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Rankings, Benchmarks, Reporting and More: Motivating Action on Business and Human Rights

Amol Mehra | Posted 02.26.2015 | Impact
Amol Mehra

Civil society groups, investors and even some companies and governments, have recognized that change was, at best, too slow, and they have engaged in myriad efforts to motivate action regarding business' respect for human rights.

Three Companies That Have Moved Out of Illinois

Reboot Illinois | Posted 04.19.2015 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

A lot of Illinoisans, including Gov. Bruce Rauner, have come out in favor of beefing up Illinois' business climate in order to in turn improve the finances of the state and of individual Illinoisans.

People Leave Bad Bosses, Not Companies: Here's Why

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Paula Davis-Laack

People crave good leadership, and when it doesn't measure up, good employees leave and companies lose lots of money and valuable talent.

Why Europe Is Doing the Ice Bucket Challenge With a Glass of Water

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 12.06.2014 | World
Gemma Godfrey

ECB President Mario Draghi has been highly effective with his words alone -- moving markets with speeches and little action. However, by doing so he has also set the bar high and expectations for action are becoming the norm.

Barry Wacksman and Chris Stutzman on #AOLBUILD Moderated by @SHINGY

AOL BUILD | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business
AOL BUILD

Gino DePinto, AOL BUILD From digital ad agency R/GA, authors Barry Wacksman and Chris Stutzman take the #AOLBUILD stage to present their new book ...

Senate Advances Bill To End Tax Breaks For Companies That Outsource

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate voted Wednesday to advance an election-year bill limiting tax breaks for U.S. companies that move operations overseas. ...

Conquering Your Fear of Quitting Your Job

Gil Laroya | Posted 09.06.2014 | Business
Gil Laroya

If we have the opportunity to do more, to learn more, and to make more money, why do so many of us give up that chance? Are many of us selling ourselves so short that we would stick with a company, rather than seeing what else is out there?

Attitudes and trends of the new consumer

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 08.31.2014 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

To meet customer expectations, companies face increasing pressure. Therefore it is important to set higher goals; it is not enough to exceed what we have done in the past if another company is growing more than we are.

Here Are The Biggest Companies By Revenue In Each State

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 06.23.2014 | Business

What's the biggest corporation that calls your state home? A new map created by the telecommunications company Broadview Networks allows us to visu...

Time for Bad Businesses to Pony Up: Cheat Your Workers and Our Communities? Pay a Fee.

Sarita Gupta | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Sarita Gupta

Over half of the Fortune 500 companies in this country made a profit every year between 2008 and 2012. Yet together, those companies dodged a combined $73.1 billion in state income taxes.

What Holds Women Back? Other Women

Mira Veda | Posted 07.30.2014 | Women
Mira Veda

It's truly unfortunate when any woman who identifies herself as a feminist tries to validate negative stereotypes about women. Self-professed feminist...

The Companies That Produce 90 Percent of Our Food

The Daily Meal | Posted 07.24.2014 | Taste
The Daily Meal

Quick, what do Hot Pockets and Alpo have in common?

7 Essential Steps to Leap into Entrepreneurship

Bobby Umar | Posted 07.21.2014 | Business
Bobby Umar

Starting a business can be a scary thing. You give up the stability (albeit perceived) of a steady income with benefits. You put your career on hold. You sacrifice significant time and energy for the first several years just to get up to your former corporate salary. You enter a risky area where most people fail within five years.

Time Waits for No Hungry Infant: Understanding Why May Help Business

Malika Shah | Posted 07.12.2014 | Parents
Malika Shah

Breastfeeding in public has been a hot button global debate over parental rights and public behaviors for decades. New furor ignited recently in England when a mother was ousted from a store for nursing her child.

The Great Degeneration

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Ricardo B. Salinas

Society has become centered in the cities, and in the cities, there is only effectiveness when good government is present.

5 Ways to Profit From Lessons Learned Abroad

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 04.15.2014 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

While raising interest rates may dampen falls in a country's currency in the short term, this is not always enough to calm a sell-off and a higher interest rate can hamper growth, squeezing the country further.

Do Republicans Really Want a Balanced Budget Amendment?

Dale Hansen | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Dale Hansen

No one argues that the government shouldn't be more prudent with its money, but a balanced budget amendment does almost nothing to address the underlying problems that lead to wasteful spending.

Reflections On 30 Years of Corporate-NGO Bridge Building

Bill Shireman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Bill Shireman

For over 15 years, I battled corporate giants over nuclear power, open space protection, and the throwaway society. I campaigned with Ralph Nader for...

The Paradox Most Organizations Are Faced With

Jacob Morgan | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

The analogy I like to use is trying to lose weight by eating more calories a day; an impossible task.

Retail Chatter #5

June Haynes | Posted 03.25.2014 | Business
June Haynes

I've always told managers that a return can hold lots of value, so once you've assessed the situation, try everything in your power to make and keep the customer happy by honoring a return.

The See-Through Company: 3 Reasons Why Businesses Would Opt for Transparency

Adrian de Groot Ruiz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Adrian de Groot Ruiz

We're living in an age where information travels fast and is becoming a public good. So why share?

Internet.org: A Wolf in Sheep's Clothing? Not So Fast

Margaret Coady | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business
Margaret Coady

I advise Facebook and its partners to be transparent about the mix of motivations involved and the business gains they're hoping to achieve.

10 Companies With Excellent Customer Service

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Christina Couch | Posted 08.15.2013 | Fifty

With so many shopping options--online and in-store--customer service matters more than ever. Find out which brands do the most to keep you happy. T...

The New Demands of 21st Century Leadership

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.28.2013 | Business
Dr. Jim Taylor

There is little doubt that the business landscape has changed in the last two decades driven primarily by two forces: globalization and technology. Not surprisingly, these two market influences have directly impacted how heads of companies lead.

The Culture Code

Ricardo B. Salinas | Posted 09.22.2013 | Business
Ricardo B. Salinas

The combination of experience and emotion produces what is known as imprint: once it is created, it conditions our mental processes, determining our future behavior. The combination of all our imprints define us as people.