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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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How this Social Start-Up is Changing the Way We Shop

More people are choosing sustainable shopping Ryan Lewis of EarthHero outside the Boulder, CO office *EarthHero is giving WellWallet readers $20 toward their first order.* Ryan Lewis is just getting started. Last we spoke with the CEO of EarthHero, they had just launched their eco-friendly marketplace in time for the holidays. Since then, they have…
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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…
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