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A new platform is helping to democratise investing by making it easy for retail investors to support impact projects – New software tools support ESG investment

Enter fintech startup GoParity, and its platform that brings together social and environmental impact projects looking for funding with people who want to invest in sustainability. 

The Hidden High Costs of Rocky Mountain Living

Many towns from Colorado to Wyoming to Montana are playgrounds for wealthy individuals, but year-round living comes with a lot of additional expenses and inconveniences

Where is child care most expensive? New labor department data breaks down costs by county.

The data show childcare costs range from 8% to 19% of a median family’s income per child. That’s anywhere from $5,357 to $17,171 per year when adjusted for inflation.

The Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Remake Downtown

Urban cores around the country were transforming into live, work, and play destinations before the pandemic. The pandemic was a setback for this transformation, but it could also be a rare opportunity. It’s up to city leadership to seize it.

USDA Offers Grants for Programs to Create High-Wage Jobs and New Businesses in Underserved Rural Communities

The Rural Innovation Stronger Economy (RISE) program provides grants for job accelerator partnerships that will serve people in low-income and underserved rural communities.

Fear the deer: Crash data illuminates America’s deadliest animal

Behold the deer, the deadliest beast in North America.

How Utilities Can Save Customers Billions of Dollars

If utilities modernize the way they select the resources they run each day, they can save carbon and reduce energy prices.

Is a 4-Day workweek the cure for burnout?

If you feel exhausted, you’re not alone

New Model Could Help Break Through Inefficiencies Of Common Water Treatment Systems

With their new technique, the duo also discovered a new system design that could make these technologies about 40% more energy efficient — and therefore more cost-effective — while producing the same amount and quality of clean drinking water.

Employers: FY 2024 Cap H-1B Registration Period Is Fast Approaching

This is an important time of the year for employers wishing to sponsor a candidate for a cap H-1B visa in Fiscal Year 2024.