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Business

Abusing power hurts leaders, too

We know that power can corrupt, making people act in ways that harm others. But new research from the University of Florida shows that when the powerful misbehave, they hurt themselves, too.

“We always think those

A living wage for garment workers without higher prices for shoppers

Here’s a novel idea: What if giant fashion brands didn’t derive a profit from pay increases for the underpaid workers making their clothes that are meant purely to bring their incomes up to a living

Why Globalcreate?

 

From Trump pushing to change NAFTA, to the British electorate and their hobbling Brexit, to the tide of Islamophobia across the West, there’s one underlying commonality. The thread linking these diverse phenomena is a fear of losing

Employee Ownership

ESOP Company of the Year

SJE-Rhombus was named the 2017 ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company of the Year during the annual ESOP Association Conference in Washington, D.C. SJE-Rhombus was one of 18 finalists considered for the prestigious award. The company

Colorado bill to encourage, help fund employee-owned companies becomes law

Aging small business owners who would like to leave their companies to their employees rather than sell them to an outside interest will have state-sponsored help in doing so, under a bill that was signed

Senators look to take Vermont worker-owner effort nationwide

Vermont’s two U.S. senators have introduced legislation that would incorporate Vermont ideas on a national level to spur the creation of more employee-owned businesses. Sens. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., along with freshman

Environment

How Renewable Batteries Can Change the Lives of People in Third World Countries

Many companies like Alcen Renewables, Inc. are firm believers that, when energy is accessible to everyone, it will solve many of the world’s problems, including daily issues that people in third world countries confront. As

This Tiny Device Could Provide Clean Water for 663 Million People

A tiny, black rectangular device could be the world’s long-term solution for clean water.  The gadget is solar-powered, half the size of a postage stamp, and it disinfects water. “Our device looks like a little

Climate stabilization: Planting trees cannot replace cutting carbon dioxide emissions

Growing plants and then storing the CO2 they have taken up from the atmosphere is no viable option to counteract unmitigated emissions from fossil fuel burning, a new study shows. The plantations would need to

Poverty and Prosperity

Child poverty in the US is a disgrace.

Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money.  This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every

If You Live in an Area with High Income Inequality, You’re More Likely to Burn Out at Work

A 2015 report by the International Labour Organization covering more than 180 countries and over 84% of the global workforce warned of “widespread job insecurity in the global labor market,” finding that only one-quarter of

How poverty makes people less likely to vote

When the polling stations open next month, it is likely that many of the poorest people will stay away. Britain’s democracy is a divided one. At the 2010 general election, there was a gaping 23

Health

First-ever global study finds massive health care inequity

SEATTLE – A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. “What we have found

This New Drug Could Stop the No. 1 Cause of Childbirth Death

A new drug currently used to stop bleeding in combat and car crashes is being explored as a solution to save mothers’ lives during childbirth. Each year, uncontrollable bleeding after childbirth — known as postpartum

Blue-eyed humans have a single, common ancestor

New research shows that people with blue eyes have a single, common ancestor. A team at the University of Copenhagen have tracked down a genetic mutation which took place 6-10,000 years ago and is the

Impact Investing

Goldman Sachs analysts on impact investing

Impact investing and sustainable investment solutions are becoming more and more popular on Wall Street. But there is a misconception that these solutions, which consider the environmental and social impact of investments, are not focused

Bottom Line, Front Line — How Impact Investors Battle Global Crises

Jason Ingle cofounded and is General Partner for Closed Loop Capital, an early-stage venture capital platform investing in exceptional entrepreneurs leading ventures in agriculture technology and food system innovation,  within the United States and Canada.

Why Impact Investing May Flourish In The Age Of Donald Trump

In the first months of his administration, President Donald Trump has taken steps to reduce federal spending for environmental protection, alternative energy, climate-related science, refugee assistance, humanitarian foreign aid, domestic healthcare and social services programs.

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Why Workplace Financial Wellness Programs Are Hot

Most Americans are seriously anxious about their finances. It’s not simply the raw fear of outliving their money, but a more urgent yearning to sleep at night without money stresses and to have a sense

How Much Financial Knowledge Do People Acquire as They Age? Not Much.

Americans’ knowledge of personal finance is low even among people who have already made many important and fundamental financial decisions, says WSJ Wealth Expert Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University. People often argue that financial

Financial education helps employees cope with life issues, research finds

Financial education in the workplace can help employees to cope with life issues, with 48 per cent believing that it would enable them to save for retirement, according to a report from Capita Employee Benefits.

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