Yvon Chouinard leads by example as Patagonia joins B-corp movement

Outdoor apparel maker Patagonia is cited as a poster child for the new wave of “B-Corporations” that elevates “sustainable” business practices as of equal importance with profits.  Does such a ...

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 ...

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 ...

Shift Change debuts

VIDEO: “Shift Change” documentary portrays growing world of employee-owned firms

Shift Change: Putting Democracy to Work (2012) is an entertaining look inside the burgeoning co-operative movement. In this documentary, Mark Dworkin and Melissa Young portray the growing world of employee-owned firms. Shift ...

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, ...

BOSTON GLOBE: Is ‘shareholder value’ bad for business?

What is the purpose and structure of the modern corporation, and what are the consequences when management takes a short-term approach to meeting corporate goals? . In a recent article, ...

Millionaire entrepreneur Nick Hanauer’s message to plutocrats: “The pitchforks are coming”

With inequality soaring to unprecedented levels, groups like Occupy Wall Street have made it clear that the 99% want change. There are those among the 1%, however, that assert a ...

Cylvia Hayes

TEXT: Cylvia Hayes’ June 7, 2014 keynote talk to CommonBound conference in Boston: A personal summary of progress

“So one of the things we’re doing in Oregon is we’re developing a genuine progress indicator. This is a metric that quantifies fiscal capital just like GDP, but also quantifies ...

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