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Free public transport, your “impact investing” portfolio and a Google solar farm

Free public transport, your “impact investing” portfolio and a Google solar farm

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.

Source: Free public transport is great news for the environment but it’s no silver bullet – The Conversation

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.

Source: TVA announces solar deals to serve Google data centers – Knoxville News Sentinel

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.

Source: How Responsible is Your Socially Responsible Investing? – US News

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.

Source: 2018 Sets All-Time High For Investment Dollars Into Female-Founded Startups – Crunchbase

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.

Source: Italian town puts dozens of homes on market for as little as €1 – The Guardian

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?

Source: Calls made to kick vulture funds out of Ireland ‘like the snakes that they are’ – Irish Mirror Online

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