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Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
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Tempe Elementary School District governing board candidates 26.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
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Business Briefs 24.9.2014 Durango Herald
FredrickZink announces new accountantZebulon L. Smith, a certified public accountant, has joined FredrickZink & Associates, PC – an accounting, tax and business-consulting firm in Durango – as a staff accountant.A Gunnison native, Smith moved to Missouri where he graduated from Drury University with a degree...
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Business Briefs 24.9.2014 Durango Herald
FredrickZink announces new accountantZebulon L. Smith, a certified public accountant, has joined FredrickZink & Associates, PC – an accounting, tax and business-consulting firm in Durango – as a staff accountant.A Gunnison native, Smith moved to Missouri where he graduated from Drury University with a degree...
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Our View: To invest in solar energy or not? 24.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Last week, the Steamboat Today r eported on the Routt County commissioners' hesitation to invest in the community solar garden that is being constructed in Craig, and that response by the commission left us a little mystified. It’s perplexing that Routt County, which successfully operates one of the largest solar arrays in the region on the top of the Routt County Justice Center, is reluctant to buy into a similar project on a smaller scale knowing how much money it has saved by investing in solar. According to County Facilities Director Tim Winter, the county paid $8 per watt for solar panels on the Justice Center seven years ago and has since recouped $60,000 in renewable energy credits and $24,000 in reduced energy bills. The pre-construction cost currently being quoted by Clean Energy Collective is as low as $2.75 per watt, so in simple terms, any investment the county makes in the solar garden will more than pay for itself and seems like a wise investment. We appreciate the county’s desire to ...
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5 reasons to visit Mesa's Fiesta District 23.9.2014 azcentral.com | news
Many people have written off the aging Mesa district, but that image may soon ...
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5 reasons to visit the Mesa's Fiesta District 23.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Many people have written off the aging Mesa district, but that image may soon ...
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Is Mesa's Fiesta District the next hotspot? 23.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Many people have written off the aging Mesa district, but that image may soon ...
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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy 23.9.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.
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New sawmill brings jobs to Williams, helps thin forests 18.9.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Republic Front Page
A new sawmill in northern Arizona is investing in the community by bringing jobs and thinning ...
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Routt County commissioners hesitate to invest public monies in community solar garden 16.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
The Routt County commissioners placed an emphasis on the goal of transitioning to “future energy economies” in their recent strategic planning process, and they already oversee a significant solar array on top of the Justice Center on the west side of Steamboat Springs. But they weren’t ready on Monday to tell Facilities Director Tim Winter to continue to explore investing in the new community solar garden that Clean Energy Collective is planning to begin constructing next month in Craig in collaboration with Yampa Valley Electric Association. CEC is a for-profit company that has built similar community solar arrays in Colorado mountain towns. The company allows individual households to spend as little as $850 on a small portion of the larger solar facility, in order to offset a portion (or all) of their electricity usage without having to invest thousands of dollars to put their own grid on top of their homes. The solar garden offers the added benefit of being ideally situated on its planned site for ...
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Denver's low-income Sun Valley targeted for "eco district" overhaul 14.9.2014 Denver Post: Local
Denver's lowest-income neighborhood, Sun Valley, is being targeted by outside planners for a green transformation into a model, sustainable "eco-district" — hailed as the next major advance of a booming ...
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More funds look to socially responsible investing 6.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
New York • Instead of lending to just the government or some faceless corporation, what if your bond mutual fund also helped to vaccinate kids around the world? Or helped finance a clean-water project or solar-energy farm? More mutual fund managers are seeking out bonds that not only do well but also promote a positive impact on the environment, society and corporate governance. It’s a concept called socially responsible investing, and it’s long been dominated by stock mutual funds. But a prolif...
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First National Bank of the Rockies becomes Bank of the San Juans 6.9.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Ten First National Bank of the Rockies branches were renamed Bank of the San Juans following an acquisition by Montana-based Glacier Bancorp Inc., according to a news release. According to the release, customers will notice few changes at the Grand Junction, Steamboat Springs, Craig, Hayden, Meeker, Rangely and Oak Creek banking offices. “We are a true community bank with small-town Colorado roots and values that are very similar to First National Bank of the Rockies,” said Bank of the San Juans founder and President Art Chase. “You’re going to get some of the benefits of dealing with a larger bank when you are a Bank of the San Juans customer, but you’re still going to get the true benefit of a bank that genuinely values customer service above all else.” Bank of the San Juans is a Durango-based community bank that offers the personal service of a small bank with the resources and benefits of a large one, the release stated. Founded in 1998, the bank has grown to include 13 branches in communities along ...
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Ovation at Tempe apartments sold for $25.85M 30.8.2014 azcentral.com | business
Beverly Hills investor buys Tucson apartment portfolio for $34.65 ...
Some of BoA settlement will flow to Colorado consumers and agencies 22.8.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Some Colorado-based housing and lending organizations could receive part of the record $17 billion settlement between Bank of America and the U.
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Most Phoenix leaders support light-rail growth 18.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
Mayor Greg Stanton wants to triple the city's existing 17 miles of light-rail lines over the next 30 ...
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Microfinance helps low-income folk build businesses, rise from poverty 17.8.2014 Denver Post: Business
In international microfinance, small loans are made to help people in developing countries lift themselves out of poverty.
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Gregory W. Smith: We work for Colorado, Routt County 15.8.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Ellen Bonnifield retired after working for 30 years in the South Routt School District. After a career educating local school children, she’s now able to give back to her community through a variety of volunteer activities, including teaching sewing for her granddaughter’s 4H Club and leading tours of Historic Routt County. Why do I mention Ellen? Because she is a Public Employees’ Retirement Association retiree. And like so many of her retired colleagues here in Routt County, her career of public service isn’t quite over. She, and 500,000 other current and former public employees in Colorado, inspire and motivate all of us who have the pleasure to work on their behalf at Colorado PERA. In late June, Colorado PERA released its annual financial report containing another clean audit by KPMG and showing earnings of more than $6 billion in investment performance, a return of 15.6 percent and an improved funded ratio. This strong investment performance comes even with a more conservative assumption on future ...
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Surprise spends $53,480 to sell the city globally 12.8.2014 azcentral.com | news
The Republic highlights some of Surprise's budget items throughout the ...
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Colorado host towns ante big for USA Pro Challenge marketing payoff 10.8.2014 Denver Post: Business
USA Pro Challenge host cities are embracing party-time exposure over coffer-swelling revenue for the upcoming week-long bike race across ...
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