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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 5, 2022 CN to invest in several states to enable sustainable growth and improve capacity

Source: Global Railway Review

The Canadian National Railway Company (CN) has announced plans to invest approximately $195 million overall in several states, including Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa, and Mississippi. This includes investments in technology,...

July 5, 2022 Time Machine: 20 years ago, ski areas join Sustainable Slopes, but is it just greenwashing?

Source: Vail Daily

The National Ski Areas Association released its second annual Sustainable Slopes report, detailing how Vail and 172 other resorts had joined the effort to participate in best practices for sustainability. The best practices...

July 5, 2022 Transport industry offers innovation combined with sustainability for seamless user experience

Source: Intelligent CIO

ndustries across the board are making it their goal to offer more sustainable alternatives as they operate with a greener future in mind. The transport industry in particular is a key contributor and here we take a look at some...

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

June 1, 2022 Opinion: How sustainability is shaping the future of travel retail

Source: Moodie Davitt Report

The travel retail industry recently celebrated Earth Day (22 April) alongside one billion environmentally committed people from more than 190 countries globally. Who could have predicted that this pioneering green movement,...

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...

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