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Making Business A Force For Good | U.S. Trust

Capital Acumen Issue 33<p>Making Business a Force For Good<p>The owners of successful companies give back to society in ways that extend beyond writing checks.<p>BY JAMES MOORE, U.S. Trust<p>Jing Jing Tsong/theispot.com<p>Like many people of means, owners of successful businesses often make personal donations to …

Bank of America

Meet the Kids of the World's Richest Billionaires, Who Attend Secret Schools and Enjoy Expensive Hobbies

They raise their kids just like everyone else, but with billions of dollars to do so.<p>Most kids face the same problems growing up, but some do so with …

Bill Gates

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

Tax Rules on 10 Different Retirement Accounts and Investments

Saving money for retirement involves many factors that can't be controlled, but taxes can be, to a certain extent.<p>For a tax-conscious investor, …

Retirement

Investing In Your Workforce: Strategies To Help Your Team Achieve Their Development Goals

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>A CFO asks THE CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and they leave us?” The CEO replies, “What happens if we don’t and they …

Employee Engagement

10 Best ETFs to Buy for Beginners

If you’re just starting to invest your money, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are one of the best places to begin. Like mutual funds, these instruments …

Investing

Mainstream Impact Investing - Reports - World Economic Forum

3.2 Impact Investment Ecosystem: The Landscape Today<p>In order for the impact investment market to reach its potential, the ecosystem will need to …

Investing for Maximum Impact | U.S. Trust

Investing For Maximum Impact<p>Today's investors are using their portfolios to change the world—without losing return potential.<p>Impactonomics® is a broad term that incorporates investing in companies, organizations and funds with the intention of creating not only profit but also environmental and …

Taking the Mystery Out of Impact Investing

One mission of ImpactAssets, a U.S. nonprofit financial services firm, is to make it easier for individuals, families, and the advisors who serve …

When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

Research has regularly demonstrated that when employees feel empowered at work, it is associated with stronger job performance, job satisfaction, and commitment to the organization.<p>Many leaders today often try to empower their employees by delegating authority and decision-making, sharing …

Employment

Your Complete Guide to the 2018 Tax Changes

Here's how the U.S. tax system is changing for 2018 and beyond.<p>President Trump recently signed the tax reform bill into law, and it makes major …

Retirement

Breaking Down the New U.S. Corporate Tax Law

<b>Mihir Desai,</b> a professor of finance at Harvard Business School, breaks down the brand-new U.S. tax law. He says it will affect everything from how corporate assets are financed to how business are structured. He predicts many individuals will lower their tax burdens by setting themselves up as …

Economics

What's Behind The Work Stress Epidemic?

Stressed out at work? You’re not alone. Research shows that roughly 70% of Americans name work as being a major cause of stress, with 40% reporting feeling tense and stressed out during a typical workday. One study of more than 46,000 U.S employees showed that health care costs were 46% higher for …

The Workplace

Amazon can ship you a new house, and it’ll only cost you about $40K

Need a new house? Why not log in to Amazon and click a few buttons? Before you know it, you could be the owner of this 320-square foot pre-fabricated …

Wall Street

OpenInvest Launches Impact Investing Tool To Help End Forced Labor & Human Trafficking

Imagine the impact of investing in companies working to end forced labor and human trafficking. OpenInvest, a startup providing the world’s first …

Investing

Millennials are driving a $9 trillion change in investing

Millennials aren't just eating avocado toast and snapchatting; they're also driving the growth of a $9 trillion market on Wall Street: sustainable investing.<p>Sustainable investment products, which aim to deliver outsize returns and remedy societal and environmental ills, have grown at a rate of more …

Investing

Meet the Venture Philanthropy Organization Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs in the Middle East

The news that reaches us in the U.S. about the Middle East is largely full of despair. Geopolitical conflicts erasing entire cultures and …

How People with Different Conflict Styles Can Work Together

When it comes to conflict, most of us have a default approach: we either tend to avoid it or seek it out. The avoiders among us shy away from disagreements, value harmony and positive relationships, and will often try to placate people or even change the topic. Avoiders don’t want to hurt anyone’s …

InterAct

Now anyone can make a difference: Impact Investment Trust is set to list on the London Stock Exchange

Impact investing, where investors aim to further social and environmental causes as well as grab a good return, is set to hit the mainstream.<p>Although …

Investing

My Aspiration To Be A Social Entrepreneur

In 1985, Tears for Fears, the pop/rock band of the Second British Invasion, released “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”. That was the 80s for you–the generation of “What can I get? What can I have?” The Me-generation movie tribute to greed and self-interest, <i>Wall Street</i>, grossed 44 million dollars …

Entrepreneurship

How Chicago Is Quickly Becoming the Social Entrepreneurship Capital of the U.S. | Inc.com

One of the most underestimated entrepreneurship hubs in the United States is, without question, Chicago.<p>It gets some love here and there, and has definitely risen in the ranks (both nationally and globally) over the past few years, but in general it is still very much a "best kept secret." There is …

New York City

The Philanthropy World Is Embracing Impact Investing

Instead of just using the stock market, more and more foundations putting their endowments into projects that help the world–including hitting the Sustainable Development Goals.<p>In 2015, the United Nations laid out its Sustainable Development Goals to track global progress against massive social and …

Impact Investing

The Social Enterprise Paving the Way in Education

Photo Credit: Karim Abouelnaga<p>What started off as a club composed of five friends at Cornell has now reached thousands of students across New York …

Why The Dell Foundation Is Betting Big On Social Entrepreneurs

A new report from the foundation, called A Philanthropist’s Guide to the Future, lays out a path forward for how to better fund societal change.<p>Experts within the philanthropy sector should consider funding fresh ideas from social entrepreneurs as much (if not more) than massive grants aimed at …

Social Entrepreneurship

The Investing Identity of Wealthy Millennials

What is the Millennial investing identity?<p>To answer this question, we partnered with Campden Wealth once again to study this rising generation. In …

Investing

How Social Entrepreneurs Can Land Funding

Learn more about the financing sources that are available to social entrepreneurs.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the staff of Entrepreneur Media’s book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>At one point, nongovernmental organizations and charity groups were the only …

Entrepreneurship

14 More Billionaires Just Signed Up For The Giving Pledge

There are a surprising number of billionaires you’ve never heard of.<p>Fourteen more billionaires just took The Giving Pledge, an increasingly common pact among ultra-deep-pocketed donors to give the majority of their wealth away to charitable causes within their lifetime. The commitment started in …

Alzheimer's Disease

New Impact Investing Marketplace Links Social Enterprises And Investors

Impact investors often complain they can’t find enough viable social enterprises to invest in. And entrepreneurs bemoan a lack of available funding.<p>Now a recently introduced online impact investing marketplace hopes to address that problem. Called ImpactUs, the Washington, D.C.-based platform aims …

Investing

About ImpactBase

Overview<p>Impact investment funds and products provide multiple investors exposure to a portfolio of impact investments. According to the Global Impact …

Venture Capital