SB Business: The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy

 

 

 

 

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The Emerging, Not-for-Profit Economy

 

 

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Across numerous countries, the economic contribution of the not-for-profit sector has been on the rise since the late 1990s. In Canada, for example, not-for-profit institutions now contribute 8% of the country’s gross domestic product. I believe that, in the coming 30 years, this trend will accelerate to the point that not-for-profit business replaces private enterprise at the center of all domestic economies.
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The Evolution of Social Impact Metrics: Where Math and Computer Science Meet the Humanities

 

 

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The usefulness of advanced data analytics — Big Data, small data and everything in between — is converging with the needs of corporate sustainability, and this is creating new opportunities for companies pursuing ambitious sustainability goals. So far environmental metrics have been dominating rapidly-evolving sustainability analytics, but what about measuring the social impacts of an organization?
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Move Over Eco-Efficiency, Here Comes Eco-Immunity – Part One

 

 

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Rather than lowering costs and improving the efficiency of natural resource use, an eco-immunity strategy would virtually eliminate the use of such resources from the start, to effectively immunize a company from the effects of natural resource declines and related liabilities. What could be more risk-averse than a company that is independent from natural resources and the liabilities associated with their use and/or degradation?
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Ecosystem Services & Corporate Sustainability: Integrating the Value of Forests Into Business with REDD+

 

 

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Corporate understanding of natural capital impacts and investments is critical in addressing rampant global deforestation. The international community has therefore come together to advance natural capital approaches to forest conservation, creating a mechanism known as REDD+, which quantifies and values the carbon storage services that forests provide.
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