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Portfolio 21 Investments Celebrates Thirty Years!

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October 17, 2012

We are celebrating a birthday today.  Thirty years ago, Portfolio 21 Investments was founded.  Looking back over the past three decades, certainly the growth of social and environmental investing has gone beyond my expectations.  I don’t believe any of us who started out in the early 1980s had any idea…  

Categories: company news, environmental investing, ethical investing, green investing, impact investing, socially responsible investing, sustainable investing

Data Centers Debated

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October 5, 2012

The digital age allows many of us to send emails instantly, shop online, and store documents in “the cloud.”  But the demands of our digital consumption are powered by large data centers that process information requests and store large amounts of data, all with an environmental impact.  A recent series…  

Categories: energy, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations, water

Japan to phase out nuclear energy by 2040

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September 27, 2012

Following the earthquake and tsunami that forced the Japanese government to shut down all of Japan’s nuclear power plants last March, the country has significantly shifted its energy sources.  Today, just two of the country’s 50 nuclear reactors have recommenced operations.  Prior to the natural disaster, Japan depended on its…  

Categories: environmental health, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations, renewable energy, risk

Carbon Disclosure Project to U.S. Government: Set carbon price

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September 19, 2012

Last week, at the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Global Climate Change Forum, the organization issued a challenge to the United States to match the leadership of many corporations by moving forward on climate regulation.  The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a London-based research organization that represents 650 institutional investors, including Portfolio…  

Categories: energy, global warming, greenhouse gas emissions, regulations


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