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Mixing the Perfect Natural Capital Cocktail

Jonathan Hughes | Posted 07.24.2014 | 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 07.18.2014 | 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 07.15.2014 | 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.

Beyond Debt and Equity: My Love for Quasi-Equity

Daniel Epstein | Posted 07.03.2014 | Impact
Daniel Epstein

For investors who don't want to be left behind with the mega-trend of entrepreneurship in emerging markets, and for entrepreneurs unlikely to see an exit with their company, it's important to look into new structures of investment that don't rely on taking equity (broadly referred to here as "Quasi-Equity" structures).

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

Praful Shah | Posted 06.27.2014 | 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 06.19.2014 | 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 06.04.2014 | 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.

Making Work More Productive

Richard Branson | Posted 05.24.2014 | Impact
Richard Branson

All of these innovations could be replicated by many companies all over the world and there's good reason to do so -- it's good for business.

Initiating the Paradigm of Interconnectedness

Carsten Sudhoff | Posted 05.11.2014 | Business
Carsten Sudhoff

What is truly astonishing is the observable convergence between the various scientific fields on the one hand and the world's ancient wisdom traditions on the other.

Where Wellness Went Wrong

Chris Boyce | Posted 04.22.2014 | Impact
Chris Boyce

I asked, "If there is one company, one service provider in your life who you think delivers bad service and a bad customer experience, who would it be?" The answers were not surprising and confirmed what I had suspected all along.

Carolyn Gregoire

Here's Proof That Businesses Might Actually Be Changing For The Better | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business

It's no secret that a lot of Americans aren't totally enamored with the corporate world. Skeptics have any number of reasons to question the motives o...

One Young World: The Future of Business Leadership

Kathy Calvin | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Kathy Calvin

One of the reasons we need a "Plan B for business" is that companies today need to find ways to work together, to drive well-being for all and conserve the earth's precious resources.