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Community Investing | Community Development News, Information and Updates

What is a community?  Most of us think of our own community in terms of:

  • Where we live – our hometown or neighborhood
  • Who our neighbors are
  • Where we work
  • Where we shop and go to market
  • Where our children go to school – play – where their friends are
  • Where we worship

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News & Updates

June 23, 2017 Weaving sustainability into Singapore’s urban fabric

Source: Eco-Business

Some people may say that cities disconnect people from nature or sacrifice sustainability at the altar of commerce. But these companies are proving that encouraging sustainable habits can change lives, and turn a profit.

June 20, 2017 Rural divide

Source: Washington Post

merica’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

May 19, 2017 Working with you to meet sustainability goals

Source: Building Design + Construction

According to the U.S. Green Building Council, buildings consume 73 percent of U.S. electricity and are responsible for 38 percent of CO2 emissions.

Research & Insights

June 20, 2017 Rural divide

Source: Washington Post

merica’s cultural divide runs deep. While rural and urban Americans share some economic challenges, they frequently diverge on questions of culture and values. On few issues are they more at odds than immigration.

June 5, 2017 Marks & Spencer Promises 100 New Sustainability Commitments

Source: Triple Pundit

Marks & Spencer (M&S) has long been a first mover in the retail sector on supply chain sustainability, garment recycling and human rights. Now the venerable United Kingdom department store chain, which operates about 1,000...

March 9, 2016 The Real Cause of the Flint Crisis

Source: The Atlantic

The shocking crisis in Flint—where state cost-cutting mandates led to lead-tainted water that has poisoned thousands of children—has become a metaphor for American political dysfunction. Yet it should also be a reminder of how...

Commentary & Opinion

June 17, 2016 Caroline Baum: Have businesses really run out of people to hire?

Source: Stock Transcript

Throughout the seven-year old U.S. expansion, as the unemployment rate tumbled from a peak of 10% in 2009 to a low of 4.7% last month, policy makers have been focused on the slack in the labor market. Yes, slack.

March 11, 2016 Want Equality? Start with Providing Housing That People Can Afford

Source: Larry Checco, featured commentator

Upwards of $22 TRILLION! That’s what some experts estimate we’ve spent since LBJ launched his Great Society in 1964 in an attempt to eliminate poverty and racial injustice in America. Yet, little has changed. [more]

September 3, 2015 EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Cities are finally treating water as a resource, not a nuisance

Source: Reuters

The extent to which cities are making natural infrastructure an integral part of their water management plans is new, says Katie Arkema, senior scientist at the Natural Capital Project, an early proponent of resilient...


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