Business Leaders: Impacting Policy Change

Posted by Kendra Pink on October 29, 2015 Kendra Pink is a recent graduate of the Caring Economy Advocates Program. Kendra is certified as a Caring Economy Conversation Leader in Portland, OR. My company, Knowledge Universe, is the nation’s largest private provide of early childhood education. We also partner closely with employers in implementing family care solutions to enhance their benefit programs and talent strategies. We know these programs have an effect on the bottom line of their business, because taking care of people, employees, is taking care of business. As our partner,…continue reading →
Taking Stock in Our Children: In a Time of Volatile Markets, How We Can Play the ‘Long Game’ by Investing in Our Society’s Future

Taking Stock in Our Children: In a Time of Volatile Markets, How We Can Play the ‘Long Game’ by Investing in Our Society’s Future

by Riane Eisler and Valerie Young October 5, 2015 When world markets convulse, people tend to think short term. But as a society, we must start focusing on what investors call the "long game" -- re-examining our economic priorities to improve and stabilize more lives over time. Continuing to behave as we have will only prolong economic instability and the growing gap between haves and have-nots. Our skyrocketing child poverty, incarceration, and income inequality rates are not inevitable or irreversible. They are the result of policy failures, and policies can be changed --…continue reading →