Engaging Women in Conservation

This past March, the theme for Women’s History Month was “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” To close out the month-long celebration, we wanted to talk to women who literally blaze trails: the women of Conservation Corps. Based on the model of the Civilian Conservation Corps of the Great Depression, modern Conservation Corps are locally-based organizations that engage diverse young adults in service and job [...]

Engaging Women in Conservation 2017-09-20T15:49:44+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

ConsenSys puts up $50 million to hunt for blockchain solutions to global challenges

Blockchain, meet the 2030 global goals. ConsenSys, an ambitious Brooklyn software company founded by blockchain guru Joseph Lubin, has launched a $50 million in-house venture capital fundto back startups turning the distributed-ledger technology on global challenges like refugee assistance, distributed energy, and supply-chain tracing. The firm employs more than 150 former bankers, management consultants, mathematicians, engineers and techies to build and support ventures developing new services [...]

ConsenSys puts up $50 million to hunt for blockchain solutions to global challenges 2017-09-11T10:35:46+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

What Can Educators Do to Help Transgender Students?

There are a lot of areas where educators can help transgender students and be supportive of the full spectrum of gender identity. For starters, they can evaluate (and then get rid of) all the ways that schools “gender” students. For example, in elementary school, instead of boy/girl lines, have kids line up by birthday or alphabetically. In high school, have all graduating students wear the [...]

What Can Educators Do to Help Transgender Students? 2017-09-11T13:26:50+00:00

Nestlé “Creating Shared Value” Prize Applications Open Through Oct 31

In celebration of 10 years of Creating Shared Value, Nestlé has partnered with Ashoka, the world’s leading network of systems-changing social entrepreneurs, to search for, support and accelerate solutions tackling the biggest issues in water, nutrition and rural development. This union will foster powerful co-creation with social entrepreneurs, and deepen the social impact on the communities and beneficiaries they serve. Applications for the Creating Shared [...]

Nestlé “Creating Shared Value” Prize Applications Open Through Oct 31 2017-09-11T14:42:12+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

Democracy, gender equality, and security

A detailed survey of the existing empirical literature reveals a robust but not always straightforward correlation between the strength of democracy and gender equality and gender security. Research concerning this relationship is relatively new and critically important for democracies of all stripes to consider given the strong evidence demonstrating the positive societal effects of gender equality. Overall, research shows that democracy and gender equality form [...]

Democracy, gender equality, and security 2017-09-15T11:54:55+00:00