Exciting News for both You and Jean Houston

This November is truly a time for celebration.   Meridian University has offered, and Jean has accepted, the honor of serving as Chancellor of Meridian University. Jean will bring to this position her extensive background with the United Nations, UNICEF, and her work with U.S. Presidents, governments, and individuals, nationally …

USDA Launches Energy Efficiency Loan Program

USDA Launches Energy Efficiency Loan Program Success of “Help My House” Pilot in South Carolina Helped Influence New Program    For more information, contact:  John-Michael Cross at (202) 662-1883 or [email protected]     December 5, 2013–The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) welcomes the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s new Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loan …

CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities

Media Contact: Bill Luecht  |  202.653.0322  |  [email protected] CDFI Fund Announces $17 Million for Lending and Investments in Low-Income and Distressed Communities November 15, 2013 Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (cdfi Fund) announced awards totaling approximately $17 million to 85 FDIC-insured depository institutions for …

[HIP] 3 Ways to Reduce Risk in Your Portfolio; HIP100’s 4th Birthday; Illuminating Events

    IN THIS ISSUE: I. Building a Forward-Looking Portfolio and a Better World; 4 Years of the HIP100:  The HIP100 Portfolio now has a 4-year track record. See how a HIP-weighted approach can add resiliency, increase positive benefit for society and seek to realize your goals for potential impact + …

Shelton Green Alpha Fund (NEXTX)

  The Shelton Green Alpha Fund (NEXTX) seeks to achieve long term capital appreciation by investing in stocks in the green economy.  The fund’s three month performance of +15.47% (as of 6/30/2013) makes it the top performer in Morningstar’s Large Growth category in the second quarter.  The Shelton Green Alpha Fund was ranked …

Bank Track: New Equator Principles to have deeply underwhelming impact on people and planet: Commitments on community safeguards and climate change far below what is required

New Equator Principles to have deeply underwhelming impact on people and planet; Commitments on community safeguards and climate change far below what is required Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 4 2013 Press Release The long awaited new, third version of the Equator Principles (EPIII) (1) will have a deeply underwhelmingimpact on safeguarding the rights …

Kaliningrad Nuclear Plant: : HypoVereinsbank follows BNP Paribas and pulls out. When will Coface and Société Générale follow suit?

  Member of Kaliningrad Nuclear Plant: HypoVereinsbank follows BNP Paribas and pulls out. When will Coface and Société Générale follow suit? Paris, April 26th, 2013 Press Release Following in the footsteps of BNP Paribas, the German HypoVereinsbank recently announced that it will not finance the Kaliningrad nuclear power plant in …