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How social movements are becoming part of corporate life

As #MeToo bloomed into a fully formed social movement in late 2017, PricewaterhouseCoopers’ D.C. office gathered for a meeting. The staff of the professional services firm had already received an email from U.S.

Generating employment through Social Entrepreneurship

Back in the mid-1940s, when the contractors and middlemen were exploiting the milk producers, the establishment of Kaira District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd., popularly known AMUL saved the day for the farmers in

Can Nonprofits Scale to Solve Community Problems?

It’s a familiar sentiment expressed by a local donor: The charity she supports is asking for money with increasing frequency. Yet nothing changes for the better, and now duplicate groups are popping up, all of

Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership is a Win-Win for Workers and Companies

Cathy Burch and her twin sister Deborah began working 27 years ago, at the age of 19. Cathy took a job at WinCo, a supermarket chain. Her sister went to work at a telephone company.

L’Oreal Launches an Employee Share Ownership Plan

L'Oréal is announcing the launch of its first Employee Share Ownership Plan. The plan will be rolled out in 52 countries and will give L'Oréal employees, in France and internationally, the possibility to be even

Here’s why some Flipkart employees are not happy with share buyback

Flipkart, which has been the flagbearer of employee benefits over the years by launching one of the largest Esop programmes in the startup ecosystem, has now possibly disappointed a section of its employees, called Flipsters. Even though

Environment

Every Google search results in CO2 emissions.

Every Google search comes at a cost to the planet. In processing 3.5 billion searches a day, the world’s most popular website accounts for about 40% of the internet’s carbon footprint. Despite the notion that the internet

Can we get 100 percent of our energy from renewable sources?

In a review paper last year in the high-ranking journal Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Master of Science Benjamin Heard and colleagues presented their case against 100% renewable electricity systems. They doubted the feasibility of

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Satellite Study Finds Major Shifts in Global Freshwater

A new global, satellite-based study of Earth's freshwater distribution found that Earth's wet areas are getting wetter, while dry areas are getting drier. The data suggest that this pattern is due to a variety of

Poverty and Prosperity

Not quite a ‘double bind’ for minority women in science

Many studies have shown that both minority and women scientists face disadvantages in reaching the highest levels of their careers. So it would make sense that minority women would face a “double bind” that would

Here Are Some Predictions for Automation and Income Inequality

The effect that technological change will have on income inequality globally can be better understood and predicted by using economic complexity. Inequality Inequality is present in today’s development discussions for two reasons. First, it has

How technology is improving financial inclusion

One-fifth of the world’s population are unbanked. Historically, it hasn’t been economically viable to provide financial services for these individuals, as they didn’t meet the minimum profitable threshold for most financial institutions. A number of

Health

Pesticides: What happens if we run out of options?

To slow the evolutionary progression of weeds and insect pests gaining resistance to herbicides and pesticides, policymakers should provide resources for large-scale, landscape-level studies of a number of promising but untested approaches for slowing pest

Opening a new door to immunity

A new study could have major implications for our understanding of disease processes for conditions such as autoimmunity, atherosclerosis and heart failure, potentially leading to better prevention and treatment. Dr. Edward T.H. Yeh, chairman of

New strategies needed to help healthcare providers gain knowledge to counsel patients on diet

A new scientific advisory from the American Heart Association reviews current gaps in medical nutrition education and training in the United States and summarizes reforms in undergraduate and graduate medical education to support more robust

Impact Investing

How to Meet Client Demand for Impact Investing

In 1970, economist Milton Friedman published his seminal magazine article, “The Social Responsibility of Business Is to Increase Its Profits.” Since then, the line between portfolio management and philanthropy, profit and purpose, has blurred. Profits

From Landfill to Windfall

Trash nerd. That’s how Emily Landsburg identifies herself. Her colleagues agree the label fits, and so do her kids. “I have created a detour more than once on a family vacation to visit some sort of

New results-based financing tool targets clean water for schools

The Rockefeller Foundation and UBS Optimus Foundation are backing a new financing tool to bring clean water to 1.4 million Ugandan school children, saying the model can potentially be replicated across other countries and sectors.

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Gains in Financial Inclusion, Gains for a Sustainable World

Mary Banda in Zambia runs a small restaurant in one of Lusaka’s oldest markets. Before she learned that financial services could make the way she did business easier, her profits were low. But today, her profits

Fewer Americans Delaying Major Life Events Because of Money Worries

The recent recession caused Americans to face some hard economic realities. As the economy continues to recover, more Americans are taking their lives off hold as fewer are being forced to delay going to college,

Is There a Gender Gap in Saving for Retirement?

To end up on somewhat equal footing with men and to achieve financial wellness, women need to start planning and saving for retirement earlier and work longer to maximize Social Security and pension benefits. A

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“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

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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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