Public banking is distinguished from private banking in that its mandate begins with the public’s interest. Privately-owned banks, by contrast, have shareholders who generally seek short-term profits as their highest priority.
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
On Wednesday I shared here my analysis of Uber’s business model, making the case for Uber’s combative response to the California DMV over self-driving cars. The headline was ‘Why Uber Won’t Stop Testing Autonomous Cars in San Francisco.’ A few hours later, Uber ended the testing of autonomous cars in the city. What did I miss?
Visit Tel Aviv and other cities across Israel, and e-bikes and e-scooters are almost as common as bicycles. And Israel’s Startup Nation has become the Detroit of this alternative form of transportation.
SPECIAL SERIES: Progress to 2020: Tackling resource use from all angles
Plastic is the “key enabler for sectors as diverse as packaging, construction, transportation, healthcare and electronics,” says the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. But the durability and flexibility that render plastic a good fit for these applications mean we’re drowning in it. The foundation consulted 180 experts and 200 publications to develop a fix.
The California DMV told Uber it couldn’t test its autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without a permit, but the ride-hailing company has no plans to back down. An analysis of its business model proves why, argues 3p’s Raz Godelnik.
All corporations operating within the city must now pay an additional 10 percent tax if the CEO receives more than 100 times the salary of the lowest paid employee. The city commissioner, who wants to use the funds to end homelessness, explained: “Of course, this reform alone will not close our nation’s economic divide. But it does send a powerful message that our community is ready to take a stand against the extreme inequality that harms all of us.”
Rishon LeZion, five miles south of Tel Aviv, has become a global leader in water efficiency — and much of this success is thanks to CEO Sally Levy, who is arguably one of the world’s leading women on water stewardship.
SPECIAL SERIES: How Sustainability at Home Goes Beyond
The U.S. recycling rate has remained more or less the same for the past decade. What’s the deal? We spoke with an expert looking to break the 34-percent barrier to find out.
Matthias and Tabea Oppliger founded Glowbalact in 2011. Its social enterprise in Israel, A.I.R., provides job training to former sex workers as a steppingstone toward becoming more integrated in society.
We shouldn’t rate ourselves by GDP growth, but by sustainable increases in human wellbeing. Four relatively simple reforms will transform how our economies interact with the environment and make a pristine environment compatible with growth and prosperity.
As millennials flood the workplace seeking more hands-on engagement with community organizations, the traditional charity gala is quickly becoming a relic of “old philanthropy.” Nonprofits looking to secure relationships with the next generation of long-term donors should think beyond the annual plated dinner.
On a global scale, conflict is displacing more people from their homes than it ever has. And sadly, especially over the past five years, the problem appears to be accelerating. Here’s how investment can help.
Community-based composting could help municipalities cope with the pesky problem of food scraps and yard clippings. TriplePundit spoke with two community composting organizations to learn about their challenges, as well as how they scaled over time.