A universal basic income could fuel innovation and entrepreneurship across the U.S. Mark Zuckerberg suggested during a commencement address at Harvard University last week.
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
Proponents of carbon offsets say these programs do their part to mitigate climate change risk, but the market faced a rough year in 2016. Does it have a future?
Donald Trump’s new budget proposal predicts a confident 3 percent boost for the economy. We take a look at some of the milestones he promised and what it means for the nation.
A major turbine manufacturer says it will train former coal workers for free to staff a massive wind power installation in Wyoming. And it just so happens that the company is based in China.
Almost half of American workers make less than $15 per hour — and women and people of color are the worst off. But minor adjustments to public policy already on the books could improve wages for workers and boost local economies, say the Surdna Foundation and Pacific Community Ventures.
The time is now for brands in the sharing economy. Brands looking to seize the opportunity must leverage their strengths, borrow best practices and focus their efforts to capitalize on this emerging oppoertunity.
To help spur what it calls the “New Plastic Economy,” the Ellen MacArthur Foundation plans to launch a $2 million innovation prize in partnership with the Prince of Wales’s International Sustainability Unit.
John Mackey, co-founder and CEO of Whole Foods Market, warns: “Evaluate your investors very carefully. If you don’t choose the right investors and or partners, there will be a steep price to pay. Your dream and your company can be shattered.”
GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread universal basic income experiment.
The concept of car ownership will change dramatically over the next 13 years, say California think tank RethinkX. By 2030, only 20 percent of Americans will drive cars — if, of course, autonomous car technology can go mainstream.
Much of the European Union is cheering the election of Emmanuel Macron as president of France. But problems like automation and unemployment aren’t going anywhere. Could a universal basic income help? One survey shows Europeans are warming up to the idea.
Global Divestment Mobilization week kicked off today and will run through May 13. Want to shed fossils for the occasion? Read on for the need-to-know.
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the U.S. must move fast to avert climate change risks, but also acknowledges that too many coal miners have been left behind.
Apple plans to launch a $1 billion fund to boost American manufacturing. But can the investment counter how automation will affect employment within the manufacturing sector?
Last week Gett, a Tel Aviv-based ride-hailing company, announced it was buying driver-friendly Juno for $200 million. The new entity hopes to go head-to-head with Uber in New York City — but the acquisition is already turning drivers away and it may have a tough road ahead.