Debt is not always bad. It all depends on what it is used for and how it is managed. If the reasons and the goals are sound, debt can be good — really good. This is something business owners understand particularly well. For a business, the typical goal is increased profits down the road. But what are the right goals for federal debt?
Category: New Economics
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
To boost security awareness in the mobile for good space, YTH is teaming up with the Vodafone Americas Foundation to compile research-based resources for nonprofits and social good organizations that are interested in developing mobile apps, text messaging services and mobile-first websites.
When the oil giant stepped into a small Brooklyn library’s crowd-funding campaign in a big way, suspicions immediately arose about the motives of both sides—including whether Mellow Pages should accept the donation, and even whether it was real—and a somewhat complicated view of life in 2014 ensued.
Ford is is taking another huge leap toward filling the void created by our lack of a national energy policy with the launch of its new F-150 – a full-size pickup truck with an aluminum body.
Chile’s energy ministry and development agency awarded Spain’s Abengoa the contract to build and operate the 110 MW concentrated solar power plant. Complete with 17.5 hours of power storage capacity, the plant in Antofagasta is to spur clean, sustainable job creation and development, as well as avoid some 643,000 tons of greenhouse gas emissions annually.
The Impact Entrepreneurs program at Portland State University’s School of Business Administration is applying the unique effectiveness and rigor of business practices to the work of creating a more just and resilient world.
Sales of plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles almost doubled in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013, with an 84 percent jump to 96,600 of the vehicles sold.
“Overall, our findings suggest that more attractive CEOs receive higher compensation for a reason: They create value for shareholders through better negotiating power and visibility,” says Joseph Halford, an economist at the University of Wisconsin.
Environmentalists have called General Mills’ recent announcement that its regular Cheerios were non-GMO a major victory. But it’s not what’s in the oats that counts, but rather what this admission could hold for future manufacturing practices.
WhiteWave, parent company to Horizon Milk, Land O’ Lakes and Silk, has finalized the purchase of a new company: Earthbound Farm. The $600 million acquisition signals a new direction for the dairy and beverage company and makes it the largest organic produce manufacturer in the U.S.
In 2013 corporate social responsibility moved from “do good” actions to a business best practice. This year, these five CSR game-changers will accelerate the links between profits, environmental responsibility and social good.
Will the Obama Administration’s increase in cost for carbon help or hinder projects like Keystone XL? Opponents are saying that it will make it harder for such projects to move ahead. (But then, only if you believe there’s really a detrimental cost to carbon.)
Many business people talk passionately about growing their businesses. Yet, in the same breath, they also speak about their dislike of sales. This is like holding aspirations of winning the New York City Marathon, yet, having an aversion to running.