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Design Driven Startups from the Heart

Soren Petersen | Posted 05.17.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Design and entrepreneurship are in vogue and enjoying a strong endorsement from both business and Venture Capitalists. The nexus of design, innovation...

Creating Sustainable Homes

Pioneers for Change | Posted 05.03.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Sharon Saxby The phone rang early. It was a client. "Sharon, something is wrong with our gas bills. They are about a third of what they used to...

Startups - Designing for Triple-Bottom-Line Innovations

Soren Petersen | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Soren Petersen

Co-written by Dr. Ab Stevels Startups tackling sustainability are now in vogue, with organic farming, clean energy and mediation platforms for the sh...

Wealthier Investors Are an Essential Part of Community Capital Markets

John Katovich | Posted 03.21.2016 | Business
John Katovich

The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently estimated that approximately 10% of all U.S. Households are now in the "Accredited Investor" categ...

Why Community Capital Markets?

John Katovich | Posted 03.14.2016 | Business
John Katovich

Most people think of capital markets as what goes on in the national exchanges (e.g. New York Stock Exchange), but one of the oldest definitions of capital markets is "the efficient transfer of individuals' savings to companies for research, development, marketing, stability and growth."

Invest in Who You Know - Part 2: Spooky Reporting at a Distance

John Katovich | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
John Katovich

Most people don't have the ability, flexibility or funds to invest like a professional, and a more common approach for 'investing in what you know' ta...

Green Is the New Green: New Paths for Sustainable Investing

André Corrêa d'Almeida | Posted 02.01.2016 | Business
André Corrêa d'Almeida

This post is co-authored by Sofia Santos Today, the green economy represents at least 4 trillion euros, growing at 4% per year, and the investment in...

Follow the Leader: Shaping Organizational Culture

Cristina M. Regalado | Posted 11.23.2015 | Business
Cristina M. Regalado

When rain splashes on the pavement water quickly spreads in crevices finding spaces even with the tiniest receptacle -- it does not stand still.

What is a Conscious Business? An Interview with Raj Sisodia

FIXCapitalism | Posted 10.22.2015 | Business
FIXCapitalism

Raj Sisodia is a leading figure in the Conscious Capitalism movement - he is the FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. He is also Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Environmental Concern Empowers the People

Brian Kennell | Posted 09.10.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Widespread access to the Internet and new media means consumers have greater access to information, and companies may be held to greater standards of transparency and accountability.

Follow Your Heart

Robert Rubinstein | Posted 09.04.2015 | Impact
Robert Rubinstein

Believe it or not in a previous life (1975-1978), I had a carrier on oil rigs. My world wind career had me working offshore and on land in Iran, the North Sea (UK and Norway), France, Texas, Colorado and Oman (actually didn't start, quit before I was sent there).

What Is the Purpose of Business?

Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D. | Posted 06.21.2015 | Business
Isabel Rimanoczy, Ed.D.

Focusing on the bottom line as the ultimate priority has had an impact on raising unemployment, social crises, environmental challenges, health impacts, to name a few.

How to Grow Your Business Without Compromising Your Values

Kari Warberg Block | Posted 02.20.2015 | Small Business
Kari Warberg Block

Getting in the door of a major retailer is a big enough goal in and of itself, but when I launched my company, I was working for a triple bottom line. At the end of the day, I didn't just want my ledger to be in the black and growing; I was focused on growing people, planet and profits.

How Natural Capital Is Shaping the Future of Business

Tensie Whelan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Tensie Whelan

In my last blog I described the trend toward businesses reexamining and accounting for "natural capital" -- idea that natural resources, ecosystems, c...

How Natural Capital Is Redefining Success

Tensie Whelan | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
Tensie Whelan

It's the idea that natural resources and healthy ecosystems are not "externalities" separate from capital, but should be considered and valued as capital assets in their own right. Valuing them appropriately is the way to make sure we don't squander them.

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.

Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2014 | Business
Marian Salzman

At first glance, capitalism circa 2014 looks like a pretty soulless endeavor: massive piles of fast money, no wider context of conscience involved. Ju...

Judy Wicks Threatens to Give Business a Good Name

John Locke Goss | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
John Locke Goss

I was recently invited into the cozy Philadelphia row home of one of the great entrepreneurial minds and hearts of my generation. By almost any measur...

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 wa...

Social Change in the Face of Austerity

Mitchell Kutney | Posted 10.15.2013 | Impact
Mitchell Kutney

The idea of these high net-worth individuals and empowered citizens taking action into their own hands is exciting, but what does this mean for our society as a whole?

sustainABILITY Simplicated Step 1: Smart Is Sexy

Cortney McDermott | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business
Cortney McDermott

Sustainability represents a multi-billion dollar revenue opportunity, along with a healthier and happier existence for us all. sAs offers 7 Simple Steps to Sustainable Business Growth.

Getting to the Heart of Money

Susanna Bair | Posted 05.01.2013 | Business
Susanna Bair

Money in and of itself is neutral. When we are selfish with it, money can bring out the worst in ourselves and others. To the contrary, when we are generous with it, when we put our hearts behind it, money can bring out the best.

Fear of Failure: What's Your Bottom Line?

Rumeet Billan | Posted 06.05.2013 | Impact
Rumeet Billan

Start-ups, not-for-profits, small (and large) businesses come and go. During the holidays of 2004, while sitting at my desk in the basement of my parent's home, the question for me became; if this business failed tomorrow, what did I do with it?

A 4P Future: People, Planet, Profit and Plastics

Pro Journo | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Pro Journo

It is politically difficult to use cassava in the production of plastic bags instead of as nourishment in the midst of a global food crisis.

Leslie Dach, Walmart VP, On Business And Social Good

The Huffington Post | Joe Van Brussel | Posted 03.21.2013 | Business

As sustainability, and double or triple bottom lines move increasingly to the forefront of business leaders' minds, one example of real progress might...