New York City Office Opens to Serve Budding Entrepreneurs and the Unemployed in Underprivileged Communities
NEW YORK, NY–July 29, 2020–Positive Planet US today announced the launch of its first US office, based in New York City, to serve the needs of future entrepreneurs and job seekers in US communities as well as in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Positive Planet will provide guidance and tools such as financial education, vocational training, access to financing, and financial support so their beneficiaries can launch and develop income-generating activities.
Positive Planet US sets itself apart with its full commitment to contribute to and achieve sustainable development goals in these four areas: Economic, Civic, Social, and Ecological, as outlined by the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The three essential areas of intervention are: entrepreneurship, financial inclusion and education, and inclusive value chains.
“Our launch in the US is an important first step for Positive Planet International to help budding entrepreneurs and the unemployed realize their goals of financial independence and break the chains of poverty”Jacques Attali, Founder and President of Positive Planet International
“We are hitting the ground running to focus on the neediest communities in the midst of this global pandemic. We are currently establishing relationships with US organizations and donors, as well as partnering with foundations supporting inclusive economic development.”Ingrid Gonzalez, President and Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of Positive Planet US
About Positive Planet
Positive Planet International creates sustainable development solutions for marginalized populations, in particular women and youth. It was founded in 1998 by Jacques Attali, an economic theorist and former Special Adviser to French President Francois Mitterand. He is also the author of more than 80 books, with sales of over 9 million copies, translated into 22 languages.
Positive Planet operates with a yearly budget of $13.5 million, involved in 45 projects in 26 countries, with 2 million beneficiaries and 290,000 directly impacted in 2019. It has conducted more than 500 projects in 35 different countries, and enabled 11 million beneficiaries to improve their socio-economic situation in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa since 1998. For more information, visit: https://positiveplanet.ngo.
About Positive Planet US Positive Planet US is the newest affiliate of Positive Planet International, established in July 2020 in New York City, with a core group of 10 team members. Positive Planet US supports and develops programs in the US and abroad to help underserved people, businesses, and communities power their paths to a sustainable, secure, and positive future. For more information, visit: https://positiveplanetus.org.
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