Economy Archive

Leading Social Change, Creating Business Edge

If companies can help people live social change, they’ll reach into hearts, create deeper connection: Owen Ward

Given that most everyone wants to make a difference, large businesses have an incredible opportunity to tap into that and not only create a better world but gain a competitive advantage, says Owen Ward.

SVN Conference Connects Change Makers

Entrepreneurs leveraging the power of business convening Oct. 27-30

Social Venture Network (SVN) is convening 400 innovative impact entrepreneurs this week to cultivate connections, learning, inspiration and collaboration among people working to create a more just and sustainable world.

Yunus Encourages Selfless Economics

Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus shares how social business can transform capitalism

ATLANTA – Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has helped establish more than 50 companies in his lifetime, yet he doesn’t own any of them.

Values Assessment Leads to Appreciative Thinking

Proven results from Appreciative Inquiry resonates with co-ordinator of community development

The Mills Community Support Corporation is undergoing a corporate values assessment workshop run by Joanne Daykin and Catherine McKenna from Innovation Partners International (IPI) to identify its defining principles to work on in 2012.

Muhammad Yunus Inspires Young People to Change their World

Education and technology make youth well poised to create social businesses, says Nobel Peace Prize winner

ATLANTA – Muhammad Yunus never set out to create a bank that would lift millions out of poverty and give rise to a global microcredit movement. He simply looked to solve a small problem in his community — and it’s this advice he gave Georgia university students attending a one-day Social Business and Microcredit forum.

ANDE Grows Small Businesses to Create Thriving Ecosystems

Global entrepreneur network growth demonstrates need, says director

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is seeing rapid growth, showing there is an interest in supporting small and growing businesses (SGBs) in emerging markets, says Jenny Everett.

Business Students Challenged to Create Social Business

Curbing domestic violence, enhancing green initiatives amongst ideas

ATLANTA - Business students from across Georgia were challenged to create a viable plan to solve social problems in their communities, as part of the first Social Business and Microcredit Forum held Oct. 17 at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

‘Changing the Game’ in Petrochemical-based Materials

Agricultural residues could replace oil in packaging materials

In a small office connected to the University of Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo, Brazil, a team of engineers and scientists are working tirelessly towards the creation of a new technology that has the potential to change the world of petrochemical packaging.

Canada Celebrates Co-op Week

Annual event precedes International Year of Co-operative 2012

With the highest per capita credit union membership in the world, and a sector representing $330 billion in assets owned by members and the communities they serve, Canada’s co-operative industry has much to celebrate during its annual Co-op Week.

Adjusting Capitalism Back to its Essence

New social venture incubator, accelerator intended to revolutionize field

Growing up in the tiny fishing town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a subsistence-based economy familiar with boom or bust, Kirby Brown experienced firsthand the power of community.