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Why Social Entrepreneurs Gathered At Windsor Castle

Twenty miles (32 kilometers) west of London sprawl the grounds and fortifications of Windsor Castle. This was first constructed almost a millennia ago by William the Conqueror after he crossed the channel from France

Re-defining Corporate Behaviors and Norms Through More-Holistic Assessment

All the organizations I have worked with over the past two decades—both NGOs and big business—have had a sense of urgency about making progress on environmental and social goals. All have understood that acting

These social entrepreneurs have paved the way to success

As the number of social startups continues to increase on a yearly basis, they are driven by charismatic leaders and entrepreneurs dedicated to implementing their visions for the benefit of society. Not everyone is cut

Employee Ownership

Plan Your Succession

If you’re fond of sports analogies, think about how football teams hold players in reserve to back up other team members when they’re sidelined with injuries. Baseball clubs like to cross-train players in different positions

Why the U.S. Needs More Worker-Owned Companies

The gap in wealth in the United States between the ultrawealthy and everyone else has reached its widest point in decades. One way to narrow the divide is through the use of worker buyouts, in

Business flows for employee-owned firm

Anyone who’s taken a swim in the Sheraton Waikiki's infinity pool, or driven past the fountain at the entrance to Kahului Airport or looked up at the corner of Auahi and Kamakee streets to see

Environment

There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems

"There can be no sustainable development without profound changes in food systems". This call for change was issued by an international group of experts dubbed the "Milano Group" (see box), whose members have written an

A step closer to sustainable energy from seawater

The research group led by Leiden chemist Marc Koper has discovered a catalyst that minimizes the production of chlorine gas during salt water electrolysis. The invention can enable the direct production of hydrogen from seawater.

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The Sun Powers a Women’s Bakery in Brazil’s Semi-arid Northeast

POMBAL, Brazil, Aug 2 2018 (IPS) - “The sun which used to torment us now blesses us,” said one of the 19 women who run the Community Bakery of Varzea Comprida dos Oliveiras, a settlement

Poverty and Prosperity

Retirement incomes will become more unequal, study finds

If income inequality continues to grow, so too will the gap between wealthy and struggling retirees. That's the takeaway from a new report by the Urban Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C., and funded by

How Apple And Beyoncé Show That Extreme Inequality Is Everywhere

We got a reminder this week of how unequal the business world is: Apple became the first company to reach $1 trillion in market value. Four more tech companies are right behind it – the MAGAs. At

We Wanted Safer Banks. We Got More Inequality.

A few years ago, one of Karen Petrou’s banking clients gave her an unusual assignment: It wanted her to write a paper laying out “the unintended consequences of the post-financial-crisis capital framework.” Petrou is the

Health

Rotavirus vaccine cuts infant deaths by a third in Malawi

The study led by scientists at the University of Liverpool, UCL, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and partners in Malawi provides the first population-level evidence from a low-income country that rotavirus vaccination saves

Harmless or hormone disorder? A new test enables a quick diagnosis for drinking by the liter

Drinking excessive amounts of fluids can be a medically unremarkable habit, but it could also signify a rare hormone disorder. A new procedure now enables a fast and reliable diagnosis. Researchers from the University of

Key aspects of human cell ageing reversed by new compounds

In a laboratory study of endothelial cells -- which line the inside of blood vessels -- researchers tested compounds designed to target mitochondria (the "power stations" of cells). In the samples used in the study,

Impact Investing

ABCs of ESG

Socially responsible investing has become a $20 trillion-plus industry. From universities to municipalities, sovereign wealth funds to pension funds, and Generation X to millennials, investors and shareholders alike are flocking to stocks with high environmental,

Sustainable investing: can you do well by doing good?

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to divest from fossil fuel stocks, the Church of Ireland has pledged to do likewise by 2022, while Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, doesn’t invest

Sustainable Investing for Institutions: A Case Study

Sustainable investing is at once intuitive and confusing; it seems like the right thing to do, but there are many different ways to do it. It promises a contribution to solving global issues, but perhaps

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

How to improve your financial wellness strategy

You could consider financial wellness to be the most important employee benefit around. However, whilst helping your employees understand and improve upon their personal financial situation is an honourable diversion, if employers don’t approach the

Where’s the ROI on Financial Literacy Programs?

It’s doubtful many banking professionals view financial education programs as a serious marketing tool. Such initiatives often feel like little more than an obligatory community service, and thus receive perfunctory attention from the senior leadership

Debt Needs to Be Addressed in Financial Wellness Programs

Health, money, work and life all play a critical role in an employee’s total well-being, according to a study from Fidelity Investments, based on responses from more than 9,000 workers and conducted in collaboration with

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“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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