SWICH – brand new startup launches today for people supporting businesses that share their values. Yelp-like platform and app incorporate new social responsibility scores in addition to quality ratings for businesses, with an initial focus on restaurants in NYC.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
New York City had a rumble of the social good kind with the first-ever “Battle of the Boros” Pitch for Impact. One social entrepreneur from each borough was selected to compete from dozens of New York City applicants based on social innovation, potential impact, and sustainable business models.
When Nelson Mandela died last month, I envied South Africans who had worked alongside him for freedom: Americans haven’t gotten to see many of our icons of justice get that old. My immediate thought was of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., assassinated at 39, though Bobby and John Kennedy, Malcolm X and Medgar Evers, quickly followed.
Former investment banker, now renowned international leader, Rasanath Das and GitaNYC.com founders share spiritual entrepreneurship insights on ThatMatters Live with Shane & Monika, a weekly web chat show from GoodB for Entrepreneurs Who Do Good.
Tired of holiday shopping, spending, and over-consuming already? From our Friends at DoGoodBuy.us discover gifts that give back for under $25. Lots of cool stuff that makes a difference for people and planet and goes easy on the wallet. Best of all, you don’t have to leave home.
William (Bill) Gladstone is one of the premier giants of the book publishing industry and a pioneer of evolutionary consciousness. Born in New York, educated at Yale and Harvard, Bill has been responsible for bringing some of the most influential thought leadership books to market. He shares his “secrets” for meaningful success with GoodB.