The province of Ontario is launching a universal basic income pilot: 4,000 low-income participants in this three-year study will receive as much as $17,000 annually — and will be able to keep much of it even if they stay employed or find work.
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
SPECIAL SERIES: Building Healthier Communities
Grant-making programs let companies and foundations reach out to their communities and make a difference. But creating a resilient grant program takes work. We asked Aaron Dorfman, CEO and president of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, about the key points that potential grant-makers should know before launching their program.
Rural counties from New England to the American South to Hawaii are attracting socially responsible businesses by providing economic development package for equipment purchases, new factory construction and facilities renovation.
Tom Brady has cultivated a reputation as a philanthropist; the problem, however, is that his foundation is reportedly writing checks to his favorite causes using other people’s money.
A Virginia-based company says its “granny pods,” or tiny homes for the elderly, offer a cheaper and more comfortable alternative to skilled nursing facilities.
The risks inherent in a globalized linear economy are manifest. Resource and economic shocks reverberate across the globe. This increased vulnerability comes at a price.
The business world — historically more concerned with financial reporting — is increasingly realizing that measurement and tracking of non-financial resources helps identify risks and opportunities that can greatly affect a company’s ability to create and preserve long-term value.
This week Portland, Oregon and surrounding Multnomah County unveiled a joint agenda to meet 100 percent of their energy needs with renewables by 2050.
In a year underlined by uncertainty, there has never been a more crucial time to start mapping your sustainability strategy – one that can withstand political and economic headwinds, is measurable and intentional, and can help your business grow resiliently. Where will you begin? Mia Overall of Futerra offers eight tips.
The Ford Foundation will invest as much as $1 billion out of its $12 billion endowment to accelerate mission-related investing over the next decade.
A recent report by the consultancy Corporate Citizenship tracks collaboration as a catalyst for responsible business, as well as greater sustainability and social impact.
Sweden is home to what may be the world’s first shopping center selling only recycled, upcycled and repurposed goods. ReTuna operates as part mall, part social enterprise.
Whether companies like it or not, they may have to adapt to a new way of doing business, skirting the line between a politicized mandate and one that also aims to ensure a nonpartisan position.
Lyft’s latest ad campaign stresses the “good guy” factor. But is the ride-sharing platform really so different from Uber in the ways that count?