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From Wall Street to SRI: Former Goldman Sachs Exec Invests in Triple Bottom Line

(3BL Media and Just Means) - When the bottom fell out of the economy in 2008 and Scott Sadler found himself without a job, he seized the opportunity to make a shift in his career; a change he would not have considered previously. Sadler had developed a solid career in finance and had worked at the VP level with Wachovia Bank and more recently, with Goldman Sachs.

Bringing Women into Africa’s Growth Story

(3BL Media and Just Means)- Yasmin Belo-Osagie and Afua Osei’s paths first crossed when they worked together at McKinsey & Company. But the idea to start a pitch competition and entrepreneurial training organization for women-owned, African companies was birthed a few years later during a women’s conference.

Bloom Energy Raises $130 Million for Fuel Cell Expansion

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Fuel cell technology involves clean and efficient conversion of chemical energy into electrical power in an electrochemical process that is virtually free of pollutants. Due to absence of combustion, almost no harmful emission is generated by the fuel cells.

Venture Capital Ignites U.S. Cleantech Market with Billions in Investment

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The impact of venture capital in the US cleantech market in 2014 and the previous few years has been nothing short of monumental. Innovation and entrepreneurship of VC-backed firms such as SolarCity, Solar Universe, Sunrun, Sungevity, Enphase and Clean Power Finance have triggered financial investments worth tens of billions of dollars in the US residential solar market, and helped establish solar as a secure asset class for investment.

U.S. Sustainable Investing Rises 76 Percent from 2012

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – The New Year appears all set to begin on a high note in terms of sustainable, responsible and impact investing in the US. If the trends of the last two years are any indicator, investment decisions using sustainable, responsible and impact investing strategies are strongly on the rise. These are the findings of the US SIF Foundation’s latest biennial survey, the Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends 2014.

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