FROM THE EDITOR
Innovative Healthcare Business Model Yields Big Profits
Investors are focusing on the healthcare sector, for a simple reason: “It's a high-growth sector that can deliver massive returns,” reports The Motley Fool, a financial investment advisory. But in a climate of radical disruption of traditional business models and ongoing uncertain policies going forward, making smart investment choices is a dicey job. One of the stocks selected by The Motley Fool as a top pick, LeMaitre, a medical device company, displays a winning business strategy: “Each year the company adds a few new sales reps, pushes through price increases, expands geographically, and rolls out new products. This is combined with margin improvements and occasional share buybacks.” The bottom line? "LaMaitre's profits have grown in excess of 46% annually over the last five years." Those looking for an innovative business model in the health sector, either for investment purposes or for emulation, take note.
John Howell, Editorial Director
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Hello, I’m Emily Polk and these are your CSR Minute headlines for Wednesday, January 27th:
The latest issue of the MicroBanking Bulletin, published by the Microfinance Information Exchange,...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Chestnut Hill, Mass. (January 26, 2010) – The number of companies reporting on the social and environmental impacts of their business is growing dramatically, and along with it the variety...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) Madison, WI, January 20, 2010 – After a two month application submission and review period, Leonardo Academy announces the appointment of seven new members to the SCS-001 Sustainable Agriculture...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 20, 2010 - The Critical Issues Foundation (CIF), in cooperation with Nature Restorer Inc. (NRI), are launching the huge undertaking to retrieve and recycle wastes from...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) January 20, 2010 - More and more companies are ramping up efforts to be socially responsible, getting active in addressing areas such as supply chain, environmental health and safety, community...read more
Imagine that you work hard every day, earning wages to put food on the table, clothes on the kids and paying the rent. But not quite enough to fulfill your dream of having your own home.
Even in this burst housing bubble...read more
(3BLMedia/theCSRfeed) ATLANTA, GA - Jan. 15, 2010 – UPS (NYSE:UPS) contributed more than US$1 million in cash and in-kind support to earthquake relief efforts in Haiti through its charitable arm, The UPS Foundation.
The $1...read more
Hello everyone, and welcome to the new year of adoptions. Forget about those cute little babies or animals for once, and take a robot home today. That’s right I said robot, and I do believe that the future is closer than we think… ha ha...read more
The shock of the recent 7.0 earthquake in Haiti is being felt around the world.
We wait now for news of both damage and survivors … we pray for those whose lives and families have been devastated … and we unite, in concern and...read more