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Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One 20.3.2019 WRI Stories
Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One Comments|Add Comment|PrintMetrocable connects hillside neighborhoods to Medellin’s city center. Photo by Kyle Laferriere Medellín, Colombia used to be the murder capital of the world. With the explosion of the global drug trade in the 1980s, crime burgeoned, plunging the city into a state of lawlessness. Slum communities, stacked up along the perilous slopes of the surrounding Aburrá Valley, were on the front... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Urban Transformations: In Medellín, Metrocable Connects People in More Ways Than One 20.3.2019 THE CITY FIX
 Metrocable is a finalist for the WRI Ross Prize for Cities. Medellín, Colombia, used to be the murder capital of the world. With the explosion of the global drug trade in the 1980s, crime burgeoned, plunging the city into ...
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Excluded by banks, minorities in California became their own lenders 18.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

If you’ve ever been to a Cambodian-owned doughnut shop, fried chicken restaurant or jewelry store, there’s a good chance it was financed by a tontine.

In Cambodia, “tontine” is the name given to a rotating savings and credit association, or ROSCA, an ancient practice that has different versions...

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Episode 163: A 'ROSI' path for calculating sustainability ROI 15.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Plus, thoughts on podcasts to add to your audio library of sustainability resources.
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Here's the 101: How to create transit-oriented communities in Los Angeles 12.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Reframing the land use and transportation debate, L.A. is trying to make mobility about its people.
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Morgan Stanley's Audrey Choi on investing in societal change 12.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Is ESG the new SRI? Inside a generational shift in investing with values.
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As U.S. banks shut branches, JPMorgan leads a shift toward wealthy areas 12.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Aberdeen, Wash., is a far Northwest outpost of JPMorgan Chase & Co., with one lonely branch perched near the Pacific, 2,900 miles from Wall Street.

Now the bank is planning to depart the rainy timber town that gave the world Kurt Cobain. The next-closest Chase branch is 40 miles away.

At the same...

Investing in Change 12.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Companies that integrate environmental, social and governance issues into how they operate can benefit from lower risks, lower costs, and the ability to drive higher returns. How can companies lead with their values to drive success, both financially and reputationally? What are the drivers of the shift towards sustainable investing? What role can companies have in capital investment that creates true positive impact?
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RELEASE: WRI Board Appoints Four New Members; Elevates David Blood to Co-Chair 9.3.2019 WRI Stories
RELEASE: WRI Board Appoints Four New Members; Elevates David Blood to Co-Chair WRI Board selects new members: Tammie Arnold, Stephen Brenninkmeijer, Kathleen McLaughlin and Nader Mousavizadeh WASHINGTON (March 8, 2019) —World Resources Institute (WRI) welcomes four new members and David Blood as the new Co-Chair of its Global Board of Directors. Blood is co-founder of Generation Investment Management and a globally recognized leader in sustainable investing. He joined WRI’s Global Board in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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25 badass women shaking up the corporate climate movement 8.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
From determined diplomats to compassionate policy experts to pragmatic executives, they are role models for any gender.
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Lyft’s IPO disclosure shows it’s not close to profitability and has no good way to get there 7.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Investing mavens who think of the big ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft as the next big opportunities to get in on the ground floor of a fabulously profitable stock must have been downcast by Lyft’s financial report in advance of its pending initial public offering.

At least one would hope so....

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America can afford a Green New Deal — here's how 6.3.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Implementing the GND seems expensive, but the costs of not addressing the climate and inequality are greater — and will only continue to grow.
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What does a Paris-compliant climate change strategy look like? 5.3.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Shareholders are asking oil majors to implement climate change risk management strategies that align with the Paris Agreement. What could that entail?
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Can companies and investors see eye to eye on ESG? 5.3.2019 GreenBiz.com
If corporates and backers were to align perfectly on data, what would follow — and what are the biggest obstacles to that happening?
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Can sustainable companies get a lower cost of capital? 4.3.2019 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Sustainability as a path to lower borrowing costs could be a game-changer.
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Developer seeks $107M public subsidy for St. Paul Ford site 4.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A developer is seeking more than $107 million in public financing to redevelop the vacant Ford plant site in St. Paul.
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6 Questions on Climate and Development for the World Bank Presidential Candidates 1.3.2019 WRI Stories
6 Questions on Climate and Development for the World Bank Presidential Candidates Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe World Bank Building in Washington, DC. Flickr/Aaron Webb In a surprising move, in early January World Bank President Jim Kim announced he would leave his post three years early to take a position with a private equity firm. The search is now on for a new leader of the international financial institution. By virtue of the size of its investments ($64 billion in fiscal year 2018) and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
Six Questions on Climate and Development for the World Bank Presidential Candidates 1.3.2019 WRI Stories
Six Questions on Climate and Development for the World Bank Presidential Candidates Comments|Add Comment|PrintThe World Bank Building in Washington, DC. Flickr/Aaron Webb In a surprising move, in early January World Bank President Jim Kim announced he would leave his post three years early to take a position with a private equity firm. The search is now on for a new leader of the international financial institution. By virtue of the size of its investments ($64 billion in fiscal year 2018) and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
New risks, new tangibles and new business 27.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
Environmental, social and governance risks pose the greatest potential impacts to companies.
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The kids are alright 27.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
James Murray reflects on school strikes, theories of change and vegan sausage rolls.
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