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Sustainable Business 

‘Perfect Time,’ Ethical Businesses Say, to Drive Social Change

Ethically driven businesses are becoming increasingly popular and profitable but they can face threats for shaking up the existing order, entrepreneurs said on Social Enterprise Day.

When Meghan Markle wore a pair of “slave-free” jeans on

Why should companies care about social responsibility?

Over time, the relationship between business and society has evolved. Business has had a significant impact on the way we travel, homes we inhabit, foods we eat, and conveniences we enjoy. Every product and service

Why the world deserves a better toilet

I just traveled halfway around the world to look at a toilet.

If you’re a long-time reader of TGN, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. There are few things I love talking about more. Sanitation is

Financial Wellness 

Financial wellness programs can boost cost savings

Companies can significantly decrease the cost of delayed employee retirements by boosting the retirement readiness of their employees, a new report from Financial Finesse, a financial wellness program provider, stated. Companies with 50,000 employees can

People who use mobile fintech apps tend to make worse financial decisions

One of the wonders of the modern life is all of the whizzy technology available to help us manage our money. But does it mean we make better financial decisions? Maybe not. A study of

Six Steps To Implementing Financial Education In The Workplace

It is well known among employers that a lot of employees struggle with stress -- including financial stress -- at work. According to a recent survey from PwC, nearly one-third of employees report being distracted due to

Poverty and Prosperity

How Can Countries Reduce Poverty Faster?

Can the world end poverty by 2030, the target set by the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development? The UN General Assembly recently reaffirmed this deadline but conceded that meeting it will require “accelerating global actions” to

This is what poverty looks like in the US right now

Though poverty has slightly declined in recent years, the US Census Bureau found last year that nearly 40 million people are living in poverty in America. Poverty affects almost every area of life for Americans in every

Bernie Sanders And Tucker Carlson Agree On Income Inequality. Why Can’t Democrats And Republicans?

I've never watched Tucker Carlson's program on Fox but am aware of his reputation. Profiles of him in major media have tended to have one slant. Coming across a one in the American Conservative by Alan Pell

Environment

This is solving unexpected environmental problems

Your car, your dishwasher, your laptop, your smartphone, your furniture, even the clothes you wear: unless it has been locally produced, it’s a safe bet to say that all these items sailed the seven seas

Renewable Energy Is Surging, but..

Renewable energy is now cheaper than natural gas and coal in parts of the United States. The only problem: Cheap renewables may not be enough to stop the world from warming to dangerously high levels.

India offers renewable energy expertise to island nations

New Delhi: India is ready to share its expertise in renewable energy with small island nations, Union Power and New & Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh said Wednesday. “India has chosen the path of

Health

Dietary fat is good? Dietary fat is bad? Coming to consensus

Which is better, a low-fat/high-carbohydrate diet or a high-fat/low-carbohydrate diet -- or is it the type of fat that matters? In a new paper featured on the cover of Science magazine's special issue on nutrition,

Medical expenses are pushing more baby boomers into poverty

Medical costs are rapidly increasing in America. New data from the U.S. shows these costs are pushing millions of Americans, including seniors, into poverty. The 2017 Supplemental Poverty Measure(SPM) shows that medical expenses were the largest contributor to

What is Sustainable Health?

It is easy to imagine a sustainable health and care system – it goes on forever within the limits of financial, social and environmental resources. The challenge is the current approach to delivering health and

Impact Investing

Impact investing: A multitrillion-dollar market in the making

Impact investing has been gaining traction over the last decade, as investors, consumers, and—to an extent—policymakers come to recognise that new ideas are needed in order to address some of the largest societal and environmental

Impact investing versus ESG investing – aren’t they the same thing?

Most Asian investors still have difficulty telling the difference between so-called "impact investing" and "environmental, social and governance" (ESG) related issues. In many cases, these two terms are used interchangeably, usually incorrectly. There are various

American Workers Want Business to Invest in Their Communities

Four out of five American workers in a new survey say companies should be involved in community revitalization efforts and actively invest in the localities where they operate, Prudential Financial reported Monday. Surveyed workers’ consumption habits support

Employee Ownership

Opinion: Employee Ownership and The Promise of Quality Jobs

In October the official United States unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent, which represents a 49-year low.  And yet, according to a recent Harris Poll, nearly 80 percent of American workers report living paycheck-to-paycheck, with little in the

Film studio Aardman transfers to employee ownership

Bristol-based film studio Aardman, best-known for animations Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, has transferred into employee ownership. Founders David Sproxton and Peter Lord have transferred the majority of Aardman’s shares into an employee ownership trust,

Get the Most Out of Employee Stock Options

Over the years, employee stock options have become an increasingly common way to recruit higher-ranking employees and give them a sense of ownership in a company. According to the National Center for Employee Ownership, the

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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

The Greatest Givers: Meet America’s Top Philanthropists

Actions speak louder than words: While it may be easy to make promises, true generosity involves actually giving away the greenbacks. To discover who doled out the most money in 2017, Forbes partnered with Boca

How The Rich View The Poor

More than four years have passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement divided the country into percentages, calling the 99 percent out against the 1 percent. A voice was raised from Zucotti Park in New York City demanding reform

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