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Business – Social Enterprise

A 5-step guide to fundraising for social entrepreneurs

Fundraising is the simplest job on paper, but the hardest in execution. When investors think of startups, they think of profitability and big returns. But as a social enterprise, the playing field is different. You

17 Social Entrepreneurs Honoured By School For Social Entrepreneurs India And PwC India

The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) India felicitated 17 social entrepreneurs today for graduating from its flagship Social Start-Up Fellowship programme, an initiative supported by PwC India. Attending the programme were Satyavati Berera, COO, PwC

Social Enterprise Bean Voyage Giving Women Farmers More Control, More Income

A young social enterprise nonprofit called Bean Voyage is seeking to dramatically increase the incomes of women farmers by cutting middlemen from the supply chain, improving quality and leveraging an e-commerce platform for

Employee Ownership

USA Mortgage transfers ownership of company to employees, forms ESOP

USA Mortgage's sole owner, president and CEO, Douglas Schukar, transferred ownership of the company to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). Schukar said he'd been mulling the idea of an ESOP since 2015,

Midwest mortgage lender switches to employee ownership

The founder and chief executive officer of St. Louis-based USA Mortgage has transferred his entire ownership stake to his employees. USA Mortgage, a division of DAS, finalized its employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) at the

Windover now owned by its employees

The 90 employees of Windover Construction can now say they own the company. Windover announced recently it has transferred its ownership to the employees by forming an employee stock ownership plan. Its former owners were Manchester resident Lee Dellicker, who is still CEO,

Environment

Hidden talents: Converting heat into electricity with pencil and paper

The thermoelectric effect is nothing new – it was discovered almost 200 years ago by Thomas J. Seebeck. If two different metals are brought together, then an electrical voltage can develop if one metal is

The need to power datacentres sustainably

As megatrends go, surging demand for cloud-based services seems unstoppable, says Chris Wellise, chief sustainability officer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). “By 2020, half the world’s population is expected to have internet access and machine-to-machine

Stanford researchers develop new method for waking up small electronic devices

As smartphone users know all too well, a sleeping device can still suck the life out of a battery. One solution for extending the battery life of wireless devices under development by researchers at Stanford

Poverty and Prosperity

Money only buys happiness for a certain amount

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — There is an optimal point to how much money it takes to make an individual happy, and that amount varies worldwide, according to research from Purdue University. “That might be surprising

How Businesses Can Drive Health Care to the Underserved

More than a billion people worldwide, including in the U.S., lack access to basic health care, but they are very much on the radar of some public spirited organizations, both big and small. One is

Why Equality Matters More Than Income

If a low-income mom gets a $10/hour raise, that’s good news for her family, even if her boss gets an extra $100, right? Maybe not. Looking at children’s wellbeing in rich countries like the U.S.

Health

Largest study of its kind finds alcohol use biggest risk factor for dementia

TORONTO, February 20, 2018 - Alcohol use disorders are the most important preventable risk factors for the onset of all types of dementia, especially early-onset dementia. This according to a nationwide observational study, published in

Is global health aid distributed fairly?

Billions of lives are affected by decisions about which countries get how much global health aid. But the processes by which these decisions are made are often opaque and may be based on unreliable metrics.

An American sickness: One doctor’s opinion

Since the late 1800s, American medicine has done more to relieve suffering and forestall death than any medical system ever. For the past 70 years all sectors of health care, public and the private, have

Impact Investing

Fit for the future: how ethical investing went mainstream

Ethical and sustainable investing is no longer simply about ditching cigarettes or saving trees. Investors are increasingly concerned about better returns and lower risks, says Sarah Moore. Late last year, Norway’s sovereign-wealth fund announced that

Sustainability experts: what’s wrong with impact investing

The lack of an accepted methodology to truly measure investment impact makes the adoption of sustainable development goals in listed  equities increasingly challenging. This was the core issue raised during a discussion on the hopes

The end of financial short termism? How EU financial policy overhaul could spur green investment surge

EU's High Level Expert Group report on Sustainable Finance has set out a raft of crucial recommendations to boost green investment - but will they unlock the long term vision the sector needs? Money talks,

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Stanford’s Mind Over Money program fosters financial literacy

As an urban studies major, Erika Topete, ’12, knew she could turn to her professors for academic advice analyzing any aspect of federal education policy. But when it came to making financial decisions – selecting

Pay yourself first in 2018

A key principle to building wealth is saving money. Studies show that people who develop a habit of saving regularly, even small amounts are successful. Setting aside money helps to form a savings habit. This

4 trends in financial education

Employees’ financial well-being is a hot topic these days. Right now, it’s top-of-mind with most employees. And it’s becoming more so with employers, not only because they are realizing the effect employee financial stress has

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

  • Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million February 24, 2018
    (Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession February 24, 2018
    NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.
  • GE says it may face U.S. action over subprime mortgage operations February 24, 2018
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Electric Co faces potential legal action by the U.S. Department of Justice over allegations that its GE Capital unit and now-defunct WMC Mortgage Corp unit violated U.S. law in connection with subprime mortgages, according to a regulatory filing on Friday.
  • Stocks rally as Fed eases rate worry, tech climbs February 24, 2018
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rallied on Friday, lifted by gains in technology stocks and a retreat in Treasury yields as the Federal Reserve eased concerns about the path of interest rate hikes this year.
  • Billionaire investor Warren Buffett to retire from Kraft Heinz board February 23, 2018
    (Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co said on Friday billionaire investor Warren Buffett has decided to retire from the company's board following the end of his term in April to reduce travel commitments.