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Socially Responsible Business

 

Innovative, ethical, and community-minded business practices

 

Impact Investing

Mission-Aligned Investing: More Complex Than It Seems

Even with the best intentions and emerging tools, the current investment framework makes it difficult to match investment portfolios to values.

By Clara Miller & Toni Johnson | 1 | Jun. 4, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Can B Corps Be Even Better?

B Corps have an opportunity to dramatically increase their social and environmental performance by upgrading their internal management practices.

By Ryan Honeyman | 4 | May. 22, 2015
 
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Socially Responsible Business

Net Positive: The Future of Sustainable Business

Business efforts must become more sustainable and responsible to turn the tide on social inequity and environmental decay. Net positive is a new standard that can help ensure a resilient and regenerative world.

By Jeffrey Hollender | 1 | Apr. 29, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

A Week of Social Impact for Business

A look at how investment firms, B Corporations, and other businesses are committing to social and environmental change.

By Georgia Levenson Keohane | 2 | Apr. 21, 2015
 
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Corporate Philanthropy

Making “Customer-driven Philanthropy” Work

Engaging customers in corporate philanthropy has significant bottom-line potential, but even big brands have struggled with doing it well. Is there a future for consumer-driven philanthropy?

By Anna Pikovsky Auerbach | Apr. 20, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Sending a Signal for Change

Leading by example through individual and institutional commitments to fossil fuel divestment.

By Michael Simpson | 1 | Apr. 3, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Purpose as a Collective Practice

Building purpose-driven organizations through engaging the power of the collective.

By Gabriela Gandel & Tatiana Glad | 3 | Mar. 25, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Raising the Standards for Development Finance

A look at proposed changes to the World Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies, and where to set the bar on managing risk.

By Colin Scott | 3 | Mar. 23, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Priming the Pump and Getting Out

How an early-stage impact funder and start-up social business in Arusha, Tanzania, struck a deal to get things started and create an opportunity for early exit.

By Joris de Vries & Morgan Potter | Mar. 16, 2015
 

Socially Responsible Business

Gender Equity and Corporate Sustainability

By mainstreaming efforts to empower women, companies can promote a variety of business goals.

By Marissa Wesely | 8 | Mar. 5, 2015