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Jay Coen Gilbert is using B Lab to fight against what he finds to be toxic effects of shareholder primacy.

More than 2,600 companies, like Danone, Etsy, and Patagonia, are on board with an entrepreneur who says the way we do business runs counter to human n...

After leaving the basketball-apparel company AND1, Jay Coen Gilbert founded the B Corporation movement, aimed at toppling shareholder primacy.
"The financial investors are taking risks with their money, while the employees are taking risks with their life," said Hubert Sagnières, pictured.

At $49 billion company Essilor, employees are the largest shareholders — and the CEO says that’s the best way to do it

Essilor adopted an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) back in 1972. Its CEO and chairman, Hubert Sagnieres, explains how it benefits the company.
Bill Boulding, pictured, wants grads to change lives for the better through business.

The dean of Duke Fuqua says the most successful business school alumni are able to balance 2 different missions

The dean of Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, Bill Boulding, hopes alumni will seize opportunities to make money and change the world.
Rue Gabriel Péri, a pedestrian zone in Saint-Denis, Seine Saint-Denis, France.

JPMorgan is investing $30 million in Greater Paris over the next 5 years as the first investment of an ambitious $500 million worldwide plan

JPMorgan Chase's first investment from its $500 million Advancing Cities program will be in struggling parts of Greater Paris.

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink says within the next 5 years all investors will measure a company’s impact on society, government, and the environment ...

BlackRock's Larry Fink says passive and active investors will be using ESG metrics to determine the value of a company, beyond shareholder returns.
Governor Bill Walker was the first to reduce Alaska's universal basic income program, which was a highly unpopular move.

Critics of universal basic income argue giving people money for nothing discourages working — but a study of Alaska’s 36-year-old program ...

A University of Chicago study found that Alaska's long-running universal basic income program does not cause people to work less.
Alaskans will vote for either Democrat Mark Begich, left, or Republican Mike Dunleavy for governor on Nov. 6, which will determine what's next for the Alaska Permanent Fund.

The future of Alaska’s $65 billion fund that pays every citizen around $2,000 a year is a major issue in the governor’s race

The fate of the Alaska Permanent Fund will be determined by the state's next governor, and Alaskans are paying attention.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai bowed to Trump during the company’s earnings call — here’s why that should concern you

While it's great that Google is contributing to the US, the company's need to wrap itself in the American flag shouldn't make anyone feel comfortable.
Panera CEO Blaine Hurst.

Panera CEO on why the chain developed a mission that goes further than simply trying to sell more food

Panera's CEO Blaine Hurst says that the company needs to have a mission that is bigger than simply selling food.
Reynolds American, maker of tobacco brands like Newport and Camel, will offer 16 weeks of paid parental leave with an additional eight months of flexible scheduling.

Tobacco giant Reynolds American will soon start offering a paid parental leave benefit among the best in the US

In January, major tobacco company Reynolds American will begin offering 16 weeks of paid parental leave, for both mothers and fathers, with an additional subsequent eight months of flexible work time. It will be among the best policies in the United States.