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

Gap Expands Paid Internship Program

Gap Inc. has recently announced that it is doubling the size of its paid internship program, with 1,200 workers completing a 10-week stint at stores in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Given the proliferation of unpaid internships, the retailer’s announcement is newsworthy.

Mr. Trump Goes to Hamburg — and Ditches International Collaboration

President Donald Trump did make it to Hamburg this week, but relatively little was accomplished at this G20. Nineteen world leaders and one president’s daughter pushed for initiatives to help the planet and the world’s poorest citizens while America’s top man struck out on his own

In Madagascar, A Waterless Toilet May Provide a Global Solution

Loowatt is a startup based in the United Kingdom that has been selling waterless toilets in Madagascar since 2012. The contraption at a first glance looks like the familiar western toilet. But instead of water, the toilet emits a biodegradable film that envelopes the human waste and then stores it for eventual conversion into fertilizer and electricity.

Deloitte Survey: Employees Need to Know Volunteerism Matters

Volunteerism is seen by many hiring influencers as a valuable asset to have on your resume. But not all job applicants realize that value, according to a survey conducted recently by Deloitte Services. That disconnect points toward a huge opportunity for employers to educate employees.

Rainforest Alliance and Europe’s UTZ Announce Merger

Rainforest Alliance and UTZ have announced they will merge by the end of this year. The new Rainforest Alliance will eliminate double certifications and aims to expand more responsible and sustainable farming worldwide.

Market-Based Solutions To Create Good Jobs And Grow Local Economies

Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.

Making an Impact in the Sharing Economy

The time is now for brands in the sharing economy. Brands looking to seize the opportunity must leverage their strengths, borrow best practices and focus their efforts to capitalize on this emerging oppoertunity.

Choose Conscious Investors or Risk Losing Your Dream

John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, warns: “Evaluate your investors very carefully. If you don’t choose the right investors and or partners, there will be a steep price to pay. Your dream and your company can be shattered.”