A Better World, Inc.

How Companies Profit by Solving Global Problems...Where Governments Cannot


Author: Alice Korngold

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 1137337125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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This unique book shows companies and their executives how to profit by developing solutions to the world's most daunting challenges – those that governments cannot, and have not yet addressed. Using case studies, A Better World, Inc. delineates best practices for businesses to maximize revenues and reduce costs.

Co-operative Enterprise Building a Better World


Author: Terry MacDonald,Greg Wallace,Ian MacPherson

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622874005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 5265

The purpose of this book is to introduce you in considerable detail to what we call the ‘co-operative enterprise’, and to explore with you the broader question of why co-operatives are important in today’s world. This is not a “how to” book, in the normal sense. It is however (we hope) an excellent foundation upon which to broaden your understanding and appreciation of co-operative forms of enterprise, not only in your country - but around the globe. You will learn why co-operation works and also see why sometimes it may not work, and you will learn about best practices and success factors within co-operatives. If you are an employee, a manager, or an elected official within a co-operative, you will also learn about why and how leadership and management effectiveness are different in co-operative forms of enterprise. The book is divided into five parts. The first part is called “Setting the Stage”, and contains two chapters. The first chapter introduces the reader to the nature of co-operation, while the second chapter looks at the evolution of co-operation all the way from social movements to business systems of enterprise. The second part is entitled “How Co-operatives Are Different” and begins by presenting what we call the “co-operative value proposition”. The third and fourth chapters provide details on the difference between the co-operative sector, the private sector, and the public sector. Chapter Five describes why and how leadership and management effectiveness are different in a co-operative. The third part is entitled “Co-operatives Today” and it includes three chapters. Chapter Six describes “National and International Co-operative Development”, and Chapter Seven looks at the role co-operatives have played and are playing in “Wealth Creation, Community Development ,and Poverty Reduction” around the globe. The last chapter in this section describes the “Pivotal Role for Government in Enabling Development.” Part Four is entitled “Building a Better World” and it includes three chapters. The first chapter, Chapter Nine is entitled “Some Strategies and Tactics for Success”. Chapter Ten is entitled “Towards a World Vision for Co-operatives”. Chapter Eleven is “The Challenges and Opportunities Ahead”, and it invites and challenges readers - and all co-operators - to seriously imagine what the future might be for co-operative forms of enterprise. No small undertaking to be sure! Just for fun we have included a final part called “Everything Else Co-operative” into which we cram additional co-operative website links and interesting content which we think you might like and which didn’t exactly seem to fit anywhere else. You decide! We also include some of our parting after thoughts (post scripts) in this section.

Tech Billionaires

Reshaping Philanthropy in a Quest for a Better World


Author: Lewis D. Solomon

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412813743

Category: Political Science

Page: 158

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In the first decade of the twenty-first century a new wave of thinking has emerged from tech billionaires that may shape the way private capital gets invested to tackle social problems. These entrepreneurs broke the business mold in the 1980s and 1990s and are now trying to break the traditional pattern of philanthropy pioneered by Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller, Sr. some one hundred years ago. Combining billions of dollars of their personal capital with new ideas, cutting-edge businesslike techniques, media and marketing savvy, the tech benefactors profiled in this book are attacking some of the globe's most intractable societal problems. In trying to make a difference in the world, these new philanthropists, dubbed "philanthrocapitalists" by rhe author seek to break down traditional barriers dividing business, charity, and government. As a result of the rapid wealth creation in recent years, the world now boasts 1,125 billionaires, many of whom are self-made, according to the Forbes' 2008 list, including Bill Gates, Pierre Omidyar, Jeffrey Skoll, Stepehn Case, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, and more. Their massive wealth has created new philanthropic challenges. Imaginative giving by the new billionaires is beginning to transform philanthropy in terms of timing, involvement, strategy, and tactics. How this development impacts society as a whole is the subject of Lewis Solomon's book. As the author notes, the traditional categories of business and philanthropy may no longer serve to meet the challenge of social problems. In the twenty-first century the tools and resources used to solve societal problems will be far more varied and mixed than previously. We now see interesting partnerships and new ways of thinking. The divide between profit and social good will narrow. If successful in using their money in innovative ways, government or for-profit business could scale up the catalytic efforts of the new philanthropists. This volume is a proactive, innovative guide to a new era, not just a new technique of monetary support.

150 Best Jobs for a Better World


Author: Laurence Shatkin,JIST Works, Inc

Publisher: Jist Works

ISBN: 9781593574765

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 420

View: 699

Presents details of pay, responsibilities, training and skill required, working conditions, and outlook for one hundred and fifty jobs that contribute to improving the world's health, education, social and cultural well-being, and safety.

The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World

How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions that Make a Difference


Author: Idealist.org,Stephanie Land

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101019913

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 1714

From the world?s largest nonprofit networking website?a resource that gives readers the tools they need to make a difference. Part career guide, part activist?s handbook, The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World provides tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn?t know where to start. Inspired by Idealist.org?s 600,000-member online community and their ongoing search for work that gives back to the world, this practical reference walks readers through the different ways they can get involved and the range of possibilities for applying one?s interests and skills to meet their community?s needs. Idealist.org?s staff gives a comprehensive understanding of the issues, options, organizations, and resources so readers can be proactive, whether it?s through one?s current job, volunteering, donating, personal spending, board service, starting an organization, or changing careers.

Finance for a Better World

The Shift Toward Sustainability


Author: Henri-Claude de Bettignies,F. Lépineux

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230235751

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 258

View: 8116

What has prompted the shift toward sustainability in numerous financial areas? Can investors' mindsets be changed to embrace a long-term view? Can shareholders and activists play a greater role in encouraging financial actors to behave more responsibly? These are some of the relevant topics that are explored in this forward-looking set of essays.

Good Works!

Marketing and Corporate Initiatives that Build a Better World...and the Bottom Line


Author: Philip Kotler,David Hessekiel,Nancy Lee

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118240960

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 7832

Businesses can do well by doing good -- Kotler, Hessekiel, andLee show you how! Marketing guru Philip Kotler, cause marketing authority DavidHessekiel, and social marketing expert Nancy Lee have teamed up tocreate a guide rich with actionable advice on integrating marketingand corporate social initiatives into your broader businessgoals. Businesspeople who mix cause and commerce are often portrayed aseither opportunistic corporate "causewashers" cynically exploitingnonprofits, or visionary social entrepreneurs for whom conductingtrade is just a necessary evil in their quest to create a betterworld. Marketing and corporate social initiatives requires adelicate balancing act between generating financial and socialdividends. Good Works is a book for business builders, not aCorporate Social Responsibility treatise. It is for capitalistswith the hearts and smarts to generate positive social impactsand bottom-line business results. Good Works is rich with actionable advice on integratingmarketing and corporate social initiatives into your broaderbusiness goals. Makes the case that purpose-driven marketing has moved from anice-to-do to a must-do for businesses Explains how to balance social and business goals Author Philip Kotler is one of the world's leading authoritieson marketing; David Hessekiel is founder and President of CauseMarketing Forum, the world's leading information source on how todo well by doing good; Nancy Lee is a corporate social marketingexpert, and has coauthored books on social marketing with PhilipKotler With Good Works, you'll find that you can generatesignificant resources for your cause while achieving financialsuccess.

For a Better World

Posters from the United Nations


Author: Edward B. Marks

Publisher: Pomegranate

ISBN: 9780764913402

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 159

View: 4468

This beautifully designed and collectable book reproduces the best of hundreds of posters issued over the years by the United Nations, since the organization's inception in 1946.From its beginning, the UN addressed the world through the medium of posters. Heralding the call to disarmament, the demand for human rights, the plight of refugees, and countless other civic and humanitarian causes, the UN's posters are widely recognized for their bold design, artful composition and skillful rendering.Including rare specimens from the organization's early days—including two posters produced the UN's predecessor organization, the League of Nations—the book pictures prizewinners from various competitions and those adapted from work by such well-known artists as Norman Rockwell, Pablo Picasso, Hans Erni, Peter Max, and Robert Rauschenberg. Also included are biographies of select artists and a preface by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan.

Better Business, Better Life, Better World

The Movement


Author: Paul Dunn,Masami Sato,Daniel Flynn,Bernadette Jiwa,Yanik Silver

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781925452044


Page: 300

View: 6338

62 extraordinary entrepreneurs and social leaders from around the world answer this one critical question: 'What would be the best advice you'd give to your grandchildren to help them build a Better Business, a Better Life and Better World?' Discover their powerful, wise and heart-to-heart answers. Between them the authors have advised governments, served start-ups to Fortune 500 companies, won awards and acclaim, written 42 other books and been featured by Forbes Inc, The New York Times, CNN and the BBC. * Business For Good When you buy this book, you positively impact the life of at least one person in need somewhere in the world.*

A Better World

Stalinism and the American Intellectuals


Author: William L. Oneill

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412816021

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 8730

This book chronicles the struggle among non-Communist leftists and liberals over American relations with the Soviet Union from 1939 through the 1950's. Few now care as passionately and as violently as people did then about Soviet-American relations. It was a time when friends became enemies, and others forged strange alliances, all in the name of commitments that today seem remote. A Better World evokes those times and their choices, and explains why these long-ago battles still arouse such deep feelings today–and should. Americans who were pro-Soviet without being members of the Communist party–“progressives” as t hey called themselves–had a large emotional investment in the Soviet Union. From 1935 to 1939 literally millions joined the “Popular Front” of pro-Soviet organiations. O'Neill takes us through the shock of the Stalin-Hitler pact of 1939, through the revival of the Popular Front spurred by government and business support after Russia entered the war against Hitler. He traces the isolation of the anti-Stalinists, the rise and fall of Henry Wallace, and the eclipse of progressivism. And he explores the shifting allegiances of intellectuals as they struggled, often with each other, to influence the course of public debate, with long-lasting consequences for American intellect, culture, and morals. As O'Neill observes in his introduction, “More than any of my other books A Better World inspired correspondents to send me probing or reflective letters.” It was this response, along with the extraordinary critical debate spurred by initial publication of this volume, that makes the book's continuing importance clear. The dream of achieving a better world through radical violence never dies, and the willingness of apologists to cling to utopian visions persists. As long as it does, the lessons of this book need to be available to us. William L. O'Neill is professor of history at Rutgers Universy, and the author of numerous books in recent American history.

The Better World Handbook

Small Changes That Make A Big Difference


Author: Ellis Jones,Brett Johnson

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 155092365X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4348

Specifically designed to reach people who normally would not consider themselves activists, The Better World Handbook is directed toward those who care about creating a more just, sustainable, and socially responsible world but don’t know where to begin. Substantially updated, this revised bestseller now contains more recent information on global problems, more effective actions, and many new resources.

The Give-Back Solution

Create a Better World with Your Time, Talents and Travel (Whether You Have $10 or $10,000)


Author: Susan Skog

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402247842

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 328

An unprecedented surge of ordinary people are using their time, talents, and travel to make a better world. What's Your Part of the Give-Back Solution? Reaching out and supporting others brings out the best in all of us. Giving back strengthens America—but the under-appreciated secret is that it lifts us up, too. Part call-to-action, part inspiration, part practical research guide to make-a-difference opportunities, The Give-Back Solution captures the idealism and generosity sweeping our country, even in the face of serious challenges. Dance to raise money for fighting malaria Organize an office book drive Build schools in Belize on a volunteer vacation Invite friends over for a dinner that benefits the hungry Visit the Amazon and support sustainable rainforests Work in a Kenyan orphanage Clear trails in America's wilderness Clean up rivers in your own backyard Micro-bankroll an African entrepreneur climbing out of poverty Use your 9-to-5 experience to teach business skills in your community or online With amazing stories of everyday volunteers having the time of their lives giving back, social change leader Susan Skog shows how you can join the groundswell of goodwill, whether you volunteer abroad or support efforts locally, and whatever your time, talents, or resources.


Eine neue Geschichte der Menschheit


Author: Steven Pinker

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310401616X

Category: History

Page: 1216

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Die Geschichte der Menschheit – eine ewige Abfolge von Krieg, Genozid, Mord, Folter und Vergewaltigung. Und es wird immer schlimmer. Aber ist das richtig? In einem wahren Opus Magnum, einer groß angelegten Gesamtgeschichte unserer Zivilisation, untersucht der weltbekannte Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker die Entwicklung der Gewalt von der Urzeit bis heute und in allen ihren individuellen und kollektiven Formen, vom Verprügeln der Ehefrau bis zum geplanten Völkermord. Unter Rückgriff auf eine Fülle von wissenschaftlichen Belegen aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen beweist er zunächst, dass die Gewalt im Laufe der Geschichte stetig abgenommen hat und wir heute in der friedlichsten Epoche der Menschheit leben. Diese verblüffende Tatsache verlangt nach einer Erklärung: Pinker schält in seiner Analyse sechs Entwicklungen heraus, die diesen Trend begünstigt haben, untersucht die Psychologie der Gewalt auf fünf innere Dämonen, die Gewaltausübung begünstigen, benennt vier Eigenschaften des Menschen, die den inneren Dämonen entgegenarbeiten und isoliert schließlich fünf historische Kräfte, die uns heute in der friedlichsten Zeit seit jeher leben lassen. Pinkers Darstellung revolutioniert den Blick auf die Welt und uns Menschen. Und sie macht Hoffnung und Mut. »Pinkers Studie ist eine leidenschaftliche Antithese zum verbreiteten Kulturpessimismus und dem Gefühl des moralischen Untergangs der Moderne.« Der Spiegel »Steven Pinker ist ein Top-Autor und verdient all die Superlative, mit denen man ihn überhäuft« New York Times» Die Argumente von Steven Pinker haben Gewicht [...]. Die Chance, heute Opfer von Gewalt zu werden, ist viel geringer als zu jeder anderen Zeit. Das ist eine spannende Nachricht, die konträr zur öffentlichen Wahrnehmung ist." Deutschlandfunk »Steven Pinker ist ein intellektueller Rockstar« The Guardian »Der Evolutionspsychologe Steven Pinker gilt als wichtigster Intellektueller« Süddeutsche Zeitung »Verflucht überzeugend« Hamburger Abendblatt

From Corporate to Social Media

Critical Perspectives on Corporate Social Responsibility in Media and Communication Industries


Author: Marisol Sandoval

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317936051

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

View: 4545

The corporate and the social are crucial themes of our times. In the first decade of the twenty-first century, both individual lives and society were shaped by capitalist crisis and the rise of social media. But what marks the distinctively social character of "social media"? And how does it relate to the wider social and economic context of contemporary capitalism? The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is based on the idea that a socially responsible capitalism is possible; this suggests that capitalist media corporations can not only enable social interaction and cooperation but also be socially responsible. This book provides a critical and provocative perspective on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in media and communication industries. It examines both the academic discourse on CSR and actual corporate practices in the media sector, offering a double critique that reveals contradictions between corporate interests and social responsibilities. Marisol Sandoval’s political economic analysis of Apple, AT&T, Google, HP, Microsoft, News Corp, The Walt Disney Company and Vivendi shows that media and communication in the twenty-first century are confronted with fundamental social responsibility challenges. From software patents and intellectual property rights to privacy on the Internet, from working conditions in electronics manufacturing to hidden flows of eWaste – this book encourages the reader to explore the multifaceted social (ir)responsibilities that shape commercial media landscapes today. It makes a compelling argument for thinking beyond the corporate in order to envision and bring about truly social media. It will interest students and scholars of media studies, cultural industry studies, sociology, information society studies, organization studies, political economy, business and management.

Hit Refresh

Wie Microsoft sich neu erfunden hat und die Zukunft verändert


Author: Satya Nadella,Jill Tracie Nichols,Greg Shaw

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864704847

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 4101

Lange bevor es iPad oder Kindle gab, hatte Microsoft bereits ein Tablet und einen E-Reader entwickelt. Nur: Es hatte die Produkte nie genutzt und war gegen neue Innovatoren wie Apple, Google und Amazon ins Hintertreffen geraten. Um diesen Rückstand wieder aufzuholen, musste Microsoft nicht nur eine Strategie entwickeln, wie es künftig mit neuen Technologien wie künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern und Co umgehen wollte – der einstige Vorreiter in Sachen Innovation musste seine Kultur vollkommen erneuern und seine Seele wiederfinden. Dies ist die Inside-Story dieser Transformation.

Design a better business

Neue Werkzeuge, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets für Strategie und Innovation


Author: Patrick Pijl,Justin Lokitz,Lisa Kay Solomon

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800652145

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 269

View: 2122

Eine außergewöhnliche Reise in die Welt von Innovation und Strategie – ein außergewöhnliches Buch. Persönliche Geschichten und Erfahrungen von 30 Designern und Autoritäten ihres Gebiets - 8 Kapitel - 48 Case Studies - 20 Werkzeuge - 24 Downloads - 7 Kernfähigkeiten - 30 Designer - 36 Hacks - >150 Illustrationen Die Welt um uns ist voller Unsicherheit. Aber innerhalb dieser Unsicherheit existieren unglaublich viele Möglichkeiten, neue Geschäftsmodelle zu entwickeln. Diese Möglichkeiten kannst du entdecken. Du musst dafür nur lernen, wie du darauf schaust. Ob du eine Führungskraft bist, ein angehender Gründer, Innovator, Investor, Change Agent oder Student: Design a Better Business macht dich mit neuen Werkzeugen, Fähigkeiten und Mindsets bekannt, um Ambiguität zu meistern und Werte aus der Unsicherheit der Business-Welt heraus zu entwickeln. Es ist eine Design-Reise, wie du sie vielleicht noch nicht erlebt hast: Schritt für Schritt vom ersten Funken einer Idee bis hin zur Skalierung deines Geschäfts. Dieses Buch stellt dir 20 strategische Werkzeuge vor, macht dich mit sieben zentralen Fähigkeiten und viele Fallstudien (ING Bank, Audi, Autodesk, Toyota Financial Services) sowie den Ideen von 29 Visionären vertraut: Steve Blank spricht über Innovation, Alex Osterwalder über Business Modelling oder Nancy Duarte über Storytelling. Es hilft dir, das richtige Team im volatilen Umfeld zusammenzustellen und eine Balance zu finden zwischen deinem Blick auf die Welt und den neuen Gedanken der Umwelt.