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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

December 3, 2021 Green Matters Natural Dye Company does contract, plant-based dye work for clothing brands both big and small.

Source: Gear Patrol

As important as the designers employing eco-friendly materials in their designs are, those that make the raw materials — or treat the raw materials, in the case of Green Matters Natural Dye Company — are vital as well.

December 3, 2021 This Toronto suburb is turning its old coal mine into a 15-minute sustainable city

Source: World Economic Forum

Lakeview Generating Station was once a coal plant in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto. But now, developers are reimagining it to become a mixed-use, lakefront village, where residents can walk or bike anywhere within the site in...

December 3, 2021 How Smart, Sustainable Mining Is Reshaping the Industry

Source: 3BLCSR Wire

As more emphasis is placed on environmental impact, 5G-enabled private networks help mining companies reduce energy usage to transition to sustainable mining and lower operating costs.

Research & Insights

November 23, 2021 Fashion Could Become 80 Percent Circular If It Could Just Get These Things Right: Report

Source: WWD (subscription needed)

Environmentalists, sustainable fashion purveyors, COP26 protesters — they all keep saying the same thing over and over again: Fashion is weighing too heavily on the environment and not doing enough to lighten the load. While...

November 16, 2021 National Recycling Day: How the pandemic has affected sustainability efforts

Source: WIVB

November 15 is National Recycling Day. A new survey by Essity shows how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected sustainability efforts in the United States, as well as in other countries. Overall, the survey showed that sustainability...

October 20, 2021 Drinking Our Way to Sustainability – One Cup of Coffee at a Time

Source: Sci Tech Daily

Thanks to a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant of $979,720, Timothy Randhir, UMass, Amherst professor of environmental conservation, and David King, of the USDA Forest Service Northern Research Station, will embark upon a...

Commentary & Opinion

November 23, 2021 Former Unilever CEO Paul Polman Says Aiming for Sustainability Isn’t Good Enough—The Goal Is Much Higher

Source: Harvard Business Review

How can a company profit from solving the world’s problems, not from creating them? Is the world better off because your business is in it, or not? These are some of the fundamental questions that Paul Polman, former CEO of...

October 27, 2021 Commentary Sustainability isn’t an aesthetic, it's a commitment to growth

Source: Central Michigan Life

If you search sustainability online, a lot of different images will pop up. Most of them are green -- aerial shots of trees, green light bulbs, and cute graphics of wind turbines, bicycles and solar panels.

October 27, 2021 Hyperinflation warnings are ‘totally ridiculous,’ economist and longtime bear David Rosenberg says

Source: CNBC

The longtime bear, known for his contrarian views, blames rising prices on Covid-19-induced supply side shocks. According to Rosenberg, it’s wrong to assume the impact will cripple the economy and feed into runaway inflation.


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