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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

October 20, 2014 Making a difference through bond investing

Source: The Columnus Dispatch

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?

September 30, 2014 ‘Smart Cities’ Should Mean ‘Sharing Cities’

Source: TIME

When mayors and developers focus on technology rather than people, smart quickly becomes stupid.

September 11, 2014 America's Urban Water Crisis

Source: Politico.com

America was built on top of water and wastewater pipes and tunnels. And today, that foundation is crumbling right under our feet. Last year, the American Society of Civil Engineers said U.S. water and wastewater systems are close...

Research & Insights

March 25, 2014 Gallup ranks best and worst cities for well-being

Source: USA Today

The people of Provo, Utah, have the highest level of well-being and the folks around Huntington, W.Va., the lowest, at least according to the latest ranking of 189 cities and metropolitan areas from Gallup and Healthways.

April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal Woes

Source: Bloomberg

Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.

December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms

Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...

Commentary & Opinion

September 15, 2014 Column: Investing for positive change in the world

Source: West Fair Online

All around us, there’s growing awareness and concern about the impact of business practices on our environment and society. Increasingly, civic-minded consumers are interested not just in the quality and cost of the goods and...

April 22, 2014 Climate is right for clean energy firms

Source: Reuters

If you’re ecology minded, the news hasn’t been all that green of late, with ice caps and glaciers melting and storms becoming more destructive. But there is a huge silver lining for long-term investors in environmentally-friendly...

March 20, 2014 Why Cities Work Even When Washington Doesn't

The Atlantic - âBeing a mayor, especially in a âstrong mayorâ city system, gives you tremendous opportunities,â I was told early this year by Don Ness, the mayor of Duluth, Minnesota ... Greenville region...


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