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Business – Social Enterprise

From solar torches to bioloos: five frugal innovations from around the world

Whether it’s bringing quality healthcare closer to those residing in rural villages or providing people with facilities as basic and necessary as toilets, it’s sometimes wise not to overcomplicate things. Frugal innovation, based on the

The Rise Of The Social Enterprise: A New Paradigm For Business

After a year of research and another enormous survey of business and HR leaders around the world, we just released the Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018, entitled “The Rise of

Social Entrepreneurship, Philanthropy, and Innovation in China and the United States

Glaring news headlines about a developing trade war between the governments of the United States and China lie in sharp contrast to the emerging partnerships developing between philanthropists and social entrepreneurs from the two countries.

Employee Ownership

Local hotel magnate shares secrets to success at Moorhead

Successful entrepreneur and hotel magnate Gary Tharaldson shared stories from his business career during an event at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Monday, April 16, wowing his audience with tales of how a boy who

Nussbaum offers employee stock ownership plan

A new employee stock ownership plan will provide employees with a financial stake in Nussbaum Transportation. The Hudson-based freight carrier has transitioned 35 percent of the company ownership to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership

Employee ownership embraced by green-energy pioneers

Three pioneers of the solar industry in the Bay Area are in different stages of transferring the businesses they created, but they are all traveling on a similar road. They are all transferring the ownership

Environment

Hurricane Harvey: Most fatalities occurred outside flood zones

A Dutch-Texan team found that most Houston-area drowning deaths from Hurricane Harvey occurred outside the zones designated by government as being at higher risk of flooding: the 100- and 500-year floodplains. Harvey, one of the

Portugal is showing that ambitious renewable energy goals are within reach

Portugal's energy system operator had some interesting news to share once March had closed out. It seems that even as Portugal's monthly energy consumption increased 9.7 percent compared to March 2017, the country produced enough

Canadian Pension Fund Fuels India’s Largest Renewable Energy Deal

Earlier this month, ReNew Power Ventures Limited became India’s largest renewable energy developer following the acquisition of another renewable energy developer. Canadian pension funds had a major role in this landmark transaction. The Canada Pension

Poverty and Prosperity

‘Wealth Gap’ Poses Significant Threat To Women’s Retirement Security

Women today are fighting to remedy inequality in several areas, and have made great strides as a result of their efforts. But financial security is (still) an issue. A recent study, Women and Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom

Poverty as a medical condition

In a welcome CMAJ editorial, Patrick et al. [1] announce that “vulnerable populations” is to be a continuing thematic focus of the journal. We wish to draw attention to one important cause of vulnerability –

How government policies in India and China are widening income inequality

Wealth inequality continues to grow, according to the 2018 edition of the World Inequality Report. In the past three decades, 28% of the aggregate increase in real incomes in North America and western Europe was captured

Health

Education, not income, the best predictor of a long life

Rising income and the subsequent improved standards of living have long been thought to be the most important factors contributing to a long and healthy life. However, new research from Wolfgang Lutz and Endale Kebede,

Addiction Is a Disease That Requires More Medications and Better Treatments

I remember standing on my tippy toes to be eye to eye with the kitchen counter, trying my best not to spill as I poured the orange juice into the glass. Something about the acidity

New Biomedical Company Helps Train Clinicians and Test Medical Equipment

Two University of Arkansas engineering professors and an engineering doctoral student have formed Vivas LLC, a new company with licensed technology that can be used to train clinicians in various procedures and test medical imaging

Impact Investing

Responsible investment is the future millennials want

Used as an umbrella term for smaller subsets including ethical, sustainable and impact investments, ESG refers to investing in companies whose non-financial performance indicators are geared towards sustainable, ethical and corporate governance issues such as

The Family Office World Grapples With How to Confront Big Corporations

John D. Rockefeller founded Standard Oil Co. and as a result was the richest person on the planet when he died in 1937. Yet some of his 200-plus living descendants have embarked on a mission to challenge

New impact investing ‘road map’ to help boost scale, effectiveness

The Global Impact Investing Network is calling on the investing community to take various steps to increase the "scale and effectiveness of impact investing." Among 18 actions outlined in the network's "Roadmap for the Future

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Financial Wellness Programs: How Employees Benefit

Every employee in America has, at one time or another, felt stressed about the same thing: money. Changes in the healthcare system, tax reform and employer plans are impacting us all. As a result, more

Why you need to be the CFO of your personal life

Take a look inside any successful, growing company and you’ll see that the business owner or CEO has spent countless hours on thoughtful, detailed planning to get there. As part of the overall business plan,

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

Americans have fallen back in love with debt. Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car loans along with credit card and other debt—dipped in the wake of the Great Recession, but

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

  • Toshiba still aiming to complete sale of memory chip unit soon April 23, 2018
    TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Monday it is still aiming to complete the sale of its memory chip business soon, following media reports it had decided to cancel the $18.6 billion sale if it did not get approval from Chinese regulators by May.
  • Asia stocks subdued by rising yields, earnings deluge April 23, 2018
    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks started in muted fashion on Monday as investors braced for a bevy of earnings from the world's largest corporations, while keeping a wary eye on U.S. bond yields as they approached peaks that had triggered ructions in the past.
  • Trump's next $100 billion tariff dilemma: hit Wal-Mart or Apple Store? April 22, 2018
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumers may be about to directly feel the effects of the trade fight started by U.S. President Trump with China and other countries this year when a new list of Chinese imports to be taxed is announced in coming days.
  • Amazon to double down on groceries; foray deeper into fresh produce in India April 22, 2018
    BENGALURU (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc expects groceries and household products to account for over half of its business in India in the next five years, as it moves to broaden offerings in the segment and foray into areas such as fresh produce.
  • HNA cuts stake in Deutsche Bank: filing April 22, 2018
    BERLIN (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA has cut its stake in Deutsche Bank to 7.9 percent, according to a U.S. regulatory filing.