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Machine learning helps predict worldwide plant-conservation priorities

There are many organizations monitoring endangered species such as elephants and tigers, but what about the millions of other species on the planet -- ones that most people have never heard of or don't think about? How do scientists assess the threat level of, say, the plicate rocksnail, Caribbean spiny lobster or Torrey pine tree?

2018-12-04T14:59:50+00:00Tags: |

How leadership companies achieve bold sustainability goals

Resources, assets, reach. The private sector is compelled to muster all three to tackle the complex issues that are essential to realizing a sustainable future for themselves, their customers and society. With the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, governments around the world have set the course for a sustainable future for all by 2030.

2018-12-04T14:47:24+00:00Tags: |

This Entrepreneur Got A Funder To Say: “Here’s $1 Million. Do Whatever You Want”

Over the years, I’ve interviewed countless entrepreneurs -- and one thing I always hear is how difficult it is to raise money. Particularly if you're a woman, the stats are dismal. I recently helped produce this inspiring podcast on Rana Dajani, who has transformed a small nonprofit into a sprawling social enterprise that has helped foster a

Unlocking Endowments: Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing

Ten years after the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing,” it has become a $250 billion market and an expanding global movement. Today, foundations across the U.S. and globally are increasingly looking to use their endowments to achieve social or environmental goals. The 82-year-old Ford Foundation in New York City and the 32-year-old Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Number of uninsured children increases for first time in decade

Dive Brief: The number and percentage of uninsured children in the U.S. increased for the first time in more than a decade in 2017, according to a new Georgetown University Health Policy Institute report. About 276,000 fewer children had health insurance in 2017 compared to the previous year. The percent of uninsured children increased from

2018-12-03T07:45:51+00:00Tags: |

World Bank promises $200 bn in 2021-25 climate cash

The World Bank on Monday unveiled $200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding. The World Bank said the move, coinciding with a UN climate summit meeting of some 200 nations in Poland, represented a "significantly ramped up ambition" to tackle climate change, "sending

2018-12-03T07:36:30+00:00Tags: |

Where Is The Ethical Tech?

Where indeed? With the increasing frequency and strength of tech companies coming a cropper, from Facebook being heralded as a threat to democracy on account of its unregulated media power or Uber being fined into the millions in both the U.K. and U.S. on account of data breaches the organisation grossly mishandled, what’s evident is that closer examination of

Employees Run The Show At One Mesquite Casino

When we think of people who own casinos, we think of the larger-than-life figures – your Benny Binions, Howard Hughes or Kirk Kerkorians of the world.  And there are stockholder-owned casinos: Wynn, Sands and MGM for instance. One casino in Nevada is doing things differently. The Eureka Casino Resort in Mesquite -- 214 rooms -- is one of only two casinos in the country owned

Why Venture Capital Is The Original Impact Investing

Impact investing is all the rage, with investors big and small eager to get in on the action. Last year, around $35.5 billion went into impact deals, according to the Global Impact Investing Network, a figure that was predicted to increase by 8% in 2018. One can’t argue with the positive sentiment behind encouraging more investment

Why pregnancy brings distress for women in Sierra Leone

Pregnancy is not the harbinger of joy in Sierra Leone. Instead, it brings distress, sufferings and death. When Hawa Kamara of Thompson Bay went into labour, her husband, Joseph Dumbuya, had to rush her to a hospital because of the complications that she had developed. Hawa had reposed faith in a traditional birth attendant for

2018-12-02T10:52:38+00:00Tags: |

How This Millennial Created A Stylish Solution To Address Poverty

When Caleigh Hernandez picked up a pair of beaded sandals in a Ugandan market, she was in awe of the delicate bead work and craftsmanship. The California college student was living with a family in Uganda, while working at a community-based organization. The vibrant sandals were such a contrast to everything else in the craft

European start-ups call for stock option reform to help them compete with Silicon Valley

The bosses of 30 European start-ups have called on politicians to reform rules around employee stock ownership to help them attract more talent and compete with their Silicon Valley counterparts. Chief executives from firms including TransferWise, Stripe, PayPal-owned iZettle and recently listed Farfetch co-signed an open letterurging lawmakers in the continent make changes to existing regulations on

Paper company sued over ESOP transactions

The fiduciary of the Appvion Inc. Retirement Savings and Employee Stock Ownership Plan sued the bankrupt paper company's former management team, its board of directors and a slew of advisers for allegedly inducing employees to take money out of their 401(k) accounts to purchase 100% of the stock of Appvion's parent company, Paperweight Development Corp.

Workers increasingly want employers to address societal problems

Dive Brief: American workers want more social responsibility from their employers, according to the latest Role of the Company Survey, an annual poll from MetLife. Of the respondents, 70% think their companies should address societal problems, up from 63% in 2017. And just over half (52%) expect their employer to solve problems, an increase from last

ESG gets into gear: who’s winning the race to the fore?

Fiona Reynolds, CEO of the UN’s Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), has recently heard ‘very large fund managers’ call ESG the ‘fad of the moment’. Given the level of airtime currently being enjoyed by ESG backers you’d be forgiven for thinking it has become a success overnight, but in fact its rise to prominence has

The potentially deadly bacterium that’s on everyone’s skin

Forget MRSA and E. coli. There's another bacterium that is becoming increasingly dangerous due to antibiotic resistance -- and it's present on the skin of every person on the planet. A close relative of MRSA, Staphylococcus epidermidis, is a major cause of life-threatening infections after surgery, but it is often overlooked by clinicians and scientists

2018-11-30T06:12:55+00:00Tags: |

Credit Card Debt After The Holidays: Survey Finds $998 Average Balance – LendEDU

In January, LendEDU conducted a survey of 1,000 Americans who went into credit card debt as a result of holiday spending.mIn short, we found that our average respondent accumulated $998.36 of debt after splurging for the festivities.  Respondents were asked a series of questions about their credit card spending during the holidays, debt payoff plans, and post-holiday financial stress.