by Maria Bolis, senior advisor for Private Sector Department, Oxfam America
What if you were never asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” When I was younger, I wasn’t aware that people had different expectations of girls and boys. My parents wanted me to get good grades and have a career. They never asked, “When will you get married? How many children will you have?” Instead they asked, “What are you thinking about” And “What interests you?”
Bard CEP's National Climate Webinar Hosts Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy, Smith College
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y., March 8th, 2016 /3BL Media/- On March 9th, the Bard Center for Environmental Policy will be speaking with Alex Barron, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Policy at Smith College about jobs and the economic impact of the EPA's Clean Power Plan.(CPP) From 2011-2015, Alex worked in the Office of Policy at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) where he advised senior EPA leadership and worked on a wide range of environmental regulations, including standards to red
Chamber of Commerce recognizes TransCanada’s contributions to the communities of Sherwood Park and Strathcona County.
TransCanada recognized for job creation and economic development
Gerald Gabinet understands the value of business investment in his community. As Strathcona County’s Chamber of Commerce Director of Economic Development & Tourism, Gabinet appreciates how companies energize communities with much-needed jobs and infuse local businesses and governments with economic benefits that contribute to local needs, such as infrastructure, roads and schools.
[Article from the January 2016 issue of GreenMoney Journal]
Self Help Credit Union’s Green Impact Capital
By Melissa Malkin-Weber, Sustainability Director, Self-Help Credit Union
When I finished graduate school in 1994, I wanted to build a meaningful career using my training in law and public health. More specifically, I had two major goals: to create a more sustainable planet, and to invest my money in a way that was consistent with my social justice values. Ideally, I would weave the two together.
A Dialogue on Community Development and Impact Investing: Featuring Ron Phillips and Ellen Golden of CEI
Ron Phillips is the founding CEO of Coastal Enterprises, Inc. (CEI), the Community Development Corporation (CDC) and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) based in Maine. He will be stepping down from CEI in July 2016 after 38 years. Ellen Golden is the Senior Vice President for Corporate Development and Managing Director of CEI Investment Notes. She is stepping down this month after 37 years with CEI.
Every day, Americans are encountering new technologies that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. From smartphones to the notion of recreational space travel, it can sometimes feel like we’re running on a technology treadmill.