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Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
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These 4 data streams provide the key to smart buildings 20.10.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
To power sustainable office campuses and commercial buildings, Navigant Research highlights these areas for investment.
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Look out, banks: Sustainability funding gets creative 19.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Emerging fintech options can back a range of risky business ventures, such as sustainable agriculture, local resilience projects or startups.
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House subcommittee hearings on mining in Latin America a public disservice 18.10.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Jen Moore The federal Liberals came into office promising to take action on human rights abuses associated with one of Canada’s largest and most controversial areas of foreign investment abroad: mining. But a rare study on the issue in the House of Commons Subcommittee on International Human Rights seems designed to justify the do-nothing status quo, since the process precludes any critical examination of Canada's current policy. The subcommittee has been holding hearings on "Human rights surrounding natural resource extraction within Latin America," with no testimony from those most directly affected. The result is a discussion loaded with unchecked assumptions that is another affront to the voices of those too often silenced in Latin America to favour business as usual. It is important to keep in mind that there are more mining companies headquartered in Canada and listed on Canadian stock exchanges than anywhere else in the world, and Latin America is their preferred destination abroad. Abuses against ...
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Blueprint for a Progressive US: A Dialogue With Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin 17.10.2017 Truthout.com
(Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) Expanding educational opportunities and building a green economy -- while shrinking both the military and the fossil fuel industry -- are the best routes to full employment, say world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. Also, greater financial regulation and more public development banks that prioritize social welfare over massive profits are crucial for a progressive agenda. (Photo: Bianca Pontes / EyeEm) You can fuel thoughtful, authority-challenging journalism: Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout. This is the first part of a wide-ranging interview with world-renowned public intellectuals Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin. The next installment will appear on October 24. Not long after taking office, it became evident that Donald Trump had engaged in fraudulent populism during his campaign. His promise to "Make America Great Again" has been exposed as a lie, as the Trump administration has been busy extending US military power, ...
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On carbon, cities, circular, coal and consumer goods 11.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
The latest crop of reports you need to read on sustainable business and clean technology.
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‘He’s better than this,’ says Thomas Barrack, Trump’s loyal whisperer 11.10.2017 Washington Post: Politics
The billionaire recommended Paul Manafort and has helped shape Gulf policy.
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Will America’s infrastructure investment withstand future disasters? 9.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
Communities are increasingly keeping climate change in mind as they plan roads, sewers and energy grids.
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Yellen: Fed committed to easing regulations on smaller banks 5.10.2017 AP Business
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the Fed is committed to making sure that the regulations it imposes on the nation's community banks are not overly burdensome, noting a proposed rule issued last week to simplify requirements governing how much capital these banks must hold....
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What the 'renewables rush' means for human rights 4.10.2017 GreenBiz.com
From a human rights perspective, the renewable energy movement could not be more welcome — or more urgent.
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Accelerating Mini-grid Deployment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Lessons from Tanzania 4.10.2017 WRI Stories
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To Breed or Not to Breed? Migratory Female Butterflies Face a Monsoonal Dilemma 3.10.2017 Sustainable Ecosystems and Community News - ENN
What do CPUs, stockbrokers, and butterflies have in common? They are good at investing their resources in the right place at the right time so as to maximize their returns! Trade-offs are a way of life for butterflies and other small insects that must budget their energy between numerous morphological features and activities during their short lifespans. Time, food, and space are always at a premium, and optimizing resource use is particularly important for migratory butterflies that must prepare for arduous journeys in uncertain environments. A new study by researchers at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS-TIFR, Bengaluru) reports on butterfly migrations in peninsular India and explores the effect of migration on resource investment strategies of migratory butterflies. It reveals that migration affects the morphology and physiological states of female butterflies much more prominently compared to that of ...
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Salesforce dedicates $50 million to impact investments 3.10.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
It's a bold move by one of the most aggressive corporate venture capitalists in tech.
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"Without Investment, People of Color Never Will Be Able to Catch Up" 2.10.2017 Truthout - All Articles
For the country as a whole, no one has recovered in terms of wealth from where they were before the Great Recession. African-Americans and Latinos make about 60 cents on every dollar that whites make -- but in terms of wealth, the disparity is much greater. Wealth and income inequality for people of color is written into the structure of the US economy. Will it ever change?  (Photo: Thomas Barwick / Getty Images / DigitalVision) Janine Jackson: The lead of the Washington Post story reads: The incomes of middle-class Americans rose last year to the highest level ever recorded by the Census Bureau, as poverty declined and the scars of the past decade's Great Recession seemed to finally fade. The piece ends with a source's comment that this is "unambiguously good news." Somewhere in between, you might catch the notes that "inequality remains high" and "yawning racial disparities remain," but the story's framing encourages you to see those as asterisks. Much media coverage presents the economic well-being of ...
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Malls, a struggling symbol of suburban America, could help ease the housing crisis 29.9.2017 LA Times: Business

In the San Fernando Valley, there are plans to level a nearly vacant mall and replace it with some 1,400 homes, boutique retail space and a concert venue.

In Orange County, an aging mall will give way to a mixed-use development with more than 900 homes. And in the South Bay, hundreds of homes are...

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Episode 94: C&A talks Cradle to Cradle; urban transport innovates 29.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
In this week's episode, Walmart stays current with safer chemicals and we unravel the threads of C&A's cradle-to-cradle journey.
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The roots of forest bathing 29.9.2017 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Power suits, meet "Power Forests." In Japan, Nissan and Mazda maintain agreements with a Forest Therapy Base.
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NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton answers your questions on babble 27.9.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
babblers Niki Ashton At rabble.ca we're excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble. Here's how it works: our babble moderator, Meg Borthwick, solicits questions from our readers. The best of those questions are sent to the candidates' teams. On the day of the Q&A we open a thread to host the event, where questions are posted one at a time, and the candidate posts their answer to each of them. On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers. Watch for upcoming opportunities to contribute to Q&As with NDP leadership candidates on babble . cco: Do you feel that the NDP and the left in general have been trapped by the "jobs" discourse in campaigning? No politician wants to campaign against jobs, but many of these jobs (like coal and asbestos mining) are awful, dangerous to the people who work at them, and ...
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Profiting Off Mass Incarceration: Detroit Pistons Owner Buys Private Prison Phone Company 25.9.2017 Truthout - All Articles
The Detroit Pistons owner's purchase of the prison phone company Securus is another indicator that mass incarceration will be profitable under President Trump. Mass incarceration and basketball provide two avenues for profiting off of Detroit's Black community, where 1 in 10 children have a parent in prison.  (Photo: Jason Farrar )   Grassroots, not-for-profit news is rare -- and Truthout's very existence depends on donations from readers. Will you help us publish more stories like this one? Make a one-time or monthly donation by clicking here. The election of Donald Trump has already has already given an economic boost to those profiting from mass incarceration. The stock prices of the two biggest private prison builders -- CoreCivic (formerly Corrections Corporation of America) and GEO Group -- doubled after Trump took office. Companies that charge for expensive phone calls from prisons and jails also won big after Trump's victory. One of the president's first appointments placed Ajit Pai at the helm ...
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How C&A created the world’s first Cradle to Cradle T-shirt 25.9.2017 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A story about an extraordinary effort to transform an ordinary piece of clothing.
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Transforming corporate clean energy commitments into action 25.9.2017 GreenBiz.com
It's time to understand the economics of renewables, as the recent summit of the Renewable Energy Buyers Alliance made clear.
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