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Black-owned credit union closer to opening in N. Mpls. 14.12.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
It would be the first state-chartered credit union to be approved in Minnesota in at least 15 years, according to the state Department of Commerce.
Aligning company values with its retirement plans 13.12.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A new initiative shaped by Allianz, BlackRock and Mercer highlights the need to incorporate sustainable strategies into 401(k)s.
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Weaning ASEAN from coal reveals climate risks and rewards 13.12.2018 GreenBiz.com
Can the region reconcile rapid economic growth with decarbonization?
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As Trump administration promotes coal, business giants step up calls for bolder climate action 12.12.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
At COP24, corporates launch series of new initiatives to help mainstream clean technologies and sustainable practices.
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Why companies should pay for biodiversity 10.12.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
It's all a part of their bottom line.
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Cop out: Can the UN Climate Summit deliver? 4.12.2018 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
A deep dive into the key opportunities and stumbling blocks that are set to shape this week's U.N. Climate Summit in Poland.
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Will power: Developing countries are driving the renewables transition, says BNEF 30.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
A new report shows a dramatic shift in global energy markets.
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Organic Valley and Clif Bar are making clean energy part of their operational recipes 29.11.2018 GreenBiz.com
The projects they're supporting aren't necessarily huge, but their local impact shouldn't be underestimated.
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Grid-integrated buildings: a profitable linchpin to decarbonization 27.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here's how building owners can unlock significant revenue streams.
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Five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day 2018 21.11.2018 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Five reasons for hope on World Fisheries Day 2018
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The Revolving Door and the Assault on Community Reinvestment 21.11.2018 American Prospect
Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/via AP Images Joseph Otting, Comptroller of the Currency, prepares to testify during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Rayburn Building in Washington.  The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is a piece of 1977 legislation that requires banks to reinvest in their communities. The Republicans have been gunning for it, and now proposed regulations would weaken it in several key respects. At the heart of this story is the federal regulator of national banks, whose title is U.S. Comptroller of the Currency, a man named Joseph Otting. Conflicts of interest and revolving doors in the Trump administration are such a common story that they barely make news, but this one is worth telling. In his previous job, the CRA nearly cost Otting a $24 million payday.  Congress approved the Community Reinvestment Act in 1977 to combat redlining and other forms of discriminatory lending. Senator William Proxmire, then chair of the Senate Banking Committee, authored the measure amidst ...
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Losing Amazon 21.11.2018 American Prospect
Neil Mitchell/Shutterstock An aerial view of Preston, England Last week, the cities still in the running for Amazon’s HQ2 officially found out the bad news: despite months of effort and billions of dollars in subsidies assembled, they will not be the new home for Amazon’s much ballyhooed second corporate headquarters, now split between two expansions in New York and Arlington, Virginia. This is, of course, how the game was going to go. The corporate attraction strategy behind these failed bids is premised on scarcity: in the end, it’s a zero-sum competition between cities. As the indefatigable researchers at Good Jobs First have amply demonstrated, this competition often turns into a race to the bottom, leading to questionable value for ordinary city residents as subsidies are lavished to bring the next big thing to town. Such reasonable critique is, however, cold comfort for the cities now contemplating their future without Amazon.  But in the North of England, there’s a story to be told that might help ...
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Whole-System Sustainability — a new CSR paradigm 19.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
A frameworks offering perspective and practical first steps needed to effectively engage companies and investors in system change.
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What Banks Owe America 16.11.2018 American Prospect
AP Photo/Richard Drew The logo for Wells Fargo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The last time the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) was in the news, conservative critics of financial regulation blamed the law for the 2008 financial crisis, complaining that Wall Street’s reckless behavior didn’t cause the crash; it was  all that mandated lending to poor people .  So ten years later it is scarcely surprisingly that the law is under attack again. Activists in the low- and moderate-income communities that the law is supposed to benefit seek to hold banks to a higher standard that includes investments by financial institutions that build wealth and power for marginalized residents, rather than simply extracting profits from them.  The new goal for Wall Street lobbyists and anti-regulation ideologues remains essentially unchanged from what it has been since the law was passed 41 years ago: eliminate the mandate that banks commit to recycling depositors’ money back into ...
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'Astronomical and unaffordable': Payday loans get low-cost competition 8.11.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Payday lenders can charge annual interest rates of several hundred percent, often to customers who are already stretched financially. Now some low-cost alternatives are popping up in Minnesota.
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3 trends forecasting fleet electrification from VERGE 18 7.11.2018 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Here's how we can fast-track electric vehicles across industry.
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Bridging the Gap Between Climate Adaptation and Equity: TheCityFix Labs Mexico 5.11.2018 THE CITY FIX
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest report on the prospects for staying under 1.5 degrees of warming is a call to action and a warning. The world is not on track to limit dangerous temperature rise and its follow-on ...
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3 reasons why it's time to install solar in the Sunshine State 1.11.2018 Energy & Climate | Greenbiz.com
With some of the highest solar capacity in the nation, there's clear demand for the clean energy job potential in Florida.
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The ripple effects of Larry Fink's letter on sustainability leaders 31.10.2018 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
For starters: There should be more collaboration between CSOs and investor relations teams.
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Report Report: Blockchain, ESG, Circularity and Electrification 30.10.2018 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
A monthly wrap-up of recent research on sustainable business and clean technology reports you need to know.
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