This category is about the relation between business economies and sustainability and CSR. Company economies have great impact on how much effort they put into their CSR strategy and incorporating green strategies can have an effect on company growth.

Economics
Conscious Capitalism
B-Corps
Business Models
Circular Economy
Sharing Economy

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3p Weekend: 5 Things Employers Need to Know About Millennials

According to a study conducted in 2012 by leadership strategist Erica Dhawan, 75 percent of the global workforce will be made up of millennials by 2025. We all know millennials love their smartphones and are more likely to shun car-centric suburban life in favor of big cities — but those aren’t the only things that make this generation tick.

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Retailers Cite Low Wages as Major Threat to Business

The horrible irony is that many of these retailers, acknowledging that stagnant incomes hurt their sales, are part of their own problem. They pay low wages while lobbying aggressively to keep the minimum wage low.

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The Quick & Dirty: Snake Oil Sellers

Let’s go back to the beginning of almost every company that exists today: You can find a clear social mission at the heart of why they started as a business. And then so many lost their way.

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Not Your Grandparent’s Workplace: What Makes Millennials Tick

What’s different about this generation’s emerging workforce? What makes them tick and how do companies harness that drive? Nicolette van Exel, head of SAP’s Emerging Entrepreneur Initiative and Adam “Smiley” Poswolsky, author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, share some insights. The answers definitely weren’t written by the previous generation.

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Targeted Marketing and Online Privacy

It is often said that if you get a something for free (à la Google or Facebook), you aren’t the customer, you’re the product. The question is — for those companies in the business of selling data, what are the CSR implications of doing so?

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California Governor Vetoes Antibiotic Resistance Bill, Critics Cheer

It seems like an unlikely scenario: California Gov. Jerry Brown, who has championed issues ranging from healthcare to environmentalism, vetoed a bill last week that proponents say would have addressed some shortcomings in antibiotic use in livestock. Critics of the bill include environmentalists who say they are pleased the governor has refused to sign it it.

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Solar PV Catching On Fast in Latin America, Caribbean

Solar power is poised to take on a major role in meeting electricity needs across the LAC region. NPD Solarbuzz forecasts that some 9 gigawatts of clean, renewable PV generation capacity will be installed across the LAC over the next five years.