Faced with an affordable housing shortage, policymakers often overlook America’s biggest source of affordable housing: homeownership.
Contrary to popular belief, owning is often more affordable than renting. Today, it is cheaper to buy a home than it is to rent in two-thirds of US counties, including New Mexico’s Santa Fe and Bernalillo Counties, home to high-cost Santa Fe and moderately priced Albuquerque, where Homewise, has helped more than 5,000 modest-income families become homeowners.
Today, in our current political and social environment, the demand to invest in undercapitalized Black and Brown communities resonates with particular urgency – and for good reasons. In the U.S. alone, white families have accumulated seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more than Latinx families, and during the pandemic twice as many Black-owned as white-owned businesses have been forced to close.
Meet Circularity 21 Emerging Leaders, a group of 12 students and early-career professionals looking to drive the transition to a circular economy.
When it comes to advancing a circular economy, innovators are working around the world with these three principles in mind — design out waste and pollution, keep products and materials in use and regenerate natural systems.
Ecofin is a sustainable investing specialist dedicated to climate action, social impact and water.
First, climate action is the drive to reduce emissions, and includes both the energy transition and waste transition. This means conventional categories such as solar, wind, hydro and batteries, in addition to the electrification of transport, energy efficiency, waste-to-value (recycling) and waste-to-energy (cleaner fuels such as renewable natural gas).
GreenMoney Journal's 6th Annual Videos Issue has just launched. The GreenMoney team has curated a collection of interesting and inspiring films and discussions featuring a variety of innovators from the interconnected worlds of Impact Investing, Corporate Responsibility, Environmental Sustainability and Renewable Energy. Here are the 10 videos:
Green and sustainable finance has moved from being a niche play to taking pole position in the global economic race over the past decade. It has been transformed from a nice-to-have agenda item to an urgent discussion in the global capital markets.
As the pace of growth for sustainable finance and impact investing continues to speed up, green and sustainability-linked bonds have gained significant traction among businesses seeking to capitalise on their long-term sustainability performance.
Many of us have come to realize that racial equity requires much more than intentional conversations and thoughtful grants. These are important efforts and should not be discounted, but they are not panaceas. There is a moral imperative to address the disparities experienced by Black and Brown men and especially women in the US with action and systems change.
Impact investments filled the capital gap to help fuel solutions to urgent issues, from racial equity to the COVID-19 pandemic.
BETHESDA, Md., April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ – ImpactAssets, a $1.5 billion impact investing firm, today released 2020 figures showing a record 207 Custom Investments in private mission-driven businesses, impact funds and nonprofit organizations totaling $203 million. By comparison, the firm made a total of 152 Custom Investments worth $140 million in 2019, and 108 investments totaling $17.34 million in 2018.