WATCH: Bloomberg TV Features Grameen America President & CEO Andrea Jung

Thu, 2014-09-25 17:37
SEP 24 - Bloomberg TV's Taking Stock with Pimm Fox featured Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung discussing the importance of investing in women-owned businesses, and the organization's new commitment to invest $50 million in Harlem. Watch the full interview:

Corporate Giants Go Social

Tue, 2014-08-26 19:22

It is no secret that the rising 'millennial' generation is more likely to purchase products and services from companies that are making a positive social impact. According to a U.S. Trust Report, 69% of millennials use their investments as “a way to express social, political and environmental values.” Many companies, whether to attract consumers or because of redefined strategic goals, are changing the way they operate in order to incorporate consumer values such as gender equality, education and financial inclusion.

Bringing Microfinance to Life for a Younger Generation

Thu, 2014-07-31 18:58
Guest Post by Hannah Gallen, Development and Communications Summer Intern

Celebrities for Social Development

Thu, 2014-07-24 07:00

There has been a tremendous amount of celebrity buzz about social development and women's empowerment recently. This week's roundup covers Grameen America Board Chair Professor Muhammad Yunus' visit with Pope Francis and fellow Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, John Legend’s involvement in a women’s empowerment campaign, and the billionaires’ “Giving Pledge.”

Grameen America Launches Microfinance Training Institute in Queens

Tue, 2014-06-17 23:20
Grameen America today announced the launch of the first U.S. Training Institute for microfinance with the support of longstanding partner Capital One, in addition to Robin Hood Foundation and Citibank. The new Institute, located in Queens, NY, will help provide thousands of aspiring entrepreneurs in low-income communities access to microloans.

WATCH MSNBC's Morning Joe: Women and the importance of microloans

Tue, 2014-06-17 19:20
Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe today with Ambassador Melanne Verveer to discuss female empowerment and the importance of microloans.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Features Grameen America

Tue, 2014-05-20 14:58
The latest issue of the Chronicle of Philanthropy highlights Grameen America President and CEO Andrea Jung. Read the exclusive interview to learn about Ms. Jung's unique qualifications, and vision for the organization. “I’m a zealot about this. I really believe that women are the solution and need to be the solution to the resurgence of the U.S. economy. Whether it’s in business, to better governance on boards. You name it, they’re the answer."

Mission Asset Fund's New Look

Wed, 2014-04-23 21:56
Mission Asset Fund (MAF) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to create a fair financial marketplace for hardworking families. They are an innovative organization in the financial inclusion space and align closely with Grameen America's values. Their solution is simple: they recognize existing lending circles and report their repayments to help them build credit. They recently launched a new website and we love it! Hats off to our friends at MAF. Check out the website here.

FEATURED: Microlending Model Finding New Traction in First-World Economies

Tue, 2014-03-18 15:05
Grameen America is featured as a "textbook example" of microfinance in a recent article about the expansion of microlending in developed countries.

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