The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum present, now in its fourth year, the Washington Ideas Forum. The forum has developed a distinct reputation for fostering creative thinking about critical issues by some of the most newsworthy figures of our day.
Good-b Invites our Readers to an exciting program in New York with our friends at NowStreetNews! NowStreet was founded by Dara Albright former Wall Street investment banker and the co-founder of Crowdfunding Intermediary Regulatory Advocates (CFIRA). Discussions will include: “Crowdfunding: Changing the Path of Capital Formation” Event Speakers will include Good Business Leading Women for 2012: [...]
There really isn’t much to do when you are a small business and have to shut the doors due to Hurricane weather conditions. For the first time in thirty years, the New York Stock Exchange is closed. Even if your business is not physically damaged, the loss of sales and revenues for both owners and [...]
A New Economy is emerging that requires new market infrastructure to grow. Corporate leaders need to be able to shape business models that enable them to satisfy the demands of investors, employees, and customers who increasingly demand that corporations serve both shareholders and society, considering the impact of their decisions on multiple stakeholders rather than maintaining a singular focus on short-term financial maximization.
From American Sustainable Business Council: Change How We Work to Reduce Carbon Emissions and Save Energy The Internet, broadband, and telephony provide the means for a far-reaching social and environmental change by laying the foundation for a new future of work. The number one contributor to carbon and environmental emissions in the U.S. is squarely [...]
Two dozen investors with more than $800 billion in assets under management today called for an immediate extension of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) for renewable power. In a letter delivered to Congressional leaders, investors noted that this critical tax credit creates broad economic benefits, both for wind power producers and their suppliers across the nation. Several of these investors will meet with Congressional staff tomorrow to discuss their support for the credit.
At the 2012 BSR Conference, business leaders discuss why investing in women is smart business. The trend to support the world’s female population is growing by leaps and bounds. Jump-starting the economy depends upon the economic empowerment of women.
Jackie Vanderbrug, former director at Criterion Ventures and innovator of Gender Lens Investing, speaks at October 2012 SOCAP Conference on the importance of the economic empowerment of women. Access to capital and freeing up investment for women, to women, by women is Gender Lens Investing.
BULL BY THE HORNS: Fighting To Save Main Street From Wall Street And Wall Street From Itself by Sheila Bair (Free Press, 2012) Reviewed by Economist Hazel Henderson- Founder of Ethical Markets. This book presents a brilliant, in-depth analysis of global finance, wonderful insights and vignettes and a positive view of how reforming markets, metrics and rule-making can steer toward a sounder financial future worldwide.
Announcing Good Business Leading Women Jacki Zehner and the First “International Day of the Girl!” Jacki Z, a woman with a powerful mission to empower women and girls around the world, has been selected as the first CEO of “Women Moving Millions.” WMW is dedicated to using philanthropic tools to advance gender equity on a global scale.
Richard Branson proved to be a genuine highlight at the 2012 World Business Forum. Surprisingly conversational and reserved, Branson seemed a much more accessible version of his more public and impossibly prolific self. An unnatural amalgam of figures like Errol Flynn, Henry Ford, William Parry and Bobby Kennedy, Branson is an uncanny entrepreneur whose ability to innovate customer experiences and product delivery has positioned him among the historic elite of global business figures.
Amy Cortese is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in magazines and newspapers across the U.S. including the New York Times, Business Week, Portfolio and Wired. She is the author of the ground-breaking book on local captial sourcing entitled: “Locavesting: The Revolution in Local Investing and How to Profit From It.” She is also a Good-b friend and supporter. The following piece first appeared on the Op Ed page of the New York Times.