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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

January 27, 2022 Countries are failing to prioritise sustainable agriculture

Source: Environmental Journal

Just 28 countries are prioritising sustainable agriculture in their international climate commitments, according to the recently published Food Sustainability Index (FSI).

January 26, 2022 Research focuses on consumers’ willingness to pay up for sustainable products

Source: Meat & Poultry

gap exists between the percentage of consumers who say they are interested in sustainable items and the percentage of retailers who say they believe consumers are interested in such items, according to two 2021 surveys from...

January 26, 2022 Rising power plant emissions threaten New England climate goals

Source: E & E News

EPA data shows carbon dioxide emissions from power plants in New England rose by 3.5 percent in 2020 and another 3.5 percent in 2021, bringing total emissions last year to 24 million tons. That number is likely to climb further...

Research & Insights

December 8, 2021 Big raises for workers in store for 2022

Source: The Hill

A new report is expected this week from the Conference Board that will reveal companies are setting aside an average of 3.9 percent of total payroll for wage increases in 2022, according to The Wall Street Journal (WSJ). That’s...

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...

Commentary & Opinion

January 7, 2022 Commentary: Sebastian Santos and Tom Hastings — The struggle between consumerism, sustainability

Source: My Journal Couries

The majority of the world’s economy is based on the concept of consumerism. On the surface this does not seem to be a bad thing, as we need to consume goods and services in order to live. However, the excess acquisition of goods...

December 28, 2021 Goldman Sachs guidance on Build Back Better a bad economic call

Source: NY Post

When Goldman Sachs talks, people usually ­listen because the smart guys who run the company often make good calls on markets.

December 17, 2021 Opinion | The Left’s Excuses for Inflation Are Getting More Absurd

Source: Politico

No one on the left seems to deny that supply chain disruptions are playing a role in inflation, but the focus on corporate greed is an absurdly reductive depiction of the U.S. economy — as if a broad-based, multicausal economic...


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