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Business – Social Enterprise

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

Socially Responsible Business Can Only Succeed If It Becomes a Movement

What does it take to cause something big about a community to change — something that no one individually has much power over, even something as big as a prevailing mindset? We know what it

Watch: Ruth Bader Ginsburg – documentary RBG

Ruth Bader Ginsburg has spent a lifetime fighting for gender equality, but in a recent interview the 84-year-old supreme court justice made clear she sees the fight as unfinished business.

When asked at the Sundance Film

Employee Ownership

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

ESOP Knowledge Can Provide Real Adviser Differentiation

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

Joy Cone reaches a milestone that’s been a century in the baking

Here’s the scoop: Joy Cone Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And in recent years the company has been on a delicious ride of expansions. What started out as a small local operation is now


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

  • Credit: Michael Wolovick, Princeton University

Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

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

Climatologists predictions help avert famine

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

Poverty and Prosperity

Forget about GDP: it’s time for a wellbeing economy

It would be funny if it wasn’t so distressing. After every recent election in the West, the reaction of so many pundits has been to ask: Why are the anti-establishment parties so strong again when GDP

Watch: Bernie Sanders hosts a town hall on inequality

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

Extreme inequality in the US is making a major economic problem even worse

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 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

5 Health Organizations Using Social Entrepreneurship

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

How common is food insecurity among older adults?

Food insecurity occurs when people lack access to food or go hungry due to poverty or other challenges. Food insecurity is a serious problem for many older adults. For example, in 2015, 8.3 percent of

Impact Investing

Two Trends and a Caveat: The Three Factors That Will Define Impact Investing’s Future

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

Sustainable Investing Has Become Mainstream

“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

Tech for Good Impact Awards 2018 winners unveiled

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

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Well-Being in Communities Across the U.S. Is Flat or Declining in All 50 States

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 Personal Finance Landscape

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:

Promising Drop in Financial Stress Does a Troubling 180

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

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

  • GSK's bid in focus as Reckitt quits Pfizer consumer health auction March 22, 2018
    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 .
  • Malta freezes Pilatus bank's operations after chairman's arrest March 22, 2018
    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.
  • China's oil futures: frazzle or dazzle for foreign traders? March 22, 2018
    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.
  • Trump set for China tariff announcement on Thursday, trade war fears grow March 22, 2018
    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.
  • Dollar slips after Fed decision, trade worries shackle shares March 22, 2018
    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.