CSRminute: International Securities Exchange Benefits Ronald McDonald House NYC; Grameen Foundation's New Pioneer Fund

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CSRminute: International Securities Exchange Benefits Ronald McDonald House NYC; Grameen Foundation's New Pioneer Fund

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010 - 10:28am

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Hello, I’m Emily Polk, and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Tuesday, May 18th:

The International Securities Exchange, on its tenth anniversary, has partnered with Ronald McDonald House New York to launch its first CSR program, “Ten in Twenty-Ten.” ISE has organized ten events to be held throughout the coming year to benefit the families staying at Ronald McDonald House New York, including dinners, summer outings, and holding a Wish List drive. In addition, ISE is donating all profits from organizing the 2010 Options Industry Conference on behalf of the entire U.S. Options industry. Ronald McDonald House New York provides housing and support services for pediatric cancer patients and their families. 

The Grameen Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps microfinance institutions replicate the business model of the Grameen Bank, has introduced the Pioneer Fund, its newest campaign. The Pioneer Fund is a new initiative which seeks to provide direct financing of the next generation of microfinance institutions that are working in remote or underserved areas, especially those in sub-Saharan Africa. According to the Grameen Foundation, over 90 percent of funding in the microfinance sector goes to 150 of the largest MFIs, while the remaining ten percent goes to 9,850 smaller MFIs who  focus on the poorest of the poor. The Pioneer Fund aims to help this second group of MFIs.

 

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