A fitful journey at Axiom News this past year has created just the sort of anxiety-ridden conditions for provoking new revelations. One of the most recent for me was that these could be some of the most exciting and painful times for knowledge workers yet.
For a mere $35, on Oct. 1 in Calgary you could have had insight into how pervasive social problems might be addressed through shared value, impact investing and communities of practice.
Co-operation is central to community economic development (CED). And so are the social networks that transcend the geographic boundaries of the communities in which we live, work and play.
Business as one of the most positive forces for a better world? It's true!
While it is becoming an increasingly popular idea here in the UK and Europe, the business model known as a "social enterprise" is still a new concept for many.
When The Gazette Company implemented a wellness program with its health-care insurance program, Terry Zaruba wanted to lead by example.
Via a shared screen, I can see Jan Somers’ nose to nose photo archive as he scrolls through close-up after close-up of two people with their faces turned towards each other, so near they would feel one another’s breath, noses just a wisp apart.
Bioinspiration, biomimicry, biomimetics, biophilia. While there are various terms to describe it, the basic notion of nature as genius/genii with a seemingly infinite basket of solutions for our world's problem is a sexy topic these days. But can it be an economic game-changer?
Canadian author Don Tapscott recently published his support for a new mentor-matching platform for aboriginal entrepreneurs. Noting the horrific standard of living that still exists on many First Nations reserves, despite the large funds the federal government is allocating to housing, education and health care, he makes the case for allocating resources to catalyze entrepreneurship, thereby investing in self-sufficiency, for Aboriginal Peoples. MentorNation plans to create a platform for matching business mentors with aspiring aboriginal entrepreneurs — a resource which is currently not very accessible. The project is in the early stages of running a crowdfunding campaign, with 32 days left to meet its goal of raising $200,000. Read More
In a recent blog, thought leader and Case Western Reserve University professor David Cooperrider describes Israeli businessman Stef Wertheimer's desert hub of residences, art centers, schools and an entrepreneurial think tank, all based on Arab/Jewish co-existence and co-ownership. It's an epic story demonstrating the bona fide power of business to be a force for tremendous world benefit. The Third Global Forum for Business as an Agent of World Benefit is intended to discover, connect, magnify and refract many more of these stories. Slated for October 2014, the event will convene more than a thousand people and business leaders on the campus of Case Western Reserve. Read More
Voting is underway until Dec. 4 for a people’s choice award that recognizes trailblazing innovators in the Canadian social finance landscape. Presented by SocialFinance.ca and the MaRS Centre for Impact Investing, the second annual Social Finance Award series includes a 2013 innovation award to celebrate the "most promising" social finance collaboration. Click here to learn more and vote!
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