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One in 20 UK workers part of ‘hidden revolution’ to reform capitalism

One in 20 British workers – or 2 million people – have jobs with firms that seek to do good while also earning a profit, research showed on Wednesday, dubbing it a “hidden revolution”. Social

Why Proven Solutions Struggle to Scale Up

Record-breaking heat and hurricanes. Refugees with no place to go. Increasing income inequality in some of the world’s wealthiest countries. At the roots of these tremendous problems are a tangle of causes that demand

Great news for champions of sustainable, ethical behavior

Wherever you live, and wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you probably believe that a significant share of the political elite in your country is irredeemably corrupt and unethical. And wherever you work, it

Employee Ownership

Sun Light & Power transitions to 100% employee-owned

After more than 40 years in business, California’s Sun Light & Power announced the implementation of an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) giving 100% ownership to the company’s 80+ employees. The transition supports the company’s

Breaking Through the False Choice Between Mission and Liquidity

Many a social enterprise leader has asked themselves: If I take on equity investors, will I have to fight to preserve my company’s mission? If I have to sell my company to a larger enterprise

Capitalism for the common good

In the past few years, Mark Barnes and wife, Perri, were excited to prepare for their retirement from the lawn care and snow removal business, Barnes Inc., that they founded in 1981. But there was

Environment

Sustainable Energy Fund For Africa Grants US$ 1 Million To Stimulate Renewable Energy

The Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA), managed by the African Development Bank, has approved a US$1 million grant to Independent Power Producers (IPP) in Angola to encourage private investment in renewable energy. The SEFA

Act now for a sustainable environment

THE government has, for quite some time, shone its light on socio-economic issues of the country, and rightly so. However, what is often missing from the spotlight is the environment and sustainability aspect of Malaysia,

Africa’s Environment Ministers call for action through innovative solutions

Nairobi, 19 September 2018 Guided by global environmental concern, ministers of environment and government representatives of African nations have committed to promote and invest in innovative solutions while implementing concrete actions to overcome environmental challenges

Poverty and Prosperity

World Bank reports slower progress on extreme poverty

The war in Syria and a population surge in sub-Saharan Africa have undermined efforts to reduce the number of people living in extreme poverty, the World Bank has said. In its annual report, the Washington-based development agency

This Chart Shows Social Security’s Growing Inequality Problem

For millions of Americans Social Security represents an economic safety net. Yet recent research shows its benefits are tilting more and more in favor of the wealthiest retirees. And it’s due to how long we

Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business at Center on Business and Poverty

Madison, WI – September 2018 -- Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco is President of Porco Consulting and CEO of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin. Carmen has successfully brought six low-income housing communities out of

Health

Heat-related deaths likely to increase significantly

The world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures, say authors of a new study in

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.

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them?

When choosing which new products to develop, companies must decide how much they want to innovate. Should they make an incremental improvement on an existing product? Or should they create something entirely new? Dimitris Papanikolaou,

Impact Investing

How tech and investment could help feed the many

Last year, 124 million people around the world faced food crises that required humanitarian action. The figures from the United Nations Food Programme show that more than 39 million people starved as a result of droughts. With so

Advisors, Not Their Clients, Should Lead on ESG Investing

How popular is ESG-themed investing? It’s estimated that over $20 trillion is invested in assets because of their favored for their environmental, social and/or governance (ESG) characteristics, including over $8 trillion in the U.S. Here’s

Why Foundations Should Step Up Their Game In Impact Investing

There’s a growing number of people in the world of social entrepreneurship focused on not just building impact-oriented companies, but on creating a more fundamental systemic change. With that in mind, 45 impact investors, researchers

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Study: 94% of US and UK workers report high work-related stress

Dive Brief: All but 6% of 1,600 U.S. and U.K. workers said they suffer from stress, and at least a third of them said they’ve experienced “high” or “unsustainably high” stress, according to a new study by Wrike, “The Stress

Millions of Americans Enduring Financial Nightmares in Secret

Americans are leading double lives when it comes to money — seemingly flush with cash and confidence on the outside, but shivering with financial fears on the inside. This is the sobering conclusion from Nonfiction

Examining the Root Causes of Financial Stress

In addition to evaluating participant financial stress levels, a new OneAmerica survey also looks at the specific factors causing participants to experience financial stress. Two in three retirement plan participants indicate they have moderate to

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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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