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Local Colleges and Universities Commit to Carbon Neutrality

By: Sydney Hulebak, WoodLeaf Partners February 28, 2020   From February 23rd to 25th, the Intentional Endowments Network (IEN) hosted its annual Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit in partnership with Second Nature in Atlanta.  IEN is a peer learning network of colleges, universities, and other mission-driven institutional investors working together to achieve their risk and […]

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3 Rules for Engaging Millennial and Gen Z Talent in the Workplace

Originally posted by The World Economic Forum By: Judy Oh, Global Shaper, Atlanta Hub, BrightHouse January 15, 2020   Millennials and Gen Z will be the majority of the workforce in 2020. For younger generations, workplace purpose must be reflected by authentic actions. Companies can examine purpose through the lens of humans’ innate psychological needs. […]

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Ron Clark Academy to Receive an $8 Million New Markets Tax Credit Allocation

Originally posted by InvestAtlanta January 7, 2020 Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc. (AEMI), a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Entity created by Invest Atlanta, officially closed an $8 million New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) transaction supporting the Ron Clark Academy (RCA).  SunTrust, now Truist, was the investment partner on this project. The NMTC allocation will assist with the construction […]

Pioneering Partnerships: Emory’s Commitment to Enabling through Innovation

December 12, 2019  By: Franzene Minott In 2015, Emory solidified its position as a sustainability pioneer after their Strategic Vision outlined the ambitious goal that 75% of food served in the university—and 25% in the hospitals—would be locally or sustainably sourced by 2025. Reaching this target would require an ambitious and innovative plan.  Meeting these […]

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Jack Griffin of FoodFinder

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Jack Griffin Venture Name: FoodFinder Impact Focus Area(s): Food Insecurity Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Early Year Venture Established: 2014 Business Type: Nonprofit The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you are focused on addressing and why it is critical that we make […]

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Nedra Deadwyler of Civil Bikes

Profile Summary: Entrepreneur Name: Nedra Deadwyler Venture Name: Civil Bikes Impact Focus Area(s): Historic Preservation, Community Identity, Culture Work Business Stage (Ideation, Startup, Early, Later, Mature): Early Year Venture Established: 2013 / 2014 Business Type: Social Impact / LLC The Issue Social entrepreneurship is about solving problems. Tell us about the challenge you are focused […]

The Evolution of Sustainable Business in the Southeast

June 27, 2019 By: Scott Sadler, Founder and President, Boardwalk Capital Management   Today’s companies echo the refrain that “sustainable business is good business” (or something like that.)  But eight or nine years ago, that wasn’t necessarily the case.   Most businesses at that time had yet to openly embrace sustainability, and the investing public surely […]