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Business – Social Enterprise

Low-Carbon Sustainability Transitions For Social Enterprises

The third sector of the economy, where social enterprises sit, has increasingly become a key driver of social progress where legislative and market failures occur. Social enterprises are a proven model for social change given

The power of pharma businesses to drive social change

Poverty, unemployment and inequality are perhaps the biggest challenges facing society today. These issues all urgently need solutions, and businesses bear a responsibility in helping to create them. One of the key ways in which

‘Impact Beyond Numbers’ — GoodWeave’s Global Solution To Child Labor

Nina Smith is the founding CEO of GoodWeave International. Since 1999, she has developed and led its operations that, include standard-setting and product certification programs; its programs for inspecting

Employee Ownership

Charlie Pillsbury furthers the employee-ownership cause

The late George S. Pillsbury, a Pillsbury executive who went on to distinguish himself as a bipartisan-oriented Republican in the Minnesota Legislature in the 1970s and 1980s, also was interested in spreading the wealth. He

Fast Facts on ESOPs

The first half of 2018 has seen an increase in middle market M&A, particularly with respect to privately held businesses.  Many of these business owners are directly interested in employee ownership as an alternative alongside

Wood waste processing leader Bandit goes 100 percent employee-owned

Bandit Industries announced on June 7 they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit, a maker of woodchippers and other wood waste


Climate change has fish moving faster than regulations can keep up

The world’s system for allocating fish stocks is being outpaced by the movement of fish species in response to climate change, according to a study undertaken by an international team of marine ecologists, fisheries and

Bolder targets needed to protect nature for people’s sake

University of Queensland (UQ) and Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) researchers argue that the world needs more diverse, ambitious and area-specific targets for retaining important natural systems to safeguard humanity. The findings are published in Nature

Off-grid solution providers to tackle energy poverty in Southern Africa

Next generation utility, BBOXX, has partnered with an off-grid provider, DC Go to tackle energy poverty in Southern Africa. Through this partnership, the companies will combine their unrivalled knowledge of the off-grid energy market in

Poverty and Prosperity

‘To be horrified by inequality and early death and not have any kind of plan for responding — that would not work for me.’

Life stories from Drew Faust, Howard Gardner, Annette Gordon-Reed, Martin Karplus, Toshiko Mori, Steven Pinker, E.O. Wilson, and many more, in the Experience series. Paul Farmer will forever be tied to his efforts to improve health

55 mn Indians slip into poverty in a year on rising medical expenses: Study

Despite the government's thrust on health insurance schemes in India, a majority of the population continues to incur significant expenditure on healthcare. This has resulted in about 55 million Indians getting pushed into poverty in

Dads often earn more, even if they’re not harder workers

When it comes to earning potential, it pays to be a dad, new UBC research suggests. The study, published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, found that men often receive a wage boost when


Putting the brakes on metastatic cancer

In a new study published in Nature Communications, the team found that by inhibiting several newly identified gene targets they could block more than 99.5 per cent of cancer metastasis in living cells. "The potential

Medicaid experiments may impact access to healthcare

Current experimental approaches in Medicaid programs — including requirements to pay premiums, contribute to health savings accounts, or to work — may lead to unintended consequences for patient coverage and access, such as confusing beneficiaries

Why being left-handed matters for mental health treatment

According to a radical new model of emotion in the brain, a current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population. Since

Impact Investing

Best Practices in Impact Management Begin to Take Hold

One of the defining trends in impact investing in the past year has been the mushrooming interest in impact management, the essential practice of integrating impact at each stage of the investment process. This is

Impact Investors Hold US$228 Billion in Assets

The relatively young market for impact investments—those that seek to have a positive effect on the environment and society—is continuing to expand at a steady pace as more players enter the market, the Global Impact

It’s the Small Things: Sustainable Investment Trends

1. WOW! ESG Is B.I.G. In the U.S., the number of investment products —including mutual funds, ETFs and variable annuities—that screen for environmental, social and governance criteria has grown at a compound annual rate of

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Is Your State Financially Savvy?

Did you know that some states are financially savvier than others?  And that's not just in terms of state budgeting practices. Some have residents who score much higher than their neighbors in terms of financial

Challenging The Myths About Financial Wellness

The 2017 Stress in America™ Survey revealed that 62% of Americans reported money was a significant source of stress in their lives. This is nothing new. Work and money-related stressors have consistently topped this survey. Regardless of

8 great financial lessons I learned from my father

My father emigrated from Taiwan in the 1960s with only $17 to his name and the clothes on his back. Though he was poor in a material and financial sense, he never considered himself poor.

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These Poverty-Fighting Startups Are Slaying Silicon Valley’s Sacred Cows

“One of my ambitions is to help our users put more food on the table,” says Jimmy Chen, the founder of Propel. His company makes a mobile app called FreshEBT that helps people among the U.S.’s

Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty

Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please

Isolationism, Business and War

Wars characterize the twentieth century, with the U.S. featuring as a significant player. The self-pronounced reputation of the U.S. as “rescuer of the world” continued at the turn of the century with 9/11 and the

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  • Uber battles to keep London license in court appeal June 25, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Uber goes to court on Monday to overturn a decision stripping it of its license in London after being ruled unfit to run a taxi service in its most important European market.
  • Oil prices drop on OPEC's output deal, but markets to stay tight June 25, 2018
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices fell on Monday as traders factored in an expected 1 million barrels per day (bpd) output increase in the wake of an Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meeting in Vienna last week.
  • Malaysia arrests Najib ex-aide in 1MDB probe: media June 25, 2018
    KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian authorities have made the first arrest in a renewed probe into the multi-billion dollar scandal at state fund 1MDB, remanding a former aide of ousted prime minister Najib Razak to assist in investigations, Bernama news reported on Monday.
  • KLM, Delta opposed to Capron as head of Air France KLM: media June 25, 2018
    PARIS (Reuters) - KLM and Delta Airlines have expressed their opposition toward possible plans to name Philippe Capron as the new head of Air France KLM , BFM Business reported on Monday.
  • Global shares slide on trade worries, oil gives up some gains June 25, 2018
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Global share prices fell on Monday on escalating trade tensions between the United States and major economies while crude oil prices gave up some of the hefty gains made after major oil exporters agreed to a modest increase in production.
  • Study preserves hopes for Roche's Tecentriq in lung cancer June 25, 2018
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Roche's hopes of having the first immunotherapy cocktail to be approved as an initial treatment for an aggressive form of lung cancer remained intact on Monday after a trial showed positive survival data.
  • Australian watchdog appeals to high court on Pfizer's alleged abuse of market power June 25, 2018
    MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog said on Monday it would appeal to the nation's high court for a ruling on whether Pfizer Inc used its market power to limit competition for its cholesterol-lowering drug Lipitor.
  • China says United States domestic opioid market the crux of crisis June 25, 2018
    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's drug control agency on Monday said the United States should do more to cut its demand for opioids to tackle the use of synthetic drug fentanyl, but it vowed to step up cooperation after Chinese production of the substance had been blamed for fuelling the U.S. opioid crisis.
  • Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women discovered in surrogacy raid June 23, 2018
    PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-three pregnant Cambodian women who were carrying babies on behalf of Chinese clients have been discovered during a raid on an illegal commercial surrogacy operation, police said on Saturday.
  • Parents often lack amusement-park safety plans June 23, 2018
    (Reuters Health) - One in five parents don't talk to their kids about safety issues at amusement parks, especially what to do if they get lost, according to a poll by the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan.