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Shore up your financial literacy

Two-thirds of Americans can't pass a basic financial literacy test, according to a study of 80,000 people by FINRA Investor Education Foundation. That means the majority do not have the knowledge needed to make smart

What are Americans’ top financial goals in 2019?

Most Americans have some type of financial goal, including paying down debt or budgeting better. A recent study by Bankrate shows that most families don't have enough money saved for retirement or short-term emergencies. Americans’ top financial

Poverty and Prosperity

Environment

Greenland ice melting four times faster than in 2003

Scientists concerned about sea level rise have long focused on Greenland's southeast and northwest regions, where large glaciers stream iceberg-sized chunks of ice into the Atlantic Ocean. Those chunks float away, eventually melting. But a

Local focus could help tackle global problems

Parochialism (a focus on a local area) is often viewed negatively, and is sometimes seen as being akin to "nimbyism" -- characterised by insularity and selfishness. But researchers from the University of Exeter argue that

Health

Take the stairs- it works

It just got harder to avoid exercise. A few minutes of stair climbing, at short intervals throughout the day, can improve cardiovascular health, according to new research from kinesiologists at McMaster University and UBC Okanagan.

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Scientists grow perfect human blood vessels

Scientists have managed to grow perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish for the first time. The breakthrough engineering technology, outlined in a new study published today in Nature, dramatically advances research

Impact Investing

The State of Socially Responsible Investing

In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued its first green bond, a EUR 600 million equity index-linked security, whose proceeds were used to fund renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. A year later, the World

How to Evaluate Socially Responsible Investing

FINDING SOCIALLY responsible investments is easier than ever before, but questions still remain around just what impact these investments are actually having. A responsible fund may call itself a low-carbon exchange-traded fund, but how much carbon is

Employee Ownership

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Oxford Conference on Business and Poverty

Welcome to the second annual Oxford Business Fights Poverty Conference. As you view this summary of the conference you will read from a series of topics like Responsible Leadership, Honoring Entrepreneurs, Employee Ownership, Mentoring, Crowdsourcing & Addressing Poverty. Please

How The Rich View The Poor

More than four years have passed since the Occupy Wall Street movement divided the country into percentages, calling the 99 percent out against the 1 percent. A voice was raised from Zucotti Park in New York City demanding reform

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