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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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Ray C. Anderson Foundation Divests from Fossil Fuel Investments

The trustees of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation (the Foundation) have announced that the Foundation’s investment portfolio is now fossil fuel free and divested of investments in oil, coal and gas companies.  The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is a private family foundation that honors and shares the values that Ray C. Anderson (1934-2011), Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc., set forth when he put his company on a path to sustainability in 1994. The Foundation’s assets total approximately $50 million.

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Your Nature-Inspired Climate Change Solution May be Worth $100,000

Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation are issuing a call to action to look to our planet’s living systems to create viable solutions to the current climate crisis.

Biomimicry has been called “an antidote to despair” because of its simple premise - that the sustainability issues we are wrestling with can be addressed if we study how living organisms have adapted to survive and thrive over the long haul. With the effects of global warming evident all around us, creating radically sustainable products, services, or systems that help communities become more resilient to climate change has never been more crucial.

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