Business

Imagine Decentralized Leadership And A Leader Everyone Liked

After we’ve been through a presidential race during which each major party candidate employed battlefield-type management, many of us grew weary? Now, we have a president who, no matter which side you’re on, we know

2016 Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty

John Hoffmire, Director, Center on Business and Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. Over the next two days, you will hear from and interact with a series of

Robots: Policymakers “Flying Blind”

Will a robot take away my job? Many people ask that question, yet policymakers don’t have the kind of information they need to answer it intelligently, say the co-chairs of a new study from

Employee Ownership

Retired Toro boss credits the worker-owners with much of company’s success

Mike Hoffman, who retired Nov. 1 as chief executive of Toro Co., began at the company as an equipment-service representative in 1977. He worked his way through sales-and-management positions and was named CEO in 2005.

Eagle Communications honored for ‘Employee-Ownership’ communications

Eagle Communications, Inc. has been selected by the ESOP Association as the winner of the 2017 Printed Materials Annual Award for Communications Excellence. The AACE Awards are sponsored each year by the Association to recognize

Tech Companies Are Shutting Employees Out Of the Stock Market’s Boom

Many employees who must innovate in America’s leading industries are finding that they can no longer share in the fruits of such innovation. Is this the new American reality? For more than a decade, equity

Environment

Sustainability train has left the station

Commercial activity in fossil fuels is increasingly at odds with global actions to reduce the threat of climate change. Burning coal, oil, and natural gas is responsible for two-thirds of humanity’s emissions of greenhouse gases,

Is 100% renewable energy realistic? Here’s what we know.

The world has agreed to a set of shared targets on climate change. Those targets require deep (80 to 100 percent) decarbonization, relatively quickly. What’s the best way to get fully decarbonized? In my previous

Banned industrial solvent sheds new light on methane mystery

Since 2007, scientists have been searching to find the cause of a sudden and unexpected global rise in atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas, following almost a decade in which concentrations had stayed relatively constant. 

Poverty and Prosperity

Want to solve income inequality? Simple: pay workers more

If there is a single global problem that almost everyone agrees needs to be tackled, it is income inequality. It’s a bigger deal in some countries than others: bad in the US, less so here

Industrial strategy must make the poorest better off, say businesses

Britain's biggest business groups have urged the Government to boost living standards and improve productivity in the country’s poorest regions, as part of an industrial strategy with “bold, focused and specific” objectives to make life better

Study Links Income Inequality, Carbon Emission Across U.S. States

Across the U.S., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among the wealthiest residents, according to a new study by two Boston College researchers. On a global level, the

Health

Narcissism and social networking

The more friends a person has in social networks and the more photos he uploads the bigger is the chance that he is an narcisst.  Social networks are an ideal stage for narcissists to showcase

Zika RNA now found in a second mosquito species

A University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences molecular biologist has found Zika RNA in a type of mosquito not often associated with the virus. UF/IFAS entomology associate professor Chelsea Smartt led a

Patients don’t know how to best manage their cholesterol

Most people with high cholesterol are not sure how to manage the potentially deadly condition, according to a survey from the American Heart Association. Nearly one in three American adults has high levels of LDL

Impact Investing

10 Reasons Why You Should Consider Impact Investing

Impact investment – investments that generate both financial returns and social or environmental good – were long a niche market for well-capitalized financiers. Today, they are a growing component of portfolios on Main Street, with

What Is Money For? Understanding Impact Investing

What Does Impact Investing Look Like In Action? The concept is that in order for a philanthropic strategy to be self-sustaining, you need to find a way for the allocation to grow faster than the

Impact Investing 2017—Impediments and Accelerants

Realizing the opportunity to use capital for greater purposes than financial returns alone, investors across asset classes are aligning their investments with their values. By doing so, they are embracing the belief that it is

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

How To Keep Your Retirement Plan On Track In A Wild, Woolly World

There have been scarier markets, but have there been weirder ones? How you should cope. Each year brings its own set of tests to your retirement plan, whether from stock market volatility, politics, the strength

Choosing Nurture, Not Nature to Improve Financial Decision-Making in America

Even as the economy recovers, unemployment decreases, and median income rises, millions of households in the United States continue to barely scrape by. For years, society has placed the responsibility for financial shortcoming on the

How Financial Knowledge Drives Wealth Inequality

What differentiates the financial success stories from the others turns out to be exposure--in school or the workplace--to financial education, says WSJ Wealth Expert Olivia Mitchell of the Wharton School. Financial knowledge plays a crucial

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    (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said its lead experimental drug for nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, significantly reduced liver fat versus placebo, according to data from a mid-stage trial presented at a medical meeting on Saturday.
  • FDA approves Samsung Bioepis' copy of J&J's Remicade: company April 22, 2017
    SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd said on Saturday the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved its copy of Johnson & Johnson's rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade, the first drug developed by the Samsung Group unit approved in the United States.
  • Uphill battle looms as Trump seeks revamped healthcare plan April 21, 2017
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, striving to make good on a top campaign promise, is pushing his fellow Republicans who control Congress to pass revamped healthcare legislation but the same intraparty squabbling that torpedoed it last month could do it again.
  • Severe intestinal diseases increasing in Canadian children April 21, 2017
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Canada has one of the world’s highest rates of childhood inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), with new diagnoses increasing the most among Canadian children younger than 5, new research has found.
  • Wearable sensor collects, tests sweat for cystic fibrosis, glucose levels April 21, 2017
    (Reuters Health) - A next step in wearable health sensors might be a device that causes a patch of skin to sweat, then analyzes the perspiration to monitor or even diagnose disease.