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SEAF Launches Gender Equality Scorecard©

 Aug 2018

Washington, D.C. (August 27, 2018) - SEAF, the emerging market impact investing firm, has announced the launch of its proprietary Gender Equality Scorecard (“GES”), which will be a vital tool to support the promotion and achievement of women’s economic empowerment and gender equality in ...

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Collaborating along the Belt and Road: Leveraging Hong Kong as a super-connector to the region and beyond

A KPMG guide on the opportunities, challenges, and the firm’s strengths along the Belt and Road

 Aug 2018

Since its launch in 2013, China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) continues to present significant opportunities to promote economic cooperation and connectivity between countries, companies and people across the globe. As an international finance centre, a global super-connector of trade and investment, and a ...

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FMO Grant Boosts African Fin Tech Lendable

 Aug 2018

August 23, 2018 - FMO is extending a convertible grant to Kenyan-based FinTech platform Lendable providing a ‘first loss’ backstop that is expected to unlock an additional USD 4.5 million from commercial investors. This will fund loans from Lendable’s alternative lender clients across Africa ...

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Citizens take lead on Sustainable Development in the Middle East

Could an era of self-determination be underfoot?

 Aug 2018

August 23, Amman, Jordan – The Global Summit sixth biennial will be held in Amman, Jordan September 9-12 making it the first of the world-touring series to be held in the Middle East, with 2018 theme, “Beyond Borders: there is a solution”.

Launched in San Francisco ...

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Women Entrepreneurs Are Leading the Digital Transformation, According to Bank of America Study

 Aug 2018

Women Business Owners More Confident About Revenue Prospects Compared to Last Year; See Long-Term Progress on Access to Capital While Acknowledging Current Challenges

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - Women entrepreneurs are increasingly optimistic about the future and leading the digital transformation, according to the 2018 Bank ...

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$26 Million to Support Community-Led Solutions in Chicago

 Aug 2018

August 23, 2018 - MacArthur today announced more than $26 million in new grants and impact investments to support organizations applying community-driven solutions to foster economic opportunity and equity and to increase peace and safety in Chicago neighborhoods that have experienced disinvestment, segregation, and isolation.

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Nokia lands EUR 500 million EU Financing for 5G research

 Aug 2018
  • EUR 500 million EIB loan will be used to accelerate research and development of 5G tech
  • Loan backed under European Fund for Strategic Investments, part of successful Juncker Plan

August 27, 2018 - Finnish multinational telecommunications, information technology, software and services company Nokia today signed a ...

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From Lofty Goals to Local Impact - Making the SDGs Work on the Local Level

 Aug 2018

Vienna, August 28, 2018 - The Agenda 2030 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was decided by governments and state actors – however, its ambitious goals and benchmarks will eventually have to be implemented by and in regional and local entities. This means bringing them down ...

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Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development Launches Task Force China

 Aug 2018

August 21, 2018 - Italy’s Ministry of Economic Development (MISE) has announced today the launch of the Task Force China, an initiative by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Economic Development Hon. Di Maio and the Under Secretary of State for Trade and Foreign ...

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