Moody's invites partnership proposals for new Reshape Tomorrow™ financial empowerment initiative
Moody’s Corporation has launched a global approach to corporate social responsibility (CSR) focused on empowering people around the world with the information, resources and confidence they need to create a better future — for themselves, their communities and the environment. At the core of Moody's global CSR focus is Reshape Tomorrow, a financial empowerment initiative to help people succeed in growing a small business.
“By connecting people around the world to knowledge, opportunity and tools to pursue their goals, we can help open doors to a better future,” said Raymond McDaniel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moody’s. “Our CSR strategy builds on Moody’s unique business strengths to make a lasting difference in people’s lives by helping them overcome barriers that limit success in the evolving global economy.”
Through Reshape Tomorrow, Moody’s will partner with organizations around the world to give small-business owners access to vital information about the credit process and help them connect to sources of financing.
“Small businesses are a significant force in economic growth, yet many entrepreneurs struggle to access credit or loans because they aren’t familiar with how the financial realm operates,” said Arlene Isaacs-Lowe, Global Head of CSR at Moody’s. “Our vision for Reshape Tomorrow is to help people all over the world — especially women and untapped groups — gain the tools and financial knowledge they need to build a more prosperous future for themselves and their communities.”
Moody’s is seeking proposals from nonprofits to help provide Reshape Tomorrow programs and resources in business development, financial empowerment and other areas.
Organizations can submit a proposal by June 15, 2018 (EXTENDED DEADLINE) to be considered for philanthropic grants and non-financial support, including Moody’s employee volunteers and other capacity-building assistance.