Billionaire investor Bill Ackman says the US should give every American cash at birth so they can retire a millionaire
Bill Ackman's plan, called "Birthright," endorses a universal basic income of sorts that would provide access to the stock market.
Major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and CVS turned record profits but didn't pay employees much extra for working during the pandemic, a new report finds
Research from the Brookings Institute found that some companies only paid their frontline workers less than a dollar more per hour.
A growing body of research indicates that employees with better benefits stay at companies longer and are more productive.
'Reactionary giving' was all the rage from the 'Trump bump' after 2016 — but the coronavirus has changed giving like everything else
On Giving Tuesday, the philanthropy world looks back on a landscape transformed by "reactionary giving" or "rage donations" after the 2016 election.
Ahead of Giving Tuesday, Coca-Cola held a virtual dinner series event on social justice after funding millions in grants this year
Coca-Cola Brand Director Erica Tuggle says the virtual dinner series centered on systemic racism drew in almost 5,000 audience members.
You can improve (or even save) lives without being rich. Here are 3 things to know about effective giving.
"Effective altruism" uses a scientific approach to find the biggest impact from any donation you make. It's Giving Tuesday, so let's get started.
Danone North America's CEO Shane Grant said the new benefit is a 'growth move' for the business that will help improve retention.
Businesses should reject special treatment from the government: Charles Koch says he made decisions that hurt his bottom line in the short term, but 'it was the right thing to do'
Advocating against corporate welfare requires you to be "the skunk at the garden party," according to Koch.
The vaccine breakthroughs at Moderna and Pfizer are the latest examples of how immigrants have been driving billions in American innovation for decades
The cofounder of Moderna — who came to the US on a visa — says the "immigrant mindset" is a powerful force in the science and tech community.
From "BIPOC" to "white fragility," you're likely to hear a lot more of these terms given the nationwide calls to address racism.
To combat the COVID-19 economic downturn, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy passed a millionaire's tax. Here's why he says that's good for everyone.
Wealthy people analyze "total value proposition" and make their decisions accordingly, Murphy, a former Goldman Sachs executive, said.
What a Joe Biden presidency means for capitalism, ESG investing, and the American worker, according to a leading expert on the economy
"Biden can really change the course of capitalism for the better. I really believe that. And I hope to hell that he does," the JUST Capital CEO said.
Working parents are reaching their 'breaking point' due to the pandemic, and they say national paid parental leave can't come soon enough
The US is one of the only countries in the world that doesn't provide time off for parents to care for their kids.
Capitalism is at a 'crucial' turning point and President-elect Biden could make it more fair, according to a leading expert on the economy
Biden's policies are "amenable" to moving stakeholder capitalism forward, Martin Whittaker, CEO of JUST Capital, said.
The US faced a shortage of poll workers as many seniors sat out this cycle over fears of contracting the coronavirus.
The upskilling economy: 7 companies investing millions of dollars in retraining American workers so they can find better jobs
Executives from companies like Accenture and JPMorgan are recognizing the increased need to upskill and reskill workers during the pandemic.
Facebook is expanding an upskilling program aimed at helping Black and Latinx small business owners who have been hardest hit by the pandemic
The upskilling program is part of Facebook's $1.1 billion program to help reduce racial inequality in the US.
American Express is tapping a former star editor from Teen Vogue to launch a new podcast series to help Black entrepreneurs, as the credit card giant continues its efforts to improve racial equality
A month ago, American Express created a $10 million grant program to support Black-owned businesses. Now it's partnering with Elaine Welteroth.
Verizon executive says the company's recent $44 million investment in upskilling is part of its duty to prepare job seekers for the future
The program, which prioritizes Black and Latinx applicants, is part of Verizon's new socially responsible business plan called Citizen Verizon.
Technology is drastically reshaping the workforce — here's what 3 leaders think are the biggest challenges and opportunities
A panel at Business Insider's Global Trends Festival discussed the impact of new technology on companies and workers.
General Motors' Marry Barra, Walmart's Dough McMillon, and other CEOs are calling for corporate and legislative action.
Satya Nadella said companies like Microsoft should measure their success on the benefits they create for wider society, rather than their profits.
More than 200 CEOs from companies like Microsoft, Walmart, and JPMorgan unveil a new plan to address racism in America
The plan comes as the Trump administration cracks down on government trainings rooted in critical race theory.
Microsoft, Apple, and Intel ranked highly on the list compiled by Just Capital, an independent research firm founded by investor Paul Tudor Jones.
The CEO of Boston Consulting Group reveals the steps he's taking to address the global climate crisis, starting with a $400 million investment and a reduction in business travel
"We all agreed that we needed to do something about this, but we just didn't know how to, especially with travel," Rich Lesser said.
Billionaire Ray Dalio donates $50 million to address racial and ethnic disparities in America's health system
Dalio has previously spoken out about inequality in the US, saying the American dream is "lost" due to inequality.
Canada's 'beautifully surprising' basic income study shows how business needs to reconsider human nature
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The founder of the World Economic Forum and CEOs of Bank of America and EY say ESG standards are the future of capitalism
These standards may become mandatory in the future, says Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan and EY CEO Carmine Di Sibio.
Black and Latinx Americans have historically been left behind by the financial and banking system.
"At Ikea we don't want to merely be a part of the sustainability movement — we want to lead it," a company executive said.
New research from research firm JUST Capital shows there's been a shift in public perception over the last year.
'We've misdrawn the battle lines of capitalism:' A founding member of Bain's social impact fund shares what really needs to be done to make stakeholder capitalism work
We need a standardized environmental, social, and corporate governance rules in order to make any real positive change to capitalism, he says.
Citi just invested $100 million in a program that provides training and mentorship to people without college degrees. Here's how it's boosting diversity at the firm.
More companies like IBM, PwC, JPMorgan Chase, and Amazon are investing millions in upskilling to meet workforce demands and promote diversity.
President Donald Trump refused to follow the rules his own campaign agreed to, the latest episode in decades of unpunished white-collar rule-breaking.
After apologizing for its record on diversity, Harvard Business School is hiring a chief diversity officer, expanding scholarships, and planning to recruit more Black faculty
Harvard confirmed to Business Insider that need-based scholarships will expand to consider family income background, not just that of applicants.
Jack Dorsey's Square just committed $100 million to boost Black-owned banks and businesses. Here's where the money is going.
The news follows Dorsey's August donation of $10 million to Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research.
The lost GDP is a result of Black Americans earning less than white Americans, having less access to loans, and limited access to higher education.
'The time is now,' says EY CEO Carmine Di Sibio, as the Big Four corporate accounting firms get serious about ethical governance and endorse official ESG reporting standards
ESG standards, which measure company performance on environmental and other 'ethical' metrics, have been gaining steam since a 2006 UN report.
Shell's new clean-energy boss is forging a fresh future for the $100 billion giant as the oil business begins to unravel
Meet Elisabeth Brinton, Shell's new clean-energy leader, who's pushing the oil giant into a future less dependent on fossil fuels.
The wealthiest 1% has taken $50 trillion from working Americans and redistributed it, a new study finds. Here's what that means.
If it feels like you're working harder for less money than your parents' and grandparents' generations, that's because you are.
A Mastercard SVP shares how the company's recent $500 million commitment is helping to close the racial wealth gap in the US
Marla Blow, senior vice president of social impact for Mastercard, said Black Americans have been left behind in the financial system.
CEO Guillaume Le Cunff says rapid climate change could put coffee farmers and Nespresso out of business.
The group, which counts Amazon, Chevron, and American Airlines among its members, wants to help slash US greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Google and Microsoft join more than 150 companies calling on the EU to tighten greenhouse gas emissions restrictions
The companies signed an open letter to the European Union calling for a reduction in domestic greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
How top US companies like Bank of America and Salesforce are preventing parents from exiting the workforce by providing thousands of dollars in childcare benefits
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Google said it is the first major firm to offset its historical carbon emissions. It will run on carbon-free energy by 2030, CEO Sundar Pichai said.
Capitalism needs an upgrade: On the 50th anniversary of Milton Friedman's landmark essay, the onus is on stakeholder capitalists to get their act together
JUST Capital CEO Martin Whittaker says the Friedman Doctrine's time is up. He calls for a change in how companies are run and how success is defined.
As the pandemic, fires, and inequity all rage, free market icon Milton Friedman's declaration that the sole responsibility of business 'is to increase its profits' sounds emptier than ever
Half a century ago, the economist published an essay that shaped presidencies, corporations, and the way we live now. It got things exactly wrong.
12 companies boosting benefits so employees don't feel isolated or lonely during the coronavirus crisis
Starbucks, Target, PwC, and others are increasing mental health benefits like access to apps and free counseling sessions.
'Lean Startup' guru Eric Ries just launched a new stock exchange that values companies based on principles like employee wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion. Take a look at how it works.
It's part of the movement to make companies care about more than just shareholders, promoting a longer-term approach than the current quarterly cycle.