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Business – Social Enterprise

From Direct Action to Advisory Services: A Pathway to Scale for Social Entrepreneurs

central question for any social entrepreneur with a proven, effective innovation is how to scale its impact. For many organizations and funders, the answer to this question is elusive. There are many pathways to

The field of social entrepreneurship continues to rise

Coined in the early 1980s — most commonly attributed to Ashoka founder, Bill Drayton — the term “social entrepreneur” may still experience debate on exact definition (as reported early in Generocity’s March coverage) but there’s

From solar torches to bioloos: five frugal innovations from around the world

Whether it’s bringing quality healthcare closer to those residing in rural villages or providing people with facilities as basic and necessary as toilets, it’s sometimes wise not to overcomplicate things. Frugal innovation, based on the

Employee Ownership

How May The New Tax Act Affect Your ESOP?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2018 (the “Act”) was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. It is heralded as making the most significant changes in corporate taxation in the

The Motz Corporation Proudly Becomes Employee Owned

The Motz Corporation, global provider of innovative turf solutions, is now employee owned after launching an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Founded in 1977 and serving the high-performance natural and synthetic turf markets, The Motz Corporation is one

Nussbaum Transportation Begins Employee Stock Ownership Plan

Brent Nussbaum, CEO of Nussbaum Transportation, the trucking company his father started in 1945, says the best way to keep the firm family-owned for the next generation and to retain good people is by having

Environment

Maximum power from wind farms

Every two and a half hours, a new wind turbine rises in the U.S. In 2016, wind provided 5.6 percent of all electricity produced, more than double the amount generated by wind in 2010, but

Solar Energy and Global Poverty Reduction

One in five people, roughly 1.3 billion globally, do not have access to electricity that would improve health and education while decreasing poverty. In sub-Saharan Africa, the proportion of individuals lacking electricity rises to seven

Hurricane Harvey: Most fatalities occurred outside flood zones

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the

Poverty and Prosperity

America once fought a war against poverty – now it wages a war on the poor

In 2013, Callie Greer’s daughter Venus died in her arms after a battle with breast cancer. If caught early, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with breast cancer is close to 100%. But Venus’s

The ethics of reducing inequality

Around the world, the effects of alarmingly high economic inequality are spilling over into politics and society. Economic insecurity is a driving force behind violent conflicts in the Middle East and the rise of fascist

‘Wealth Gap’ Poses Significant Threat To Women’s Retirement Security

Women today are fighting to remedy inequality in several areas, and have made great strides as a result of their efforts. But financial security is (still) an issue. A recent study, Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom

Health

New affordable hepatitis C combination treatment shows 97 percent cure rate

An affordable hepatitis C combination treatment including the new drug candidate ravidasvir has been shown to be safe and effective, with extremely high cure rates for patients, including hard-to-treat cases, according to interim results from

Antioxidant makes old blood vessels seem young

Older adults who take a novel antioxidant that specifically targets cellular powerhouses, or mitochondria, see aging of their blood vessels reverse by the equivalent of 15 to 20 years within six weeks, according to new

What links poverty and poor health?

Poverty and poor health worldwide are inextricably linked. The causes of poor health for millions globally are rooted in political, social and economic injustices. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health.

Impact Investing

Why you should give ethical investing it a try

Ethical investing is one of the ways in which investors can partake by putting their money into responsible causes. According to Investopedia, it can be observed in two ways. The first is eliminating industries like gambling,

Responsible investment is the future millennials want

Used as an umbrella term for smaller subsets including ethical, sustainable and impact investments, ESG refers to investing in companies whose non-financial performance indicators are geared towards sustainable, ethical and corporate governance issues such as

The Family Office World Grapples With How to Confront Big Corporations

John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Co. and as a result was the richest person on the planet when he died in 1937. Yet some of his 200-plus living descendants have embarked on a mission to challenge

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

The Stubborn Wealth Gap Between Men and Women

The #MeToo movement has shed light on the gender gaps that exist in wages and representation in executive suites across industries. But there’s another, even larger gender gap that doesn’t get as much attention: the

5 Scary Facts About Financial Literacy – and How to Avoid Becoming a Statistic

If you're reading this story, then you're already ahead of the curve. That's because adults and teenagers in the U.S. – and worldwide – are enormously ignorant when it comes to financial literacy. They struggle to

Financial Wellness Programs: How Employees Benefit

Every employee in America has, at one time or another, felt stressed about the same thing: money. Changes in the healthcare system, tax reform and employer plans are impacting us all. As a result, more

Popular Posts

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

Current News Feeds

  • Volkswagen first-quarter profit drops 3.6 percent on accounting changes April 26, 2018
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen on Thursday posted a surprise drop in first-quarter operating profit as accounting changes, currency headwinds and technology costs weighed on group results.
  • Shell profit soars on stronger oil prices April 26, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a 42 percent rise in first-quarter profit, its highest in over three years, boosted by higher oil prices and production.
  • Deutsche Bank to scale back investment bank as profits drop April 26, 2018
    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank announced cutbacks to its bond and equities trading on Thursday in a major overhaul of its troubled investment bank, after posting a 79 percent drop in net profit in the first quarter.
  • Asia stocks supported by Wall St., but China drags April 26, 2018
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks were supported on Thursday by robust corporate earnings that helped Wall Street quell concerns about the surge in U.S. bond yields. However, sagging Chinese shares limited the upside potential of the market.
  • ZTE tells suppliers China trade row may be factor in U.S. ban: source April 26, 2018
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - China's ZTE Corp held a conference call on Wednesday with major suppliers, during which a company representative suggested the trade dispute with Beijing may have been a factor in last week's U.S. order banning American firms from selling goods to the smartphone maker, according to a person familiar with the call.