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Meet Three Pioneering Women in Impact Investing

You can express your values through many decisions. You care about the health and well-being of your family and planet, so you might decide to buy organic, ride the bike to work, avoid bottled water, recycle, and shop locally. That’s a great start, but where does your money sleep at night? “Impact investing” and “social…
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Forget Tree Huggers: Investing in “What’s Next” is Investing for Good

What images come to mind when you think of investing for good? Tree huggers willing to sacrifice financial returns for purpose, perhaps? It’s time to bust that myth wide open.  As it turns out, investing for good can be more profitable than traditional investing. What does that mean for you? Even if your heart isn’t…
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This Food Start-up Broke the Rules to Launch in Two Months

Khaki Fox launched her gourmet brownie start-up in time for the holidays… by helping others. Fox and her partners at Danconias Truffle Brownies were in search of a commercial kitchen, but soon ran into roadblocks. None of the available kitchens met their scheduling, resource and labor criteria. A Gift from the Start-up Gods That’s when…
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Why This Solar Company Founder is Starting a Credit Union

Blake Jones, co-founder of Namaste Solar and Clean Energy Credit Union, was growing frustrated with the poor financing choices available to his customers. Turns out you can get better financing for a t.v. or couch than you can for solar panels. So he set out to do something about it. Jones and his team are…
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How Crickets and Buildings Can Save the World

We’re here with Mitchell Joachim, co-founder and director of research at Terreform ONE, located at the New Lab building in Brooklyn. Terreform ONE is an architecture and urban design research and consulting group that promotes smart design in cities. By the way, if you haven’t seen New Lab, check them out. This refurbished old shipyard in…

The 3 Keys to Success – According to the Founder of The Container Store

They sell plastic.  Yet they are one of the most beloved companies in America.  The Container Store started out as a single store in Dallas with only $35,000 in capital. Kip Tindell worked tirelessly to build his investment into the big name retail chain it is today. Fast forward to 2017. Today, The Container Store…
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