Sustainable Business 

Social Enterprise & Impact Investing

The combined resources of government and philanthropy alone are insufficient to solve the many development challenges of the twenty first century. Over the past decade, there has been growing recognition within the private sector of

Financial Wellness 

How Financial Literacy Can Lift Women Out Of Poverty

Without financial literacy, you can’t lift yourself from poverty. In order to have financial security and eventual financial independence, knowledge of personal finance basics—managing savings, banking and investment accounts—is mandatory. Financial literacy can provide so

Poverty and Prosperity

Water every 10 days

New Delhi (CNN)Hundreds of empty plastic jugs wait in rows on the cracked, dry, dusty earth. Hovering expectantly nearby, the residents of Vasant Kunj slum in South Delhi, one of the city's largest and poorest,

Environment

How Ecopreneurs Alleviate Poverty in Africa

SEATTLE, Washington — Ecopreneurship is on the rise in Africa, creating local solutions to alleviate poverty and various environmental problems ailing the different countries on the continent. An “ecopreneur” is exactly what it sounds like,

Health

Air pollution linked to childhood anxiety

Exposure to air pollution is a well-established global health problem associated with complications for people with asthma and respiratory disease, as well as heart conditions and an increased risk of stroke, and according to the

Impact Investing

Social impact is new bottom line

Impact investing is a further evolution of the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment strategies alongside an overriding desire to ‘do good’ by delivering a social and total return. Although impact investing

Employee Ownership

Wilson Electric is now 100% employee-owned

Wilson Electric Services Corp. announced that the company’s ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) has purchased the balance of the company shares, making it 100 percent employee-owned. Wilson Electric, a leader in the electrical contracting industry,

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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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