• Investment and Markets
  • How the Extractives Industry Hurts Indigenous Women

    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the August issue of Green Money Journal. By Rebecca Adamson Extractive industry projects may not be created to victimize women, but violence against women has become a major by-product of these project operations. Rampant exploitation of women happens when thousands of mostly male workers are housed in makeshift […]

  • Society
  • The U.S. May Lead in Women Entrepreneurship, But It Has a Long Way to Go

    By Allison Engel The U.S. stole the top spot for women entrepreneurship in the 2015 Global Women Entrepreneur Leaders Scorecard, but that doesn’t mean it always offers a supportive environment for women entrepreneurs. To reach this conclusion, 31 countries’ business environments, gendered access issues, leadership and rights opportunities, pipelines for entrepreneurship, and potential entrepreneur leaders […]

  • Economics
  • Supporting Local Economies Supports the Nation

    By Sarah Sanders The basic economy works the same wherever you go: People spend money. The businesses that receive that revenue can expand and employ more people. Those newly-employed people then have more money to spend back into that economy, which further builds these businesses and continues the circle. The question is: Which economy are we choosing […]

  • Corporate responsibility
  • TaskRabbit CEO Announces First African-American Inclusion Plan

    TaskRabbitt CEO, Stacy Brown-Philpot. Stacy Brown-Philpot was recently promoted to CEO of TaskRabbit, making history as one of a very short list of African American and female leaders of multimillion-dollar tech companies. Previously, she held the title of COO. Within days of her newly appointed position, Brown-Philpot made headlines again, announcing TaskRabbit’s commitment to increasing […]

  • Economics
  • Ecology and Economics: Oikos 101

    By Kyle G. Crider “We are rapidly building a world in which the questions of health and peace and prosperity sooner or later will be moot because we will have crippled the very engine of life that makes it all possible… The economy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the environment. All economic activity is dependent […]

  • Investment and Markets
  • Lessons from a Failed Nonprofit

    By Joseph Plummer It takes a special kind of stupid to start a nonprofit on your own. In February 2011, I was that special kind of stupid. I started a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization more or less on a whim. As it turns out, you can actually complete most of the paperwork to create an organization […]