Bankers without Borders is celebrating our 5th Anniversary.

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Bankers without Borders is celebrating our 5th Anniversary.

In 2008, Grameen Foundation launched Bankers without Borders (BwB) to create an efficient, operational framework to mobilize, engage and leverage the talent and skills of the private sector to help support both its own mission and the missions of other poverty-focused social enterprises.

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Impacts on unconditional cash transfers

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Impacts on unconditional cash transfers

While cash transfers have long been a subject of interest as a tool to fight poverty, the overall impact of large transfers of cash, given without conditions, to poor households has yet to be measured. This study evaluated a cash transfer program administered by the NGO GiveDirectly, which gave an average of USD 513 to poor families in rural Kenya. The transfers led to significant increases in income, assets, psychological well-being and female empowerment. Variations in the format and size of the transfers led to differences in outcomes.

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Beyond Fossil Fuels: How to Build a Green Energy Portfolio

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Beyond Fossil Fuels: How to Build a Green Energy Portfolio

More and more, analysts fear that investment in parts of the fossil fuel industry is becoming an increasingly risky bet. Talk of stranded assets and even a carbon bubble in fossil fuel stocks is spreading from environmental groups to the very heart of the investment mainstream. These concerns should prompt a fresh look at exposures to the hydrocarbon segment and a consideration of other energy industry sectors.

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