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Business – Social Enterprise

Meet The Social Entrepreneur Behind Africa’s “Uber For The Farm”

Uber’s ride-sharing technology has become ubiquitous over the last 10 years, and its model has been adapted to everything from snow-plowing to dog-walking services. Now, social entrepreneur Jehiel Oliver and his organization, Hello Tractor,

Sustainable business for the disadvantaged

INSPIRED to make a difference after watching the documentary Born Into Brothels, Suraj Upadhiah decided to go to India after completing junior college, to learn more about the lives of children born to brothel workers.

His

Why Social Entrepreneurs Gathered At Windsor Castle

Twenty miles (32 kilometers) west of London sprawl the grounds and fortifications of Windsor Castle. This was first constructed almost a millennia ago by William the Conqueror after he crossed the channel from France

Employee Ownership

Small business owners are getting a new incentive to sell to their employees

The federal government just made it a lot easier to form an employee-owned business. In an increasingly rare example of bipartisan cooperation, President Donald Trump on Aug. 13 signed a defense bill into law that included a popular provision

The Company Behind Some Of Hollywood’s Favorite Designs

If you need convincing that hats are back look no further than this September’s issue of Oprahmagazine, featuring Oprah wearing a stylish golden fedora from The Salting, which just launched its unisex fashion line heavy into hats

Could Hybrid Forms of Worker Ownership Shape the Economy of the Future?

An article by Peter Walsh, Michael Peck, and Ibon Zugasti in the Harvard Business Review calls for the “use of worker buyouts, in which ownership of a company transfers from a single person or a small number

Environment

3 steps for creating your company’s renewable energy strategy

At the Global Climate Action Summit this fall, stakeholders from around the globe will meet in San Francisco to discuss how we can take climate ambition to the next level. Business can play a significant

Geologists Find Anomalies, Pieces of Mantle Found Rising Under Cascadia Fault

With four years of data from 268 seismometers on the ocean floor and several hundred on land, researchers have found anomalies in the upper mantle below both ends of the Cascadia Subduction Zone. They may

Earth at risk of heading towards ‘hothouse Earth’ state

An international team of scientists has published a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showing that even if the carbon emission reductions called for in the Paris Agreement are met, there

Poverty and Prosperity

US government failing millions by paying below $15 an hour, study finds

The federal government employs more workers making less than $15 an hour than any other employer in the US, a new report has revealed. The study, compiled by pro-union group Good Jobs Nation, analyzed federal

Retirement incomes will become more unequal, study finds

If income inequality continues to grow, so too will the gap between wealthy and struggling retirees. That's the takeaway from a new report by the Urban Institute, a progressive think tank in Washington, D.C., and funded by

How Apple And Beyoncé Show That Extreme Inequality Is Everywhere

We got a reminder this week of how unequal the business world is: Apple became the first company to reach $1 trillion in market value. Four more tech companies are right behind it – the MAGAs. At

Health

Scientists Create a Mouse That Eats Fat But Doesn’t Get Fat, Possible Treatment for Obesity

Yale scientists set out to create a morbidly obese mouse. They failed miserably. What they found was much more interesting. “We created a mouse that eats fat but doesn’t get fat,” said Anne Eichmann, Ensign

India Is Introducing Free Health Care—for 500 Million People

The Indian government will pay for healthcare for around 500 million of its poorest citizens, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi declaring that the country can only ever reach its potential with a healthy population. During

Keeping cool in a warming world is not a ‘luxury’ for the rich

The heatwaves currently experienced in Europe should be a wake-up call to stop ignoring summer domestic energy poverty, writes Yamina Saheb. Dr Yamina Saheb is senior energy policy analyst at OpenExp, a Paris-based global network

Impact Investing

Impact investing explained

Impact Investing entails investing in companies and organisations which seek to produce a positive social and environmental impact as well as generating a financial return. There are many types of impact investing funds which influence

ABCs of ESG

Socially responsible investing has become a $20 trillion-plus industry. From universities to municipalities, sovereign wealth funds to pension funds, and Generation X to millennials, investors and shareholders alike are flocking to stocks with high environmental,

Sustainable investing: can you do well by doing good?

Ireland’s sovereign wealth fund is set to divest from fossil fuel stocks, the Church of Ireland has pledged to do likewise by 2022, while Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, doesn’t invest

Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)

Retirement ABCs: How employers can help baby boomers prepare

Seventy-four million: That’s the estimated number of baby boomers, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And 66% of baby boomers are working past traditional retirement ages for a variety of reasons. Some feel they can’t

What Is ‘Financial Literacy,’ And Why Does It Matter?

Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement. That’s a trite statement. Precisely how great the shortfall is, is in dispute, of course, as is the question of what remedies, if any, should be undertaken. But what’s

3 Things Employers Should Know About Financial Wellness Services

The job market is booming and employers are competing to attract and retain the best workers. This charge gets even trickier when looking at millennials. A recent study showed that nearly half of millennial employees said they

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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