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    National Groups Thank Regulators for Proposing Stronger Standards for Dangerous Subprime Loans

    WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 2, 2007--The devastating reign of "exploding" adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs) in the subprime market may soon be over. Today federal banking and credit union regulators proposed to clamp down on these risky loans by requiring depository in...

    Citigroup Foundation Provides $250,000 To Launch New Academy; Will Help Microenterprise Programs Serve More Entrepreneurs Image

    Citigroup Foundation Provides $250,000 To Launch New Academy; Will Help Microenterprise Programs Serve More Entrepreneurs

    WASHINGTON, DC - February 28, 2007 - A new project aimed at helping microenterprise development programs increase the number of entrepreneurs they serve has been launched with a $250,000 grant from the Citigroup Foundation.

    Using a competitive ...

    Microfinance Investment Comes of Age: Credit Suisse and ACCION Sponsor Capital Markets Conference Image

    Microfinance Investment Comes of Age: Credit Suisse and ACCION Sponsor Capital Markets Conference

    BOSTON, MA - February 26, 2007-ACCION® International, a pioneer and leader in microfinance, today announced that Credit Suisse, the global financial services group, will partner with it to sponsor its annual investor conference on microfinance.

    Akeena Solar Announces Preliminary 2006 Revenue Image

    Akeena Solar Announces Preliminary 2006 Revenue

    LOS GATOS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2007--Akeena Solar, Inc. (OTCBB:AKNS), a leading designer and installer of solar power systems, announced preliminary revenue for fiscal 2006 of approximately $13.4 million. This represents an increase of 86 percent growth over it...

    Leading Community Investment Company Announces Vice President Promotions Image

    Leading Community Investment Company Announces Vice President Promotions

    Columbia, Md."“- Enterprise Community Investment, Inc., a national leader in affordable housing finance and community investment, announces today the appointment of four members of the organization as officers of the company. Enterprise provides critical product and service ...

    Domini Launches Two International Funds, Offering Investment Opportunities with Global Impact Image

    Domini Launches Two International Funds, Offering Investment Opportunities with Global Impact

    NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 14, 2007--With two newly launched international funds, Domini Social Investments continues to provide new ways for U.S. investors to make their voices heard around the world.

    The Domini PacAsia Social Equity F...

    SRI Market In France: Now Valued At 12.5 Billion Euros, Including 3.6 Billion Euros Invested In Bonds Image

    SRI Market In France: Now Valued At 12.5 Billion Euros, Including 3.6 Billion Euros Invested In Bonds

    February 7, 2007 (Paris) "“ Novethic, a subsidiary of the Caisse des Dépôts and center for research on SRI (Socially Responsible Investment), wraps up 2006 with an assessment of the major changes in the market for SRI* funds sold in France (assets under management, numbe...

    FTSE Group Introduces New Climate Change Criteria to its FTSE4Good Series Image

    FTSE Group Introduces New Climate Change Criteria to its FTSE4Good Series

    LONDON- 7 February 2007- FTSE Group (FTSE), the global index provider, takes another step forward in the area of corporate social responsibility benchmarking, as it launches a new set of criteria to offset climate change for its FTSE4Good Index Series. FTSE4Good is used by i...

    Investment Screening a Proven Method for Leveraging Portfolio Says SRI Wealth Management/RBC Dain Rauscher's Thomas Van Dyck Image

    Investment Screening a Proven Method for Leveraging Portfolio Says SRI Wealth Management/RBC Dain Rauscher's Thomas Van Dyck

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA - February 6, 2007 - Recent media coverage of The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's investment portfolio choices has increased the national dialogue on socially responsible investing, leaving some to believe that screening companies for social responsib...

    Malaysian Social Stocks Beat the Market Image

    Malaysian Social Stocks Beat the Market

    KUALA LUMPUR AND SINGAPORE- February 5, 2007 - Share prices in companies that practice good Corporate Socially Responsibility (CSR) have out-stripped the recent bull-run on the KLCI according to OWW Consulting, a specialist CSR company based in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore.

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