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Reflections From Abroad: The Art of Giving Back

Kris Cole | Posted 12.04.2016 | Business
Kris Cole

I recently returned from a trip to London and while there had time to reflect on many things. We often have great ideas of how the world, employees, f...

Moustaches, Ice Buckets and Giving on Tuesday: Cause Marketing Gets Real

Greg Portell | Posted 12.01.2016 | Business
Greg Portell

Classic marketers tend to grow up in consumer products companies. Others cut their teeth in media and entertainment. Lately, tech marketing is an incr...

5 Principles to Restore Trust in Banking

Keith Mestrich | Posted 11.04.2016 | Impact
Keith Mestrich

In today's America, bankers are often seen as uncaring, and media portrayals reflect a view that banks put hardworking people on the streets. Our industry, which should be a key part of helping people achieve their economic and financial goals, has lost consumer trust.

Beyond Bully Prevention Month - Lessons Learned

Rona Milch Novick | Posted 10.30.2016 | Impact
Rona Milch Novick

In a world with such big problems, it is easy to feel hopeless. It is also tempting to dismiss the seemingly less violent problem of bullying as a school yard ill, an annoying rite of passage. Bullying is far from a "small" problem, and is not only devastating to children and schools, but impacts the larger community.

So Many in Need, It's Hopeless? Quandary of Assisting Youth in Greece

Jim Luce | Posted 10.28.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

The needs of children and young adults in Greece are enormous. The problems there are so insurmountable that the Greek government alone cannot solve t...

Top 5 Office Design Trends of the 21st Century

Maureen Mahon | Posted 10.16.2016 | Technology
Maureen Mahon

The technologies industry has changed the way we approach office design. The traditional office model -- where executives inhabit the big corner offices and smaller spaces are carved out in proportion to employees' status -- is becoming a thing of the past.

How Corporations Can Help Ease Europe's Refugee Crisis

Zvonimir Mršić | Posted 10.05.2016 | Impact
Zvonimir Mršić

By helping to match refugee's skills with employment and apprentice opportunities as well as offering training to those refugees who lack such skills, companies can make an important contribution, especially in a continent where the population is aging and where birth rates are low.

Social Responsibility as a Startup Launchpad: A Look Into CSR and Entrepreneurship

Aaron Guo | Posted 09.14.2016 | College
Aaron Guo

What images come to mind when you think of Tom's? Perhaps it's an image of the fashionable espadrille, but for me at least, it's an image from one of their marketing campaigns: a group of Tom's employees walking towards the camera in an impoverished community with gifts in hand--the gift of shoes.

When Taking a Different Path Leads to Self-Discovery

Shalini Datta | Posted 07.28.2016 | Impact
Shalini Datta

After six years in the software industry, I began to question what difference I was making to society through my work. The values of service and giving which I carried deep inside influenced my thinking and kept me socially conscious. The social disparity that I witnessed all around disturbed me, and I asked myself how I could use my knowledge and skills to change it.

Tipping the Scales in Our Favor: The Fossil Fuel Divestment/Renewable Investment Movement

Marc Ross | Posted 07.10.2016 | Green
Marc Ross

Let's be honest: We all know why the U.S. Congress won't pass comprehensive climate change legislation or enact a regulatory framework that accelerates America's transition to a clean energy economy.

Fighting our Goliaths

Rabbi Will Berkovitz | Posted 07.02.2016 | Impact
Rabbi Will Berkovitz

Our task in the world is to help the vulnerable in our community find their release and their radiance. To help them realize they have a value much greater than the sum of a series of terrible experiences.

Leveraging the Power of Women in the Economy

Therese Rowley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Therese Rowley, Ph.D.

More and more businesses who author sustainability plans to survive in the new marketplace are also creating blueprints that activate and drive positive social change.

What Is Good for the World Is Good for Business, Research Proves It

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Mark Horoszowski

When it comes to the environment and social issues, the word "business" usually has a bad reputation, but it's not always deserved.

Introducing What's Working: Purpose + Profit

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.02.2016 | Business
Arianna Huffington

The shift in the way an increasing number of businesses see their role in the world has been one of the most exciting, promising and desperately needed developments of the past few years. That's why today I'm delighted to announce What's Working: Purpose + Profit, a new platform, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers, that's putting a spotlight on the ways businesses are working toward solutions, widening the lens of their concern and moving beyond the obsession with quarterly earnings and short-term gain toward a very different vision. Purpose + Profit will feature stories, insights and tips from leaders in the world of business and thinkers who are driving change, with an emphasis on what's working in entrepreneurship, B-corporations and impact investing.

Earned Media Can Yield Big Rewards for Philanthropy

Jennifer Risi | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Jennifer Risi

Corporate social responsibility (CSR), corporate citizenship, philanthropy, engagement, shared value - regardless of the name you use, this aspect of doing business is here to stay. And like all core business attributes, communicating about it effectively is critical.

Sustainability: A Matter of Soul

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.30.2015 | Green
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

As a faculty member of the W. Huizenga Business School, I was recently invited to contribute to a paper edited by Prof. Frank Cavico about orientation for new graduate students.

On Leadership, College Awards, Cooperates With Our Foundation

Jim Luce | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Jim Luce

1972: walking up the hill to Marietta Junior High School in Ohio, I never imagined I would one day be working in developing nations around the world -- or cooperating with Marietta College to develop the leadership needed to do so.

Fashion Revolution Day: A Day to Ask #WhoMadeMyClothes?

Lee-Sean Huang | Posted 06.22.2015 | Style
Lee-Sean Huang

April 23 is Fashion Revolution Day -- an opportunity for us to reflect on the welfare of the workers who make the clothes we all wear.

A Portrait of Today's Modern Lady

Lauren Solomon | Posted 04.26.2015 | Impact
Lauren Solomon

Lydia Natoolo is 34 years old, the youngest of her family's 28 children. She was born in Kasubi, a village in central Uganda. And, you could say that she is the embodiment of the line "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger."

Big Hearts and Self-interest to the Rescue -- How Millennials Could Save Us

Madelynne Wager | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Madelynne Wager

However, while Millennials are not as enigmatic as the hype suggests, like all generations, the conditions into which they were born do make them slightly different or, in this case, even special.

How Three Consumer Brands Helped Dads and Kids Score a Touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 04.04.2015 | Business
Christopher A. Brown

Three consumer brands helped dads and kids score a touchdown on Super Bowl Sunday. Nissan, Toyota, and Dove Men+Care focused their annual Super Bowl campaigns on celebrating dads.

A Young Global Leader at Johns Hopkins

Jim Luce | Posted 03.21.2015 | Good News
Jim Luce

Seal-Bin Han, 19, is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropic Korean-American who will receive our foundation's coveted 2014 Luce Leadership Award ...

2015 Resolution: Thoughts on Saving the World

Ryan Scott | Posted 03.06.2015 | Impact
Ryan Scott

In an age of almost complete transparency, doing good is critical if you want to keep your license to do business. Consumers hesitate to buy from you, but worse, employees won't even apply to your company. How could they

S4S Celebrates a Wonderful Team -- A Tribute to Grace Bennett

Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Alyssa Ramos-Reynoso

In only one year, Schools for Sustainability (S4S) has cultivated a beautifully dynamic team. We honor diversity as we attract support from members of...

Why Scientists Need to Stop Being People Pleasers

Nessa Carey | Posted 11.30.2014 | Science
Nessa Carey

Most scientists like to solve problems. That makes us very susceptible to anyone who asks us to come up with a solution to a technical challenge. Even worse, we love scientifically and technologically glamourous problems. And as a consequence, we are making decisions that I can only categorize as "really very stupid."