Home 2018-01-15T10:41:22+00:00

Business – Social Enterprise

Making Poverty History Is The Best Job In Government

Poor old Penny Mordaunt, says Ian Birrell in The Times. He seems to think that she’s got the worst job in government but I disagree. While other new Cabinet Ministers struggle with

Can Business Help Heal the World?

As world leaders prepare to descend on Davos, Switzerland for the 48th World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, the mood music is undeniably fractious. Divisions loom large in socio-political discourse, and strategic fissures have emerged across

Why the Rewards for Ambitious Problem Solving Are About to Get Bigger

A decade ago, Microsoft was considered a dinosaur. It had missed the shift to mobile, was out of step with consumer tastes, and seemed too big and slow to adapt to a digital world that

Employee Ownership

Can The Wave Of Boomer Entrepreneur Retirements Create A Surge Of Worker-Owned Businesses?

If you work at a textile or furniture factory in Western North Carolina, you probably don’t belong to a union; the region usually ranks as the least unionized part of the United States. But a

Sharing the wealth: The push for workers to buy the companies that employ them

Carolyn Berke knows the challenges of owning a food business in the Bay Area. As the owner of Union City-based Niles Pie Company for several years — and having owned and worked in bakeries on

Union Organizer Thinks Traditional Organizing Is A Lost Cause

If anyone has shown a keen understanding of how to unionize workers in America, it’s David Rolf. In the 1990s, he was a key player in the Service Employees International Union winning the right to

Environment

Jet Stream Changes Since 1960s Linked to More Extreme Weather

Increased fluctuations in the path of the North Atlantic jet stream since the 1960s coincide with more extreme weather events in Europe such as heat waves, droughts, wildfires and flooding, reports a University of Arizona-led

Remember solar roof? Tesla’s making tiles in New York

Tesla began manufacturing solar tiles for solar roof installations in December at the Buffalo, New York, factory that it acquired when it purchased SolarCity in 2016, and the electric vehicle and energy company said it

A biological solution to carbon capture and recycling?

Scientists at the University of Dundee have discovered that E. coli bacteria could hold the key to an efficient method of capturing and storing or recycling carbon dioxide. Cutting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to slow

Poverty and Prosperity

Paving the Way to Healthy Homes

On a cool May morning in eastern Rwanda, in the early days of harvest season, an American businesswoman named Gayatri Datar is driving out to meet some of her customers, almost all of whom are

Honor Dr. King’s Memory: Rethink What You Know About Poverty

“There is no excuse for living in poverty in this great country other than refusing an education, making poor decisions.” If we’re ever to move past this divisive point in time, it’s critical to engage

The cure for income inequality lies in the voting booth

A recent Deutsche Bank note on inequality confirmed what millions of American already know: Despite a soaring stock market and reassuringly low unemployment, the gap between Americans’ finances continues to widen. The data tell a stark picture.

Health

Teva Pharmaceuticals Announces Launch of Generic HIV Drug

The US Department of Health & Human Services reports that 1.1 million individuals in the United States are living with HIV. Furthermore, in 2016, 39,782 individuals were diagnosed with the virus. The good news is,

Social enterprise gym is going from strength to strength

January is often seen as a time for change and many Scots will be thinking of getting fit after a festive season of indulgence. However stepping on the treadmill for that first time can be

The coming of age of gene therapy: A review of the past and path forward

After three decades of hopes tempered by setbacks, gene therapy—the process of treating a disease by modifying a person’s DNA—is no longer the future of medicine, but is part of the present-day clinical treatment toolkit.

Impact Investing

More investors are putting their money where their beliefs are

It used to be fairly simple to pick companies considered socially responsible investments. All an investor had to do was avoid business associated with alcohol, tobacco, weapons and gambling. That approach to ethical investing would

Defining Social Innovation

How Social Innovation Differs From Social Entrepreneurship Although social entrepreneurship has become a popular rallying point for those trying to improve the world, social change can happen outside of them. As a matter of fact, solutions

We are all social entrepreneurs

There’s much to be hopeful about in the rise of socially conscious companies around the world. And it’s not just my generally sunny optimism; this trend is backed by substantive statistics. The first public benefit

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Why Personal Finance Education Is Important

When the question of who needs personal financial education comes up, the people that come to mind are those who probably deal who business or those seeking to invest. Most people would not be bothered

Why this could be one of the best ways to invest in America’s future

Millennials, the generation born between the early 1980s and the mid-to-late 1990s, make up about one-third of today’s U.S. workforce. They are better educated than previous generations, with a greater proportion of them possessing a

4 Financial Paths To Enhance Employee Mental Wellbeing

Last year, 2017, was the year of employee wellness, with more company leaders embracing the concept in pursuit of higher levels of productivity, staff retention and increased profits. However, while physical and mental wellbeing are becoming

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

  • Strong China data cranks up pressure on bond markets January 18, 2018
    LONDON (Reuters) - Strong Chinese data on Thursday kept world stocks hovering near record highs, as bond markets pushed U.S. Treasury yields - the benchmark for global borrowing costs - to a 10-month high.
  • Exclusive: Trump considers big 'fine' over China intellectual property theft January 18, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the United States was considering a big "fine" as part of a probe into China's alleged theft of intellectual property, the clearest indication yet that his administration will take retaliatory trade action against China.
  • Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban January 18, 2018
    SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.
  • Peugeot CEO outlines ambitious plan to re-enter U.S., go electric January 18, 2018
    DETROIT (Reuters) - Peugeot SA Chief Executive Carlos Tavares said on Wednesday the French automaker is using the know-how of former Opel engineers acquired from General Motors Co to develop vehicles to re-enter the U.S. market, and said Peugeot will offer electrification as an option on all its vehicles by 2025.
  • Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes January 18, 2018
    (Reuters) - Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas cash, one of the largest corporate spending plans announced since the passage of a tax cut signed by U.S. President Donald Trump.