Sector 4: Economics & Business

The Economics & Business Sector focuses on holistic business practices, including: public benefit corporations, cooperative (employee owned) businesses, social venture capital, ethical advertising/marketing practices, fair trade, regional economies, local alternative currencies, efficient (low carbon) distribution routes, and living wage principles. This Sector also analyzes and strives to rectify the disparity of wealth caused by unbridled greed and unregulated Capitalism. The HUB promotes regional economies which support local investment and the retention of purchasing power.

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The Business of Good:
How Business Can Be a Fulcrum for Social Change

GW Office of Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Washington, DC
Business of good

Social entrepreneurs are solving problems that the government has either ignored – or created. In his recently released book, The Business of Good, GWU alumnus Jason Haber tells the story of for-profit and nonprofit companies that are changing the world, and how you can too.

Date: March 22 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm
Cost: FREE

Economic Inequality:
An Evening with Joseph Stiglitz


Martin Luther King, Jr., Performing Arts Center
Charlottesville, VA
Price of Inequality

Why has inequality increased in the Western world, and what can we do about it? Join us for An Evening with award-winning economist and best-selling author Joseph Stiglitz, as he addresses economic inequality. Doors open at 6:30 PM; book sales and signing will follow.

Date: March 24 @ 7:00 – 8:30 pm
Cost: $5 (ticket sales end March 15)

The Emotional Cost
of Running a Business


BECO Conference Center
Lanham, MD
Business tough!

Very few things will stress you like starting and growing a business. This workshop will cover: (1) The effect of stress on your people and organization/system; (2) the effect of stress on your company's bottom line; (3) strategies for getting to your optimum emotional state; (4) fun and easy exercise to achieve emotional balance.

Date: March 30 @ 8:00 am – 12:30 pm
Cost: $25

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