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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: |

PAUL KRUGMAN: Power and wealth

America is in principle a democracy, in which every vote counts the same. It's also a nation in which income inequality has soared, a development that hurts many more people than it helps. So if you didn't know better, you might have expected to see a political backlash: demands for higher taxes on the rich,

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: |

Why Do the Poor Remain Poor?

Poverty always creates a deep sense of unease within us. It is disturbing because it offends our sense of equity, fairness and justice. In spite of living in a world that has acquired a significant level of affluence, a substantial number of people suffer from lack of adequate resources. Even in the United States, poverty

2020-06-29T09:56:45-05:00

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

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Moving Toward 100% Employee Ownership through ESOPs

Download this entire article with all the Exhibits: TischerHoffmireESOP  The academic and practitioner literature on Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) has developed significantly over the past decades, particularly with respect to the impact (improved growth and productivity) and different types of ESOPs (leverage and non-leveraged). Yet, despite ESOPs being well-conceptualised, the deals struck in the

2020-06-23T15:44:30-05:00

Employee Stock Ownership Plans and Their Effect on Productivity: The Case of Huawei

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are utilized by many successful companies across the world. This case study describes Huawei, a Chinese telecommunications equipment company, which heavily utilizes ESOP ownership, and applies Huawei’s results to describe ESOPs as a powerful tool for achieving corporate efficiency and growth. Using and analysis of Huawei’s annual reports, we argue

Why Shouldn’t Employees Own More of the Companies They Work For?

Dr. Steven Freeman of the University of Pennsylvania describes that granting ownership rights in corporations to employees has a profound effect on the employees´ commitment to the firms and we had also found that these organisations were using the best HR software by TrustRadius. A higher amount of employee commitment enables companies to perform better

2020-07-15T09:47:12-05:00

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: |

Proceedings from The Oxford Business Poverty Conference

What is the role of business in addressing poverty? How can businesses make the reduction of poverty part of their DNA and make this goal part of their everyday operations? In July 2016, some of the world's leading experts in business gathered at The Oxford Business Poverty Conference at the University of Oxford to explore