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Is it time for regulators to set some carbon disclosure ground rules?

Is it time for regulators to set some carbon disclosure ground rules?

Published by Corporate Knights: The Magazine for Clean Capitalism

Fed up with how poorly some companies are disclosing sustainability metrics to regulators, certain investors and reporting advocates are taking matters into their own hands. One retired database developer in Cali­fornia culled through more than 3,800 an­nual reports of publicly traded U.S. com­panies in 2013 and discovered that just 27 per cent of them cited “global warming” or “climate change” in their most recent filing, according to an InsideClimate News report. Julie Gorte...

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A Canuck on the U.S. Campaign Trail

A Canuck on the U.S. Campaign Trail

Published by OZY

Normally journalists on the New Hampshire campaign trail are relegated to the back of a town hall, where it’s difficult to ask presidential hopefuls a question. This isn’t a press conference, after all; politicians are here to sweet-talk and sway voters, not members of the media. So in the early weeks of primary season they host intimate gatherings like a coffee with Carly, a Lions Club chat with the Donald or a tavern Q&A with Marco Rubio. Reporters watch, jealously, waiting to sneak in...

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Inside the World Economic Forum

Inside the World Economic Forum

Published by WSJ.Money (www.wsj.com/money)

KLAUS SCHWAB WAS just 32 when he chaired a fateful meeting in Davos, Switzerland, in 1971 that pushed European business leaders to be accountable to all stakeholders—employees, customers and governments—instead of just their shareholders. Since then, Schwab's little nonprofit has grown into the World Economic Forum, a Geneva-based organization where, over the years, heads of state, corporate executives and top economists have converged to help expand the Organization for Economic Cooperation...

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How Hillary Could Lose Her Lead — A Warning From Canada’s First Female Prime Minister

How Hillary Could Lose Her Lead — A Warning From Canada’s First Female Prime Minister

So, America, are you really ready for a woman president? And how might “magical thinking” or a fresh scandal flip this election on its head? These are just some of the undercurrent issues that Kim Campbell, the only female prime minister Canada’s ever had, thinks could tip Hillary Clinton’s lead in favor of Donald Trump. In this condensed and edited conversation, the former Progressive Conservative party leader weighs in on what might upend this year’s U.S. presidential battle... Click...

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The Global Threats That Could Upend The Race For The White House

The Global Threats That Could Upend The Race For The White House

Published by OZY

As the bombings in Pakistan and Belgium showed, events abroad can quickly affect the course of a U.S. presidential election. In their aftermath, candidates espoused varying viewpoints, with Hillary Clinton calling for an “intelligence surge” and Sen. Ted Cruz, who won yesterday’s Republican primary in Wisconsin, demanding the immediate halt of refugees from countries with significant ties to ISIS — plus the empowerment of “law enforcement to patrol and secure Muslim neighborhoods before...

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A Pop-Locking Prof On Hip-Hop

A Pop-Locking Prof On Hip-Hop

Published by OZY

Only an academic would call himself a “hip-hop practitioner,” and yet Jooyoung Lee isn’t your typical prof. For nearly five years, Lee interviewed dozens of aspiring rappers in South Central Los Angeles, often at a weekly open mic where young Black men sought a creative alternative to gang life. No, Lee doesn’t rap himself. But the assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto, affectionately nicknamed “Joocey” by his LA interview subjects, held his own while working...

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John Wood: Leaving Corporate America to Change the World

John Wood: Leaving Corporate America to Change the World

Published by Inc.com

Who hasn't dreamed of ditching their day job to help change the world? John Wood stopped dreaming one day and actually gave it a shot. At 35, the director of business development for Microsoft's Greater China Region called it quits following a life-altering trek through Nepal then launched Room to Read, a 15-year-old nonprofit that's on track this year to reach 10 million children through its literacy and girls' education programs. But creating a movement like his isn't natural for someone steeped...

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Are You Really a ‘Social Entrepreneur’?

Are You Really a ‘Social Entrepreneur’?

Published by Inc.com

Your business helps society, so you should call yourself a social entrepreneur, right? Ask Bill Drayton--the man who coined the phrase. While he didn't spawn the movement, Bill Drayton has been called the godfather of social entrepreneurship and first coined the phrase "social entrepreneur" in writing more than 40 years ago. Since then, he has led a multi-generational effort to do good in society by starting and running Ashoka, which provides startup financing and support services to a network...

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5 Ways to Create a Social Movement in Your Company

5 Ways to Create a Social Movement in Your Company

Published by Inc.com

Company execs are known for making bold pledges to boost their corporate social responsibility programs. Look no further than Alex Gorsky, the CEO and chairman of Johnson & Johnson who recently committed $25 million in financial and product contributions over the next five years to Operation Smile, the medical charity that offers free cleft surgeries. But at this corporate behemoth, with around 128,000 employees, there's one specific worker -- Sweden-based Cathy Dalene -- who helped ramp...

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Social Enterprises Have a Hard Time Landing Capital

Social Enterprises Have a Hard Time Landing Capital

Published by The Wall Street Journal

Social enterprises are getting a hard lesson in the realities of doing business. In recent years, more startups have appeared that aim to do traditional nonprofit jobs—such as training the homeless or providing services for the sick—while trying to make money. They think that going for-profit allows them to compete more aggressively for talent, shake off the control of big donors and move more nimbly than traditional charities. But as these small ventures try to scale up, they're having...

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