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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.

Inclusion, Engagement, Collaboration -- An Inconvenient Truth?

Sylvana Storey | Posted 09.07.2014 | Business
Sylvana Storey

Much talk is generated about the value that the behaviors of inclusion, engagement and collaboration bring to organizations but we only need to dig a bit deeper to see what the evidence is for how these behaviors are practiced by those who do the talking.

Four Simple Tips to Maximize Your ROI When Giving Back

Perry Yeatman | Posted 02.05.2014 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

Yes, you still want to do good. But shouldn't you seek to maximize your ROI in doing that good too? Shouldn't you want to get the most bang for your charitable buck?

The Social Impact Movement: Designing Nonprofits to Succeed

Spencer Critchley | Posted 12.07.2013 | Impact
Spencer Critchley

Recently, I raised an awkward question: "Are Nonprofits Designed to Fail?" As I wrote, for all the good work a nonprofit may do, it's often hard to tell if a it's really making a difference: fixing the underlying problem, rather than forever treating symptoms.

The Class of 2013: Being The Difference

Eduardo Balarezo | Posted 10.20.2013 | Impact
Eduardo Balarezo

This past July, I landed at Baltra's Galapagos airport with an unusual level of anticipation. I go to the Galapagos every quarter but this time it...

The Poor: An Endangered Species?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

More than a billion have been lifted out of poverty in the past twenty years; by 2030, the total number of poor people will be down to 200 million, with virtually none in China.

Shared Value: Amplifying the Success of a Business and Its Community

Kathy Mulvany | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Kathy Mulvany

What does the term "shared value" mean? Simply put, it is the concept that a company can enhance its own competitiveness while simultaneously alleviating social problems in the communities where it operates.

The Return Trip Advantage: A CEO's Perspective of Doing Well by Doing Good

George Bradt | Posted 03.18.2013 | Business
George Bradt

When it first initiated corporate social responsibility efforts, PTC donated playgrounds to local communities. But their shareholders suggested focusing on activities more closely aligned to the company's core mission.

WATCH: Solo Sessions 2012: Michael Porter On Creating Shared Value

Posted 06.11.2013 | Business

Michael Porter sees capitalism as a possible driver in tackling social problems. Adopting environmentally sustainable policies has been shown to be go...

Make Money And Do Good Is The New Corporate Buzz

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

By Michelle Nichols NEW YORK, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Admitting you are making money by doing some good in the world is no longer a dirty little secret, i...