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A Champion of Responsible Investing Takes On the Gun Industry

John Streur, the chief executive of the investment firm Calvert Research & Management, remembers exactly where he was when he learned of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Mr. Streur recalled standing in New York’s Pennsylvania Station on the afternoon of Feb. 14, squinting at his iPhone in disbelief as

New study: ‘Alarming’ differences in nations’ quality and access to health care

While health care access and quality have improved generally over the past several years, advancements in many countries have been slow or nonexistent as compared to the previous decade, according to a new scientific study. In addition, the first-ever assessment at the state or provincial level reveals striking disparities across most nations, most prominently China

2018-06-19T02:39:53+00:00 Tags: |

Dads often earn more, even if they’re not harder workers

When it comes to earning potential, it pays to be a dad, new UBC research suggests. The study, published in the journal Work, Employment and Society, found that men often receive a wage boost when they become fathers -- even if they're not necessarily working harder. In fact, when their work is scrutinized more closely

2018-06-16T13:27:12+00:00 Tags: |

Wood waste processing leader Bandit goes 100 percent employee-owned

Bandit Industries announced on June 7 they would sell 100 percent of the company to their employees in an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).  Under the ESOP, Bandit, a maker of woodchippers and other wood waste processors, will retain its current leadership. The announcement comes after two previous attempts to sell Bandit Industries – once to

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 job of solving society's problems. Tom MacArthur introduced a bill to Congress in 2016 seeking to establish a commission to

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 those agencies' motivation and competence to address the problem, placing greater trust in scientists and environmental groups to develop effective

2018-06-18T03:30:32+00:00 Tags: |

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 improve your body's response to the carbohydrates. Replacing half a serving of rice with lentils caused blood glucose to drop

2018-06-16T13:13:42+00:00 Tags: |

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 bottom line: Be sure your balance sheet includes some joy, too. How to think about money A job you love

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 low-income households that benefit most from these savings have a harder time finding CFL and LED bulbs than do households

2018-06-12T12:57:45+00:00 Tags: |

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 the organization. But there’s a sticking point here for a lot of otherwise sympathetic entrepreneurs: they don’t want to share

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 seem counterintuitive, but one way to effect change is through impact investing — investing in a company with the goal

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 in 15 countries this year. It revealed just how unprepared a good chunk of the world is for retirement. 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 by the food bank system that has become a feature of austerity Britain, the idea is that people in Devon

2018-06-12T12:53:25+00:00 Tags: |

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 in favour of greater transparency on impact strategy and results, with 80% agreeing that this would help mitigate the risk

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 services they need, of sufficient quality, when and where they need them, without suffering financial hardship. A major barrier to

2018-06-12T12:33:29+00:00 Tags: |

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 this. Unfortunately, research shows these snap judgments are often influenced by stereotypes and unconscious biases, which can have a lasting

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 face in tackling this problem is scale vs. impact. Advertising provides scale but little tangible social impact (beyond helping to