STUDY: Low-income students in households making less than $28K annually now a majority in the nation’s public schools

Low-income students — those living in a single-parent household earning less than $28,000 a year — are now a majority of the schoolchildren attending the nation’s public schools, according to ...

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BOOK: The “myth” of shareholder primacy stands at the brink of intellectual failure, Stout writes

Book author Lynn Stout produced The Shareholder Myth in 2012 to challenge the advancement of “shareholder value” as the exclusive guiding principle of corporations. Stout, a Cornell Law School professor, debunks ...

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CalPERS pension fund includes public interest as central to investing decisions

The changing relationship between corporations and society is at play in the evolving investing strategies of pension funds. Rather than electing to exclusively pursue the strongest possible financial returns, some ...

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GWO gathering builds knowledge, support for “fourth sector” businesses combining profit, social benefits; sector seen as growing at twice rate of profit-only entities

CONFERENCE NOTES:  PART ONE / PART TWO / PART THREE / BACKGROUND WASHINGTON, D.C. — Some 200 scholars, public officials, researchers, funders and practitioners — supported by the Federal Reserve ...

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Elizabeth Murdoch: Money not the only “effective measure of all things” or free market “only sorting mechanism”

“As an industry — and indeed as a global society — we have become trapped in our own rhetoric. We need to learn how to be comfortable with articulating purpose and ...

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Ron Shaich’s “Panera Cares” experiments with “pay-what-you-can” to help with food insecurity

  Ron Shaich built a major business — Au Bon Pain, then sold it off. While you’ve probably heard of Panera Bread, the popular national bakery/café chain — his second ...

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In 2012 NYTimes op-ed, billionare investor Warren Buffett argues for tax increases for the wealthy

One of the world’s richest men — Warren E. Buffett — has been a surprising advocate of “tax the rich” proposals. In a Nov., 2012,  New York Times’ op-ed piece entitled, ...

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Williams College Pursues Living Building Challenge

Williams College officials are looking to make history in their pursuit of the LEED Living Building Challenge. The Living Building Challenge is a certification ascribed to buildings by the U.S. Green ...

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