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The following is excerpted from a new report by Community Capital Management (CCM), a certified Green Business Network member. CCM manages impact investing portfolios to promote community development and contribute to positive environmental outcomes. Read CCM’s full report on the Black home ownership gap here. For millions, owning a home remains at the heart of the American dream. Most…
Volvo's most recent commitment to electrifying its fleet beckons big changes to the future of transportation. During the summer of 2017, Volvo announced that every vehicle it launches from 2019 onward would have an electric motor, meaning all new Volvos would be plug-in, hybrid, or fully electric. This announcement made it clear that Volvo was centering electrification in its business model.…
by Green America
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March 2, 2021
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 1, 2021, Media Advisory – Green America’s Green Business Network is launching an open comment period to collect informed feedback on a new certification standard for hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) products that are legally compliant. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBN_CBDstandard_opencomment. The comment period will remain open until May 1, 2021…
by Steve Kaye
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February 2, 2021
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Guest Blog by Green Business Network member Steve Kaye, Photographer, Speaker Suppose you were hired to be the CEO of Nature. A few thoughts on how to proceed. Western Bluebird, Male, who wants to know what you would do Three Considerations Govern Running Nature as a Business Your goal is to make Nature ecologically profitable. While an economically profitable business may be commendable…
  ……We've learned that quiet isn't always peace And the norms and notions of what just is Isn’t always just-ice And yet the dawn is ours….                 Excerpt from Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem, “The Hill We Climb” Green America congratulates President Joseph Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration. We thank President Biden for his calls for unity and the…
by Green Business Network
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December 17, 2020
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Guest-blog Author: BF Nagy, Climate Solution Group When we talk about our climate crisis we don’t often mention refrigeration, and yet climate scientists rank refrigerant reform near the top of their list of climate action priorities. Consequently, Americans are beginning to seek more information about the ongoing battle for safer refrigeration and cooling. As emissions increase, wildfires rage…
In July, multiple businesses signed onto the Stop Hate for Profit Campaign to take a stand against hate and bigotry on social media platforms. The campaign targeted Facebook, which has a history of failing to effectively stop the spread of misinformation, fake news, and hate speech. The Stop Hate for Profit coalition is led by prominent civil rights groups including Color of Change, NAACP,…
by Green Business Network
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November 30, 2020
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by Fran Teplitz The numbers are in! Professionally managed assets in the U.S. using socially responsible investing (SRI) strategies continue to grow rapidly. According to the US SIF Foundation’s newly released 2020 Report on Sustainable and Responsible Investing Trends, SRI assets now total $17 trillion – a 42% increase since 2018. This means that one third of all professionally managed…
by Nikki May, Office Manager, Decent Exposures
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November 30, 2020
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Guest blog by Green Business Network member Decent Exposures, Inc. Background: In 1986, Decent Exposures® began manufacturing the Original Un-Bra, designed by women, for women, with your comfort in mind. Since then, we’ve been successfully fitting women of all sizes, from 30AA to 60L, and every size in between. Over the years, we have expanded our product line to include front closure bras,…
As public outrage on the plastic pollution crisis has grown, businesses are now grappling with how to reduce their plastic footprint. Meanwhile, misleading claims and greenwashing by manufacturers pose challenges to customers and businesses trying to make sustainable choices. Plastics manufacturers and trade groups are working to improve the reputation of their products and have used the…