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Can Capitalism Afford a Conscience?

Marian Salzman | Posted 03.26.2014 | 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...

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

Student Reporter | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
Student Reporter

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...

Five Companies Inspiring Us to Champion Change

Claudia Chan | Posted 04.16.2013 | Impact
Claudia Chan

I'm a firm believer that we can't depend only on our politicians and heads of state to improve our world. It's up to civilians -- you and me -- and the businesses we create and buy from, to actually advance the public good in the world that we all share.

Sustainability Is Trite

Anca Novacovici | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Anca Novacovici

Sustainability is a starting point. As a concept it is extremely relevant in our world today and it is by no means trite in that sense. But dialogue about sustainability is crucial to raising awareness and spurring action, and key to transforming our current situation.

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

How can companies actually focus on anything more than just next quarter's results? We're not just talking about a PR campaign or a new mission statement. We're talking about a new way of doing business. We're talking about deep change.

Matt Sledge

ReWork Hopes To Connect Socially-Minded Workers With Socially-Minded Ventures

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact

If you hate your corporate drone job but don't know where exactly you want your career to go, a new social venture startup might have a solution for y...

Reuniting Economics and Ecology for a Sustainable Future

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.19.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Our natural environment and the resource base for the world economy are inexorably linked. Therefore these two crucial parts must come together for the house to remain standing, as our species is now heading toward 8 billion by 2025.

Engaging Employees for Transformational Sustainability Results

Anca Novacovici | Posted 08.04.2012 | Business
Anca Novacovici

Put yourself in your staff's shoes (if you're not there already!). If you are told what to do, but aren't told why and what's in it for you, what is the impetus to do it? Why is this program worth the effort and why should you add more work to your already full plate?

Women Leaders of the Middle East: Leena Al Olaimy, Helping MENA Find Its Green Side

Rahilla Zafar | Posted 07.21.2012 | World
Rahilla Zafar

Women like Leena Al Olaimy are helping shape the future of the Middle East. In addition to her consulting work, she plays a key role in working with youth.

Sustainability Must Be a Top Priority

Ed Lawler | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business
Ed Lawler

It is likely that in the foreseeable future, sustainability will continue to get some attention in corporations, but it will not be a major focus or a top priority.

It's Annual Report Time, But Where's the Triple-Bottom Line?

Ed Lawler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Ed Lawler

It is time to start demanding that organizations systematically report on their non-financial performance. A great place to start is with information about the state of their employees.

The Business of Hope

Paul Lamb | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Paul Lamb

Instead of begging for grants, why couldn't nonprofits become self sustaining and simultaneously meet their mission by launching their own businesses?

P&G Blogivation Gives Female Bloggers Tools to be Change Agents for Safe Drinking Water

Jennifer Simckowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jennifer Simckowitz

The GIVE Health Blogivation is intended to activate the power of female bloggers for the purpose of improving the lives of people in need of clean drinking water.

Sustainability Roundtable Great Use of Time

Adele Israel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Adele Israel

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) has hired a new sustainability director and recently adopted seven principles of sustainability.

Innovative i4c Campaign Partners With Sarah McLachlan's 2010 Lilith Tour

Brett Greene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Brett Greene

The 2010 Lilith Tour's partnership with TouchPoint Trust Group is an opportunity for fans to participate in the movement to take control in driving social change.

On Using the Triple Bottom Line in the Wine World

Jean-Charles Boisset | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jean-Charles Boisset

As we make wine in one of the most economically trying times in recent history, I predict that among those who prosper in these tough times, we will find a shared philosophy and a commitment to a triple bottom line.

From Fast Food Nation to Pro Food Ventures

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rob Smart

Early pioneers of the sustainable food movement, with dirt on their hands, lessons learned and progress made, have played a critical role in blazing trails for new ventures.

Seeing Through the Food Industry's "Personal Responsibility" Smoke Screen

Rob Smart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Smart

"Personal responsibility" is used as a smoke screen to cover the tracks of industrial food, tracks that run roughshod over the mirage of choice and personal responsibility.