Addressing Climate Change: It’s Not About Politics Or Religion, It’s About Risk Reduction

By HBS Working Knowledge On Sunday, 300,000 activists took to the streets of New York for the People’s Climate March, the biggest climate protest in history, and the United Nations on Tuesday held the Climate Summit. In the spirit of Climate Week, we present insights from members of the Harvard Business SchoolBusiness and Environment Initiative. The common theme: Why business leaders need to address the stubbornly touchy topic of climate change. …read more

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Creativity, Alternative Lenders, And Small Business Financing

By Ty Kiisel “The small-business community employs half of the private workforce and creates two out of every three net new jobs,” said SBA administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet at a packed luncheon crowd at City Club Los Angeles, part of the Town Hall Los Angeles speaker series. When talking about alternative lending channels and their place in the market she included, “I marvel at those companies, Kiva Zip, PayPal, Square, Lendio, Kabbage. They’re all important alternative financing channels.” …read more

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Five Percent Of CGI Commitments Have Failed: Here’s Why That’s A Good Thing

By Tom Watson Some fascinating news from the Clinton Global Initiative, currently in lockdown mode on 52nd Street this afternoon (the President’s visit is nigh). No, it’s not a baby name for the impending Clinton grandchild. Nope, no tea leaves on Hillary Clinton’s impending run for the White House. No non-denial denials, political tidbits, or surprise celebrity sightings. …read more

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For Joint Filing Status You Have To File

By Peter J Reilly Something that many people do not understand is that filing a joint income tax return with your spouse is an election. You don’t have to do it. Of course, probably more often than not, it will cost a couple to file separately, although if they could claim to be single they might come out ahead. You’re not supposed to do that if you are actually married though. The main reason that you might choose to not file a joint return is to avoid joint and several liability. I’ve written about that a lot. …read more

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