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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

July 23, 2021 Research on climate-smart agricultural practices has a primary role in sustainable agriculture

Source: Innovation Origins

Climate change’s negative impacts are already being felt on farms. But the problem also works in reverse as agriculture is a major part of the climate problem currently generating over 20 percent of total greenhouse gas...

July 23, 2021 BP AND JOHNSON MATTHEY PARTNER FOR CATALYSIS PROJECT AIMED AT SUSTAINABLE FUELS

Source: Chemical Engineering

bp and Johnson Matthey plc (Both London, U.K.) are partnering with Cardiff University and The University of Manchester in a £9-million project that aims to convert CO2, waste and sustainable biomass into clean and sustainable...

July 23, 2021 Roadmap for navigating Brazilian deforestation through sustainable bonds

Source: Environment Analyst

A report published by Planet Tracker and the Grantham Research Institute proposed that Brazil faces a very difficult, environmentally unsustainable path towards net-zero carbon emissions, by depleting its natural capital base...

Research & Insights

July 22, 2021 One of the biggest myths about EVs is busted in new study

Source: The Verge

Over the life cycle of an EV — from digging up the materials needed to build it to eventually laying the car to rest — it will release fewer greenhouse gas emissions than a gas-powered car, the research found.

July 9, 2021 U.S. weekly jobless claims unexpectedly rise to 373,000, as job growth slows

Source: CNBC

Initial filings for unemployment insurance unexpectedly rose last week, a possible hint that the rapid job growth seen in the first half of 2021 could face hurdles in the months ahead, the Labor Department reported Thursday.

June 25, 2021 EY Future Consumer Index: 68% Of Global Consumers Expect Companies To Solve Sustainability Issues

Source: MarTech Series

Finances are a key concern for 78% of consumers surveyed; 51% want to buy more sustainably, but 66% are deterred by high prices.

Commentary & Opinion

June 24, 2021 Opinion - America the Beautiful' is a green infrastructure plan for greater sustainability and equity

Source: The Hill

Record heat and wildfire in the western United States. Plummeting biodiversity. A nation struggling for equity and justice. In times like these, we desperately need federal initiatives that can solve multiple problems in one fell...

June 21, 2021 The pandemic has revived hope that a more sustainable world is possible

Source: The Guardian

Economic growth is inextricably linked to the climate crisis, but the past year has taught us that such growth isn’t essential

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...


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