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Special Report on

The New Double Bottom Line

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Before we dive in, it is important to note that my background is traditional for-profit ventures and my bachelors degree is in accounting. Last year I created a non-profit with two other people and I have been learning about non-profit accounting practices. During this time, I have learned about an emerging trend in corporate giving and for-profit companies doing social good. This new accounting practice is called the “Double Bottom Line” and it is explained beautifully in this article from Entrepreneur.com. Excerpts are below: What It Is The L3C, just like the LLC, is a for-profit business structure. Rick Zwetsch, ...
is a non-profit organization that strives to be a catalyst in the creation of social enterprises in the Greater China region. Through monthly events called Social Innovation Salons, held in both Hong Kong and Shanghai, Ventures in Development's Social Innovation Factory program brings individuals from various fields together to brainstorm innovative solutions to social problems. By incubating ideas that have the potential to develop into sustainable businesses, Ventures in Development aims to bring social and economic development to impoverished areas of China.
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
The Nuclear Green Revolution: The Jacobson-Delucchi plan revealed
The devil is in the details, and the details are where the renewable energy schemes come apart. This is the case for the Jacobson-Delucchi plan recently published in Scientific-American to set the world on a course to an all renewable energy scheme. But support for Mark Z. Jacobson's thinking about renewable energy has hardly been universal, and Jacobson has not responded to many criticisms of his work. in particular Bill Hannahan has offered significant criticisms of Mark. Z. Jacobson research on wind reliability, in the form of a paper offered to the Editor of the "Journal of Applied Meteorology & ... market research, surveys and trends
New Research Results on Trade-offs and Synergies between Social ...
to explore relationships between social and financial performance. Now we are ready to discuss the main results from this research, based on the social performance data collected for 2008. When reviewing the findings, the reader should keep in mind that they are based on regression analysis that controls for other factors known to impact financial performance (such as age, loan size and lending methodology) in order to isolate the specific set of relationships being investigated. The research investigates whether social and financial performance interact to lead to important trade-offs or synergies in terms of MFIs' ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
THE NEW DOUBLE BOTTOM LINE

L3C in the News | interSector Partners, L3C - What's your bottom line?
Legal developments concerning a Pulitzer Prize-winning weekly newspaper published on the California coast but formed in the state of Vermont is offering hope for beleaguered newspapers throughout the country. The newspaper, the Point Reyes Light, incorporated in May as an L3C, a Low profit Limited Liability company authorized under Vermont law. The first-in-the-nation L3C statute was approved by the Vermont legislature and signed into law by Governor Jim Douglas in 2008. “We believe that this is the first newspaper in the country to incorporate as an L3C, and it gives hope to other papers facing their possible demise due ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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It's interesting that the social norms around charity are such that giving nothing (not participating) is seen as better as giving a token amount (and coming across as cheap). Upon reflection, I also wonder if the people who participated in the pay-what-you-want with half-to-charity scenario now deduct that amount from their total giving by, for example, deciding against buying a chocolate bar from high school fundraisers. The researcher examined whether net spending in the amusement park was offset by the photo purchases (which it wasn't), but I would be interested to see a survey of the charitable ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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First Cup: Thursday
"With a directive from ownership to fill the team’s basketball operations staff with the best people in the business, New Orleans Hornets president Hugh Weber hired San Antonio Spurs Vice President of Basketball Operations Dell Demps on Wednesday to become the team’s general manager. Demps, who will be formally introduced next week, emerged as the front-runner for the Hornets’ job last week after interviewing with Weber and Coach Monty Williams twice in Las Vegas. Demps was pursued by the Phoenix Suns for the same position but turned down the Suns’ offer Tuesday night after going through a lengthy ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Caught in the Web: Reaction to Chris Paul's interest in the Lakers
argues that money and availability of minutes will significantly influence whether the Lakers make any other free-agent acquisitions. -- Silver Screen and Roll's Gil Meriken gives his player report card on Luke Walton . Tweet of the Day: "Another thing - if Kobe dominates the ball and paul dominates the ball and the coaches want pau to dominate the ball inside - 3 balls?" -- EricPincus (Hoopsworld's Eric Pincus ) Reader Comment of the Day: "This is actually a pretty complex situation. And the more I think about it, the more I think it's a more of preference. For one, it's a preference of style. Do ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

DoubLE boTToM LINE PRoJECT REPoRT:
The Double Bottom Line (DBL) is a relatively new concept for business leaders. We think of Double Bottom Line (DBL) businesses as entrepreneurial ventures ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Double Bottom Line
A family of three community development funds in San Francisco is making a tempting offer to banks: Invest with us and you'll obtain a good return for your bank's bottom line as well as for your community.   The Bay Area Family of Funds says its bank investors can expect to get more than just possible Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) credit. Bay Area Fund Executive Vice President and Managing Director Elizabeth Ferguson says the fund's investments in environmental cleanup, local business growth, and real estate will seek to generate private equity market rates of return for bank investors. The fund describes ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Can a double bottom line bring better returns?
DBL stands for Double Bottom Line. Like any VC firm, its goal is to make money. .... $20 million offer from New Mexico that was accepted. ...
REAL TIME
THE NEW DOUBLE BOTTOM LINE
  1. profile image mhil1 New post on shared social responsibility . Study suggests that pay-what-you-can + charity = better bottom line http://bit.ly/cLU7Zq
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
An overview of the new post editor - Blogger Help
That way, you can upload several images at once, and then add them into your post at your convenience. The thumbnails will be available until you close the post editor. When you add an image from the dialog into your post it will be placed at the insertion point instead of at the top of the post. If you don’t like where an image is in your post, you can drag it around to another spot. If you drag it towards the left side of the editor it will float to the left, likewise for the right, and if you leave it in the center it will be centered. You can drag the image between paragraphs and other block elements. Unlike in the current ...
Selling to the Bottom Line
"Every person who has ever started a business, I imagine, thought he had a good idea. It's the smart person, and the rare person, who tries to find out the most important thing: do other people think it's a good idea?" -- Bernard Kamoroff, author of "Small-Time Operator" If you've ever wondered why more people don't respond to your sales attempts and marketing messages, here's the first place to look -- are you selling something that people are willing to spend money on? It can be hard enough to get your marketing message heard and work your way toward closing a sale when ...