CSRminute: Citigroup Expands Microfinance Efforts in India; Columbia University + Earth Institute Inaugurate Master's Program in Sustainability Management

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CSRminute: Citigroup Expands Microfinance Efforts in India; Columbia University + Earth Institute Inaugurate Master's Program in Sustainability Management

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theCSRminute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Friday, September 10, 2010 - 10:13am

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Friday, September 10th:

Citigroup is expanding its efforts in the microfinance sector in India. The bank’s initiative aims to bring financial inclusion and education to the “unbanked” in that country. Small and mid-sized enterprises as well as individuals will be the target clients of Citigroup’s new strategy. Microfinance is a rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar financial category in India, with an estimated $6 billion in lender activity during the last year.

Columbia University’s Earth Institute and School of Continuing Education has started the inaugural class of its Master’s Program in Sustainability Management. The entering class was planned for 30 students, but over 100 have enrolled. The Master’s Program, a collaboration between The Earth Institute and the School of International and Public Affairs, integrates environmental science with policy analysis.

For more information on these and other stories, go to thecsrminute.com.

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