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Business – Social Enterprise

Great news for champions of sustainable, ethical behavior

Wherever you live, and wherever you stand on the political spectrum, you probably believe that a significant share of the political elite in your country is irredeemably corrupt and unethical. And wherever you work, it

Global Gathering for Good Sees Young, Bright Future for Business

Young people are driving the growth of businesses that benefit society and the environment, the organizer of a global gathering of ethical entrepreneurs said as it opens Wednesday. Some 1,500 people are meeting in Edinburgh

4 Easy Ways To Map Your Work To Social And Environmental Impact

Humans are hungry to feel that their work has impact in the world. A job isn’t just a job anymore. It’s where we spend the majority of our waking hours. When we’re not at

Employee Ownership

Capitalism for the common good

In the past few years, Mark Barnes and wife, Perri, were excited to prepare for their retirement from the lawn care and snow removal business, Barnes Inc., that they founded in 1981. But there was

Legend Seeds Now Employee Owned

As of Aug. 1, Legend seeds is an employee owned independent seed company. It was founded in 1990 by Glen and Janet Davis and had been family owned until this recent switch. Legend Seeds employs

Hundreds of Iowans allegedly ripped off in employee-purchase deal

In January 2014, the West Des Moines healthcare company Telligen posted a message to Facebook celebrating its new employee stock ownership plan. "It’s official! Telligen is now an ESOP company. We are excited about increasing employee participation in

Environment

Organic farming methods favors pollinators

Pollinating insects are endangered globally, with a particularly steep decline over the last 40 years. An extensive 3-year study from Lund University in Sweden has found that organic farming methods can contribute to halting the

Power poverty: ‘We don’t even have a heater’

Pensioners sit in cold houses wrapped in sleeping bags for fear of a big power bill, a budgeting services trust says, as a new report reveals energy hardship in NZ. Nearly a third of all

Cobalt: The Toxic Hazard In Lithium Batteries That Puts Profit Before People & The Planet

Energy storage is a critical link in the global shift toward a cleaner, more sustainable energy economy. Without storage, renewable sources of energy are intermittent and unreliable, but so too is the grid in blackout

Poverty and Prosperity

Carmen Porco Chair in Sustainable Business at Center on Business and Poverty

Madison, WI – September 2018 -- Rev. Dr. Carmen Porco is President of Porco Consulting and CEO of Housing Ministries of American Baptists in Wisconsin. Carmen has successfully brought six low-income housing communities out of

Behind the numbers: Millions seeking a path out of poverty

Today, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that 39.7 million Americans experienced poverty last year – statistically the same as last year. In order to effectively craft policies to combat poverty, we need to know exactly who

Explaining US income inequality by household demographics, 2017 update

The Census Bureau released its annual report yesterday on “Income and Poverty in the United States” with lots of newly updated data on household income and household demographics. Based on those new data, I present

Health

Heat-related deaths likely to increase significantly

The world needs to keep global temperatures in check by meeting the goals set out in the Paris Agreement, or more people could die because of extreme temperatures, say authors of a new study in

What links poverty and poor health?

Poverty and poor health worldwide are inextricably linked. The causes of poor health for millions globally are rooted in political, social and economic injustices. Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of poor health.

Everyone Wants Pharmaceutical Breakthroughs. What Drives Drug Companies to Pursue Them?

When choosing which new products to develop, companies must decide how much they want to innovate. Should they make an incremental improvement on an existing product? Or should they create something entirely new? Dimitris Papanikolaou,

Impact Investing

Investing for impact: profit with purpose

There is a spectrum of approaches to responsible investing, from excluding companies that fail certain criteria, through full integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in the investment process, and up to strategies that

Hurricane Florence Hands a Megaphone to Supporters of Sustainable Investing

As Hurricane Florence made landfall and followed a path projected to move across the Carolinas on Friday, advocates of sustainable investing sought to draw renewed attention to climate change and the benefits of aligning capital to combat

What’s the Key to Broader Adoption of ESG Investing?

Broader adoption of retail environmental, social and governance investing will be driven by wealth management firms building platforms for these investments, rather than relying on asset managers to create new products, according to Cerulli Associates.

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Examining the Root Causes of Financial Stress

In addition to evaluating participant financial stress levels, a new OneAmerica survey also looks at the specific factors causing participants to experience financial stress. Two in three retirement plan participants indicate they have moderate to

5 Awesome Budgeting Apps For 2018 And Beyond

If you feel like your finances are out of control, it’s likely that you’re not using a budgeting tool, and today’s best budgeting tools are apps. It’s no surprise that so many who feel helpless

Financial Literacy Awareness and Wage Increases Would Complement Policy Moves

Financial literacy awareness and wage stagnation are contributing factors in how much an employee can save for their retirement years.  There is no denying the current retirement plan policy proposals on the table for regulators

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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

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