Both blue and red workers in four very different states will benefit economically after Tuesday night’s election returns: voters approved initiatives that will raise their states’ minimum wage over the next few years, to as high as $13.50 in Washington state.
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
At a time when global challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and social inequity make our future uncertain, the demand for leaders with the courage to make history has never been greater. Here are three concrete steps to take to make a difference.
James Donovan, CEO of impact investing firm ADEC Innovations, makes the business case for strong corporate action around climate change and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.
In an interview with Toni Johnson, Jennifer Tescher from the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) explains how better information can help families rise out of poverty.
In their new book, “The Past and Future City,” Stephanie Meeks and Kevin C. Murphy explore how historical preservation can help pave the way for the sustainable cities of tomorrow.
As Jessica Matthews, head of mission-related investing at Cambridge Associates, said at SOCAP16, “We need to think of advisors as a gateway, rather than a gatekeeper to impact investing.”
Climate change regulations — so-called business killers — were also responsible for $48 billion worth of clean-technology investments in California over the past decade.
The world’s largest companies have a long way to go before they move the needle on the ambitious climate change mitigation goals set at COP21, according to a CDP report released this week.
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.
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.