Low prices may also mean low emission and carbon soon. That is, if Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and its affiliated Sam’s Clubs start selling ethanol at its nearly 400-plus owned locations (and 900+ sites with partners) that offer fuel for cars … Continued
How happy you are may depend on where you live? Or at least be determined by your country’s access to health care, ease of jobs and wealth, and ability to attend school.
San Francisco-based Brilliant Earth’s motto is “Luxury With a Conscience” to sell its conflict-free diamond and gold jewelry. Brilliant Earth grew out of a marriage proposal. After Beth’s fiance could not find a reliable source that could guarantee conflict free … Continued
THE HEADLINE: Silicon Valley, the global nexus of talent, capital and innovation based in the the 8-million strong Bay Area of Northern California, is top of the heap for US Patents issued to individual inventors or companies large and small … Continued
An innovative Chicago company named ipIQ (“intellectual property Intelligence Quotient”), chaired by IBM veteran Bob Howe, is quantifying and indexing Intellectual Property (IP) performance — and rank-ordering companies, industries and geographies. So, with oil prices near $80 per barrel, how … Continued
Hurricane Katrina proved that weather impacts the economy – energy supply constraints pushed up prices; agriculture and manufacturing exports were restricted by the flooding of the Mississippi; and massive displacement of workers into Houston and out of New Orleans caused … Continued
The April issue of Fast Company magazine features an analysis of 21 public companies, quantifying their HIP Practices and HIP Revenues. A new way of looking at the human side of investing with the HIP (that’s Human Impact + Profit) … Continued