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How Congress, Trump and Obama played favorites with transportation money 24.5.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
The federal government has spent $7 billion on a transportation grant program that often awards money based on political clout and electoral impact, skirting Congress' own ban on earmarks.
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Coral reefs provide flood protection worth $1.8 billion every year — it's time to protect them 10.5.2019 GreenBiz.com
Ecosystems at risk can provide valuable services if they are preserved — now.
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Inside the quest to measure the impact of impact investing 8.5.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The ultimate goal: eliminate the focus on social investing as a separate discipline and spread these principles throughout the entire financial industry.
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Greenwood Village-based Empower Retirement making student loan help an easier benefit to offer 9.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Greenwood Village-based Empower Retirement, the nation's second largest administrator of retirement plans, is teaming up with CommonBond Inc., a student loan payment platform, to make it easier for employers to provide what is becoming an increasingly popular benefit with younger workers.
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How Morgan Stanley is investing in change 1.4.2019 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. This episode: Audrey Choi from Morgan Stanley on the importance of ESG finance.
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The age of anxietment: anxiety, excitement and opportunity (zones) 28.3.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
A new federal incentive with bipartisan support looks to innovative and sustainable development.
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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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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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Maxine Waters and Democrats assail consumer finance watchdog for industry-friendly shift 8.3.2019 LA Times: Business

The nation’s new consumer financial watchdog came under fire from House Democrats Thursday for an industry-friendly shift under her predecessor that she has appeared to continue since taking office three months ago.

Kathy Kraninger defended some of those changes, including weakening oversight of...

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$10 in benefits for every $1 invested – Minnesota estimates benefits of lead service line replacement 5.3.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director Last week, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released a report estimating that investing $4 billion in virtually eliminating lead in drinking water over 20 years would provide societal benefits of more than $8 billion. The state agency only counted the societal benefits from avoiding the loss of IQ points […]
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When is it time to take the money and run to a new investment advisor? 3.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Dear Liz: My wife and I are in our early 30s. She has a stock portfolio that has positions in 20 blue chip stocks purchased primarily in the last 20 years. It was set up by her family and managed by a family friend at a large brokerage. Recently, the family friend retired and transitioned the portfolio...

Why it’s time for congestion pricing in New York City 26.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
After a decade of debate, concerns and confusion still exist but success in other cities may prove a useful bellwether.
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A new benefit: Some companies help workers pay down student loans 25.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Some employers are offering benefits that pay down student loans. They say it's a popular way to recruit younger workers who are struggling with college debt.
4 myths about manufacturing in the fourth industrial revolution 20.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
It's not limited to wealthy, developed nations.
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Feds say the O.C. Register’s ghoulish purchase of life insurance on its employees cost it millions 19.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Facing a severe financial crunch back in 2013 and 2014, the then-owners of the Orange County Register cooked up a creepy plan to dig out of their hole: They bought life insurance policies on their own employees.

The idea was to record the putative value of those policies upon the workers’ deaths...

Built to last: The business case for living buildings in 2019 12.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
And four value propositions that have incentivized companies and organizations such as NRDC, Etsy and Google to complete them.
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Organic Green New Deal? Comprehensive climate change policy must address the American food system 8.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
The proposed bill must put just rural economic and environmental development back on the table.
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Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities 4.2.2019 THE CITY FIX
Cities are currently both climate-culprit and climate-victim. They are already responsible for 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent of global energy demand; they could easily account for more than three-quarters of electricity use by 2030. ...
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Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities 4.2.2019 WRI Stories
Optimize, Electrify, Decarbonize: The 3 Steps to Thriving, Zero-Carbon Cities Comments|Add Comment|PrintBogota, Colombia. Flickr/Pedro Szekely Cities are currently both climate-culprit and climate-victim. They are already responsible for 70 percent of global energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and 65 percent of global energy demand; they could easily account for more than three-quarters of electricity use by 2030. Cities in emerging economies, where 95 percent of population growth to 2030... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy 15.1.2019 WRI Stories
4 Ways to Shift from Fossil Fuels to Clean Energy Comments|Add Comment|PrintRooftop solar panels in Yokosuka, Japan. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Matthew R. Cole/U.S. Navy The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This groundbreaking research, produced by the Global Commission... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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