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Heartland Mounts the Challenge: Let's Rebuild America

Our Heartland Governing Board had an outstanding and productive meeting on April 4 in Washington, DC. Our sponsors and friends have been sharing the good word nationwide by broadcasting the Responsible Investor Handbook and implementing RI and impact investment strategies to grow the clean economy, rebuild our cities, renew the industrial commons and make the bosses more accountable. Together we are establishing a new impact investment fellowship in partnership with Georgetown and other universities "paying it forward." And we have been commissioned by the Century Foundation to contribute to conference papers to be presented at an event in Washington, DC tentatively planned for June 13, to r

Sustainability Leaders Issue Call-to-Action to CEOs

The PRI and the UN Global Compact call for more sustainability around Corporate Pensions New York, 20 April 2017 /3BL Media/ – The leaders of the world's two largest corporate and investor sustainability initiatives today called on CEOs to ensure their corporate pension plans – an untapped sustainability area – adopt responsible investing policies – highlighting concrete benefits including improved investment performance, fulfilling fiduciary duty and managing regulatory risk and boosting corporate sponsor credibility. According to a guide released today by the UN-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) and UN Global Compact, CEOs should ensure plans mirror their own sustainab

Penguins ready to start residential development at old Civic Arena site

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Investor Profile: Michael Musuraca, Blue Wolf Capital Partners, LLC

Michael Musuraca is Senior Advisor of ESG and Labor of Blue Wolf Capital Partners LLC. The Blue Wolf Capital Funds (www.bluewolfcapital.com) are a family of innovative private equity funds that have committed to responsibly transforming companies, strategically, operationally and collaboratively, to create sustainable value for stakeholders and investors. Mike is an internationally known leader in the fields of responsible investing, pension fund and corporate governance, and collective bargaining, and advises BW’s partners and portfolio companies on these matters. From previous articles in the Thursday Espresso, we know that BW (editor’s note: BW is a long-time Heartland sponsor), aims to

The next manufacturing revolution is here

Economic growth has been slowing for the past 50 years, but relief might come from an unexpected place — a new form of manufacturing that is neither what you thought it was nor where you thought it was. Industrial systems thinker Olivier Scalabre details how a fourth manufacturing revolution will produce a macroeconomic shift and boost employment, productivity and growth. "The new manufacturing revolution will accelerate the transition of those emerging economies towards a model driven by domestic consumption. And this is good, because this is where growth will be created.In the next five years, the next billion consumers in China will inject more growth in our economies than the top five Eu

KPS Deal of the Year!

KPS Capital Partners’ success with Anchor Glass Container stemmed from a combination of actions, led by KPS and company management. The moves helped the bottle maker boost EBITDA nearly 59 percent in less than three years, said Jay Bernstein, a partner at KPS. The New York buyout shop acquired Anchor Glass, which makes glass packaging products used by the liquor, beverage and food sectors, as a carve-out from Ardagh Group in 2014. The deal was valued at $435 million. KPS, along with its LPs, invested $140 million equity. The PE firm’s buy of Anchor Glass surprised some. The company had filed for bankruptcy three times in the past 20 or so years. Anchor Glass’s last trip through Chapter 11 ca

U.S. SIF's 7th Annual Conference

We are excited to annouce our Managing Director, Tom Croft, will be a speaker at US SIF’s 7th annual conference, A New Climate for Investing in Impact, which will be held May 10 – 12 in Chicago. The conference will present both introductory and advanced topics relevant to sustainable and impact investing and feature compelling speakers such as Bryan Stevenson, Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and author of Just Mercy, who will be speaking about mass incarceration and the role of companies and investors in the prison system. The conference will also include a live training on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment on May 10. Learn more and register here: http:

Trump budget puts lifelines for manufacturers on chopping block

Aero Tech Designs, a young but growing manufacturer of athletic wear for bicyclists, wanted to adopt more efficient techniques to grow into a new facility on the North Shore. Bollman Hat Co., a hat maker based in Adamstown, Pa., needed to see that the remarkable decision to haul equipment back from China — and bring jobs once again to Pennsylvania — made business sense. Both companies recently turned to a relatively unknown government-funded support system with a record of helping small to mid-size manufacturers stay in business and grow jobs. Namely, two Reagan-era programs have saved more than 6,000 Pennsylvania jobs in the last five years and boast a 9-to-1 return on federal investment. B

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