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This week marks two major #USGBC member announcements toward sustainability efforts: @KPShare @citi

This week marks two major #USGBC member announcements toward sustainability efforts: @KPShare @citi

In the past week, both Citi and Kaiser Permanente , two active USGBC members , have made significant commitments to reduce their environmental impact. Going above and beyond the practice of pursuing LEED certification for the buildings they own and operate, these two highly respected corporate citizens are demonstrating the power of institutions to assess risk on a large scale, and to effect change. Citi's commitments Citi, a worldwide leader in the financial sector and a Gold-level member of USGBC, is committing $100 billion over 10 years to finance activities that will reduce the impact of climate change and create environmentally sound solutions to infrastructure challenges. Through lending, direct investment and facilitation, Citi will seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to encourage resource efficiency across sectors. Citi plans to directly finance programs an...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/going-big-two-usgbc-members...

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