As Good-B readers know, reward-based crowdfunding platforms have democratized the markets by giving equal access to anyone and everyone who wants to participate in the marketplace. Equity crowdfunding is the new kid on the block and is still winding its way through the Securities and Exchange Commission before it is offered to non-accredited investors. The [...]
ThatMatters Live: NYC’s hit web chat show (with Monika Mitchell & Shane Snipes)announces 2014 topic & guest schedule featuring the entrepreneurs, thought leaders, innovators, and disruptors building the Social Impact Economy: ThatMatters Live streams across 7 social media platforms to reach 97,000 viewers every Friday afternoon from 3pm-4pm from the Centre for Social Innovation in NYC.
First, the good news. The state of the art of corporate sustainability continues to evolve. What’s business as usual today was not that long ago innovative, even breakthrough: bio-based products, accounting systems that place a realistic value on water and carbon, smart supply chains that optimize transportation and energy, renewable energy that isn’t just for show, and more.
Today on ThatMatters Live, our show focuses on sustainable fashion and emerging eco-conscious designers. Last year, today’s guest, founder of Vaute Couture, Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart made Fashion Week runway history by introducing the first ready-to-wear all vegan clothing line. Models strolled down the runway holding rescue dogs available for adoption.
Social Impact Bonds are Wall Street’s way of support social change with profit incentives. Profits margins are substantially less at an average 12% return over five years of investment. But so is the risk.
Good-B was invited to Idealist HQ in New York City for preview of an upcoming social engagement platform. The online media company and its visionary founder, Ami Dar, are expanding their reach to include a global social activism structure.
What would it be like if you could raise money from your customers, community and biggest supporters? New alternatives are emerging to fund the small business economy that don’t require selling your soul, maxing out your credit cards, or mortgaging your home.
Not every business is destined to scale. According to the Small Business Administration, entrepreneurs who launch small businesses make up 40% of the job creators in America. The same is true all over the globe. But what about businesses that share your values?
We live in a moment of profound disruption. Something is ending, and something else is wanting to emerge. There is a huge dormant potential in the world today that is waiting to be activated: a potential for profound renewal and change.
Innovative platforms like Launch NY and Manufacture NY, provided a hip alternative to traditional Fashion Week events. Moving the action from Lincoln Center to Chelsea, the audience and exhibitor list full of the young, cool and inventive and relaxing atmosphere was a great break from the usual frenzied tents.
Mission Markets, otherwise known as: “Markets with a Mission” connects environmental finance with traditional capital markets. It provides liquidity, transparency and a central place to buy and sell ecosystem services.
A few months ago, while planning the first ever MakeImpactNYC: Do Good in Your ‘Hood conference my creative biz advisor and cohort, Shane Snipes, suggested we start a little web show to get the word out about Good-B and our upcoming conference.
Maria Shriver states, “For too many American women, the dream of ‘having it all’ has morphed into just hanging on.” Jacki Zehner reports: “The statistics show that an alarming number of American women are just one missed payment away from financial ruin.”