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Business – Social Enterprise

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

Investing in Poverty Reduction

The tax legislation that US President Donald Trump signed into law last December will dramatically  and the federal budget deficit. Yet, hidden within it – and within 

Principal launches adviser website to boost succession planning among business owners

The Principal Financial Group is seeking to involve advisers in its latest effort to get small business owners to plan ahead for their retirement. In an effort to boost the low level of succession planning

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


Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives

DURHAM, N.C. -- As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new Duke University-led

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

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


Autism’s social deficits are reversed by an anti-cancer drug

Of all the challenges that come with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the social difficulties are among the most devastating. Currently, there is no treatment for this primary symptom of ASD. New research

Everyone wants to kill generic drug loophole — except drug makers and some GOP leaders

It’s so unpopular that lawmakers from both parties and President Trump’s top drug regulator want to kill it. But the pharmaceutical industry, flexing its powerful lobbying muscles, is successfully fighting back efforts to end a

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

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)

In quest for financial literacy, the buck stops with parents

Money might be the last taboo topic. In a society that runs on capitalism, we seem to have a harder time talking to our children about personal finance than we do about sex, race or

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:

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

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