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Inside the May 2008 Issue

In Search of Clean Profits: Hispanic Business Magazine Goes Green

Green: we're not only convinced that it's here to stay, we think it's likely to become "the new black." In the past, green investments were morally fueled in an effort to promote environmental protections or support companies with socially responsible labor practices or products. Today, consumers can't get enough green products, and their sales are shoving many companies' margins into the black. ...continue

Hispanic Scholarship Fund: 'Speaking the Language of Business'

By awarding a whopping 82,000 college scholarships worth more than $221 million, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund may be breaking all records for nonprofit success. Founded in 1975 to boost college education among U.S. Hispanics, the fund has changed the lives of tens of thousands of Hispanic students. As the nation's preeminent organization supporting Hispanic higher education, and one of Hispanic Business magazine's Top 25 nonprofits, the fund reportedly is a model of efficiency and results. ...continue

Green Building Boom: Architects, Builders & Buyers Seek Energy Efficiency

Despite the current downturn in housing, the long-term prospects of green housing look promising. Backing up that belief is a recent American Institute of Architects poll that indicated that a remarkable 91 percent of registered voters nationwide would pay more for a house if it has a reduced destructive impact on nature. Just exactly what constitutes a "green" house is up for interpretation, but anything that saves energy, and reduces waste and pollution qualifies. ...continue

Hispanic Business Magazine's 2008 Top Nonprofit Organizations

Hispanic Business Magazine's 2008 Top Nonprofit Organizations, revealed in our May issue, follow. ...continue

Green Investing, The Color of Money

In the financial world, green can beget green--in all sorts of ways. In the past, "going green" meant protecting the planet, but today, it increasingly also means the potential profits reaped from environmental investments. "Green investing" focuses on a range of environmental and social concerns. Also called Socially Responsible Investing, or SRI, by analysts, its assets have blown through the roof in the past few years. ...continue

Hispanics in Philanthropy--'Thinking Big' Leads to Success

There is a shadow looming over the world of Hispanic nonprofits, threatening many with insolvency. Hundreds of charitable organizations confront the disturbing fact that a mere 1.2 percent of the donations from national foundations go to Hispanic nonprofits. One organization, however, that has bucked this trend is the highly successful San Francisco-based Hispanics in Philanthropy, or HIP. Aggressive, savvy, and international in scope, HIP is filling a small but critically important niche. ...continue

Move Over Gas Guzzlers--The Hybrids Are Coming!

Not long ago, hybrid cars were little more than novelties. But those days are long gone. Today's hybrids can be sleek, stylish, and fast. With the price of gasoline soaring toward $4 per gallon in the United States, they are increasingly attractive economically. In fact, these gas-savers may claim 80 percent of the market by 2020. ...continue

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