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Solutions SF Provides Homeless with Job Skills and Homes

Solutions SF, the social enterprise wing of the Community Housing Partnership trains qualified applicants to become employees of housing units not just owned by CHP, but offers personnel to staff housing all across the city. This helps previously homeless individuals not only develop bankable job skills, but gain valuable experience.

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Songa Asks: Can Fashion be Sustainable?

Sustainable fashion sounds like an oxymoron. Nevertheless, you may have heard the phrase recently in television advertisements, department stores, and on the runway. Is this the new face of fashion?

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How Runa is Empowering Ecuadorian Farmers

We had a chance to speak with Dan Maccombie about his exciting journey in the tea industry. Here’s an excerpt of that interview.

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Lost and Found in the American Carbon World

The Navigating the American Carbon World Conference, a three-day event (April 16-18th, 2013) in San Francisco, was jam-packed with workshops, meetings, offset credit offer info sessions, keynotes, plenaries, breakouts, and an exhibition hall featuring consulting services.

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How World Health Partners Raises the Bar on Rural Indian Health

Government in India supports all kinds of health care systems — public, private, informal, and those run by NGOs and social businesses — but remains too inefficient to provide enough quality healthcare to the rural areas where it is most needed.

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Coal Investments May Implode

In the most recent sign that coal is in trouble, Wyoming’s only new coal mine, Kiewit’s Haystack Mine, halted construction last week before shipping any coal.

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The Rise of Impact Investment

Awareness of the need for new ways of investing is growing, and there are some tentative signs that it is having some impact on investor behaviour.

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The Muv-e Scooter: The Latest In Green City Travel

The brainchild of Israeli automotive designer Amir Zaid, the Muv-e scooter takes up where most collapsible electric scooters leave off. Its three large wheels, sturdy body and sustainable power system makes the concept an attractive option for city commuting.

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Poll Shows Most Small Business Owners Oppose Offshore Tax Havens

A recent poll conducted by the American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC) and Main Street Alliance (MSA) found some 85 percent of small business owners oppose a territorial tax system, which would permanently exempt offshore profits from U.S. taxation.

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You Can’t Have Conscious Capitalism Without Capital

As much as conscious capitalism is about purpose and heart, conscious businesses cannot fulfill their missions without economic success. However, the criteria of what makes a good investing partner looks a little different. After your investors willing to marry your business?