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Blockchain and Social Impact

Blockchain. Blockchain. Blockchain. Everywhere you go in the world of technology and investing there is someone talking about this transformational technology and its ability to reinvent the world of commerce, government

Entrepreneurs Want To Change The World More Than Ever

More “elite entrepreneurs” around the world consider making a positive impact on the world a central feature of what they do in business, sometimes almost as important as breaking even, particularly when Millennials are concerned,

What is Amazon doing in health and the pharmacy industry?

The comedian Dana Carvey once asked the question, “Don’t you love the pharmacy?” The 5-minute bit that followed highlighted all the awkward, confusing, and often frustrating elements of the pharmacy experience. The audience was with

Employee Ownership

Why businesses should consider employee ownership

As business founders retire and close up shop, they’re inflicting what’s being called a “silver tsunami” on the economy. Communities lose revenue and employees lose jobs, when selling the business to employees might be a

Employee ownership a point of pride for Swinerton Builders

When the company that became Swinerton Builders started, Grover Cleveland was president and Henry Ford was still more than a decade away from popularizing the assembly line. It was a much different world in 1888

Why One Retail Company Bets On Its Employees

Amazon has grabbed plenty of headlines recently with its splashy acquisitions and phenomenal growth—while also potentially disrupting the retail industry along the way. But not every successful retailer has followed in Amazon’s hard-charging path. Consider


Africa might leapfrog straight to cheap renewable electricity and minigrids

WHEN SATELLITES TRAIN their cameras onto Africa at night, it is almost as if they are peering back to an age before electricity. The rich world is awash with great glowing orbs for the main

Over 15,000 Scientists Just Issued a ‘Second Notice’ to Humanity. Can We Listen Now?

Yikes. Over 15,000 scientists hailing from more than 180 countries just issued a dire warning to humanity: "Time is running out" to stop business as usual, as threats from rising greenhouse gases to biodiversity loss are pushing

India’s effort in renewable energy led to drop in solar price

Washington, Nov 7:   India’s massive effort towards renewable energy has resulted in considerable drop in solar price and the country now believes that the solar power is cheaper than coal without subsidy, US lawmakers have

Poverty and Prosperity

This Strategy for Ending Homelessness Is Catching On Around the World

It’s a philosophy that treats housing as a right, not a privilege. For 20 years, Anthony Hopkins slept on the sidewalks of Washington, D.C., occasionally stopping by his mother’s for a shower or visiting a

Rise of Agriculture to Blame for Inequality?

Researchers at Washington State University and 13 other institutions have found that the arc of prehistory bends towards economic inequality. In the largest study of its kind, the researchers saw disparities in wealth mount with

Richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, study finds

The globe’s richest 1% own half the world’s wealth, according to a new report highlighting the growing gap between the super-rich and everyone else. The world’s richest people have seen their share of the globe’s


Study finds child poverty up, some progress in education, health

More children live in deep poverty in three of five Northeast Kentucky counties than five years ago, according to Kentucky Youth Advocates, a non-profit child advocacy organization. In all of the FIVCO counties — Boyd, Carter,

Old human cells rejuvenated in breakthrough discovery on ageing

A team led Professor Lorna Harries, Professor of Molecular Genetics at the University of Exeter, has discovered a new way to rejuvenate inactive senescent cells. Within hours of treatment the older cells started to divide,

UK and US ‘must learn from poor countries’ to solve ageing crisis

The ageing crisis facing Britain, the US and other wealthier nations could be partly addressed by adopting initiatives being developed in poorer countries, experts say. Low- and middle-income countries have been forced to be “innovative

Impact Investing

Partnerships for the goals: Governments, non-profits and private investors working together to make a greater impact

The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were set up in 2015 to guide governments, businesses and individuals on how best to do just that, with specific targets to reach by 2030. "To successfully implement

Smart investing can drive social change

Every generation lives on the cusp of major social transformations. Ours is witnessing revolutionary changes in the role of capital in society, with trillions of dollars migrating toward positive social and environmental purposes. It would

Impact Investing — First Mover On Today And Tomorrow’s Megatrends

David Yeh’s career spans Wall Street, global venture capital and the White House. Yeh integrates his unique insights on business, innovation and government to develop impact solutions that often address critical needs in energy, infrastructure/real

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Your Financial Well-Being is in Your Control

This was the first study of its kind done by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) to measure the overall financial well-being of adults in US. CFPB defines Financial Well-Being as follows: “Financial well-being is a state of

Employee financial well-being: aligning reward with people strategy

The 13th of November marks the start of Financial Capability Week, the purpose of which is to celebrate, showcase and amplify existing financial capability initiatives and ultimately improve financial well-being. To mark this, the CIPD has

5 Apps Perfect For Year-End Financial Planning

Year-end financial planning isn’t something to overlook until the very last minute. Staying on top of this matter could lead to tax relief and help ensure you meet your short- and long-term savings goals. Furthermore, being proactive about

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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

How The Rich View The Poor

More than four years have passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement divided the country into percentages, calling the 99 percent out against the 1 percent. A voice was raised from Zucotti Park in New York City demanding reform

“Ten Commandments” of Personal Finance

I was recently speaking with someone about the personal financial challenges that I have observed over time. Toward the end of our conversation the person I was speaking with stated that, “It would likely be

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