• Economics
  • Did Airbnb Win or Lose On Prop F?

    Last Tuesday was an election day in the U.S. This is of course off-election year, and therefore this day could be easily ignored unless your kids go to public school and you had to find an alternate arrangement for them — or you’re Airbnb. Yes, Airbnb, one of the leading companies in the sharing economy […]

  • Economics
  • How Generation Z Will Make CSR A Business Norm

    Generation Z, the first generation born in the 21st century, is being shaped by a world at risk. They were born into global terrorism, the Great Recession, social inequality, climate change and, too often in the United States, living in a single-parent household. Their combined experiences have made them fiscally conservative, socially tolerant, environmentally aware […]

  • Economics
  • Zero-Emissions Smart Mobility and Your City

    Ford is piloting its mobility-as-a-service program on the streets of London. Google, Ford, Apple, Amazon, Tesla and General Motors are just some of the companies on the verge of introducing zero-emissions smart mobility technologies. These innovations will seamlessly integrate customer transportation needs with the optimal mobility choice — think: Amazon Prime for vehicle and urban […]

  • Economics
  • World Bank Announces New Carbon Pricing Initiative

    By Michael Green On Tuesday morning the World Bank, along with governments and business leaders, announced a new global initiative: the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition. Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank, announced the coalition in a statement. Highlighting the pros and cons, Mr. Kim said: “We … recognize carbon pricing is not an […]

  • Economics
  • Report: Collaborative Economy Has Opportunities for All Companies

    The collaborative economy may be just the shot in the arm that capitalism needs as the alternative to corporate power, and also what corporations need to survive. The latest report from Jeremiah Owyang, founder of Crowd Companies Council, and Alexandra Samuel, released on Monday, was written in conjunction with Vision Critical, which provides a cloud-based customer […]

  • Economics
  • Cities Offer Work — Not Pennies — to Panhandlers

    Many cities ban panhandlers from their streets. Others try to regulate within stiff boundaries that threaten heavy fines or jail time for violations. Bans on panhandling saw a 25 percent spike between 2011 and 2014, according to a report published by the National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty. The number of laws that restrict […]

  • Economics
  • A Low-Carbon Economy Crossroads

    Our country, and the world, stands at a crossroads. The technologies to deliver both sustained economic growth and reduced emissions have all been invented. These technologies now require a path toward mass economies of scale to enable their delivery of lower prices, increased employment, reduced emissions and sustainable economic growth. Two key steps are required […]