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. Topics include: Conscious Capitalism, Social Enterprise, B-Corps, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy
In this look at financing for social enterprises, RSF Social Finance’s Don Shaffer spells out the ins and outs of five funding options, including integrated capital which can be ideal. Social entrepreneurs past the bootstrapping stage will benefit from this overview of growth funding.
Once called corporate raiders or asset strippers, activist investors are rewriting the rules of engagement for investors and investees. How will this affect the green, impact and social investing sectors as they continue their march toward mainstream markets?
Two years ago, it wasn’t your common cure. But today, the nonprofit OpenBiome’s services are in great demand by doctors and hospitals. And its treatments, which have been known to cure one of the most common ailments of today relies on an even more common substance: poop.
Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Vince Siciliano, CEO of New Resource Bank, shares what role purpose and values have had in his career in the banking industry.
Looking at the Galapagos from a triple bottom line point of view made the whole experience even more complex and interesting. Over the next week or two, we’ll get into some of the details and stories. For starters, I thought a little background an introduction would make sense.
More than 1,200 community facilities accessed flexible, affordable capital through the federal New Markets Tax Credit Program between 2003 and 2012.
Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Mark Tilsen shares how listening to his customers helped him grow his business in this short video.
More than 35 cities, towns and metropolises are participating in Urban-LEDS initiatives with a goal of realizing sustainable, low-emissions urban development. All eight Urban-LEDS “model cities,” as well as several satellites, have completed or are in the final stages of key greenhouse gas emissions inventories.
Business advice for the mission-driven entrepreneur: Local economies pioneer Judy Wicks shares what’s most fulfilling about growing a local business in this short video.
My family has embarked on a month-long trip in Ecuador. With two young children by our side, we set out to gain insight into the culture and natural wonders. One of the most impressive examples of ecotourism I’ve encountered thus far is Hostal Jardin del Descanso, a breathtaking hotel and bird habitat in the Mindo.
Renewable energy continues to garner larger shares of U.S. and global energy supply. Cumulative solar generation capacity rose nearly 68-fold in the U.S. from 2000 to 2013, according to NREL’s latest annual renewable energy data book.