic Opportunity forum in Orlando, Florida.
A simple paradox has presented itself across the globe in the realm of rural farming: How can smallholder farmers increase their productivity and incomes, when they do not have the financing and training needed to grow a substantial yield in the first place?
[Editor's Note: Scott Jackson, President and CEO, Global Impact, will be speaking at Connect the Dots: How Businesses Solve Global Challenges Locally on October 5-7.
Drew Mena, a vice president at global investment management firm PIMCO, is at work on a Tuesday morning:
Leveraging Internal Communications for Economic Empowerment
The Corporate Citizenship Center will be hosting our seventh Path to Empowerment Roundtable on Wednesday, September 16th in New York City from 9:00AM—4:00PM at Pfizer headquarters.
CCC works with the UN Foundation on initiatives to promote economic development in the poorest countries. Recently we have stepped up our engagement with the UN Foundation to address the issue of women and girls’ economic empowerment.
The countdown has begun to this September’s U.N. summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have been critical in mobilizing resources and driving real progress on some of the world’s most pressing problems over the past decade. With the MDG’s deadline set to conclude at the end of 2015, discussion over what should succeed the MDGs — known as the “Post-2015 Development Agenda”— is one of the most important and impactful conversations of this century.
The high correlation of a student’s zip code to their compression of financial skills and socioeconomic status is alarming, though not surprising.