The U.S. solar industry just experienced a quarter of record-breaking growth, with 4,143 megawatts (or million watts) of solar capacity added between July and September. That’s a 99 percent increase over the previous quarter, and a 191 percent increase over the same time period last year.
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In recent years, an omnibus of impact investing opportunities, from “socially responsible” mutual funds to “green bonds,” have offered market participants access to securities that mirror their desire to create social change as well as their need for financial growth or stability.
But those opportunities aren’t enough to change the way investors and businesses think about the world and each other, says Don Shaffer, CEO and president of RSF Social Finance, because they maintain a certain level of distance and opacity between investor and investment.
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TOKYO, JAPAN – OCTOBER 03 : Japanese scientist Yoshinori Osumi, Honorary Professor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, attends a news conference at Tokyo Institute of Technology, in Tokyo, Japan on October 3, 2016. The 2016 Nobel Prize for physiology/medicine was awarded to Yoshinori Ohsumi of the Tokyo Institute of Technology for his research into autophagy. (Photo by David Mareuil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
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Under CORSIA — short for Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation — the industry will voluntarily (at first) offset its emissions through the purchase of credits, or the funding of still unspecified projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere.
Trees have feelings. They can feel pain, but can also have emotions, such as fear.
Trees like to stand close together and cuddle.
There is in fact friendship among trees.
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