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Around the Table: JPMorgan Chase, Windermere, Puget Sound Energy, & more

Funding efforts to increase Black homeownership

JPMorgan Chase recently announced it will direct $1.95 million toward a Black homeownership initiative organized by Civic Commons that aims to add 1,500 Black homeowners in the Seattle area in the next five years. In addition, HomeSight is working with Windermere Real Estate, U.S. Bank, and others to offer a loan for Black/African American homebuyers in Washington state.

Committing to sustainability

Microsoft recently released its annual sustainability report on its 2021 progress toward becoming a carbon negative, water positive, zero waste company by 2030. Puget Sound Energy has formed an advisory group to help guide its Beyond Net Zero Carbon goal.

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