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Business

Harvard Business School gets blamed for income inequality

If the same extended family produced Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Charles Manson, at some point it would probably be worth asking, “Hey, do we really know what we’re doing here? Cousins Randy, Billy, and

Is Socially Responsible Capitalism Losing?

When companies prize investors above all, they’ll do anything to increase their stock price, and that’s not good for workers.

In December, 2015, a new startup called Juno entered the ride-hailing market in New York

150 Executives Commit to Fostering Diversity and Inclusion

A new initiative will have executives at companies like PricewaterhouseCoopers and Procter & Gamble share how to promote open discussion among employees.

Tim Ryan had been the United States chairman of PricewaterhouseCoopers

Employee Ownership

Oliver’s Markets sets up employee stock ownership plan

Sonoma County’s Oliver’s Markets is giving the term “locally owned” a new twist. The privately held company, with four supermarkets spread from Cotati to Windsor, has set up an employee stock ownership plan that will

Employee stock plan latest community investment by Practice Velocity

Urgent care clinics nationwide rely on Practice Velocity, LLC software and services to improve patient care and clinic management. From a 2002 startup company with servers in a closet, the company has grown to 240

How You Can Invest In Employee-Owned Companies

Research shows again and again companies that share ownership broadly with their employees and get employees more involved in day-to-day work decisions outperform their peers in the marketplace, thanks to their engaged and motivated work-forces.

Environment

Sempra VP Surprises, Says 100 Percent Renewable Grid Is Possible Now

A vice president with Sempra Energy, one of the nation’s largest utilities, made a stunning admission to a roomful of gas and oil executives this week: there is no technical impediment to California getting all

A “Quick Start Guide” For Ending Rural Energy Poverty

Solving complex development issues doesn’t usually come with a quick start manual. New findings, however, suggest that delivering electricity access to 1 billion rural poor may be an exception. It is now well understood that

All Dutch trains now run on 100% wind power

As of the first of January this year, all public transport trains in the Netherlands are being powered by renewable energy, namely from wind power. There's currently a total of 2,200 wind turbines across the

Poverty and Prosperity

America is a world leader in health inequality

The divide between health outcomes for the richest and poorest Americans is among the largest in the world, according to a new study. Of people in households making less than $22,500 a year, 38 percent reported being

Significant racial and ethnic disparities still exist, according to Stanford report

Despite improvements in education, social mobility and many critical areas, large racial and ethnic disparities still exist – and are sometimes even increasing – for other important outcomes, according to a recently published Stanford report

5 Facts You Should Know About Energy Poverty

Imagine what life would be like without access to modern-day energy sources, like electricity. This is energy poverty. For millions of poor people across the globe, their livelihoods, well-being and health are affected by the

Health

Two Generic Medications Become One Expensive Drug – The Atlantic

I was prescribed a brand-name drug I didn’t need and given a coupon to cover the out-of-pocket costs. I had discovered yet another reason why Americans pay too much for health care. Everything happened so

In search of a meaningful life

Zareen Choudhury and her friends have yet to pinpoint the meaning of life, but it’s not for lack of trying. Dorm study sessions often veer off into more abstract territory — and once they get

Healthy diet? That depends on your genes

ITHACA, N.Y. – A recently published Cornell University study describes how shifts in the diets of Europeans after the introduction of farming 10,000 years ago led to genetic adaptations that favored the dietary trends of

Impact Investing

Pushing the Boundaries of Impact Investing

The fundraising climate for nonprofits is often challenging due to struggles like donor fatigue, growing competition for the same resources, and limited funding as government and philanthropic contributions stagnate or decline. At the same time,

It’s Myth-Busting Time: Three Misconceptions About Impact Investing

MYTH #1 Impact investing equals philanthropy In the spirit of innovation, there has been a trend of organizations and businesses of all forms being re-branded as social enterprises, which tends to blur the lines for

The who, what and how of impact investing

In the past, the concepts of "financial gain" and "social good" have seemed mutually exclusive. But with impact investing on the rise, this is no longer the case. The logistics, though, are a little tricky.

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

1 in 3 workers say their personal finances are distracting at work

Financial woes plague 85% of workers, a good reason for employers to sponsor financial well-being plans. In a paper released by the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), statistics show that 85% of Americans are

Financial literacy takeaways

Without an understanding of basic financial concepts, how do you expect to manage your money wisely? The answer is getting educated. Financial literacy is everything because it is one of the greatest challenges people have

74% of Seniors Failed a Basic Financial Literacy Quiz

A recent survey of over 1,300 Americans finds that almost 3 out of 4 people aged 60 to 75 failed to pass a quiz measuring financial literacy, and only 5% managed a grade of 80%

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  • Health insurers says Senate bill's Medicaid cuts to hurt states June 23, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate's plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry's largest lobbyist said on Friday.