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In Prince George’s, meeting storm water regulations means investing in small, local businesses 24.11.2017 Washington Post
In Prince George’s, meeting storm water regulations means investing in small, local businesses
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How foreign investors are transforming a long-forgotten DC neighborhood 23.11.2017 Washington Post
How foreign investors are transforming a long-forgotten DC neighborhood
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Urban Trees: A Smart Investment in Public Health 21.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
Would you spend $8 per year to see your community reduce rates of obesity, heart disease, anxiety and asthma? Still not convinced? What if that investment also reduced energy costs and increased property values? Urban trees can transform city neighborhoods, ...
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Five Points church donates $20,000 to nonprofits 20.11.2017 Denver Post: Local
Campbell Chapel AME Church, an historic black congregation in Denver's Five Points neighborhood, donated $20,000 to four non-profit organizations at a Sunday service.
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Imagining a New Social Order: Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin in Conversation 19.11.2017 Truthout.com
Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) In a time of deep political, social and economic uncertainty for everyone (except the ultra-rich), Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin provide some theoretical and practical guidance for the left. This Truthout interview is an effort to help reimagine a realistic social order in an age when the old order is dying but the new has yet to be born. Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin discuss how the left can save the US from neoliberal excesses. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) This story could not have been published without the support of readers like you. Click here to make a tax-deductible donation to Truthout and fund more stories like it! We live in an age of illegitimate neoliberal hegemony and soaring political uncertainty. The evidence is all around: citizen disillusionment over mainstream political parties and the traditional conservative-liberal divide, massive inequality, ...
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COP 23 caps off a milestone year of corporate climate leadership 16.11.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tom Murray Photo credit: Rhys Gerholdt (WRI) After the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris (COP 21) in 2015, where the historic climate accord was established, it was near impossible to imagine a future COP where the US federal government wouldn’t play a central role. Yet now, at COP 23 in Bonn, Germany, the US government doesn’t have an official presence at the event – for the first time ever. To fill the void of federal policy action, companies and organizations from across the US are voicing their support for the Paris agreement at the U.S. Climate Action Center , a pavilion sponsored exclusively by non-federal US stakeholders. The Climate Action Center is an initiative of the We Are Still In coalition of cities, states, tribes, universities, and businesses that are committed to the Paris Agreement. Thus far over 1,700 businesses including Apple, Amazon, Campbell Soup, Nike, NRG Energy and Target have signed the We Are Still In declaration – evidence that public climate commitments ...
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Historic Irondale neighborhood is the focus of major upgrades 16.11.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The city hopes to improve traffic, drainage and zoning to the benefit of the area's residents, business owners and industrial hubs.
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The Senate is Getting Ready to Erode Obama’s Landmark Wall Street Law 15.11.2017 Mother Jones
On Monday, the Senate Banking Committee announced that it struck a rare bipartisan deal to deregulate banks. The deal would gut several of the protections enacted in 2010 in response to the financial crisis as part of the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, most notably a key rule requiring that “Too Big […]
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$70 Trillion Investment Pool Goes Greener 15.11.2017 WRI Stories
$70 Trillion Investment Pool Goes Greener Comments|Add Comment|PrintHurricane Maria near Puerto Rico. Photo by Stuart Rankin/Flickr A version of this post originally appeared in Climate Action. Something very important is happening in global finance: the $70 trillion in institutional investment pools is turning a little greener. A working paper from WRI, Navigating the Sustainable Investment Landscape, has found that the prospects for sustainable investing are strong, and by overcoming the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Reflections from a Field Builder: The Next 25 Years of Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing 14.11.2017 Environmental News Network
While offering the standard disclaimer that past performance is no guarantee of the future, I nevertheless offer some predictions for, and reflections about, the future of sustainable and impact investing.
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3 Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future 14.11.2017 WRI Stories
3 Steps to a Zero-Carbon Future Comments|Add Comment|PrintInstalling solar panels in Rwanda. Photo by SolarEnema/Flickr This article originally appeared on the OECD Forum Network. The scale of the challenge ahead cannot be underestimated. Over the next 15 years, the world is likely to invest US$90 trillion in infrastructure, which is more than the entire current stock. The decisions made by each country, business or investor today will directly impact global climate and development goals. If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Canada Infrastructure Bank poised to allow private-sector domination of public infrastructure projects 14.11.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Rosemary Frei The good news and the bad news about Canada’s infrastructure-building plans were both presented at the 25th Annual CCPPP (Canadian Council of Public-Private Partnerships) National Conference on November 6 and 7 in downtown Toronto. The good news is that it was confirmed the federal government will pump more than $180 billion into infrastructure projects across Canada over the next 12 years. This is a 50 per cent increase over the $120 billion that the 2016 budget stated would be invested in infrastructure over the ensuing 10 years. The feds are disbursing this money via partnerships between municipalities, Indigenous communities, provinces and territories, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) and the private sector. The money will be used to build schools, jails, court houses, clean water and wastewater systems, hospitals, public-transit infrastructure and other types of major projects. But that’s also the bad news, because the Infrastructure Canada website and government officials are ...
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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Fossil-Free Finance 13.11.2017 American Prospect
This article appears in the Fall 2017 issue of The American Prospect.  Subscribe here .  Sitting shoulder to shoulder, holding signs that read “#Divest” and “Climate Justice Now!,” hundreds of student activists lined the halls of the third floor of the administration building at the University of Massachusetts Amherst in April of 2016. Outside, crowds gathered in solidarity. Pizza was brought in for the protesters. Fully aware of their imminent arrest—15 students had been arrested the day before—many still refused to leave. They were escorted out in handcuffs. One protester being led to a squad car had a cardboard sign hanging around her neck: “Arrested for protecting my future.” Elsewhere, Harvard students were arrested after hosting a sit-in inside the Boston Federal Reserve building. Some 3,000 miles away and two weeks later, Stanford students gathered outside Memorial Church protesting the school’s refusal to sell off fossil fuel investments, holding a banner that read “Temperatures Are Rising, So ...
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From an illegal pot grow to Lyft: Steam on the Platte’s tenants shift as Denver neighborhood undergoes major face-lift 10.11.2017 Denver Post: Business
Sun Valley, flush with bond money and $30 million in federal grant funding, is set to undergo a face-lift unlike any other Denver neighborhood. The mixed-use Steam on the Platte project shows the private sector will be part of it.
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Major Return on Investment from Improving Climate Observations 9.11.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
A well-designed climate observing system could help scientists answer knotty questions about climate while delivering trillions of dollars in benefits by providing decision makers information they need to protect public health and the economy in the coming decades, according to a new paper published today.
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Is Cleveland a model for med-tech success in Rochester? 9.11.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Cleveland Clinic has helped draw businesses, investor money and millennials to that city's medical-technology hub. Mayo Clinic and Rochester leaders see it as a recipe they can bring to Minnesota.
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3 Ways to Unlock Financing for Urban Climate Action 8.11.2017 THE CITY FIX
In climate negotiations, as elsewhere, the question of money takes center stage. How will existing and future commitments be paid for, and who will invest in potentially capital-intensive infrastructure projects? Estimates vary depending on a range of factors, but aggregating ...
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The Daily 202: How the Virginia governor’s race might scare Republicans away from criminal justice reform 7.11.2017 Washington Post: Politics
As Terry McAuliffe unloads and Rick Gates votes, no one wants to be on the receiving end of a Willie Horton-style ad.
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L.A. considers stricter banking rules in wake of Wells Fargo scandal 6.11.2017 LA Times: Commentary

A Los Angeles City Council committee is scheduled today to examine a plan to tighten up rules on banks that want to do business with the city as a response to the Wells Fargo fake accounts scandal.

The City Council approved a motion in November that would amend the city's Responsible Banking Investment...

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