Deloitte’s RightStep Helps Kids Stay on the College Path

Countless studies have shown that individuals with a college degree will do much better financially over the course of their careers than those without. That’s good news for those who graduate college, especially as the degree will be required for the bulk of new jobs the U.S. economy will create in the coming years. But it is mostly bad news for those from low-income families for whom college [...]

Deloitte’s RightStep Helps Kids Stay on the College Path 2017-09-18T11:52:31+00:00

How JPMorgan Chase Is Cashing in on Private Prisons

For its stance on human rights to have real meaning, Chase must divest from the private prison system. JPMorgan Chase, like so many corporations, is trying to have its cake and eat it under the Trump administration. In the last few weeks, it has invested time, public relations' efforts and money in presenting itself as a defender of human rights. But the $2 million Chase pledged [...]

How JPMorgan Chase Is Cashing in on Private Prisons 2017-09-18T12:06:43+00:00

Confronting Racial Bias at Work

More than 50 years after the passage of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, racial discrimination in workplaces is commonplace, and threatens to worsen given the racist rhetoric espoused during the president-elect's campaign and the corresponding behavior it sanctions. The anti-government regulation approach to the economy typical of the current congressional leadership and their disdain for so-called "political correctness" are also likely [...]

Confronting Racial Bias at Work 2017-09-15T10:46:56+00:00

How a female-led social network crowdsources half of the power of the planet

article content If you ask Jensine Larsen, there’s no power quite like sunlight. She’s the founder of World Pulse, a women’s social network which shines light upon the lives of 60,000 women and 3.1 million people around the globe through the power of storytelling. World Pulse is a platform where women gather to share their stories and hear those of others. It gives a voice [...]

How a female-led social network crowdsources half of the power of the planet 2017-09-15T10:53:29+00:00

How the Amazon-Whole Foods merger shrinks food deserts

Responses to Amazon’s recent merger with Whole Foods have both praised the corporation’s vertical integration strategy and lamented the loss of the culture of brick and mortar commerce. Yet there is a third possibility for online grocery shopping, one that goes beyond the ease of having cage-free eggs delivered to your door. For many Americans living in food deserts, online food retailers may not just [...]

How the Amazon-Whole Foods merger shrinks food deserts 2017-09-11T12:27:59+00:00

Humanizing the Messy Life of Entrepreneurship with 13 Personal Stories

Growing up on the island of Jersey, Ken Banks’s mother always urged him to explore its natural beauty, going on long walks to collect insects and listen to birds. Upon turning 10, she gifted him a typewriter to record his curiosity. When he wasn’t consumed with exploring or writing stories, Ken was busy figuring out how to hack into Commodore PET computers. Once he broke [...]

Humanizing the Messy Life of Entrepreneurship with 13 Personal Stories 2017-09-15T11:40:30+00:00

Vote to get these Philly panels focused on social impact at SXSW 2018

Philly and its tech community has had a growing presence at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) tech, music and culture conference in Austin. Last year, even Mayor Jim Kenney showed his support by attending the conference and later touching on how “tech has to be part of the conversation,” and that goes for many of the issues surrounding the city. Well, our mayor is now [...]

Vote to get these Philly panels focused on social impact at SXSW 2018 2017-08-18T15:55:11+00:00

Starting With Why: Defining Your Social Impact Mission

As the founder of a business ingrained with a social impact mission, many people come to me with an idea for a social impact business. They want to build this app, or they want to start this event series— often times because they experience a problem and have determined a solution they think will make a difference. My first question to them is: Why? Why do [...]

Starting With Why: Defining Your Social Impact Mission 2017-08-22T11:56:54+00:00

Becoming A Benefit Corporation Is Complicated: This Startup Wants To Help

react-text: 283 When Anand Kulkarni was birthing his new startup, Crowdbotics, nine months ago, he knew it had to be a public benefit corporation (PBC). He wanted the business to make money. But he also wanted to make sure the company’s workers, customers, and community would be treated fairly. By setting up as a PBC–a legal designation that requires businesses to do right by their stakeholders as [...]

Becoming A Benefit Corporation Is Complicated: This Startup Wants To Help 2017-08-22T12:29:00+00:00

This Pizzeria Makes Blue Corn Pizza And Gives Homeless Youth A Second Chance

Before launching Pixza, which he describes as “a social empowerment platform disguised as a pizzeria,” two years ago, Alejandro Souza graduated college and founded a joint business and language training institute in Rwanda. He traveled to Uganda to develop a system by which peanut farmers could increase both yield and revenue; later on, he helped the Bhutanese Ministry of Education develop a way to measure the [...]

This Pizzeria Makes Blue Corn Pizza And Gives Homeless Youth A Second Chance 2017-08-22T12:40:00+00:00