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April 29, 2014
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The Rebuild America Roundtable, scheduled between the International Foundation Legislative Conference and the Council on Institutional Investments (CII), both in Washington, DC next week, will focus on defending retirement security and promoting responsible investment (RI). A number of prestigious labor and pension fund leaders will be speaking at the small roundtable at the AFL-CIO Lewis Room. Heartland will announce an exciting new Responsible Investment Guidebook for capital stewards, commissioned by the Federation and other sponsors. We will then ask friends to join us for cocktails at a nearby hotel. The invitation is attached.

President Bill Clinton and Teachers' President Randi Weingarten join Building Trades Leader Sean McGarvey in pathbreaking speeches focused on Rebuilding America! 

Introduction to the "Building Trades" Article
by Tom Croft, Managing Director

President Bill Clinton made a surprise appearance in front of over 2,300 national, state and local building and construction trade union leaders attending the North American Building Trades Unions conference.  Sean McGarvey, President of the BTU, introduced the former President and also presented the Building Trades'  "Hat's Off" award to Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT).  Weingarten was honored for the work that she and AFT have done to leverage public employee pension assets for the expressed purpose of funding badly needed improvements to our nation's infrastructure. Read more>>> 

Introduction to the "ULLICO" Article
by Tom Croft, Managing Director
Ullico logoThrough its exciting new Ullico Infrastructure Fund, Ullico Inc. recently announced a $50 million commitment to finance new or operating solar energy projects through a partnership with Panasonic Eco Solutions North America (Panasonic) and Coronal Management, LLC (Coronal). The first project to be completed under the agreement is a 16.2 megawatt portfolio of CREST (California Renewable Energy Small Tariff) projects in Tulare and Kings Counties in Central California. The two projects are set for a mid-2014 completion with interconnection to Southern California Edison's energy grid.  


Heartland Capital Strategies fosters a "Community of Practice" for economic impact investments.

Inspired by the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), Heartland Capital Strategies (HCS) promotes investments and projects essential for revitalizing America's productive economy and community prosperity.

The Heartland E-Journal, like the new Heartland Blog, will feature news updates, opinion and analysis pieces, and success stories related to responsible investment (RI).   The new E-Journal will also cover broad aspects of the real economy-you know, the one we live and work in.  Responsible investment of workers' savings and assets can be invested in the private economy to generate specific social, economic and environmental (ESG) benefits, along with the necessary financial returns.