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Category: Sustainable Business :: Socially-Responsible Investing
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Chicago's Youth Push Back Against Mayor's Proposed "Cop Academy"; Demand More Investment in Communities 22.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) Mayor Rahm Emanuel has manipulated a Department of Justice finding that Chicago Police routinely used excessive force on Black and Latinx people, into a proposal for a police training facility in a perennially disinvested and majority Black neighborhood. But a Black youth-led campaign is pushing back, demanding more investment in schools and communities instead. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (C) and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson (R) attend a police academy graduation and promotion ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier on June 15, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo: Scott Olson / Getty Images) 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 ...
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The missing third party: Corporations and the new social contract 21.2.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
What is a business for? As discontent rises with the side effects of globalization, it's time to reassess.
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For People of Color, Banks Are Shutting the Door to Homeownership 18.2.2018 Truthout.com
(Photo: Billion Photos / Shutterstock) This story was originally published by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, a nonprofit news organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn more at revealnews.org and subscribe to the Reveal podcast, produced with PRX, at revealnews.org/podcast . Fifty years after the federal Fair Housing Act banned racial discrimination in lending, African Americans and Latinos continue to be routinely denied conventional mortgage loans at rates far higher than their white counterparts. This modern-day redlining persisted in 61 metro areas even when controlling for applicants' income, loan amount and neighborhood, according to a mountain of Home Mortgage Disclosure Act records analyzed by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting. The yearlong analysis, based on 31 million records, relied on techniques used by leading academics, the Federal Reserve and Department of Justice to identify lending disparities. It found a pattern of troubling denials for ...
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Why mobilizing private capital towards the SDGs is good for business 17.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
To achieve the U.N. Goals, we need trillions, not billions, in investment. Here's how that will create market opportunities for a more sustainable world.
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Why the private sector must protect tourist destinations 10.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Businesses, resident and authorities must recognize the cycles of tourism that can lead to the destruction of the most beautiful places on Earth.
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"He's Not Streamlining the Process, He's Just Steamrolling It" 9.2.2018 Truthout - All Articles
If we want to build infrastructure that addresses public needs, then I would argue that you would actually need public input to see what those needs are before you start building that infrastructure. Ready to make a difference? Help Truthout provide a platform for exposing injustice and inspiring action. Click here to make a one-time or monthly donation. Janine Jackson: Donald Trump's State of the Union speech  called  for a $1.5 trillion plan to rebuild what he called "the country's crumbling infrastructure." For many, investment in infrastructure evokes an image of un- and underemployed people going to work, fixing the country's roads and bridges. A draft of the Trump White House's plans  leaked  to media is more about "streamlining" the federal permit process for infrastructure projects, and seeking public/private partnerships. So what questions would a critical media be asking about now? Raul Garcia  is senior legislative council at  Earthjustice . He joins us now by phone from Washington, DC. ...
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Green bonds may have a 'halo effect' on financial markets 7.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Global green bond issuances could reach an unprecedented $200 billion this year, and their impact could influence wider investment decisions.
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CalPERS, AXA move money towards the Paris Climate Agreement 6.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Investors and pension funds around the world are committing tens of billions to the low-carbon transition, along with plans to disclose climate risks.
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Circular water management: Still a drop in the bucket 5.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
For many large companies, water-related risks are still not a key factor in strategic decision-making.
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GreenFin funds the sustainability transition 5.2.2018 GreenBiz.com
Finding the trillions needed to address climate and the SDGs will take more than a just few progressive banks.
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Corporations need nature's regenerative service 2.2.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Many people do not perceive the value of wilderness areas, even though we receive life-sustaining services from them every day.
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How Economic Distress Impacts Your Health 1.2.2018 Truthout.com
You'll never see a paywall at Truthout and we'll never artificially restrict your access to the news. Can you pitch in to help keep it that way? We rely on our readers to keep us online, so make a one-time or monthly donation today! According to  a recent report , Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and West Virginia have the worst health in the US. These states have higher rates of premature deaths, chronic diseases and poor health behaviors year after year. Why are people in some places in the US consistently less healthy than those in others? If you look to health and fitness magazines, it may seem like poor diet, lack of exercise and other bad behaviors are to blame. Genetics and access to health care are also commonly cited reasons for why some people are healthier than others. But where a person lives, works and plays also matters. As a public health researcher interested in how society affects our health, my research shows where you live plays a powerful role on your health. Economic ...
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Ignore environmental, social and governance risks at your peril 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
Environmental, social and governance costs lead to risky business if ignored, yet there's a flip side.
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Why it's time to align retirement funds with sustainability goals 1.2.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new push to move employee investments in 401(k)s and pensions to funds with high ESG ratings.
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Can pollution-sniffing sensors drive climate action? 31.1.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
AirAware's co-founders seek to raise public awareness and drive higher levels of community accountability.
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How Whirlpool uses local data to spin up global cleanup plans 30.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
When it comes to holistic insight, the more perspectives, the better.
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Making our way toward a low-carbon future is not just possible, but profitable 26.1.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Total, Toyota and others in carbon-heavy sectors are working to diversify to their benefit.
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These 14 businesses are growing money on trees 25.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
Restoring degraded and deforested land is becoming a thriving economic opportunity, in the U.S and beyond.
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Intel and Nike use this investor engagement tactic most companies overlook 23.1.2018 GreenBiz.com
These four steps will bring investors into the fold on environmental, social and governance issues.
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Green Seal stamps a new CEO; a Whole Foods exec fights food waste 19.1.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
An energy industry veteran charges up EVs, Fidelity names its first sustainable investing lead and Freddie Mac leads on diversity.
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