Do social enterprises come to view profit as more important than their original mission? New research suggests they don’t, and the cause remains a key component of their success.
New research suggests that non-profits tempted by the social enterprise model do not necessarily lose sight of their social mission in favour of profits. In fact, the opposite is true.
Prevention of chronic disease can reduce the vast financial, social and environmental costs of many health-care interventions.
A triple-bottom-line approach can be used to evaluate health-care interventions, such as treatment for schizophrenia.
A new study shows that workplace sexual harassment significantly impacts the bottom line.
The paper "Me Too: Does Workplace Sexual Harassment Hurt Firm Value?" shows that firms with high levels of sexual harassment decline in value.
Even the pros don’t know what’s up.
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A growing number of investors, policymakers and others say the US economy may be at risk of spiraling downward. A finance professor explains how to ride it out.
In this May 2013 photo, residents walk past a cordon of soldiers standing guard at a checkpoint in San Rafael Las Flores, Guatemala, near a mine owned by Tahoe Resources Inc.
(AP Photo/Luis Soto)
Despite a recent Tahoe Resources settlement and apology to Guatemalan protesters, Canadian companies can still get away with crimes committed abroad — even in the face of insurmountable evidence.
Reports suggest there are more than 100 tobacco-sponsored schools in China, a country with more than 300 million smokers.
The Chinese National Tobacco Corporation is expanding its international markets through subsidiaries. Is the world ready for tobacco companies sponsoring or supporting schools?
Pipeline pipes are seen at a Trans Mountain facility near Hope, B.C., on Aug. 22, 2019. Project Reconciliation is an Indigenous-led initiative that seeks to buy a stake in the pipeline.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
Project Reconciliation is a direct response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls that Indigenous communities 'gain long-term sustainable benefits from economic development projects.'
Organizations need to take special considerations when interview candidates with autism.
Asking clear, concise, direct questions in job interviews can help employers hire highly capable, skilled workers with autism.
It took Thomas Edison countless failures before he succeeded in developing a marketable lightbulb.
Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.
Manchester City players argue with the referee after a City goal was disallowed in the club’s Premier League match against Spurs, August 2019.
Technology in sport is a constant source of controversy as players and officials struggle to keep up.
Canadian leaders face high-stakes decisions about 5G technology. In this June 26, 2019, photo, visitors tour the Huawei pavilion at the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, China.
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The place of Huawei in Canada's 5G network, and the associated national security implications, will be a key issue for the next federal government.
French president, Emmanuel Macron has set his sights on tackling inequality.
EPA-EFE / Pascal Rossignol
A fundamental driver of inequality is the race to the bottom in how governments set their corporate tax rates.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford faces the Toronto skyline as he attends a recent event. Ford’s campaign slogan was ‘for the people,’ but his first year in office suggests he’s not paying attention to their anger about his government’s cuts.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young
Despite the Doug Ford government's claim that it's now listening to 'the people,' there's little evidence anything has changed.
Segments of PVC pipe washed up on shore in Denman Sound, B.C.
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Growing demand for large salt-water clams is leaving parts of the B.C. coast littered with plastic debris.
Consumers want to embrace sustainability, but still need some guidance.
There's a buzz around sustainability, but consumers still struggle to develop new habits. Here's how to change that.
The Hong Kong protests have drawn massive and diverse crowds.
AP Photo/Kin Cheung
While the political and long-term consequences of the protests are still impossible to know, Hong Kong is already experiencing some short-term economic impacts.
Zara says it will only use sustainable textiles in the future to do its part in the climate crisis. This image is from a Zara shop in Singapore, 2019.
Zara, a fast-fashion clothing company, recently pledged to produce its line using only sustainable textiles. But it is not enough to curb the company's significant impact on climate change.
Whooping cranes, a critically endangered species, breed in one location, a wetland in Wood Buffalo National Park. Yet a federal-provincial review panel has approved an oilsands mine that could kill some of the birds.
Are our brains wired to favour growth over environmentally rational decisions?
A line of cars spills on to the street as drivers wait to fill their tanks at a fuel station in Cabimas, Venezuela, in May 2019. U.S. sanctions on oil-rich Venezuela appear to be taking hold, resulting in mile-long lines for fuel and other hardships.
AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
The devastating costs of economic sanctions on Venezuela are being ignored or disregarded. So too is the lack of a legal basis for international intervention.
Providing workers who have autism with a quiet workspace and detailed instructions on tasks are among several accommodation strategies for employers.
Employers that make accommodations for workers with autism can help all workers and make our workplaces more just and productive for all.