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1 year 8 months ago

Guest blog by Mac Marshall, Monsanto

I’ve been back in the office for a few weeks now, but I’m still – for lack of a better phrase – basking in the glow of my Net Impact experience.

When I left for the conference in Seattle, I knew Net Impact is a marquee event where big ideas are discussed and where bold solutions are proposed. But nothing could have prepared me for the experience of being there in person.

Each day I go to work at Monsanto, we’re trying to solve...

1 year 8 months ago

Guest blog by Brendan Bechtel

America must renew its infrastructure to avoid economic decline. As Americans, we know that our basic infrastructure badly fails to meet the demands of the 21st century as we daily encounter crumbling bridges, pot-holed highways, outdated airports and other critical public facilities across the country. Indeed, The American Society of Civil Engineers grades U.S. infrastructure a D+. As recently announced, a highway bill is making some progress on Capitol Hill — and it’s a good start, yet a great deal more urgency is needed.

When I was working...

1 year 8 months ago

Guest blog by Ryan Steinbach,  Impact Business Leaders

As I stood in front of my booth at the Net Impact Conference Expo, I watched eager MBA students stride between tables. These aren’t your typical MBA students. They’re not interested in climbing the corporate ladder or the highest-paying careers. These MBAs want to use their degrees to create a better world.


1 year 8 months ago

Guest blog by B Lab

In a lot of ways, business is the most powerful force on the planet.  It directly influences and interacts with everyone--they hire us, they sell to us, and they are created by us.  And unlike governments (which they also undoubtedly influence), they are not limited by the geography of borders; like the old British Empire, business is something on which the sun never sets, for better or worse.  While business has all too often been a bad influence on our world, that is not always the case, nor does it have to continue to be.  The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in...

1 year 8 months ago

Guest blog by Emma White, Auvisa.org

Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya was constructed in the early 1990s in response to those were fleeing war torn countries like Somali, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, and Congo. Over the years, it has grown to be the largest such camp in the world, and with its size have come many problems facing the refugees who are staying in it. They range from lack of sanitation, child prostitution, sexual and gender based violence (female genital mutilation and early marriages) to prejudice against the disabled. Several agencies have sprung up to help alleviate these problems by...

1 year 9 months ago

Guest blog by Tim White, Kohler 

A glass of clean water. Something so simple that we take for granted daily. An estimated 1.8 billion people...

1 year 9 months ago

Guest Blog by Alicia Bonner Ness, PYXERA Global

Okay, maybe not everything.

But this Thursday, November 12, I hope you will tune in for the Global Engagement Forum Broadcast at pyxeraglobal.org. The broadcast will be streamed live from 10am to 1pm ET from the Knight Studio at the Newseum. Over the course of three hours, you’ll have the chance to hear from leaders and innovators who are changing the game for global development. Read on for what you...

1 year 9 months ago

Guest blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets

The best way to ensure that your diamond is not bloodstained from conflicts is to buy an identical gem created by human science.  These can be indistinguishable from diamonds mined from the Earth and avoid polluting the planet and exploiting miners, hundreds of whom die every year.  The growing science-created diamond industry is the biggest challenge yet to the mystique of mined diamonds.

Remember when women proudly wore fur coats, some from endangered species?  Today’s women are more likely to fear public scorn.  Furry fabrics are now the...

1 year 10 months ago

Guest blog by Deborah K. Holmes, EY Americas

Deborah Holmes is speaking at The Global Engagement Forum this Nov. 10-12 in Washington, D.C. on the Global Goals and education. Click here to learn more on the Forum and how to move the Global Goals from...

1 year 10 months ago

Guest Blog by Hazel Henderson, Ethical Markets Media

My broader look at Facing Up to Inequality on a global level explored the erosion of jobs due to automation, the part-timing of the workforce in the “shareconomy” via Uber, TaskRabbit and the reemergence of guaranteed minimum incomes first advocated in the 1960s by Milton Friedman as a “negative income tax.”  Today, all these approaches to redefining work and incomes to maintain purchasing power and aggregate demand in the USA and other OECD countries are...