Category Archives: Economic Development

Creating Business Value through Social Impact is More Effective when Corporate Citizenship is Built-in, not Bolted-on

Positive social impact, the result of a company’s efforts to do good directed towards solutions to important problems, is more impactful when a company integrates those efforts with their core competencies and through their products and services. Many corporations’ efforts … Continue reading

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Book Review—”Climate of Hope: How Cities, Businesses, and Citizens Can Save The Planet”

Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope have written an informative and compelling book about climate change and our opportunity to slow and halt its progression. Throughout it, the authors note the importance of philanthropy moving both public policy, and public opinion—as … Continue reading

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“Abundance & Disruption during an Exponential Era”

Peter Diamandis is one smart, forward thinking and amazing guy.  He is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune … Continue reading

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Restoring 1 Million Acres in the Mississippi River Basin

Today is earth day and on Wednesday I met the most interesting woman who is working to restore one million acres in the Mississippi River Basin, North America’s Amazon.  This area is the third largest water shed on earth.  It … Continue reading

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