August 14, 2012 • 8:24 AM
Avon alleviating poverty? No, really. Goes to show that any business model, not just B-corps have the potential to “do good”. Distribution is key to Avon’s noted success in lifting developing country sales women into the middle-income demographic for their country. Read more.
Filed under: Challenges, ESG, Innovation
An idea and a change in mission brought one company within the “dirty” industry of textile manufacture into the clean, with good financials to boot! Read it here on Bloomberg.
Filed under: ESG, Innovation, Uncategorized
February 21, 2012 • 8:31 AM
Whatever the reason investors chose to invest in more sustainable businesses, it appears to pay off. Here’s the latest, compliments of Bloomberg.
Filed under: ESG
November 1, 2011 • 11:51 AM
October 19, 2011 • 7:18 AM
Pioneers – the early champions of all things “new”. It’s an unenviable position most of the time – it’s difficult to lead a crowd out of the status quo or find solutions to challenging issues. The problem is perhaps exacerbated when the solutions and crowd involves capital and investors. And yet, Bay Bank has helped capital find value in restoration and conservation of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Currently in the early stages of the project, should the mechanisms prove successful, this model could pave the way to a new relationship and market for capital and conservation.
(Thanks Fast Company for sharing this story.)
Filed under: Challenges, Innovation