CEO Mike Brady and Head of External Affairs Jonathan Halperin at Greyston Bakery wrote about social enterprise and open hiring at Greyston Bakery, and how they have dovetailed successful growth with more inclusive business practices. This is a modest bakery with a great, big, disruptive idea.
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.
Hootsuite founder Ryan Holmes has built the world’s largest social-media management company — the tool of choice for the majority of Fortune 1000 companies — valued at an estimated $1 billion. But his biggest impact may be in helping startups and nurturing new crops of tech entrepreneurs.
Fran Seegull, executive director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, has long worked against what she terms the “phantom balance sheet,” which ignores economic, social and environmental value when seeking wealth accumulation at any cost. She speaks in this interview about mainstreaming an impact-investing model, including in pension funds, that
In this dialogue, the Dalai Lama teaches the benefits of ethical business. When business leaders widen the lens of the definition of “success” to include the environment and social justice, business becomes an instrument for social change and brings happiness.
You don’t have to have tons of money to get involved with impact investing. The average individual can also take advantage of some entry platforms.
As co-founder and CEO of Flat World Partners, Anna-Marie Wascher combines the philanthropic spirit of nonprofits, the sustainable business development models of microfinance, and her experience working as an investment consultant to shift the world of investing to focus on meaningful and profitable impact.
Etsy set a new standard for ethical business, but after it went public, the markets struggled to figure out what it was worth. And, after Laureate announced an IPO in February, the first public B Corp that is also a benefit corporation was officially up for trading. How will the
Laureate Education just made it safe for entrepreneurs, lawyers and venture capitalists to incorporate and build startups as benefit corporations.
Elizabeth Hausler has a unique vision in Build Change that connects relief agencies in disaster areas with homeowners, government officials, local engineers, architects and builders to design and construct low-cost, earthquake-resistant and culturally appropriate housing.