A trip through Liberia, West Africa led two women to co-found the Adventure Project, a nonprofit organization that seeks to end extreme poverty in this lifetime by increasing investments in effective social ventures.
If you have ever traveled to Haiti, you know as well as I do there is one defining characteristic that you can’t miss: the entrepreneurial spirit that the Haitian people possess everywhere you go.
This is going to be a difficult year on a number of fronts for the corporate social responsibility field. The presidential election campaign season will undoubtedly have various squalls and arguments that will have some kind of CSR dimension. The Eurocrisis could have a number of ripple effects.
A recent survey commissioned by Zipcar, the company built on shared rides sprinkled across cityscapes, dramatically shows how differently Millennials (those aged 13-34 years) relate to business and the economy.
It is tempting to think that all the nation’s economic troubles – slow growth and high unemployment – can be traced to the financial crisis and the recession that started in 2007-2008. But this would be a mistake. Some of the challenges the country faces predate the financial crisis.
By Sarah Lemmons, National Chamber Foundation