MetLife Foundation Annual Report 2016

MetLife’s business success throughout its nearly 150-year history has been based on helping our customers successfully navigate life’s financial challenges. We are proud that MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion initiative is helping people around the world do the same. The Foundation’s initiative has now helped 1.5 million people in 39 countries gain access to financial products, services, and institutions that they need to build better and more secure lives. At the same time, the Foundation is advancing our understanding of how we can best help people make sound decisions about the financial choices they face in life.

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Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

MetLife Foundation Asks Where next?

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

MetLife Foundation Financial Inclusion at a Glance 2013-2016
As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016 : MetLife Foundation’s financial inclusion grant-making is organized into three broad categories: knowledge, services, and insights.

Diversity & Inclusion

MetLife Foundation | Sharing What We Learn
Multipliers of Prosperity is an award-winning thought leadership platform that features stories from MetLife Foundation’s grantees. It includes videos, infographics, and other content on the work of financial inclusion. This unique resource, developed in partnership with WSJ. Custom Studios, helps share best practices, insights, and information about financial inclusion issues. It is the Foundation’s contribution to sharing knowledge and raising awareness of financial inclusion around the world.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Drive Action
As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016: These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change. Common Cents Lab at Duke University | Social scientists call the gap between what people know they should do and what they actually do the “intention-action” gap. Bridging that gap is important for financial health because financially self-defeating behaviors can have serious consequences. Common Cents Lab is a three-year initiative aimed at using behavioral economic insights to test innovations that can help low-income Americans make better financial decisions.

Innovation & Technology

Using Technology and Innovation for Impact
As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016: Nothing inspires innovation like competition. So MetLife Foundation teamed up with Verb, a company that specializes in social innovation, to develop a competition that brings together entrepreneurs and MetLife associates across four regions. The program launched in Ireland, China, and India, with more than 250 social ventures competing and 240 MetLife associates volunteering nearly 1,000 collective hours as mentors and judges.

Research, Reports & Publications

The MetLife Foundation is Building Financial Capability

Research, Reports & Publications

MetLife Foundation Annual Report 2016 | Our Approach
MetLife Foundation designed its financial inclusion strategy after extensive consultation with global leaders in the industry. We wanted to ensure that our work built on, rather than duplicated, efforts already underway.

Research, Reports & Publications

MetLife Foundation Is Proud to Present Its 2016 Annual Report
The right financial services can make all the difference. For families. For financial institutions. For communities. For families, financial inclusion means having the tools to manage money, deal with setbacks, and seize opportunities.
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