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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 

Take 5: How Companies Benefit from Corporate Social Responsibility

Corporate social responsibility has been a buzzword for a while. And it’s not hard to see how communities stand to benefit when firms are serious about CSR—be it by participating in a clean water

Employee Ownership

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

Joy Cone reaches a milestone that’s been a century in the baking

Here’s the scoop: Joy Cone Co. is celebrating its 100th anniversary. And in recent years the company has been on a delicious ride of expansions. What started out as a small local operation is now

Pace of Business Conversions to Employee Ownership Accelerates

Quick: what do a grocer in Sonoma County, California; a bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts; a real estate company in Columbus, Ohio; and a coffee house in Rock City, Maine have in common? Answer: all four


Climatologists predictions help avert famine

Last year, 81 million people worldwide experienced severe food insecurity. About 80 percent of them live in Africa. While much of that food insecurity relates to civil war and violence in places like South Sudan

This Solar Grill Company Wants to Reduce Energy Poverty

With solar powered technologies now cheaper and more popular than ever, GoSun aims to expand its line of solar grills and ovens and venture into manufacturing more solar-powered appliances. Founded in 2012, the Cincinnati startup

Sustainable cities need more than parks, cafes and a riverwalk

There are many indexes that aim to rank how green cities are. But what does it actually mean for a city to be green or sustainable? We’ve written about what we call the “parks, cafes

Poverty and Prosperity

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

Great Recession still plagues workers with lower lifetime wages

Losing a job often leads to lower earnings that stretch long beyond the time of unemployment. Yet it’s hard to know exactly what causes these lower lifetime earnings. For displaced workers in Washington state during


How common is food insecurity among older adults?

Food insecurity occurs when people lack access to food or go hungry due to poverty or other challenges. Food insecurity is a serious problem for many older adults. For example, in 2015, 8.3 percent of

An Equal Playing Field?

Do we all begin life on an equal playing field, with a more-or-less similar starting package that makes us all masters of our own destiny? Not quite. A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that

GE’s healthymagination Mother and Child Programme Graduates its Second Group of Social Entrepreneurs

GE (www.GE.com) and Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship will graduate 11 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa. The programme culminates in

Impact Investing

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

How to Invest With a Conscience (and Still Make Money)

Jean Case, the chief executive of the Case Foundation, is a leader in impact investing, a movement that aims to force social change by minimizing or eliminating investors’ exposure to companies that harm the world

A Plan To Launch Incubators For Impact Entrepreneurs–And Build Ecosystems

Laurie Lane-Zucker is all about building impact investing ecosystems. With that in mind, the founder of Impact Entrepreneur, a mega-group on LinkedIn, and an impact consultant,  is planning to launch Impact Inside. The initiative aims to

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

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:

Promising Drop in Financial Stress Does a Troubling 180

After six years of reporting increasing confidence in their financial situation, workers’ attitudes took a serious nosedive when thinking about their money issues and how they affect their lives, a recent biannual survey found. According

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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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  • UK investigating Facebook's response to alleged data breach March 20, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is investigating whether Facebook did enough to secure data after reports that a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information about 50 million Facebook users, Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham said on Monday.
  • VW says headquarters searched again by prosecutors in emissions case March 20, 2018
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen said on Tuesday that its global headquarters were searched again by German prosecutors in early March as part of an investigation into its diesel emissions scandal, confirming a magazine report.
  • Self-driving Uber car kills Arizona woman crossing street March 20, 2018
    TEMPE, Ariz./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber self-driving car hit and killed a woman crossing the street in Arizona, police said on Monday, marking the first fatality involving an autonomous vehicle and a potential blow to the technology expected to transform transportation.
  • China's premier hopes trade war can be averted, pledges more open economy March 20, 2018
    BEIJING (Reuters) - Voicing hopes that Beijing and the United States could avoid a trade war, Premier Li Keqiang told the close of the annual parliament session that China would open its economy further, so that foreign and Chinese firms can compete on an equal footing.
  • Weinstein Co files for bankruptcy, ends all non-disclosure agreements March 20, 2018
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, said on Monday it filed for bankruptcy and was ending all non-disclosure agreements that may have silenced some women.
  • Supreme Court mulls California law on anti-abortion facilities March 20, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday tackles a dispute over whether a California law requiring Christian-based facilities that counsel pregnant women against abortion to post signs disclosing the availability of state-subsidized abortions and birth control violates their right to free speech.
  • Roche says Tecentriq, chemo cut risk of death in type of lung cancer March 20, 2018
    ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche's immunotherapy Tecentriq plus chemotherapy cut the risk of disease worsening or death in advanced squamous lung cancer, but it did not yet show an overall survival benefit in this tough-to-treat disease, the Swiss drugmaker said Tuesday.
  • Mississippi governor signs bill banning abortions after 15 weeks March 20, 2018
    (Reuters) - Mississippi's governor signed into law on Monday the most restrictive abortion measure in the United States, which was immediately challenged in court by abortion rights advocates who say it is unconstitutional.
  • Trump says he is working to lower prescription drug prices March 20, 2018
    MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump promised to bring down prescription drug prices on Monday, saying U.S. citizens pay far more than people in other countries do for the same product and that his administration would announce new measures in about a month.
  • More Americans at risk for heart attack and stroke March 19, 2018
    (Reuters Health) - Most U.S. adults have poor cardiovascular health, and more people are at risk for heart attacks and strokes today than was true a generation ago, a U.S. study suggests.