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From fad to force, sustainable investing sweeps Wall Street

Sep. 02, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sustainable investing has gone way past fad to become one of the steadiest forces on Wall Street. Over the two years through July, month in and month out investors sent at least $1.5 billion into funds that call themselves socially responsible or that...

Merkel tours 'surreal' flood scene, vows aid, climate action

Jul. 18, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel surveyed what she called a “surreal, ghostly” scene in a devastated village on Sunday, pledging quick financial aid and a redoubled political focus on curbing climate change as the death toll from floods in Western Europe climbed above 180....

How Southern Power Fund upends traditional grantmaking

Jun. 29, 2021 14:25 PM EDT

Clara Benson, founder of a nascent South Carolina nonprofit that connects Black residents with health and wellness resources, got an intriguing call last September. The caller told Benson to check her email. Her organization, Community Resources for Enduring Wellness, was...

Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good start

Jun. 25, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has announced a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. But he openly acknowledged...

Biden extols bipartisan infrastructure deal as a good start

Jun. 24, 2021 21:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority and validate his efforts to reach across the political aisle. But he openly acknowledged that Democrats...

New Mexico financial trustees weigh social responsibility

Jun. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Custodians of New Mexico's two multibillion-dollar financial trusts that underwrite public education and infrastructure spending are weighing whether to giver greater weight to issues of social responsibility and sustainability in investment decisions. ...