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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 24, 2022 Balancing Safety and Sustainability to Upgrade School Infrastructure

Source: Campus Life Security

School infrastructure has faced significant challenges over the past few years. Take the push to prioritize ventilation upgrades because of COVID-19, or the onslaught of natural disasters increasing in severity.

May 23, 2022 IMS to employ new and growing sustainability programs and innovations

Source: Fox 59

The Greatest Spectacle in Racing is working toward becoming the Greenest Spectacle in Racing. The Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) has several new and growing initiatives to help sustainability.

May 23, 2022 Financing for sustainable development is clogged

Source: Brookings Institute

To see why, it is useful to start with an understanding of the core elements of sustainable development financing. There are many channels, each with its own drivers.

Research & Insights

April 26, 2022 New Survey: Farmland Partners’ Tenants Embrace Sustainable Farming Practices

Source: Yahoo Finance/PR Newswire

Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI) (the "Company" or "FPI") today released the results of an internal survey conducted to help quantify the responsible farming practices being used within the Company’s portfolio.

April 25, 2022 Gen Z Driving A More Sustainable Future With eBay Selling Pre-Owned Goods

Source: Forbes

The report highlights that Gen Z is driving real change in terms of using recommerce (selling and buying pre-owned goods) as a means of positively contributing to sustainability efforts. Approximately 34% of buyers survey...

April 21, 2022 Your Guide to a More Eco-Friendly Packing List

Source: CN Traveler

“Sustainable,” “eco-friendly,” “upcycled”—these words are touted across the retail space as companies strive to tap into today’s sustainably-focused consumers’ interests (and wallets). The 2021 Global Sustainability Study found...

Commentary & Opinion

February 8, 2022 The Economy Is Good, Actually

Source: The Atlantic

Compared with the federal government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis, the recovery from the COVID-19 crash has been an extraordinary success. It took more than a decade after the onset of the previous recession for the...

February 4, 2022 Viewpoint: Why Europe’s Green Deal Farm to Fork Policy organic embrace is a rejection of green, sustainable agriculture — and will isolate Europe

Source: Genetic Literacy Project

With its new Farm to Fork (F2F) strategy, the EU plans to expand organic farming, an approach that rules out both synthetic chemicals and modern biotechnology, and it intends to use trade and assistance policies to pursue this...

February 3, 2022 How to invest for inflationary times

Source: Reuters

Low inflation had spoiled U.S. investors for so long that last year's sudden surge came as a shock. As those who lived through the late 1970s and early 1980s can attest, inflation can be a "portfolio killer" because it erodes...


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