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Business – Social Enterprise

Going Social: Why Businesses Must Invest More in Human Capital

According to a fresh study released by Deloitte Insights, there’s a new metric being used to measure the success of an enterprise. That is the success and strength of its relationships

Lawmaker urges more U.S. support for businesses that do good

A lack of U.S. government support is holding back businesses that seek to do good as well as making a profit, according to a Republican congressman who says the private sector often does a better

How #Goodtech Can Help Brands Change The World For The Better

We are living in an era of purpose-driven brands championing social impact: but how does a brand go beyond a tear-jerking TV ad to create sustainable positive change? One of the biggest paradoxes brands often

Employee Ownership

Wood waste processing leader Bandit goes 100 percent employee-owned

Bandit Industries announced on June 7 they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit, a maker of woodchippers and other wood waste

Does Creating Owners Mean Sharing Equity?

We think a good definition of employee engagement—real engagement—is employees who think and act like owners. Like businesspeople. Top companies foster this kind of involvement, sharing responsibility and rewards with people at every level of

Bandit Industries to go 100 percent employee owned

Bandit Industries – Isabella County’s eighth-largest employer – announced on Friday it would become 100 percent employee-owned.  Announcement of the change, after several years of trying to find a buyer, comes two months after the Morey

Environment

Who is to blame for marine litter?

Members of the public are more likely to blame the global marine litter crisis on retailers, industry and government, according to new research led by the University of Plymouth. However, they have less faith in

Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Harder to Find, More Expensive in High-Poverty Neighborhoods

One of the easiest ways for a household to save energy and money is to install energy-efficient light bulbs in as many sockets as possible. But, according to a new University of Michigan study, the

Devon ‘log bank’ set up to help those struggling with fuel poverty

A band of volunteer foresters working from a base tucked away in a steep West Country valley is pioneering a “log bank” scheme designed to help struggling families and individuals out of fuel poverty. Inspired

Poverty and Prosperity

Dads often earn more, even if they’re not harder workers

When it comes to earning potential, it pays to be a dad, new UBC research suggests. The study, published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, found that men often receive a wage boost when

Education inequity is holding back American potential

Every day, teachers perform the heroic work of educating children. In the process, they make dozens of quick judgments about their students. Of course, teachers are no different from the rest of us — we all do

OFID vows to help end energy poverty

The Director General of the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), Mr Suleiman Al-Herbish, has reaffirmed the organisation’s commitment to helping in the eradication of energy poverty across the globe. Around one in seven people

Health

New study: ‘Alarming’ differences in nations’ quality and access to health care

While health care access and quality have improved generally over the past several years, advancements in many countries have been slow or nonexistent as compared to the previous decade, according to a new scientific study.

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels

Prof. Alison Duncan, Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Dan Ramdath of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, found that swapping out half of a portion of these starchy side dishes for lentils can significantly

Report links poverty and poor health

The Ely family was living on the sofas in various relatives' homes for a period of several months. It only made it harder for them to care for their young son, who has disabilities. "They

Impact Investing

A Champion of Responsible Investing Takes On the Gun Industry

John Streur, the chief executive of the investment firm Calvert Research & Management, remembers exactly where he was when he learned of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Mr. Streur

Why Understanding The Financial Supply Chain Is The Key To Moving More Impact Capital

In 2013 an ambitious new company called Varthana was founded in response to one of India’s most intractable problems: education.  India’s school system has the distinction of being the world’s largest and also one of the world’s

Impact Investing: Using Your Dollars to Make Change

Maybe you’re the sort of person who participates in boycotts, deletes an app or protests a company because of an issue you’re passionate about. But what if you invested in the company instead? It may

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

It’s Not All About Money: Financial Wisdom for Young Adults

At 21, you’re a financial adult. But chances are you still don’t know what you don’t know. We asked personal finance experts and financial planners what newly minted adults need to know about money. Their

Financial wellness pays off for employers who invest in the benefit

Companies that have sponsored a financial wellness program since 2015 are seeing an increase in the financial health of employees who consistently take advantage of the program, according to Financial Finesse. They also are seeing

Financial literacy test finds the world is not ready for retirement

Most online quizzes are relatively mindless, promising to reveal what vegetable, sandwich or rock band best represents your personality. That was not the case for a short online test given to more than 14,000 people

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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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