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Unions and Climate Change, Protecting Nail Salon Workers, Grading Gov Agencies on Environment – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

May 12, 2015 11:19 am

Unions and Climate Change, Protecting Nail Salon Workers, Grading Gov Agencies on Environment – Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: A New York Times investigative report unveiled that nail salon worker experience wide spread wage theft and health hazards in the New York City metro area. In response to the article, Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered an emergency task force to conduct salon-by-salon inspections. The number of climate change […]
Going Public as a B Corp, Investing in Better Data, Embracing Rapid Rehousing – Social Impact Across the U.S. method

Apr. 21, 2015 11:04 am

Going Public as a B Corp, Investing in Better Data, Embracing Rapid Rehousing – Social Impact Across the U.S.

Online craft bazaar Etsy went public last week on the Nasdaq stock market, making it only the second for-profit company with a B Corporation certification to do so. A report by the New York Times states that the public offering is a kind of “experiment in corporate governance, a test of whether Wall Street will embrace […]
Tech for the Homeless, Grassroots Democracy, Subsidizing Poverty – Social Impact Across the U.S. purpose

Apr. 14, 2015 9:58 am

Tech for the Homeless, Grassroots Democracy, Subsidizing Poverty – Social Impact Across the U.S.

This week in Social Impact Across the U.S.: New York City is experimenting with a form of grassroots democracy known as participatory budgeting, in which citizens outline how they would like a set amount of their tax dollars to be spent, Philly Voice reports. City Council members are allowing voters in their districts to choose […]