As a nonprofit employee or executive, imagine finding out your organization holds investments that work against the impact you’re trying so hard to achieve. For many NGOs, this may not be far from the truth. But socially responsible investing can help.
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
There’s a new kid on the ride-hailing block, one that promises to take on Uber and Lyft with a simple proposition: Treat drivers better. But is it enough to disrupt the disrupters?
The food and agriculture industry could create $2.3 trillion a year by 2030 for companies with stakes in sustainable business models, according to a new report.
SolarCity is offering up to $1,000 in cash to Airbnb hosts who install solar power systems on their rooftops. Both companies are leaning on the environmental benefits of solar in order to resonate with customers.
A true circular economy is still a long way off. But forward-thinking companies are inching closer to making it a reality. Read on for seven case studies that are sure to inspire.
If your company has a new transportation, energy or “smart cities” technology and you need a living laboratory to test it out, consider Norway’s capital. Oslo’s latest budget seeks a clean-energy future while reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50 percent by 2020.
A former “economic hit man,” who convinced governments to forfeit their resources to multinational companies, explains how perception can be used for good.
Georgetown University said it’s sorry for its slavery history, but descendants of 272 men, women and children who were uprooted and sold in 1838 say it isn’t enough. They laid out some bold ideas to fight racism, and they are calling on the university to be the first to take action.
In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, Timberland, HP and the NGO Team Tassy, the social enterprise Thread plans to improve quality of life for Haiti’s streetside trash collectors.
Raising the minimum wage. Guaranteeing paid family leave. Increasing employee ownership. “Banning the box” to give applicants who’ve served time a fair chance at a job. These widely different policies have one thing in common: They benefit not just the worker, but also the bottom line.
When Patagonia makes a decision because it’s the right thing to do for the planet, it ends up also being good for the business, says founder Yvon Chouinard.
OpenInvest, a new investing platform that beta-launched at SOCAP16, aims to transform investing by putting the power of ethical investing into each investor’s hand.
At the behest of shareholders, financial firms are beginning to recognize climate risk as a material risk. But not Vanguard, America’s largest fund manager with assets totaling 10 percent of the U.S. stock market.
Part social enterprise, part agribusiness and part reforestation venture, Symbiosis Investments of Brazil could become a leading market-based approach that meets the demand for wood products with forest conservation.