Amazon To Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

Amazon To Buy Whole Foods for $13.7 Billion

On June 16, Amazon.com Inc. announced it would pay a little under $14 billion to purchase Whole Foods Market Inc. The move is sure to re-invent the grocery store business model while also ramping up Amazon’s brick and mortar retail presence.Whole Foods, known for its organic products, has seen a drop in sales ever since competing grocers started offering organic foods. In 2016, Kroger’s share of the organic market surpassed Whole Foods for the first time. (more…)

Sanctuary Restaurants Join the Resistance Against Trump

Sanctuary Restaurants Join the Resistance Against Trump

In the wake of President Trump’s maligned executive orders on immigration and sanctuary cities, businesses and consumers have stepped up in opposition. Sanctuary Restaurants, a joint project between the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United and Presente.org, recently launched to offer support and resources to restaurant workers, employers, and consumers impacted by the new administration’s aggressive immigration policies. (more…)

US SIF Foundation Releases 2016 Trends Report on Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing

US SIF Foundation Releases 2016 Trends Report on Sustainable, Responsible, and Impact Investing

According to the latest report from the US SIF Foundation, sustainable, responsible, and impact (SRI) investing assets have expanded to $8.72 trillion in the US, up 33% since 2014. This equates to one in five dollars invested under professional management. The full reports explains this growth, in addition to exploring the top issues concerning money managers and their clients. (more…)

Find Your Place in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Find Your Place in the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

While there have always been entrepreneurs working for social good, recent years have seen tremendous growth in programs and organizations to support them. From incubators and accelerators to business plan competitions and co-working spaces, a vast ecosystem has developed to support social enterprises.

As you navigate how to take advantage of this booming ecosystem, here’s the latest insights from an expert panel at the Mentor Capital Network’s 2016 Annual Gathering.

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