Erik Keith's Blog – September 2008 Archive (7)


Schwab Charitable, one of the country’s largest and fastest growing nonprofits and facilitators of charitable giving with over $2 billion in assets and $350MM in annual grants, announced today the launch of an innovative microfinance guarantee program. It is the first program of its kind to enable donors to set aside a portion of their Charitable Gift Accounts to guarantee microfinance loans to the world’s poorest entrepreneurs to start, maintain or expand small businesses. Guarantees are… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 26, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis and Barbara J. Krumsiek Lead Speaker Line-up at 19th Annual SRI in the Rockies Conference

Award-winning veteran journalist David Brancaccio, Stephen Lewis, Former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations and Barbara J. Krumsiek, Chair, CEO, and President of Calvert Group, Ltd. are among a powerful group of speakers and topics slated for the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, October 26–29, 2008.

Mr. Brancaccio, host of the PBS news magazine NOW and author of Squandering Aimlessly; will moderate a roundtable on industry trends at SRI in the Rockies, which will be… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments


The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado ( today announced the names of six of its eight Heroes of Sustainability finalists who have led the way to a more sustainable future in four categories: non-profit, business, government and academia. The finalists will be showcased during the Sustainability Gala scheduled for Thursday, October 16 at the Sherman Events Center in Denver.

Residents of Colorado were encouraged to nominate people who show leadership and… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 23, 2008 at 10:59am — No Comments

2008 SRI in the Rockies Conference to be a ‘Green Meeting’

First Affirmative Financial Network and the Social Investment Forum, hosts of the 19th annual SRI in the Rockies Conference, have designed their 2008 event to be a “green meeting.” This year’s conference is expected to draw a record 700 sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry practitioners and professionals to Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, October 26–28, 2008.

According to the Convention Industry Council's definition, a green meeting is “a meeting or event that… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 6:15pm — No Comments


The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado (, a non-profit organization dedicated to unifying the sustainability movement in all 50 states across the country, today announced that it was successful in exposing over 500 bloggers, journalists, celebrities and political and business leaders to its message of a more unified environmental sustainability network at the “Big Tent” event during the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

The Big Tent, an 8,000 square-foot… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 11, 2008 at 4:45pm — No Comments

IAS360 House Price Index Rises Again, Up 0.9% in July

Integrated Asset Services, LLC (IAS,, a leader in default management and residential collateral valuation, today released its IAS360 House Price Index for July 2008. The monthly report, which includes the most current and granular data available in the industry, showed a 0.9% appreciation in house prices on a national level in July, and a -11.4% decline from July 2007 to July 2008.

The IAS360 House Price Index is a comprehensive housing index tracking monthly change… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 9, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

REC Solar Reaches Out To Next Generation of Energy Consumers During Democratic National Convention

During the 2008 Democratic National Convention, REC Solar (, an industry-leading provider of residential and commercial solar electric systems and provided clean, renewable energy to convention participants and their tech tools at a solar-powered recharging station located in the heart of Denver, CO.

The Democratic National Convention set out the goal of making this the greenest convention in history by promoting sustainable practices to minimize the… Continue

Added by Erik Keith on September 4, 2008 at 3:33pm — No Comments



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