Ready for a five-minute history lesson? Grab a fresh cup of coffee, and brush up on the history of Earth Day.
There are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Together they employ more people than McDonald's, IBM and Wal-Mart combined.
As part of TriplePundit’s observance of Earth Month, we’re sharing five unique corporate Twitter Chats with you. Don't miss the conversations and fun!
In the past 15 years, the number of women-owned businesses grew by 54 percent. There are now 8.3 million women-owned businesses in the United States. Together they employ more people than McDonald’s, IBM and Wal-Mart combined, and their revenue of $1.3 trillion exceeds the market capitalization of Apple, Microsoft, GE, Google and Sony. What is behind this trend? How have women managed to achieve this in business, which has traditionally been a man’s world? Is this something that women are inherently better at, or is it simply part of a larger trend?
An overwhelming majority (98 percent) of shareholders voted for a resolution on climate change at a BP annual general meeting held on April 16. The resolution requires increased annual reporting on climate change risks. But is the resolution’s passing really something to cheer?
Frank Kutka, the maker of Organic Ready, is out to save organic corn. Oddly enough, he is doing it by an old-fashioned, home-grown method that has been around for at least a couple of centuries: meticulous genetic breeding that takes advantage of Mother Nature’s best traits of self-preservation and doesn’t artificially modify the plant’s genes. Can he succeed? Farmers in Argentina, Poland, Chile and a growing list of U.S. states think so.
The California solar homeowners I work with are acting pretty “weird” compared to the rest of America. This summer when the rest of America will keep their thermostats set at higher-than-desired levels to avoid the dreaded high monthly electric bill, the solar customers I know will be running their homes at a pleasant 72 degrees with no fear of receiving a huge electric utility bill.
Despite the powerful business case for women’s advancement, gender inequality stubbornly persists. Today only 12 percent of board seats and 11 percent of senior management positions globally are held by women. Joseph F. Keefe, president and CEO of Pax World Funds, and Sallie L. Krawcheck, chair of Pax Ellevate Management, explain why gender diversity should really matter to investors.
Career reentry programs offer solid chances to return to the workforce after having been absent for two or even 20 years. This growing trend brings diversity into the workplace by supporting former stay-at-home-moms and others who have left the workforce but are looking to return.
To celebrate Earth Day, HP’s Chief Progress Officer Gabi Zedlmayer joined TriplePundit for a special Twitter Chat on HP Living Progress at #LivingProgress.
Corporate Social Responsibility is an umbrella term for the work that an organization does to improve its communities and lighten its environmental footprint.
Ever since Milton Friedman famously proclaimed “The Social Responsibility of Business is to Increase its Profits” (NYTimes 1970), pundits have pondered whether his purist interpretation was really the only way.
Here we discuss 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.
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