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Friday, August 01, 2014

Chocolate at Risk?: Why sustainable finance is crucial to ensuring a steady cocoa supply for the world’s chocolate industry

By Hélène Roy

Smallholder cocoa farmers in Côte d’Ivoire produce 40 percent of the world cocoa supply. Yet the vast majority still live in poverty due to declining productivity, and in the absence of long-term financing opportunities, many have been changing to other crops. Rainforest Alliance's Helen Roy describes how socially-minded investors are mobilizing capital to help these farmers revive their land.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seven Strategies to Attract 40+ Million New Customers: How U.S. banks can serve immigrants today and tomorrow

By Thea Garon — CFSI

The surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border has put the immigration debate back in the headlines. But CFSI's Thea Garon argues that the more important issue is whether the millions of immigrants who already live in the U.S. have what they need to succeed. She lays out new research from CFSI on how financial service providers can serve immigrants - both now and if comprehensive immigration reform is passed.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

In Uganda, Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships for Food Security

By Clinton Wong

Failures in the Ugandan market deter farmers from adopting best practices for harvesting and handling, which in turn floods the market with low-quality crops for raw materials. Clinton Wong, a volunteer consultant for TechnoServe, helped lead an initiative to map the food sector in Uganda as part of the Solutions for African Food Enterprises (SAFE) program.

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Our Communities are Ours to Own: How Calvert Foundation is empowering small U.S. investors to strengthen their local cities through impact investments

By Patrick Davis — Calvert Foundation

Impact investing allows us to reframe the concept of “the investor” in an inclusive way that challenges all of us to invest in the future we hope to achieve, says Calvert Foundation's Patrick Davis. Calvert's "Ours To Own" movement embodies that goal, allowing people to invest as little as $20 to strengthen the communities they live in and love.

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