Home 2018-01-15T10:41:22+00:00

Business – Social Enterprise

The Rise Of The Social Enterprise: A New Paradigm For Business

After a year of research and another enormous survey of business and HR leaders around the world, we just released the Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018, entitled “The Rise of

Social Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, and Innovation in China and the United States

Glaring news headlines about a developing trade war between the governments of the United States and China lie in sharp contrast to the emerging partnerships developing between philanthropists and social entrepreneurs from the two countries.

When You Think ‘Sustainable and Ethical Returns,’ Think Female Leaders

Larry Fink’s recent clarion call to capitalism that managing “environmental, social,and governance (ESG) matters demonstrates the leadership and good governance that is so essential to sustainable growth” should not fall on deaf CEO ears.

Fink is the

Employee Ownership

Nussbaum offers employee stock ownership plan

A new employee stock ownership plan will provide employees with a financial stake in Nussbaum Transportation. The Hudson-based freight carrier has transitioned 35 percent of the company ownership to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership

Employee ownership embraced by green-energy pioneers

Three pioneers of the solar industry in the Bay Area are in different stages of transferring the businesses they created, but they are all traveling on a similar road. They are all transferring the ownership

Stewart’s Convenience-Store Millionaires

At Stewart's, employee ownership is making convenience-store millionaires: "Stock for the privately held company, which employs more than 4,500 people, has boomed this decade, rising 66 percent between 2011 and 2016, according to annual reports filed


The Secret To Protecting Places Vulnerable To Climate Change

Individuals living in the most vulnerable areas around the globe are already familiar with the daily effects of climate change, and for small island nations like the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the impacts are

Logging Tropical Forests Jeopardizing Drinking Water

Globally, remaining tropical forests are being rapidly cleared, particularly in countries like the Solomon Islands where commercial logging accounts for about 18 percent of government revenue, and at least 60 percent of exports while providing

Removing pharmaceutical residues from wastewater

A doctoral dissertation to undergo a public examination at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) examines  the removal of harmful organic substances, such as pharmaceutical residues, energy efficiently from wastewater using only electricity. According to practical

Poverty and Prosperity

A fifth of private tenants suffer from fuel poverty.

There is a trend in the UK for more and more people to rent their homes, many from private landlords. Too often, these are cold, energy inefficient homes: over 280,000 homes in cities across the

Is Housing Inequality the Main Driver of Economic Inequality?

Economic inequality is one of the most significant issues facing cities and entire nations today. But a mounting body of research suggests that housing inequality may well be the biggest contributor to our economic divides.Thomas

SDGs gain traction in the US, but with a domestic twist

A number of experts on philanthropy, poverty, and development are amping up efforts to show how the Sustainable Development Goals could apply to the United States, just as much as they do in any other


Drowsy driving in the ridesharing industry is a public safety risk

DARIEN, IL – A position statement from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) concludes that fatigue and sleepiness are inherent safety risks in the ridesharing industry. Both sleep deprivation and circadian influences leave ridesharing

Sitting is bad for your brain — not just your metabolism or heart

FINDINGS Sitting too much is linked to changes in a section of the brain that is critical for memory, according to a preliminary study by UCLA researchers of middle-aged and older adults. BACKGROUND Studies show

Warning signs: New US health study reveals ‘dangerous disparities’ among states

Working-age Americans in 21 states faced a higher probability of premature death from 1990 to 2016, according to the most extensive state-by-state US health study ever conducted. The likelihood of early death for men and

Impact Investing

New impact investing ‘road map’ to help boost scale, effectiveness

The Global Impact Investing Network is calling on the investing community to take various steps to increase the "scale and effectiveness of impact investing." Among 18 actions outlined in the network's "Roadmap for the Future

ESG investing has a Facebook problem

When Facebook went public in 2012, investment research firm MSCI released a report detailing how well the social media-behemoth’s business aligned with so-called environmental, social and governance (ESG) principals. The ESG report gauged whether there were under-the-radar

4 Ways The Financial Industry Fails Socially Conscious Investors

For years, financial institutions and advisors have dismissed socially conscious investing as the well-intentioned but misguided philosophy of naïve investors. To the old guard, investment decisions should prioritize returns above all else, regardless of personal values

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

Americans have fallen back in love with debt. Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car loans along with credit card and other debt—dipped in the wake of the Great Recession, but

What Is Financial Literacy and How Can You Improve Yours?

From subsisting on a ramen noodle diet to working multiple jobs while in school, college students are notoriously cash-strapped. But while you may have to scrimp to make ends meet now, you may have a

Moving from the idea of financial wellness into a plan of action

Financial wellness is a hot topic but employers and plan sponsors need do more than have a conversation. They have to realize that a worker with serious financial problems is not as productive as they

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

  • Sky CEO Darroch: 'I have no interest in running WPP' April 19, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Sky Chief Executive Jeremy Darroch said he had no interest in running WPP , the world's biggest ad group which is searching for a new chief executive after the abrupt departure of Martin Sorrell on Saturday.
  • Oil near 3-1/2 year highs as Saudi backs higher prices, U.S. stocks draw April 19, 2018
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Thursday to their highest in over three years as U.S. crude inventories declined and as top exporter Saudi Arabia pushes for higher prices by continuing to withhold supplies.
  • China's ZTE removed chief compliance officer before U.S. sanction: source April 19, 2018
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - ZTE Corp's chief compliance and chief legal officer was removed from his posts more than a month before the Chinese telecom equipment maker was slapped with U.S. sanctions this week, a company source with direct knowledge of the situation told Reuters.
  • P&G to buy German Merck's consumer health unit for $4.2 billion April 19, 2018
    (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co will acquire the consumer health business of Merck KGaA for about 3.4 billion euros ($4.2 billion), giving it vitamin brands such as Seven Seas and greater exposure to Latin American and Asian markets.
  • Commodities, resource stocks ride oil surge in Asia April 19, 2018
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Resource stocks were on a roll in Asia on Thursday as oil prices hit heights not seen since late 2014 and ignited a rally across commodities, though the potential boost to inflation globally also put some pressure on fixed-income assets.