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Regenerate and Rejoice at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Regenerate and Rejoice at Finca Luna Nueva Lodge

Thomas Newmark
Finca Luna Nueva Lodge
If it’s a farm-to-table experience in the rainforest you’re seeking, we’re here to fill your senses. But what about filling your souls? Is there a rainforest medicine that gives you hope about the planet? We think so, and it’s called regenerative farming. We produce food in a way that mimics how rainforests create food energy – growing food that repairs and enriches our ecosystem.
The Power of Community Tourism - Planeterras Mission to Turn Travel Into Impact

The Power of Community Tourism: Planeterra’s Mission to Turn Travel into Impact

Selene Orellana
We define community tourism as travel experiences owned, led, and run by local communities – non-profits, cooperatives, community orgs, and social enterprises. Community tourism embraces a more responsible way to travel by encouraging genuine encounters between local communities and travelers, while ensuring that local people are benefiting.
Tourism Destinations Begin Transition to a Green Economy

Tourism Destinations Begin Transition to a Green Economy

Megan Epler Wood
STAMP at Cornell University
The hotel industry has set out ambitious goals to lower industry related impacts via the Net Positive Hospitality pathway document. It takes a “holistic approach” which can reduce costs and enhance value for companies, destinations, and guests. Hotels will measure and manage the impacts of tourism: water use, waste, emissions, and impacts on biodiversity, while delivering protection of human rights, etc.
Sustainable Land Trust Mgmt

Sustainable Land Trust Management

John S. Adams, CFP®, CIMA® and Jack O’Connor, CFP®, CIMA®
The Arbor Group, UBS
Are you involved with your local Land Trust? If the answer is “Yes, I go hiking on the local trails,” you are not alone. There are currently more than 1,700 Land Trusts including 467 accredited Land Trusts in the U.S. When you are called on to make a donation or to join the staff or board, this will help give you some insight into the current and rapidly changing landscape of finance for community protected areas.

Additional Articles

Native Americans Get Funding for Climate Projects

The recent U.S. IRA directs $720 million to tribes and Native communities for climate resilience and solutions. From gold rushes to oil booms, Native American lands have been subjected to some of the worst environmental abuses in America including unregulated mineral mining, rapacious fossil fuel extraction, and multiple pipelines.

Green Century Funds President Named to Prestigious Barron’s List

Leslie Samuelrich, President of Green Century Funds, was named to the new list of Barron’s 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance, joining the ranks of prominent women including Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and other notable names in finance. Samuelrich has been an articulate and powerful voice in promoting SRI for the past 10 years.

New Toolkit Guides Investors on Indigenous Rights Respect

Recently Amazon Watch published Respecting Indigenous Rights: An Actionable Toolkit for Institutional Investors. The Indigenous-led guide for pension funds, asset managers, and other institutional investors looks at the responsibility to respect the rights of Indigenous peoples which is crucial for climate stability, biodiversity protection, and financial risk management.

Domini Impact Investments Releases 2022 Impact Report

Domini’s new report underscores how their impact investment standards, in-house research, and corporate engagement helped to address some of most pressing issues. “Encouraging companies to deepen their sustainability efforts was a focus of our work in 2022. We leveraged it to support the climate transition, safeguard nature, and promote equity,” said Domini CEO Carole Laible.

Praxis Funds Releases 2022 Real Impact Report

Praxis Mutual Funds, a leading faith-based, socially responsible family of mutual funds from Everence Financial has released its 2022 Real Impact Report. The third annual report shares specific real-world impacts arising from the Praxis team’s work to fulfill its stewardship investing mission. Key themes include supporting the low carbon transition, protecting human rights and addressing inequality.

Calamos Launches New Sustainable Equity Funds

John Koudounis of Calamos Investments and NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo share the goals of economic empowerment, financial education, and giving back, especially to young people in the community. So together they are creating sustainable funds and ETFs designed to generate investment and societal returns, based on ESG research and investment principles.

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