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Investing with a Profound Sense of Community

Core Values Key as the Impact Marketplace Gains Momentum
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March 6, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Think investments should make money and make the world a better place? Members of Investors' Circle do more than ever. "Smart with Heart" is how Bonny Moellenbrock, IC's Executive Director, describes their active network. "It's not just about the dollars. It's about the sense of meaning you share with the entrepreneurs and fellow investors," says Tom Balderston, Managing Director, Sustain VC and IC Member.

Increasing our Stake in Solar Power

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While Enbridge's history may be firmly rooted in the transportation of carbon-based energy, with more than 160 years of experience in providing natural gas to customers in Ontario and Quebec and more than six decades of transporting western Canadian oil to markets in the American Midwest and Eastern Canada, we have always been a company that looks to the future.

And these days a big piece of that future is renewable energy.

Capital For Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials Entrepreneurs

Investors' Circle increases investment activity in targeted sectors
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Investors' Circle, a network of impact investors, is dedicated to the growth of businesses with high social and environmental impact. As mentioned in Forbes recently, the IC network invested more than $10 million in early-stage enterprises in 2012, and targets are higher for 2013. Some of the exciting companies in Organic Foods, Sustainable Consumer Products and Green Building Materials that raised significant investment through IC in 2012 are:

First Wind, Avista Announce Successful Completion of Palouse Wind Project in Eastern Washington

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Avista can now count the renewable energy generated at Palouse Wind among the resources we use to meet our customers’ energy needs. Now in full commercial operations, the Palouse Wind project in Rosalia, Wash., is officially the largest renewable energy facility in Whitman County and is expected to contribute to the local economy for years to come.
 

GRAPHCOM Joins Green-e Marketplace With 100% Renewable Electricity Purchase

Smyrna, GA–based printer can print with the Green-e Logo to display its commitment to clean energy
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 19, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) announced today that GRAPHCOM, an offset and digital printer in Smyrna, GA, joined Green-e® Marketplace after purchasing enough certified renewable energy certificates from U.S.–based generation to meet 100 percent of the total annual electricity needs for its printing facility and headquarters in Smyrna. By participating in Green-e Marketplace, GRAPHCOM can now display the Green-e logo to inform its customers of its commitment to clean, renewable energy.

Can Targeted Employee Engagement Help Grow Renewable Energy Use?

Employees are happier, stay longer, and are more satisfied in organizations that put their money where their (environmental) values are
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Several recent studies show that organizations can dramatically improve their employees' overall satisfaction when they engage in sustainability programs, especially buying renewable energy. By giving these employees a way to take charge of their environmental footprint at work and work together to reduce overall emissions, organizations are empowering workers to make real improvements, which leads to greater employee retention.

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Several recent studies show that organizations can dramatically improve their employees' overall satisfaction when they engage in sustainability programs, especially buying renewable energy. By giving these employees a way to take charge of their environmental footprint at work and work together to reduce overall emissions, organizations are empowering workers to make real improvements, which leads to greater employee retention.

Managing Energy: Insights from Silicon Valley

A webinar on energy strategy with leaders from Adobe and Applied Materials
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Join Green-e Marketplace in a webinar looking at energy strategy with two Silicon Valley industry leaders, Adobe's Michael Bangs and Bruce Klafter of Applied Materials. Register now for "Managing Energy: Insights from Silicon Valley." October 6 at Noon PT.

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Join Green-e Marketplace in a webinar looking at energy strategy with two Silicon Valley industry leaders, Adobe's Michael Bangs and Bruce Klafter of Applied Materials. Register now for "Managing Energy: Insights from Silicon Valley." October 6 at Noon PT.

Registration is Open for Renewable Energy Markets 2011

Register now and take advantage of the early-bird rate, save $320 off the full conference rate!
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Register now and take advantage of the early-bird rate at this year's exciting Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA from November 15–18, 2011.
 
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Register now and take advantage of the early-bird rate at this year's exciting Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference at the Parc 55 Hotel in San Francisco, CA from November 15–18, 2011.
 

Renewable Energy Markets 2011 Call for Abstracts

The Renewable Energy Markets 2011 conference agenda is shaping up, but there's something missing: your great presentation.
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The annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has just issued a call for abstracts for speakers and panels. REM 2011 will take place in San Francisco, CA from November 15-18, 2011. Bridging the interests of renewable energy generators, sellers, and utilities with those of purchasers, policymakers, and the communities that benefit from clean energy, REM is the nation's premier forum for the energy community to gather, learn from each other, and recognize best practices for promoting renewable energy.

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The annual Renewable Energy Markets (REM) conference has just issued a call for abstracts for speakers and panels. REM 2011 will take place in San Francisco, CA from November 15-18, 2011. Bridging the interests of renewable energy generators, sellers, and utilities with those of purchasers, policymakers, and the communities that benefit from clean energy, REM is the nation's premier forum for the energy community to gather, learn from each other, and recognize best practices for promoting renewable energy.

Guest Post: Shifting Language

Not all sustainability terms are understood equally
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An interesting shift happened in 2010: consumer awareness of the term “carbon footprint” surpassed that of “renewable power” (according to Natural Marketing Institute (NMI)’s 2010 LOHAS Consumer Trends Database, and based on a nationally representative survey of 4,000 U.S. general population adults). We think this is significant because renewable power has been talked about for decades. Perhaps this is just the reason that consumers have latched onto the new kid in town.

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