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.
To attract and retain talent, prove brand authenticity to customers and clients, and increase positive impact, companies are designing their headquarters and factories to align with their missions.
By practicing these five good deeds, conscientious businesses can form more peaceful relationships with the societies in which they operate, serving causes greater than just profits and internal policies.
Major companies Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Johnsonville Sausage all faced substantial crises in the course of their operations that forced them to reevaluate the core purpose of their businesses. The ways each company handled their situations can provide guidance for business leaders today.
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.
The Plastic Bank is creating social plastic through its recycling efforts in Haiti. It’s an initiative beneficial for the environment, and a means of education and job creation.
From lipstick to eye liner, the products we put on our faces often contain harmful cosmetic ingredients. To be kind to your body and the environment, be choosier, and pick products like these ethical cosmetics.
Happy Family Brands CEO Shazi Visram is putting her experience as an impact entrepreneur, who successfully sold her company to Danone for a reported $250 million, to work as an impact investor looking to make the world a better place.