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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

May 13, 2021 NEW AQ: The Case for Sustainable Development in the Amazon

Source: Americas Quarterly

Recent technological advances, as well as changing global consumer preferences, point to a future in which Brazil and other countries could become green superpowers, harnessing the Amazon’s natural wealth to export everything...

May 13, 2021 Norfolk Southern issues $500 million of green bonds to fund sustainable business initiatives

Source: PR News Wire

Norfolk Southern Corporation (NYSE: NSC) today closed a $500 million green bond offering to fund investments to reduce the company's carbon emissions and help customers reduce their supply-chain emissions. Norfolk Southern is the...

May 13, 2021 The EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive and the Proposal for Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive

Source: National Law Review

There is a global trend to move capital to more sustainable economic activities. To ensure that capital is moved to the desired activities, several questions arise:

Research & Insights

April 9, 2021 Opinion: The evidence is in: working from home is a failed experiment

Source: The Guardian

According to the study, almost two-thirds of the more than 31,000 full-time employed or self-employed workers across 31 markets said that they were “craving” (yes, craving) more in-person time with their teams and 37% of the...

February 26, 2021 Electric Grid of the Future Should Prioritize Sustainability, Resiliency, Equity, Reliability, and Security, Says New Report

Source: National Academies

A new congressionally mandated report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine provides comprehensive recommendations for improving the U.S. electric power system so that it can adequately provide...

February 16, 2021 New Global “Wind Atlas” Propels Sustainable Energy for All Parts of the World

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Wind energy scientists at Cornell University have released a new global wind atlas – a digital compendium filled with documented extreme wind speeds for all parts of the world – to help engineers select the turbines in any given...

Commentary & Opinion

April 28, 2021 Viewpoint: ‘The Dirty 8’ — Which are most notorious advocacy groups spreading disinformation about food, farming, biotechnology and agricultural sustainability

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

Under the guise of promoting industry transparency or protecting the environment, these organizations continually spread falsehoods about pesticides, biotech crops and related technologies, often with substantial financial...

March 19, 2021 Op-ed: Water sustainability is a new battleground

Source: Mining Review

Protecting our limited water resources is going to require not only better recycling and reuse, but more effective wastewater management strategies.

March 15, 2021 Want a fairer, more sustainable world? Let women lead.

Source: Frist.org

Women around the globe bear the brunt of climate disaster. They are also the ones driving some of the most innovative and successful solutions. This International Women’s Day, Fix hosted an Instagram Live convo between two...


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