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Harvard Unveils New Initiatives to Promote Environmental Sustainability

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Harvard University has announced a string of new initiatives aimed at improving environmental sustainability and promoting renewable energy. The university has said that its endowment will be the first among US universities to sign on a United Nations-backed organization, Principles for Responsible Investment.

The Rise of Green Bonds

2014: The Year for a Smart Carbon Tax

Guest Blog by Joe Keefe, President and CEO of Pax World Management LLC and Pax World Funds

SunFunder Turns the Lights On For Those Off the Grid

People living in small villages in developing countries have the opportunity to leapfrog past the centralized power generation model, straight into distributed renewables, much as they have already done with cell phones, bypassing the world of land lines altogether. This is a win-win for everyone, particularly the 1.5 billion people currently living in energy poverty.

Morgan Stanley’s Institute Launches Sustainable Investing Challenge for Business Students

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The Institute for Sustainable Investing, launched by Morgan Stanley three months ago, has announced a competition for business students in partnership with the Kellogg School of Management and business school INSEAD. The competition called “The Sustainable Investing Challenge” is inviting business students to submit market-based solutions that take into account key social and environmental challenges.                                    

Ironridge Global Launches Green Initiative to Finance Sustainable Businesses

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – With its eyes firmly set on the green market as a lucrative investment opportunity, Ironridge Global Partners, LLC has launched a green initiative to fund sustainable public companies. The institutional investor views the micro-cap sector, the focus of its green investments, as highly promising. The new investment initiative will fund sustainable companies, including emerging growth enterprises that target environmental sustainability and eco-friendly products and services.

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