When Beau’s All Natural Brewing Company’s co-founders decided to sell, there was only one way Steve Beauchesne, punk-rocker-turned-entrepreneur, felt he could do it: by selling his company to the employees through an employee-stock ownership plan and breaking the owner-versus-worker class system by turning the company’s workers into co-owners.
The effects of climate change are already beginning to change the ways companies do business: Stakeholders are asking what steps businesses are taking, renewable energy is revolutionizing the energy industry, and investors are already shifting dollars away from high-carbon, negative-impact businesses. Gonzalo Muñoz, co-founder of Sistema B and CEO of
Wine Without Water: Can Regenerative Agriculture Help Vintners Thrive Through the California Drought?
Vintners are increasingly relying on regenerative agriculture and dry-farm wines to adapt to the California drought. The sustainable and organic wine is valued by the growing market of millennial wine drinkers. These changes promise to shift the market … for the better.
The kids’ designer clothes produced by Isabel Garretón are more than adorably fashionable. This ethical clothing is the company’s means of providing dignified work opportunities to underprivileged women and to preserve their unique embroidery skills.
From how long business degrees should take to earn to how to best engage business schools in current sustainability goals and targets, author Giselle Weybrecht asks questions to get educators and administrators to think more creatively about how to embed sustainability into MBA education.
Entrepreneurs are known for being bold leaders with aspirational views. Yet oftentimes, the qualities that make them so successful can also be hindrances if not put into action effectively. These lessons can help business leaders avoid the pitfalls of starting a new endeavor.
Todd Sears of Out Leadership writes that LGBT+ discrimination must cease in order for an inclusive economy to be realized. Abandoning prejudice strengthens communities as well as bottom lines.
By looking toward productivity and community involvement, many boomers have found a new, activity-based form of retirement planning. It’s called “unretirement.”
Women CEOs of Eileen Fisher and Green Mountain Power share their stories of leadership in the workplace and discuss how inclusive business means caring for workers, putting passion back into business practices and challenging the norms of what growth means.