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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

June 16, 2021 Connecting Pharma To The UN Sustainable Development Goals At Chiesi Group

Source: Forbes

With a two-pronged focus on research and sustainability, a family-owned pharmaceutical company founded nearly 90 years ago in Italy is building on a future-minded business philosophy that takes a patient approach, both in its...

June 16, 2021 Sustainable energy: the airports harnessing green energy

Source: Airport Technology

Melbourne Airport has recently unveiled its new solar farm installation, making it one of Australia’s largest solar farms, covering approximately 26 football pitches. The solar array is another step towards a carbon-neutral...

June 16, 2021 G2 Venture Partners raises $500 million to fund sustainable tech

Source: Tech Crunch

G2 Venture Partners, a firm that spun out of Kleiner and Perkins Caufield & Byers, has raised $500 million to support entrepreneurs that aim to make existing industries more efficient, environmentally friendly and socially...

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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