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Impact Investment, Business and Poverty

Traditional investors often put money into companies focused mainly on the returns they will see, while many nonprofits and government agencies provide funding for programs in return for measurable social impact. Impact investing attempts to join business and social concerns. The point of impact investing is to fund companies that not only generate financial returns but

2020-07-21T08:51:58-05:00Tags: |

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology

It is amazing how much change can be caused by one person’s idea. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is a result of Jorn Lyseggen’s believe that with guidance and support people can achieve remarkable results. Established by the non-profit Meltwater Foundation, MEST developed its program in Accra, Ghana in 2008 as an effort

2020-07-21T08:54:08-05:00Tags: |

How large a role should business play in improving society?

All societies have problems. I am sure this is not a shock to anyone. Neighbors have disputes, poverty exists and inequality grows. Simply put, if each individual of a society is imperfect, so too is society, and since no one is perfect, we each play a part in making society imperfect. And like people, institutions

2020-07-13T04:15:52-05:00Tags: |

The Longer We Wait, the More Difficult it Will Be for the Future of Social Security

Social Security policy is unsustainable in its current form. What has consumed a significant portion of America’s paychecks and helped sustain a significant portion of America’s seniors is destined for change. In 2019, the trustees of the Social Security program released a report predicting that all of the trust fund’s reserves would run out by

2020-07-06T03:12:07-05:00Tags: |

What the Poor Think of the Rich

The core of the American Dream — equality of opportunity and rewards commensurate with efforts and abilities — has enchanted millions of people across the globe. However, it is important to assess whether the reality bears out that ideal. Although two-thirds of Americans (69 percent) agree with the statement that “people are rewarded for intelligence

2020-07-06T03:15:07-05:00Tags: |

It’s not income that determines charitable giving

The American people are no strangers to the spirit of charitable giving. A phenomenal figure from Charity Navigator shows that as many as 50 percent of American households donated money when the 2010 earthquake devastated Haiti. This giving accumulated to $1.4 billion. Another example of American goodness was the $1.6 billion donated to victims of

2020-06-25T15:16:49-05:00Tags: |

Professor makes a difference for minority women entrepreneurs

Len Greenhalgh is Professor of Management, Emeritus at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. Dartmouth College was founded in 1769 with a royal charter to serve Native Americans and European settlers in New England. The college’s emphasis on diversity and inclusion has continued ever since. Greenhalgh took a faculty position

2020-03-03T14:53:47-06:00Tags: |

Could we eradicate poverty?

Those answering this question seem to have become more and more optimistic over the past several decades. Major advances in technology, education, healthcare and business practices have led to reduced poverty rates around the world. Although victory is still a long way off, it seems that we have a fighting chance in the battle against poverty.

2020-06-23T11:56:45-05:00Tags: |

Addressing Poverty Through Business – CRISP Social Ventures Moves Forward

By John Hoffmire The beacon of development often conjures up images of radical innovations, disruptive models and leapfrog technologies. And yet, as nations attempt to embrace the promises of development, there is often a colossal failure of both imagination and execution in providing for even the most basic of human needs. Measurable social change, ensuring

2020-02-08T07:36:06-06:00Tags: |

Ways to Address Poverty and Inequality Through Business: Your Comments Summary

In a recent column, I asked readers to write in with ideas about how full employment would influence the debate about inequality in the U.S. Since the column was published, eradicating poverty and trying to address inequality have been even more ever present in the spotlight as issues to be addressed in meaningful ways. Many

2020-01-29T19:53:07-06:00Tags: |