Re-wiring the U.S. labor market at scale will require more than replicating best practices. We need to build a flexible, dynamic and common “operating system” for the labor market.
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
On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition.
“Oh really? There’s debate about open-source hardware? I’m going to keep shipping open-source hardware while you all argue about it,” said Limor Fried of Adafruit Industries, a $30 million, open-source hardware business.
Despite popular opinion, beneficiaries aren’t mismanaging the free cash, nor are they spending it on alcohol or gambling. They’re using it to change their lives.
The future of sustainable development is being shaped by events such as the U.N. Forum on Business and Human Rights held earlier this month in Geneva, the Climate Change Conference in December, and the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in September. Considering that many corporations have greater turnover than the GDP of several countries and that 500 transnational corporations control roughly 80 percent of world trade, it is clear that we need business on board. The way these corporations are governed is essential for either positive or negative change of the system as a whole, depending on the chosen stewardship, which takes us to the central question: What is the purpose of the corporation?
Barcelona’s Reimagine Food gives a new meaning to disruptive technology. If we are what we eat, then this new culinary accelerator is liable to transform not just our food experience, but also the way we live.
Twelve companies – including DoorDash, VetPronto, Care.com, CareLinx, LeadGenuis, and Managed by Q – have now committed to taking action on one or more of the tenets of the Good Work Code, an overarching framework of eight values that are the foundation of good working conditions for freelance and independent workers.
Today, rather than being the world’s poster child for a fair and equitable economy, the U.S. — home of the American Dream — is one of the least equitable among Western nations. But why should business leaders care about the lack of upward mobility in America? As a successful businessman, Jeff Greene, founder of the Greene Institute, gives three reasons why.
SPECIAL SERIES: The Circular Economy and Green Electronics
As the number of connected devices we use continues to increase, it becomes increasingly critical to understand that we all have a role – consumer, corporation, manufacturer or recycler – in the environmental progress of electronics. The Green Electronics Council suggests three areas for continued focus.
Generation Z is the first generation born in the 21st century, with ages ranging from 2 to 19. They represent about 25 percent of the U.S. population, and have approximately $44 billion in annual buying power. If businesses and governments thought they had to change to adapt to millennials, then they should appreciate this: Gen Z is already working to change their world.
What will it take to build a thriving social enterprise sector that can lead the way to the next economy? Don Shaffer, president and CEO of RSF Social Finance, suggests a new, bold funding model.
As banks continue to restrict access to capital, sites like Kiva will continue to serve as disruptive options to traditional financing for small business owners.