User: flenvcenter Topic: Economics and Jobs-Independent
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3 reasons why it's time to install solar in the Sunshine State 1.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
With some of the highest solar capacity in the nation, there's clear demand for the clean energy job potential in Florida.
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Opportunity Zones: a $100 billion investment for the clean economy? 23.10.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A new provision of last year's tax law could be a boon to bringing renewable energy to economically distressed communities — but only if we act.
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Financing an equitable, sharing city 20.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
With private economic inequity at a high, public financing for community health and wealth is more important than ever.
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The transportation equity conundrum: 6 ways cities can improve mobility without displacement 9.10.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
There are countless opportunities — but limited investment funds.
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7 crucial tools to accelerate energy efficiency 25.9.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Meeting global climate challenges will require every tool we have. Energy efficiency is many packed into one.
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Social finance: Challenges for its legal regulation 28.6.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Politics in Canada Last month, the Senate Standing Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology issued a report entitled The Federal Role in a Social Finance Fund. The Committee's recommendations included the federal government creating and contributing to a national social finance fund. This recommendation, among others from the Committee, aligns with, for example, the social enterprise strategy of the Ontario government . For all of the optimism percolating through the Senate report and Ontario's strategy there is the challenge of how to reconcile two dynamics that historically have been opposed: the private interest for profit and the common interest for public benefit. Social finance is about harnessing capital and the forces of the market to solve social problems. It's about commercializing social, environmental and cultural problems that traditionally were addressed by government as part of an overall goal of wealth redistribution and creation and protection of public goods. Social finance ...
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A better approach to economic development for indigenous communities 23.6.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This new model can holistically measure the health and wealth of communities — and that's critical for First Nation communities.
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All risk, no reward: funding disaster mitigation can prove difficult 14.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Why do investments in climate adaptation lag behind the level of funding needed?
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Hell and polluted water: what holistic water management can do 7.6.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
How the 'One Water' movement is successfully leveraging new practices to improve the health, and wealth, of cities and businesses.
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Why data center provider Digital Realty is offering green leases to customers 9.4.2018 GreenBiz.com
Here are more details on the five principles driving its first-of-a-kind program.
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Impact investing: What are charities able to do? 29.3.2018 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Are charities legally permitted to make impact investments with their funds? Yes, but, getting to "yes" is not straightforward, and depends on the circumstances. Impact investing is the use (mainly, but not exclusively) of money to simultaneously realize a financial return and a public or social good. A 2016 survey published by the Responsible Investment Association in Canada reports that in 2015 more than $9.2 billion in assets under management were identified by the survey respondents as being impact investments. A 2017 report by the Global Impact Investing Network  reveals US$114 billion in impact investments worldwide in 2016. These investments are in sectors ranging from housing and energy to microfinance, education, and arts and culture. The investment instruments include debt (e.g., loans, bonds), equity (both private and public shareholdings or units in partnerships), and real assets (in other words, tangible assets such as real estate or commodities, rather than financial capital). Increasingly, ...
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The great coal cleanup is everybody's business (with opportunity for all) 23.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Coal isn't dying? That's a "fool's gold" illusion, and even coal miners say so.
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The missing third party: Corporations and the new social contract 21.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What is a business for? As discontent rises with the side effects of globalization, it's time to reassess.
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For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership 18.2.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: Billion Photos / Shutterstock) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro areas even when controlling for applicants' income, loan amount and neighborhood, according to a mountain of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act records analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The yearlong analysis, based on 31 million records, relied on techniques used by leading academics, the Federal Reserve and Department of Justice to identify lending disparities. It found a pattern of troubling denials for ...
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"He's Not Streamlining the Process, He's Just Steamrolling It" 9.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If we want to build infrastructure that addresses public needs, then I would argue that you would actually need public input to see what those needs are before you start building that infrastructure. Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Janine Jackson: Donald Trump's State of the Union speech  called  for a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild what he called "the country's crumbling infrastructure." For many, investment in infrastructure evokes an image of un- and underemployed people going to work, fixing the country's roads and bridges. A draft of the Trump White House's plans  leaked  to media is more about "streamlining" the federal permit process for infrastructure projects, and seeking public/private partnerships. So what questions would a critical media be asking about now? Raul Garcia  is senior legislative council at  Earthjustice . He joins us now by phone from Washington, DC. ...
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Why Silicon Valley should take ag tech more seriously 7.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Barely 2 percent of all U.S. venture capital investments in 2017 were focused on solving agricultural challenges.
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Dog-Whistling Donald: An Interview With Cornell Brooks 6.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
President Trump's "shithole" comment may be his most blatant racist remark to date but are his more subtle dog whistles even more dangerous? And why are so many people in this country so uncomfortable with using the word "racist"? I discussed this and more with Cornell Brooks -- a lawyer, minister and activist who formerly served as the 18th president of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).  Rebecca Vallas: In recent days -- between President Trump's widely noted "shithole" comment, as well as an exchange he had with the Congressional Black Caucus in which he was told that their constituents would be harmed by his Medicaid work requirements policy, and that not all of their constituents are Black -- and he responded, apparently befuddled, "Then what are they?" In the wake of these comments there has been a lot of discussion about how much overt racism is being condoned at the highest levels of this country, and yet we're also watching tremendous discomfort on the part ...
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Why it's time to align retirement funds with sustainability goals 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new push to move employee investments in 401(k)s and pensions to funds with high ESG ratings.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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The hire-wire act of balancing a modern grid with regulated assets 23.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Utilities need a better safety net for investing in innovative new technologies.
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