MetLife Foundation Annual Report 2016

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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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Using Technology and Innovation for Impact
There is a need to reimagine product design beyond “one size fits all” and experiment with new business models. GLOBAL Verb/Inclusion Plus 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...
Jul 11, 2017 8:15 AM ET
MetLife Foundation Asks Where next?
From digital transformation in Asia, to supporting financial technology startups in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, to leveraging behavioral economics in the U.S. and Latin America, we look forward to building on these successes. We are committed to expanding financial inclusion to even more of the world’s unserved and underserved people, and to sharing what we learn along the way...
Jun 28, 2017 11:40 AM ET
Leveraging Behavioral Economics to Drive Action
These grants are leveraging the power of behavioral economics to drive change.  UNITED STATES 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...
Jun 21, 2017 8:15 AM ET
MetLife Foundation Financial Inclusion at a Glance 2013-2016
As featured in the MetLife Annual Report 2016 ​ Knowledge. Grants aimed at increasing low-income people’s capability to make sound financial decisions. Services. Grants aimed at ensuring that low-income clients are served by...
Jun 14, 2017 8:30 AM ET
MetLife Foundation | Sharing What We Learn
 With our partners we prepare white papers, publish articles, sponsor and appear at conferences. MetLife Foundation also runs learning workshops for our grantees. Together they share their experiences, develop common metrics, compare key performance indicators, and adjust their programming to serve their clients better. Some of our grants have knowledge sharing as its own...
Jun 7, 2017 8:05 AM ET