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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Learn about Impact Investing on Oct. 15

City of Durango

Join the City of Durango and Local First to learn about unleashing the power of capital for good. The event will be Tuesday, October 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Durango Public Library.

A panel of local experts, including Mary Sweeters with the Sunrise Project, Drea Pressley with Edward Jones and representatives from First Southwest Bank, Alpine Bank and Southwest Colorado Federal Credit Union, will speak on how to build retirement plans based on your ethics, move your money locally and maximize local resources to grow your business.

This workshop is the fourth in a series offered by the City of Durango and Local First through the Best for Colorado Challenge. Best for Colorado is a statewide initiative that helps businesses measure their impact on their community and the environment as well as understand industry best practices.

With close to two-thirds of customers willing to go out of their way, or pay more, to support a company that shares their values or ideology, being able to demonstrate ethical business practices has never been more important. Workshops such as this help businesses take the next step by providing opportunities to learn from peer organizations and industry experts on how to improve and communicate their impact.

Join us on October 15 to learn more about what impact investing means and what simple first steps businesses, employees and individuals can do to take advantage of local opportunities.

Light snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own lunch. For more information about this event or the Best for Colorado program, contact Kiki Hooton at kiki@local-first.org or visit local-first.org/best-for-colorado.

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