Free public transport is great news for the environment but it’s no silver bullet – The Conversation
As Luxembourg makes all public transport free, Economics professor Ansgar Wohlschlegel argues subsidies could benefit the environment by changing behaviour. Other more punitive measures may be required alongside if we're going to end our love affair with the car.
TVA announces solar deals to serve Google data centers – Knoxville News Sentinel
The search giant makes further commitments to reduce its environmental impact with two new solar farms in the US.
How Responsible is Your Socially Responsible Investing? – US News
"Impact Investing" is becoming more popular as investors want a social return on their money. Rating a potential investment is difficult though, with no firm method and dubious data. If you are getting started, this will walk you though some of the decisions you'll need to make.
2018 Sets All-Time High For Investment Dollars Into Female-Founded Startups – Crunchbase
Investment is increasingly steadily, but there is a catch. Apparently female founders are more likely to leave VC meetings without asking for funds.
Italian town puts dozens of homes on market for as little as €1 – The Guardian
To combat depopulation, the Scicillian town wants to encourage inward investment with cheap houses and commitments to refurbish them.
Calls made to kick vulture funds out of Ireland ‘like the snakes that they are’ – Irish Mirror Online
Irish mortgage arrears specialist i-care has helped 600 Irish families stay in their homes after falling behind on repayments. Is this a model that other countries could adopt to reduce pressure on hard press social housing?