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Plan B for Davos - And the World

John Elkington | Posted 01.23.2015 | World
John Elkington

Such events are great for meeting movers and shakers, and we speak from experience. But is all this talk leading to timely, effective action -- and at the necessary scale? We believe the answer is no.

ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being

Arianna Huffington | Posted 01.04.2015 | Business
Arianna Huffington

We've launched a dedicated section on The Huffington Post, ReWork: Rethinking Work and Well-being. Here you'll find success stories, news about what's working, innovative programs, case studies and the latest data about the many positive business effects of well-being and sustainable work practices. Since our workplace culture is driving so much of the epidemic of stress we all feel overwhelmed by, it's going to be our workplaces that will accelerate the changes already underway. More and more people are realizing that they don't have to put their humanity on hold when they leave for work, that they're more than their résumés and that a sense of well-being and success doesn't have to come at the cost of burnout. And more and more companies are realizing that investing in their employees' well-being is also good for business.

Transforming the Goals of Economic Development

Steve Venton | Posted 01.03.2015 | Impact
Steve Venton

A quiet revolution is gathering in pace. It is of immense significance because, if it succeeds, it will catalyze a new source of economic prosperity, help reverse the global decline in biodiversity, sustain nature and improve human wellbeing.

Business Should Make Love, Not War

Jim Carroll | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
Jim Carroll

I sense that the youth of today and the talent of tomorrow want different things from the world of work.

The Importance of Giving Back

salesforce.com | Posted 11.04.2014 | Business
salesforce.com

By Ebony Frelix, salesforce.com There aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe the significance of giving back. Even the most simple ...

Is Green Investing Dead?

Aimee Christensen | Posted 10.01.2014 | Impact
Aimee Christensen

Human wellbeing depends upon earth's natural systems for our food, fuel, clean freshwater, protection from storms, shelter, and yet our current economic system does not effectively value nature -- either at all, or certainly at the level it is due.

Mixing the Perfect Natural Capital Cocktail

Jonathan Hughes | Posted 09.23.2014 | Impact
Jonathan Hughes

It is from this natural capital that humans derive a wide range of services, often called ecosystem services, which make human life possible.

What a Drive Through Mandela's Homeland Taught Me About Water

Robyn Beavers | Posted 09.17.2014 | Impact
Robyn Beavers

I arrived in Mandela's homeland thinking I had something to offer, but left feeling like I had just been given an education by some wiser friends.

Emma Plumb: Building Great Work Cultures Through Work Flexibility

Emma Plumb | Posted 09.14.2014 | Business
Emma Plumb

My boss and I have been working together for over a year, and we've never met in person. She trusts me to make the most effective and productive decisions about where I work and how I structure my time.

It's Time to End the Misconception That Impact Investing Isn't Financially Profitable

Praful Shah | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Praful Shah

It is a fallacy that there is no return on investment in impact investing. One of the reasons the impact investments are successful is the passion of the founder and the team for the cause.

U.S. Policymakers Falling Behind Corporate America on Clean Energy

Mindy S. Lubber | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Mindy S. Lubber

Today, many of America's largest companies are strengthening their bottom lines by jumping on the clean energy bandwagon -- to the tune of more than $1 billion in savings per year.

International Development Is Changing and So Is What Makes Good Business

Gib Bulloch | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
Gib Bulloch

It involves government, local and national; it involves a not-for-profit and it involves a private company with detailed knowledge of a specific technology and the willingness to adapt it to a specific requirement.

Standing Up for Human Rights in Brunei

François-Henri Pinault | Posted 07.16.2014 | World
François-Henri Pinault

What is shocking is the extremism of this stance: the scale and absurdity of this attack on human rights. How can the Brunei government turn its back on human dignity in this way?

Economic (And Other) Impossibilities For Our Grandchildren

Jules Peck | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jules Peck

Many of us have probably had the most comfortable lives ever lived. But as a society we are asleep at the wheel. And our apathy is to blame for the reckless way society is currently set up.

Fighting Slave Labor in Brazil

Caio Magri | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Caio Magri

Slave labor is the most serious form of exploitation, and it is not only a threat against the fundamental principles and rights at work, but also confronts the most basic human rights.

12 Months Since Rana Plaza: Why Business Needs a Plan B

The B Team | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
The B Team

We recognize that these incidents violate basic human rights, they are avoidable and they must stop.

Valuing Natural Capital: What Next and Why?

Pavan Sukhdev | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Pavan Sukhdev

Natural capital is in fashion (in more ways than one, given the interest of the fashion industry) but will it get mainstreamed, the goal of TEEB?

Earth Day 2015 Should Focus on Tomorrow's Bottom Line

Jochen Zeitz | Posted 06.22.2014 | Impact
Jochen Zeitz

Underlying the Earth Day agenda is a growing sense that tomorrow's economies -- and tomorrow's capitalism -- must be very different.

Does Focusing on "Society" Limit Business as a Force of Good?

Punit Renjen | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Punit Renjen

A growing majority of business leaders are in agreement. Not only is "doing good" a moral imperative, it is good for business.

When Is It Right to Live-Tweet Giving Birth? #Inlabor

Derek Handley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Impact
Derek Handley

Situations like this prompt us to question our attention, and to remind ourselves how vital it is to live and be fully conscious. Aware. In the present.

We Live in an Age of Entrepreneurship and Imagination

Jean Oelwang | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Jean Oelwang

We have work to do to make the world a better place for all, but entrepreneurs' energy and ideas are a vital force in getting us there.

Machines, Old Age and Finding Meaningful Work

Mark Griffiths | Posted 05.28.2014 | Technology
Mark Griffiths

In these worlds there is a sense that the question of meaningful work is something to wrestle with alongside high-end ideas, awesome creativity and intellectual playfulness.

Joy at Work?!

Michelle Pomorski | Posted 05.27.2014 | Technology
Michelle Pomorski

Several times I found myself thinking, "This is common sense, and yet, this is brilliant..."I knew that no matter what, I HAD to be a part of it.

5 Tips on How to Support Healthy, Engaged Employees

Chris Boyce | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Chris Boyce

No matter your industry, your employees are your company's real competitive advantage. They're the ones making the magic happen -- so long as their needs are being met.

Madeleine Lewis: How to Thrive and Create Joy at Work

Madeleine Lewis | Posted 05.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Madeleine Lewis

Given that most of us spend a large number of those days at work, work comes to color and shape our lives as a whole.