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Inside Philanthropy: Can Impact Investing Help Coastal Areas Adapt to Climate Change?

June 26, 2017 By Tate Williams The biggest news to come out of the impact investment world lately is, without a doubt, the decision from the Ford Foundation to put over $1 billion of its $12 billion endowment toward mission-related …

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Bloomberg: Harvey Wasn’t Just Bad Weather. It Was Bad City Planning

Aug. 31, 2017 By Peter Coy and Christopher Flavelle “Harvey is a devastating reminder to Houston that nature will have its due. The Category 4 hurricane that hung around as a stationary tropical storm punished greater Houston with rainfall measured …

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New Orleans CityBusiness: Program Uses Reduced Insurance Premium to Pay for Storm-Resistant Roof

June 21, 2017 by Lance Traweek As Tropical Storm Cindy prepared to make landfall Wednesday, homeowners in New Orleans became more concerned about protecting their homes from wind and flood damage. A Chalmette couple is enjoying their new wind-resistant roof …

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MyStrongHome profiled in the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s “Evidence Matters”

Retrofits Improve Affordability and Resilience For homeowners living in areas prone to wind and storm surges, retrofits using resilient building materials can mitigate the risk of property damage and reduce insurance premiums. The upfront costs of performing retrofits, however — along …

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Homeowners in Alabama, Louisiana and South Carolina Now Have an Affordable, Integrated Way to Strengthen Their Homes Against Hurricane Damage

MyStrongHome Launches Innovative Business to Use Reduced Insurance Premiums to Pay for New Fortified Roofs  New York, NY, May 30, 2017 (Newswire.com) –MyStrongHome, a first-of-its-kind benefit corporation that provides construction, financing and insurance services to homeowners in hurricane-prone areas of …

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Calvert Foundation Announces $8 Million Investment in MyStrongHome

  Joins MacArthur Foundation, MetLife, Pi Investments, Libra Foundation to Provide Innovative Financing for Community Resiliency Enterprise Bethesda, MD, May 30, 2017 (Newswire.com) – ​Calvert Foundation today announced the closing of an $8 million financing round for MyStrongHome, a first-of-its-kind …

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MyStrongHome selected as part of 2017 FinTech US class by Village Capital and PayPal

Expanding Our Global Collaboration with PayPal In 2017–18, we’ll continue our work with PayPal, running FinTech investment-readiness programs in the US, Latin America, India and for the first time — sub-Saharan Africa For the past three years, we’ve collaborated with PayPal to support …

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The Post-Courier of Charleston, South Carolina: Can insurance discounts pay for new roofs in South Carolina coastal areas?

May 8, 2017 The Charleston Post and Courier By David Slade What homeowner wouldn’t want a free roof replacement, right? I’ve written hundreds of personal finance columns, and the largest response I’ve seen was to columns about South Carolina’s Safe …

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Reuters: Staying Safe from Disasters Pays…

March 13, 2017 Reuters By Megan Rowling NEW ORLEANS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – After Hurricane Sandy battered New York in 2012, American entrepreneur Ramsey Green and his partners came up with an innovative way to protect houses from extreme weather …

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Next City: Instead of Selling “Resilience,” Try Offering Homeowners a New Roof

November 13, 2015 Featured on Next City BY: Jen Kinney As a native of Mobile, Alabama, Jerryln London has lived through her share of hurricanes, including some memorable ones: Camille in ’65, Frederick in ’79 and Katrina in ’05. “I …

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