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BlogNews ( ) In 2021, Juneteenth became a national holiday—for many this was their first time hearing about the holiday. But this day isn’t about a free day off work or no school. For Black people this has been a holiday celebrated for years. The legacy of…
environmental justice Juneteenth
BlogNews ( ) On June 6 a subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability will hold the second in its series of hearings against investing using Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles). The witness list includes longtime…
ESG, ESG investing, impact and ESG investing, SRI, SRI investing, SRI Impact investing, Sustainable Finance, green business, sustainable investing, sustainable investments
BlogNews ( ) Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) have a long history in the US with major contributions to technology, science, and entrepreneurship. Today, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are the fastest-growing ethnic group in the US. The…
Asian American and Pacific Islander
BlogNews ( ) Green America offers resources about LGBTQ+ contributions to the environmental movement and social justice activism in honor of Pride month.
pride month 2023
BlogNews ( ) In May, we share Jewish American Heritage Month resources that highlight the push for justice and celebrations of Jewish culture.
Jewish American heritage
BlogNews ( ) We’re celebrating our beloved Fran Teplitz, Green America’s Co-Executive Director of Business, Investing & Policy, and her 23 years of remarkable service here at Green America, as she moves into “rewirement,” as Fran calls it.
Green America
BlogNews ( ) This May, we share Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month resources that highlight accomplishments and the racial justice still needed.
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage month, Asian America, AAPI
BlogNews ( ) As President Biden was vetoing a Congressional resolution that attacked our freedom to invest in companies that practice responsible environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG), a pitched battle has been raging in the states.   So…
ESG, ESG investing, socially responsible investing, responsible investing, sustainable investing, SRI investing, SRI, impact investing
BlogNews ( ) March 31 is the international Transgender Day of Visibility. Green America calls on all of our members, supporters, businesses, and the general public to take this opportunity to celebrate the transgender community and take action to support transgender r
Transgender Day of Visibility, transgender, transgender rights, lgbtq, gender equality
BlogNews ( ) We’re used to seeing all kinds of flavors and add-ins to chocolate – from sea salt to orange to ginger.  But recently there’s been a lot of buzz about additives that no one wants – lead and cadmium – being…
lead and cadmium in chocolate
BlogNews ( ) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American, where we update readers on the progress we've made over the last quarter on climate, finance, food, labor, social justice, and more. Telecoms Need to Do More on Climate…
victories
BlogNews ( ) Over time we will know more about what the collapses this month of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank mean for U.S. banking. Some financial analysts say there is not a systemic banking problem. Others point to poor governance in the current…
better banking, climate crisis, climate change, credit union, community bank, community development, sustainable banking, community banking, Sustainable Finance
BlogNews ( ) The recent Norfolk Southern train derailment disaster in East Palestine, Ohio, illustrates why socially responsible investing is so important.   Norfolk Southern, owned by a who's who of Wall Street banks, ranks poorly on corporate…
socially responsible investing, ESG, ESG investing, Congress, SRI
BlogNews ( ) Find celebratory and educational resources focused on the meaning of the holiday and on Black leadership for social, economic, and environmental justice.
Black History Month
BlogNews ( ) Climate the Top Sustainability Concern; Ending Workplace Discrimination Tops Shareholder Resolutions; Community Development Investments Soar The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF) documents the assets involved in socially…
sustainable investing, SRI, ESG
BlogNews ( ) From the most recent issue of our magazine, Green American, where we update readers on the progress we've made over the last quarter on climate, finance, food, labor, social justice, and more. Green America's 2022 Victories (and a…
Green America
BlogNews ( ) Since the pandemic, online retail sales have increased significantly. Fast, cheap, and trendy fashion has progressively become more popular too.   One online retailer has caught a lot of consumers' attention: Shein. A simple search…
fast fashion
BlogNews ( ) Farm work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the US, in part due to pesticide exposure, and women’s share of the farming workforce is increasing. According to the USDA, in 2009 women made up 18.6% of farmworkers but in 2018,…
pesticide, agriculture, workers rights, women