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Weird, no more. Five reasons why sustainable investing became mainstream

SRI AssetsThis year, the number of “social investors” passed an important milestone:  A full one out of nine investment dollars under professional management now has a “responsible” mandate.  (That totals more than $3.7 trillion dollars.) 

Chalk it up to social media tools like Facebook and Twitter, of course,  but just as the population increasingly shops with a conscience, they have begun to invest consciously, too.  From Bangladeshi factories to low wage Wal-Mart workers on public assistance, fast-spreading news means that investors are less likely to be passive bystanders.

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Georgia Governor’s Water Supply Program Applications Received

GEFA received 11 applications from communities seeking $140 million in funding for water supply projects through the Governor’s Water Supply Program (GWSP). The applications will be reviewed and scored on the basis of need, readiness, finances, regional cooperation and impact. GEFA plans to announce the second round of funding awards this summer.

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Southeast Green to appear on Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio

Podcast showcases real estate experts, industry trends and news

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is pleased to announce its June line-up. Produced by Marketing RELEVANCE, Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio is an award-winning podcast focusing on Atlanta real estate news, information, trends, ideas and perspectives.

Atlanta Real Estate Forum Radio guests discuss wide-ranging, relevant topics including local real estate trends and updates, financing, strategies for buying and selling, hot new communities, specials, incentives and more. The show is designed to be of interest to both consumers and industry professionals.

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Metro Atlanta Chamber Honors Global Business Excellence, International Businesses Leaders at 2013 Global Impact Awards

Awards highlight innovation, job creation, community leadership and sustainable practices

Four of Atlanta’s most notable leaders in international business and global operations have been selected by the Metro Atlanta Chamber (MAC) as 2013 Global Impact Awards winners. The annual awards event honors international business excellence, innovation and leadership. The four winning companies were among 12 finalists recognized this year.

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Food Well Alliance Releases Atlanta’s First Local Food Baseline Report

Food Well Alliance released Atlanta’s first Local Food Baseline ReportOrganization receives $2 million grant from James M. Cox Foundation

At its annual Love Local event, Food Well Alliance released Atlanta’s first Local Food Baseline Report, a snapshot of the social, economic, ecological and nutritional impact of the city’s current local food system. A $2 million grant from the James M. Cox Foundation was also announced at the event.

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Georgia’s Pine Lake City Council Unanimously Passes Resolution Protecting Climate and Forests

Councilwoman Brandy Hall introduces the Stand4Forests Resolution to Build on Pine Lake’s History of Environmental Stewardship

Pine Lake, may be the smallest city in DeKalb County, but it boasts an environmental protection record many larger cities would envy. The City has a long history of protecting the local environment including a wetlands biofiltration initiative that filters stormwater both entering and leaving Pine Lake, the community’s pride and joy. They’ve also recently passed a Climate Action resolution, calling on city planners to identify options for renewable energy for the city in line with the goals of the Paris Accords.

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