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Sustainable Business 

How to Create the Conditions for Social Intrapreneurs to Thrive

“We are past, ‘Should we?’ The question now is, ‘How?’” At a recent event in New York, New York, Mehmood Kahn, chief scientific officer at Pepsico, framed the challenge on the mind of many company leaders who

Here’s how much interest income Congress owes Social Security over the next decade

Social Security’s importance to the American public simply can’t be overstated.

As of September 2018, the $1,417 benefit paid to the average retired worker is enough to keep an estimated 15.3 million elderly Americans above the federal

‘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

Financial Wellness 

These 9 bad habits and traits will keep you from your financial goals

While people start out with good intentions and set their sights on meeting various financial goals, many never achieve them and instead fail miserably. Here are nine bad habits that will hinder investors from reaching

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

Poverty and Prosperity

Do Financial Inclusion Efforts Really Have an Impact on Poverty?

Several years ago, a senior person at a large foundation (let’s call him Fred) asked us if we thought financial inclusion—creating and supporting financial products and services designed for low-income communities—really made a difference to

Platform helps farmers out of extreme poverty

More than half of the world’s poorest people live on small farms in rural areas of developing countries, accounting for over 2 billion people living on around two dollars a day. Many of the hardships

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

Environment

Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities

The idea that technology will fix complex and systemic problems like climate change, poverty, the housing crisis or health care is simplistic to say the least. We need a radical shift in how we live,

Tales of microgrid ingenuity (and community)

Perhaps it’s my inborn bias towards news about technology companies (in my former journalism life, I covered the high-tech industry), but my mind keeps wandering this week back to the revelation in early November that

Palm oil debate – sustainable products a solution

Palm oil can be found in food and cosmetics everywhere: in fact, half of the world’s population uses palm oil in food. But public awareness about the loss of wildlife through deforestation caused by palm

Health

Amazon’s employee clinic could reshape primary care

Reports that Amazon is planning to open a primary care clinic in its Seattle headquarters are neither entirely surprising nor would it be the first big company to offer healthcare on premises. Boeing and Disney

Poverty and ill health: the ugly bedfellows..

Deprivation is robbing people of years of good health from their 30s onwards, driving people out of work and reinforcing poverty as they head towards retirement age.  A huge new study by the Health Foundation shows the

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,

Impact Investing

The Blue Economy: How Impact Investing Can Help It Grow

The world’s oceans provide food security to 3 billion people who rely on fish as their primary source of protein. However, their livelihoods are under threat as 90% of the global fisheries are being fished

Impact investing and the arts: What have we learned?

The Arts Impact Fund is the world’s first impact investment fund specifically for the arts and cultural sector. Nesta’s Francesca Sanderson, who has been involved since it was designed over four years ago, shares what’s been

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

Employee Ownership

Oklahoma trailer manufacturer acquired by Gazette parent Folience

Folience, the parent company of The Gazette, has acquired an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of equine and livestock aluminum trailers. Cimarron Trailers employs 135 workers at a 90,000-square-foot facility in Chickasha, Okla. With a dealer network across North

New Cleveland Fund Will Acquire Businesses and Sell Them Back to Workers

Tameka Thomas had returned to society after a five-year prison sentence, and a month after her release, she landed a job with Evergreen Cooperatives in Cleveland with help from a re-entry transition program. “I thought it was

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

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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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