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Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
Last updated: Apr 27 2017 05:46 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Op-ed: No better investment than planting trees 27.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Last weekend we celebrated Earth Day, that one day a year with widespread recognition, celebration and activities focused on the environment. This Friday, the last Friday in April, is national Arbor Day, lesser known but longer lived. Earth Day was founded in 1970, Arbor Day in 1872. In this time of hyperpolarized U.S. politics, even the most elemental environmental action — the simple act of planting a tree — threatens powerful partisans who lump all environmental efforts together as a threat ...
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Yampa Valley Bank recognized for 2016 performance 21.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Bank credits its local ownership and a loyal customer base for being recognized as one of the best-performing banks in the country. Bank officials said it is a sign the local economy continues to rebound, and the future is promising. Publicly available financial information from banks was used to compile the S&P Global Market Intelligence’s 2016 ranking of the top 100 community banks with assets less than $1 billion. “Of course, we’re very proud of this,” Yampa Valley Bank board chairman Tim Borden said. The bank ranked 58th and was one of only two Colorado banks that made the list. A total of 4,585 community banks throughout the country were analyzed, 76 of them in Colorado. In determining the rankings, S&P Global looked at things such as a bank’s return on assets. “That’s a very important number in the banking industry,” Borden said. “For every dollar we got in, we had a 21 percent return in 2016.” S&P Global also looked at problematic loans held by the banks and the growth of issued ...
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More investors are turning to ‘green bonds’ 19.4.2017 MarketWatch.com - All MarketWatch News - Personal Finance
Popular in Europe, the do-good debt is growing in the U.S.—part of the mainstream acceptance of sustainable ...
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Real estate surge likely to follow resort ownership change at Steamboat, Winter Park 16.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Towns near ski resorts scooped up in the $1.5 billion purchase of Intrawest are ready for the real estate boom that followed similar deals. But it won't be the resort operators doing the development.
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Community Connections: Investing in the first five years 16.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Routt County’s Early Childhood Council, First Impressions, works to streamline and strengthen early childhood care and education resources for children from birth to age 5. With 90 percent if brain development occurring before age 5, the return on every dollar invested is highest when spent to support a child before her or she starts kindergarten. Research shows that the long term benefits of children starting kindergarten ready to learn pay off when a child does not need special education services, successfully graduates from high school and is able to earn a living as a tax-paying adult. If we don’t pay now to support the healthy development of children who are at risk and/or from low-income households, we will pay more later when these children may become a teenage parent or an incarcerated adult. How does First Impressions streamline and strengthen investments in the first five years? First Impressions is comprised of diverse community stakeholders and is led by Tim Corrigan, Routt County ...
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Baseball: Former slugger Teixeira now focused on environment 15.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Atlanta • When Mark Teixeira was growing up in Maryland, he loved hanging out a sprawling park near his home. That’s where he headed most every day after school. He could play all sorts of sports, from baseball to soccer to football. There was a pond for fishing. Sometimes, he was content just to stroll around with his dog. “Every community deserves that,” Teixeira said, his tone both nostalgic and hopeful. Now that he’s retired after a 14-year career as one of baseball’s most feared sluggers , ...
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Buffett foundation unveils $90M plan to help girls of color 14.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
The NoVo Foundation, an organization that empowers young girls officially announced on Thursday how its $90 million commitment over seven years will be carried out.
Elitch Gardens owner exploring redevelopment of amusement park’s sea of surface parking 13.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
The local investment team backed by billionaire Stan Kroenke that bought Elitch Gardens in 2015 is exploring the possibility of redeveloping the roughly 17 acres of surface parking that serve the downtown amusement park.
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Aspen Skiing, KSL Capital promise investment, development in Intrawest resorts 11.4.2017 Denver Post: Outdoors
If there’s a takeaway from the industry-shaking news of Aspen Skiing Co.’s partnership with private equity firm KSL Capital in the $1.5 billion takeover of Intrawest’s six mountain resorts, it’s that the details are scant, but big investments in Steamboat and Winter Park are coming.
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Wells Fargo Board faults aggressive culture in sales scandal 10.4.2017 Denver Post: Business
An investigation into sales practices at Wells Fargo has blamed the bank's most senior management for creating an "aggressive sales culture" that led to bank staff opening millions of customer accounts without their authorization.
Wells Fargo Board faults aggressive culture in scandal 10.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Wells Fargo’s board of directors has blamed the bank’s most senior management for creating an “aggressive sales culture” at Wells that eventually led to the bank’s scandal over millions of unauthorized accounts. The results of the investigation, released Monday morning and conducted by the law firm Shearman & Sterling, also called for millions of dollars in compensation to be clawed back from former CEO John Stumpf and community bank executive Carrie Tolstedt. The 113-page report has ...
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New York launching citywide ferries May 1 6.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York will start rolling out its citywide ferry service a month ahead of schedule. Shipyard workers in Louisiana and Alabama have been scrambling to get the fleet ready. The first two routes are being launched on May 1. De Blasio says a new Rockaway, Queens, route gets top priority because residents there have some of the city’s longest commutes. The launch will also include an existing East River route whose ferries are to be refurbished. The service, off... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Born on the bayou: New York City's ferry fleet 5.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Franklin, La. • The future of public transportation in New York City is taking shape on the bayous of Louisiana and Alabama. Shipyard workers in the two states are scrambling to finish the city’s new ferry fleet in time for a launch this summer, just a little more than a year after it was first proposed. The city is making a $335 million bet that the service will attract millions of passengers traveling between Manhattan and waterfront neighborhoods in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx that are now...
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Wheat Ridge Fruitdale Lofts to feature solar-powered electric car charging station 1.4.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The charging station will be solar-powered, free to use and one of the first in Wheat Ridge
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Gary DeFrange stepping down from Winter Park ski area after 20 years 20.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
A day with skiing with Winter Park chief Gary DeFrange is more about personal connections than skiing. As he heads toward retirement at the end of March, it’s those connections — with the workers on his team, to the business leaders, mayors and governors who have played oversized roles in the Grand County ski hill's evolution — that are DeFrange’s legacy.
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4 Colorado stores among 138 J.C. Penney plans to close nationwide 18.3.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
J.C. Penney will shutter four Colorado locations as part of a nationwide 138-store closure this summer.
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Hosting World Cup Finals demands much of Aspen businesses, but delivers big marketing returns 18.3.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The return on Aspen's weeklong investment in the World Cup finals isn’t money. “It’s a brand investment. This keeps Aspen on the map internationally as a top brand,” said David Perry, the ski company’s second in command.
Op-ed: Investing in Rio Grande shelter better than building new ones 17.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Each night, The Road Home Shelter houses 1,100 of our city’s homeless men, women and children. The newly proposed three, 200-bed shelters scattered throughout the city will leave us about 500 beds short. After construction is complete, The Road Home will be demolished, putting our most vulnerable population back on the streets and out in the cold. Abandoning The Road Home shelter is part of the Station Center Project, an initiative the Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency says will convert Rio Gr... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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If you’re a poor person in America, Trump’s budget is not for you 16.3.2017 Denver Post: All Political News

If you're a poor person in America, President Donald Trump's budget proposal is not for you.

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The perks of going local with your bank account 12.3.2017 Denver Post: Business
Switching to a community bank is an action rooted as much in practicality as it is in ideology. Lower and fewer fees and the allure of keeping money local can be compelling reasons to switch.
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