Business

Do environmental regulations reduce employment? Not really.

There is no consistent evidence that environmental regulations cause long-term changes in overall employment.

In a recent speech,  President Donald Trump made reference, as he often does, to regulations that have killed American jobs. This is

Hiding Products From Customers May Ultimately Boost Sales

Is it smart for retailers to display their wares to customers a few at a time or all at once? The answer depends largely on the product category, according to research by Kris Johnson Ferreira

Income Inequality, Robots and a Path to a Fairer Society – Knowledge@Wharton

Earlier this year, Oxfam reported that the world’s eight richest people control roughly the same amount of wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population. Around the same time, the World Economic

Employee Ownership

Bacon maker Godshall’s to become employee owned

Godshall's Quality Meats Inc. has announced plans to convert to an employee-owned company. The owners -- Mark Godshall, Floyd Kratz and Ron Godshall -- said they took this extraordinary step to ensure that the company

ESOPs: A Powerful Tool for Closely Held Banks – Lexology

An Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) is a powerful and effective tool that can be used for addressing many different issues facing closely held banks. For shareholders in a closely held bank, an ESOP can

How ‘Fluffy’ the secretary became an owner of a $54 million Philly company

Sometimes a succession plan involves champagne and bruschetta at Del Frisco’s swanky steak house in Center City. And sometimes it involves throwing a chair against the wall. William A. Graham 4th, 76, chairman of the Graham Co.,

Environment

Should you install solar panels on your roof? Ask Google

In 2015, Google launched Project Sunroof, a map that shows which houses have enough sun exposure for solar panels to be a viable energy source. However, the original map was very limited, covering only the

The More Climate Skeptics There Are, the Fewer Climate Entrepreneurs

According to an October 2016 Pew poll, only about half of Americans believe that climate change is due to human activity. The U.S. remains home to a considerable number of “climate skeptics,” who clearly impact

Climate change to worsen drought, diminish corn yields in Africa

Nearly 25 percent of the world’s malnourished population lives in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 300 million people depend on corn, or maize, as their main food source. Maize is the most widely harvested agricultural

Poverty and Prosperity

How can developing countries make the most of the digital revolution?

Digital technologies have been transforming the global economy. Yet many countries have yet to experience the full developmental benefits of digital technologies, such as inclusive and sustainable growth, improved governance, and responsive service delivery. Given

Measures of poverty and well-being still ignore the environment – this must change

Orthodox economic measures like Gross Domestic product fail to measure the things that matter most, write Judith Schleicher & Bhaskar Vira: like human wellbeing and ecological health. This creates a systematic bias in 'development' policies

Growing isolation of poor helps explain changes in concentrated poverty

Concentrated poverty — neighborhoods where 40 percent of the population or more lives below the federal poverty level — is back on the rise for all races in the United States, according to Penn State

Health

No opioids, please: A growing movement lets patients refuse prescriptions

The ease of relapsing into opioid addiction has led a growing number of states to help residents make it clear to medical professionals they do not want to be prescribed the powerful painkillers. Connecticut and

‘Huge advance’ in fighting world’s biggest killer disease

An innovative new drug can prevent heart attacks and strokes by cutting bad cholesterol to unprecedented levels, say doctors. The results of the large international trial on 27,000 patients means the drug could soon be

WHO: Pollution, Environment Taking Toll of 1.7 Million Child Deaths Per Year

Pollution and environmental hazards like dirty water continue to amass a staggering yearly death toll, mostly in the developing world, according to a new analysis by the World Health Organization. Some 1.7 million children under

Impact Investing

Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants

Realizing the opportunity to use capital for greater purposes than financial returns alone, investors across asset classes are aligning their investments with their values. By doing so, they are embracing the belief that it is

5 investment trends behind growth in sustainable and impact investing

Money talks, especially when you have almost $9 trillion at play.  The total dollars invested in the United States through sustainable, responsible and impact investing reached $8.72 trillion in 2016, up 33% from 2014, according

The challenge for impact investing is management, not measurement

It feels like we’re at an important point in the evolution of impact investing.  While the field has shown tremendous growth over the past few years, there are far more asset owners still sitting on

Financial Wellness (also available on sister website PFEEF.org)

Opportunity for all through financial inclusion 

Frederick Douglass, the great orator and leader of the 19th century abolitionist movement, is recognized for his steadfast and determined work for emancipation. He advanced this cause through self-taught reading and writing, and he also used these skills to call for the

5 simple steps employers can take to boost workers’ financial wellness

One of the biggest issues employees face as they plan for retirement is economic uncertainty. Only 21% of workers are very confident that they will have enough money for a comfortable retirement, according to the

Two-Thirds of Americans Aren’t Putting Money in Their 401(k)

Now, U.S. Census Bureau researchers have come up with estimates that rely on tax data, which should be more reliable than surveys. Their conclusion: Only about a third of workers are saving in a 401(k) or similar

Current News Feeds

  • Tesla to take orders for solar roof tiles starting April March 25, 2017
    (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc will start taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, Chief Executive Elon Musk said in a Tweet on Friday.
  • Trump greenlights Keystone XL pipeline, but obstacles loom March 24, 2017
    WASHINGTON/CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration approved TransCanada Corp's Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, cheering the oil industry and angering environmentalists even as further hurdles for the controversial project loom.
  • Wall Street dips in dramatic session as health bill pulled March 24, 2017
    (Reuters) - A dramatic session on Wall Street ended with stocks slightly lower on Friday as they pared losses in late-afternoon trading after Republicans pulled their bill to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system.
  • Judge finds UPS liable to New York over cigarette shipments March 24, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal judge on Friday held United Parcel Service Inc liable for having illegally shipped hundreds of thousands of cartons of untaxed cigarettes in New York, depriving the state and New York City of millions of dollars of taxes.
  • AIG executives meet analysts to push resiliency message March 24, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - American International Group Inc executives have been meeting with investors and analysts to build confidence in the insurer and its turnaround plan amid uncertainty over a replacement for outgoing Chief Executive Officer Peter Hancock.