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Business – Social Enterprise

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

Economic inequality, politics, and capital

Economic inequality and campaign finance are two of the hottest topics in America today. Unfortunately, the topics are typically discussed separately, but they are actually intertwined.

The rise of US economic inequality that economist Thomas Piketty

Employee Ownership

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

Eagle Communications honored for excellence in employee-ownership communications

Eagle Communications Inc. has been selected by The ESOP Association as the 2018 Intranet Annual Award for Communications Excellence. The AACE Awards are sponsored each year by the Association to recognize the outstanding communications and

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

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

Living in better neighborhood may protect health of kids in poverty

While poverty has long been linked with poor health, a study from UC San Francisco has found that simply living in a more desirable neighborhood may act as a health booster for low-income children. UCSF

Health

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

How volunteers can boost health access

ou have probably suffered high out-of-pockets health costs while seeking care or while admitted at a hospital or when fundraising for friends and relatives. It shouldn’t be this way. Everyone everywhere should access the health

Impact Investing

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

How to avoid ‘impact washing’ in ESG’s fastest-growing sector

Third-party certification, shared principles or a code of conduct could help guard against product providers exaggerating their impact investing claims, according to a survey by the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN). More survey respondents were

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

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

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  • Lufthansa says in contact with Norwegian Air: CEO in paper June 18, 2018
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa is in contact with Norwegian Air Shuttle , also the subject of bid interest from British Airways owner IAG , the German group's chief executive told a German daily, sending Norwegian's shares higher.
  • Google to invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com June 18, 2018
    SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant's efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets and battle rivals including Amazon.com.
  • Goldman sees slightly easier China monetary policy amid trade tiff with U.S June 18, 2018
    SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said it expected China to adopt a slightly easier monetary stance in the face of tit-for-tat tariffs between Beijing and Washington that, while likely to have limited immediate impact on the economy, were at risk of escalating.
  • Select few emerging Asian economies comfortable with Fed hikes June 18, 2018
    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Higher U.S. rates are rattling many emerging markets in much the same way past tightening cycles did, but the Federal Reserve's hawkishness could also bring cheer for a small group of Asian economies that wouldn't mind seeing their currencies weaken.
  • Asian shares, oil fall as U.S.-China trade spat escalates June 18, 2018
    TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares fell to a 2-1/2 week low on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump cranked up trade tensions by going ahead with tariffs on Chinese imports, prompting Beijing to immediately respond in kind.