Making climate impacts feel nearby may not inspire action
Although scientists warn that urgent action is needed to stop climate change, public engagement continues to lag. Many social scientists say people are hesitant to act on climate change because, especially in Western industrialized countries like the U.S., it feels like such a distant threat.
New research from
Two ESOP Bills Would Promote Employee Ownership
Two bills on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) have passed without dissent in the Small Business Committees in the House and the Senate, and both have bipartisan support.
By unanimous vote, the House Small Business Committee passed the Main Street Employee Ownership Act, sponsored by Nydia Velaquez (D-NY), with a
10 reasons startups should be socially responsible from birth
Something doesn’t quite add up in the world of venture capital (VC). Most startups are founded by millennials, 76 percent of whom believe that businesses have the power to make a difference in the world. So, why aren't most startups socially responsible? On the other hand, out of the
HealthMode.Org Launches Window of Opportunity Drive and Free Public Service Live Chat
HealthMode.Org, a recently set-up Mumbai based preventive healthcare social enterprise, today announced the launch of the ‘Window of Opportunity’ drive. This drive aims to raise public awareness of the risk and prevention of chronic lifestyle diseases in India. The public awareness initiative is also supported with a
Two bills on employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) have passed without dissent in the Small Business Committees in the House and the Senate, and both have bipartisan support. By unanimous vote, the House Small Business Committee passed
When it comes to retirement and business succession planning, survey data shows clearly that small business owners have given relatively little thought to how they’ll shift into retirement or enact an exit strategy. According to
Although scientists warn that urgent action is needed to stop climate change, public engagement continues to lag. Many social scientists say people are hesitant to act on climate change because, especially in Western industrialized countries
Previous discussions of geoengineering have looked at global projects, like seeding the atmosphere with particles to reflect more sunlight. That's what makes this focused approach more feasible, says Michael Wolovick, a postdoctoral research associate in
Last year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa. While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ televised town hall on economic inequality drew about 1.7 million live viewers during an online broadcast Monday night. The panel-discussion-style event, called “Inequality in America: The Rise of Oligarchy and Collapse of the Middle
US inequality has become so extreme that hyperbolic headlines about how much wealth is in the hands of a few families in this country have ceased to shock. But economists are increasingly worried that inequality is
HealthMode.Org, a recently set-up Mumbai based preventive healthcare social enterprise, today announced the launch of the ‘Window of Opportunity’ drive. This drive aims to raise public awareness of the risk and prevention of chronic lifestyle
Social entrepreneurship utilizes effective business practices combined with social and cultural awareness to change the lives of those in need. There are millions of people in rural and poor communities suffering from lack of access
In recent years, impact investing has come of age. In 2017, not only was more capital committed to impact investment strategies (17 percent more in 2017 versus 2016), but there was also significantly more buzz and excitement
“Your capital can do more than generate returns.”This used to be a slogan persuading investors to be more socially impactful. But now it’s a trend. Sustainable, responsible and impact investing, or SRI, is an investment discipline that
The 14 winners of the 2018 Impact Awards – which celebrate tech-for-good innovations that improve people’s lives and the world around us — have been unveiled. The Impact Awards, sponsored by Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading social tech
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When it comes to health, happiness, and well-being, American communities did not fare well in 2016 and 2017 compared with previous years. Those were the top findings from Gallup’s and Sharecare’s State of American Well-Being 2017
The reason it’s so hard to master? It’s actually a multi-disciplinary field that requires foundational skills ranging from psychology to negotiation. Navigating the personal finance landscape requires skills or knowledge in the following foundational areas:
After six years of reporting increasing confidence in their financial situation, workers’ attitudes took a serious nosedive when thinking about their money issues and how they affect their lives, a recent biannual survey found. According
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
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
The fact that President Donald Trump either didn't read or ignored a warning in his briefing papers not to congratulate Russian President Vladimir Putin on a phone call between the two men Tuesday is a sexy story. But, it is not the real story here.
NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - British consumer goods group Reckitt Benckiser Group has pulled out of discussions with Pfizer Inc over buying its consumer healthcare business, strengthening the hand of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline Plc .
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Malta's regulators have imposed a freeze on the business of Pilatus Bank after its chairman's arrest on charges of breaking U.S. sanctions prompted a fresh wave of criticism of the island's authorities.
BEIJING (Reuters) - China's crude oil futures, to be launched on Monday, will be a major step in Beijing's years-long push to win greater sway over oil pricing, but for western traders it will likely bring frustration as well as opportunity.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce tariffs on Chinese imports on Thursday, a White House official said, in a move aimed at curbing theft of U.S. technology and likely to trigger retaliation from Beijing and stoke fears of a global trade war.
TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar slipped on Thursday after the Federal Reserve held back from increasing the pace of this year's rate hikes, while worries over an impending announcement on trade tariffs from U.S. President Donald Trump capped Asian shares.
(Reuters) - Endo International Plc and two other companies have agreed to pay $270.8 million to resolve class action lawsuits alleging Endo paid a generic drug manufacturer to delay launching a cheaper version of its Lidoderm painkiller patch.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Longtime AIDS researcher Dr. Robert Redfield will be the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday.