“With the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller National Home Price Index rising at about 5.5% annual rate over the last two-and-a-half years and having reached a new all-time high recently, one can argue that housing has recovered from the boom-bust cycle that began a dozen years ago,”
For many, the perceived gap between socially responsible investing and good business has narrowed almost to the point of convergence. And maybe that shouldn’t be a surprise. A Citi report from last year put the costs of climate change, without mitigation, at $44 trillion by 2060. Many analysts have pointed out that a years long drought preceded the conflict in Syria — an example of how shifting climate can encourage political instability that ripples around the world. And this year, a report from the World Economic Forum said that the No. 1 global risk in the next 10 years was water crises. Nos. 2 and 3 were climate adaptation failure and extreme weather.
“One study that can help untangle this was put together by the Economic Innovation Group. It combines rates of education, poverty, and unemployment with more esoteric measures, like how far an area’s median income diverges from its state’s median. Here’s a map of their findings, with red indicating the most distressed areas and green the least.”
Plant-based foods and the economic factor. Hint: it’s good. #eatrealfood #organic #jobs #economy
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