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Etsy Crafts An Offshore Tax Dodge

Frank Clemente | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

Who knew a New Age crafts seller could be so, well, crafty? Etsy joins a larger fraternity of American corporations that use a variety of offshore tax havens to collectively dodge $90 billion in U.S. taxes every year. But few if any of those other companies make such bold ethical claims as Etsy.

4 Benefits That 4 B Corps Didn't See Coming

T.J. Cook | Posted 08.18.2015 | Impact
T.J. Cook

We spoke with four B Corp friends who described inspiring and unexpected benefits -- those that go beyond the obvious ones listed on the B Corp site.

Open Letter to Jeff Weiner -- Help Make LinkedIn a Force for Good

Daniel Goleman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Media
Daniel Goleman

There's no doubt that LinkedIn has become the world's best place to connect professionally and build your network. I see a way it could be even better -- especially when it comes to managing your professional identity -- and letting users know if you're the right person for a job.

Conscious Capitalism Alive and Kicking Down Under

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.11.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

RIghty-eight percent of Americans feel that they work for a company that doesn't care about them as people.But it's just not employees. Ninety-six percent of bosses report feelings of burn out. So the system isn't working for anyone.

Grow, Grow, Grow and Then What?

Jason Graham-Nye | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jason Graham-Nye

The pervasive thinking for VC-backed start-ups for the past 20+ years is to launch and grow quickly. Then they need to grow and grow and keep growing forever.

Can Etsy Keep its Edge Post-IPO? 3 Ways to Defy Capital Market Norms

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.

Fighting the Notion That NGOs Are Anti-Business, Anti-Profit, Anti-Growth

John Elkington | Posted 06.22.2015 | Impact
John Elkington

In the United States, a key challenge has been that legislation has often made it virtually impossible for companies to do the right thing. So an early task has been to change the laws determining what companies can -- and cannot -- do.

The 'Switched On' Enterprise: The Triumph of Insight Over Ideology

Nick Seneca Jankel | Posted 06.16.2015 | Business
Nick Seneca Jankel

As someone who has consulted to scores of the largest corporations on the planet, I believe that the ideology of capitalism is almost always damaging to the social, ecological and spiritual systems it relies on to exist.

3 Tips to Develop a Growth Mindset (Even When It's -15)

Mark W. Guay | Posted 04.19.2015 | Business
Mark W. Guay

Here are three tips to develop a growth mindset no matter how far you venture in your goals.

On a Giving Trip With TOMS

Mark W. Guay | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact
Mark W. Guay

I stood up, my shirt sticking to my chest from sweat, and thought of my students in New York who had their first snowfall that morning. As their teacher, I wished they were here with me and could experience this. Just one day in my shoes would teach them more than a textbook could in a year.

Social Entrepreneurship: 8 Companies That Impress Activists & Investors Alike

Jaleh Bisharat | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jaleh Bisharat

By marrying purpose and profit, these innovative companies address social and environmental challenges in a way that is financially sustainable--a virtuous cycle that benefits all involved.

Business as Agent for World Benefit?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 12.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Photo: I.Rimanoczy If this statement sounds a bit odd to you, let me share with you the theme of the conference that took place last week in Clevela...

Climate Change = Systems Change

Steven Crandell | Posted 01.14.2015 | Business
Steven Crandell

In the years to come, the growing clean energy sector will require massive further investment. Changes in consumption patterns will lead to significant product and service innovation.

'Oh, The Places You'll Godin' -- Seth Godin on Pushing Beyond Fear to Be a Social Entrepreneur

Mark W. Guay | Posted 11.29.2014 | Business
Mark W. Guay

It's often easy to look at the past and see how leaders pushed through fear. But, in the present, it can be painfully difficult to push through fear when it's so much easier to sit comfortably. Not take a leap of faith. Not start an idea. Not question a boss.

How B Corps Might Slay the Dragon of Maximizing Shareholder Return

Dan Pontefract | Posted 11.02.2014 | Business
Dan Pontefract

Maximizing shareholder return is not sustainable, nor is it the way in which a corporation should be run. B Corps, however, just might provide a little levity if not innovation to curbing this financial only fallacy of shareholder return myopia once and for all.

In Praise of the Hybrid Company: When .Com Meets .Org

Julie Kantor | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Julie Kantor

So after 20 years, I decided I wanted to go from to The only challenge, personally, is that I wanted to be incentivized with equity or financially in a company, but just couldn't find it in my heart to take a position where there was no mission or cause.

Analysis Firms Battling for Pole Position as Impact Investing Goes Big

Pro Journo | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Pro Journo

Which companies -- and which metrics -- will survive is up to investors to decide. Institutional investors all the way down to individuals -- or even you -- can vote with your wallets.

B-Corp Legislation Is Helping Pave The Way To The New Economy

Neil Grimmer | Posted 11.10.2013 | Small Business
Neil Grimmer

What consumers want more and more is responsible, values-oriented business--the expression "vote with your dollars" is moving from the rally cry of fringe movements toward a household phrase. Consumers are demanding a new type of brand that reflects and embraces who they are and what they find important.

Are Benefit Corporations the New Limited Liability Company?

Deborah Sweeney | Posted 10.28.2013 | Business
Deborah Sweeney

Benefit corporations still have a fiduciary responsibility to make money, but profit does not have to be the exclusive goal. In fact they are legally required to show how they created a public benefit in order to stay in compliance.

B Corps: What's the Use?

Michele Masterfano | Posted 10.26.2013 | Business
Michele Masterfano

We have moved so far into the notion of every man for himself that we have to add complexity to our business law to ensure that there are at least a few companies that have figured out how to be good citizens as well as profitable.

Where Is the Funding in Detroit's Farm-to-Fork Movement?

Pro Journo | Posted 09.22.2013 | Detroit
Pro Journo

Steady access to capital is still a long ways off for pioneering local food entrepreneurs in Detroit. However, cooperation amongst entrepreneurs and mounting advocacy for innovative business structures are bringing secure funding into the horizon.

For Better Food, We Need Better Business

Sea to Table | Posted 06.11.2013 | Business
Sea to Table

Business has to change if we want the food system to change, and it's time that all food businesses were held accountable.

Change Politics? Change Business

Patrick Furlong | Posted 01.20.2013 | Impact
Patrick Furlong

While watching election results a couple weeks ago, I decided to take a peek at what my friends and loved ones were saying on Facebook. There was a st...

Joe Van Brussel

Ice Cream Giant Shows That Social Impact Is Good Business | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 10.25.2012 | Business

Are Ben and Jerry a couple of sell-outs? That was the accusation hurled against the famed ice-cream entrepreneurs -- and beloved Vermont hippies --...

B-Corp Benefits

Dominika Jaworski | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Dominika Jaworski

While the term "B-Corp" has become a buzzword in the business world, it needs to find become a part of the common American lexicon.