2013 National Green Page

2013 National Green Pages

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Financial—Community Development Nonprofits, Loan Funds, & Venture Capital Conferences Consultants to SRI Industry de Sousa-Shields, Marc; Enterprising Solutions Global Consulting USE A Green Your Money Tip BETTER BANK. Green America is calling for everyone to "break up with your mega-bank" and move your bank accounts to community investing banks and credit unions. Learn how at: BreakUpWithYourMegaBank.org Self-Help Credit Union 0000009056 SELF-HELP CREDIT UNION P.O. Box 3619 Durham, NC 27702 T (800)966-SELF P (919)956-4400 F (919)956-4604 "Self-Help is a community development lender providing responsible financing to low-wealth families, women, people of color, and rural residents. Our consumer, home, small business, and nonprofit loans are funded in part by federally insured accounts in our credit unions. We offer market-rate CDs (including products supporting green initiatives and women and children), money-market, IRA, or savings accounts." Self-Help has offices in NC, DC, and CA. N See Ad on page 103. • Account Minimum: $25 IRAs; $500 money market; $500 CD. depositinfo@self-help.org www.self-help.org Shared Interest, Inc. 0000009166 SHARED INTEREST, INC. 121 W. 27th St., Ste. 805 Social investment fund guaranteeing South African bank loans to community development financial institutions engaged in South Africa's reconstruction process. Established the Thembani International Guarantee Fund in South Africa to strengthen grassroots financial institutions and enable them to provide increasing amounts of affordable credit for small and micro-enterprises, and low-cost housing in South Africa's most economically marginalized communities. • Account Minimum: $3,000. donna@sharedinterest.org www.sharedinterest.org New York, NY 10001 P (646) 442-0182 F (212)337-8548 SJF Ventures 0000009687 SJF VENTURES 200 N. Mangum St., Ste. 203 Durham, NC 27701 P (919)530-1177 F (919)530-1178 A venture capital fund that finances and assists rapidly growing companies whose competitive advantage includes environmental or workforce innovation. info@sjfund.com SosteNica, Sustainable Development Fund of Nicaragua 0000009677 SOSTENICA, SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT FUND OF NICARAGUA 1019 Ashley Rd. West Chester, PA 19382-7560 Supports Nicaraguan small businesses and farm families by providing microcredit, as well as assistance with marketing. In addition, rural borrowers receive training and technical assistance in sustainable and organic agriculture. SosteNica's US investors make a meaningful difference while earning annual interest and preserving their principal. • Account Minimum: $2,000/two years. alan.wright@sostenica.org www.sostenica.org This information is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any security products. No security offered by SosteNica is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer would be unlawful under the securities laws. P (610)399-5228 F (610)399-6621 All those listed in this special financial section are Socially Responsible Investing (SRI) practitioners, as well as members of the Green Business Network™ and US SIF. While those listed have made SRI a priority in their work, please note that in some cases the parent company or affiliated organizations may not be devoted primarily to SRI. Before making any investment, please remember to ask for and study the prospectus and consult your financial or investment advisor, if you have one. If you seek SRI practitioners, products, or services from organizations primarily devoted to SRI, be sure to ask about the ownership and SRI commitment of the parent company or affiliated organization as you gather information. GreenAmerica.org Financial—Conferences This category includes events that address ways to advance socially responsible investing. Green FestivalsTM 0001030937 GREEN FESTIVALS® 1612 K St. NW, Ste. 600 This two-day event, co-produced by Green America and Global Exchange, is dedicated to promoting the sustainability of local green economies through fostering Fair Trade and fair wage practices, environmental responsibility, localized cooperation, community-building, and socially responsible investing. Washington, DC 20006 T (800)584-4733 F (202)331-8166 See website for cities and dates. N See Ad on page 94. info@greenfestivals.org www.greenfestivals.org SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing 0001048525 SRI CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE, RESPONSIBLE, IMPACT INVESTING 5475 Mark Dabling Blvd., Ste. 108 "The SRI Conference on Sustainable, Responsible, Impact Investing (formerly SRI in the Rockies) is the premier annual gathering of investors and investment professionals working Colorado Springs, CO 80918 T (888)774-2663 P (505)466-4229 F (505)466-4243 to make money and enhance the common good." N See Ad on this page. www.sriconference.com/ Financial—Consultants to SRI Industry This category includes professionals who provide consulting services to the social investment industry in the areas of marketing and sales, strategic planning, product development and positioning, investment policy development, and media relations strategy and tactics. This category also includes shareholder advocacy, proxy voting, and investment criteria research services. As You Sow Foundation (Corp. Soc. Responsibility Prog.) 0000009470 AS YOU SOW FOUNDATION (CORP. SOC. RESPONSIBILITY PROG.) 1611 Telegraph Ave., Ste. 1450 Oakland, CA 94612 Provides cutting-edge social issue shareholder research, dialogue, and resolution management services to the nonprofit, SRI, and foundation communities. Works with leading SRI funds on key sustainability and labor rights issues; builds coalitions and solicits investor support. Offers proxy consulting/ voting guideline development services for foundations and endowments. asyousow@asyousow.org www.asyousow.org P (510)735-8158 ASrIA - Association for Sustainable and Responsible Investment in Asia ASRIA—ASSOCIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT IN ASIA 2A, Worldwide Commercial Building, P +852 3105 3702 34 Wyndham Street / Central, Hongkong A not-for-profit membership association dedicated to promoting corporate responsibility and sustainable investment practice in the Asia-Pacific region. As an association, ASrIA acts for and on behalf of its members. To achieve its mission, ASrIA aims to be primarily a Web-based resource, supporting partnership initiatives on the ground throughout the region. Wai-shin@asria.org www.asria.org BrownFlynn, Ltd. 0001251038 BROWNFLYNN, LTD. 5603 Wilson Mills Rd. "BrownFlynn is a corporate responsibility and sustainability consulting firm. We advise businesses on how to integrate best practices into their operations and how to communicate these practices internally and externally for triple-bottom-line impact. BF is also the first US-certified trainer for the Global Reporting Initiative, the most widely used sustainability reporting framework. BrownFlynn Learning is BrownFlynn's education and training division that offers courses on sustainability management and the GRI." barbb@brownflynn.com www.brownflynn.com Highland Heights, OH 44143 P (440)484-0100 F (440)484-0101 0001087514 Marc de Sousa-Shields, DIR. CAP. MARKETS ENTERPRISING SOLUTIONS GLOBAL CONSULTING Rio Florido 100, Jardines de la Tlaltenango / Cuernavaca, Morelos, C.P. 62170 Mexico P 52 777-313-0438 F 52-777-102-1324 An international development and management consulting firm specializing in business solutions for sustainable development with over ten years of interdisciplinary experience in over 60 countries in corporate social responsibility, social investment, and micro- and small-enterprise development. info@esglobal.com www.esglobal.com Eurosif EUROSIF La Ruche, 84 quai de Jemmapes P + 331 40 20 43 38 F-75010, Paris, France Eurosif, the European Sustainable Investment Forum, is the pan-European network whose mission is to address sustainability through the financial markets. Eurosif works as a partnership of the national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs) within the EU and with the support and involvement of Member Affiliates. Recognized as the premier European forum for sustainable investment, Eurosif 's Member Affiliates are drawn from leading pension funds, asset managers, NGOs, trade unions, academic institutes, and research providers, together representing assets totaling over one trillion euros. Eurosif 's work includes a focus across asset classes—equity and fixed-income markets, microfinance, renewable energy, property, private equity, and hedge funds—all centered around the industry trends and future legislation affecting this space. The key benefits that Eurosif affiliate members receive include EU interfacing, SRI information, and European-wide initiatives that integrate environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues into the financial services sector. For the full list of Eurosif Member Affiliates, please see www.eurosif.org. contact@eurosif.org www.eurosif.org Ferguson, Theodosia; Vital Systems 0001054399 Theodosia Ferguson VITAL SYSTEMS 1642 Milvia St., #4 / Berkeley, CA 94709 P (510)548-7490 F (510)548-7499 A citizen advocacy enterprise that focuses on growing collaborations to expand rigorous and comprehensive pricing and accounting in our business practices in support of a world based on sustainability principles. The Our Daily Bread Prize Program Initiative gathers collective knowledge around good security issues and enables access to actions and practices based on good, clean, fair and affordable principles. These actions are models in forms on which each of can act. The 2010 Our Daily Bread Prize's Call for Submissions is LIVE! "Share the opportunity with your networks and, together, we can grow food security practices that elevate our policy dialogues and influence and engage wider, diverse audiences." Theo.Ferguson@vitalsystemsca.com www.vitalsystemsca.com Governance & Accountability Institute, Inc. 0001143619 GOVERNANCE & ACCOUNTABILITY INSTITUTE, INC. 215 Park Avenue South, 10th Fl. P (646)430-8230 New York, NY 10003 The institute team provides customized research, issue monitoring, editorial services, strategies, and advisory services for clients in the private, public, and social/institutional sectors. info@ga-institute.com www.ga-institute.com The SRI Conference Returns to the Rockies October 28-30, 2013. Plan to join us at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado. 0001045315 www.SRIconference.com Produced by First Affirmative Financial Network, LLC, an independent Registered Investment Advisor (SEC File #801-56587). 20th Edition of Green America's 2013 National Green Pages® 105 Special Financial Section

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