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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Sep 11, 2017 to Sep 21, 2017 11 Days of Global Unity

When you get right down to it, as a human race we have what it takes to transform our world. We have the will, the intelligence, the resources, the heart and the leaders to address and heal the areas of our planet that need it most...

There are brilliant changemakers all over the globe making meaningful progress on critical issues — the environment, health, human rights, women’s issues, economic justice and peace, to name a few.

So what’s keeping us from achieving global transformation?

The fragmentation of changemakers around the world — like environmentalists, human rights advocates and healthcare workers, each working in their own silos.

We’re being called to work in collaboration and partnership like never before, to create the comprehensive changes we need... for a world that works for all.

The 11 Days of Global Unity summit, taking place September 11-21, bridges these gaps by connecting and promoting agents for change who are working within each of the identified “themes” — such as Environment, Health, Human Rights and Peace — to create a comprehensive blueprint for global transformation.

11 Days of Global Unity, produced by The Shift Network in partnership with We, The World, has become a worldwide platform, linking changemakers and their awareness and action campaigns to an inspiring global movement for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainability and transformation.

Online Event
May 18, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Maryland Governor's Business Summit 2017

Join Governor Hogan for the first Maryland Governor’s Business Summit. Explore topics on human capital, global trends and business strategy, and connect with a wide array of Maryland’s business leaders.

Baltimore, Maryland, 
Hilton Baltimore
May 05, 2017
3:15pm - 4:15pm
Entrepreneurship for People Returning from Incarceration

Individuals coming out of incarceration face significant barriers to employment, and to thriving overall. This discussion, sponsored by DC Ideas Fest and moderated by the chair of the board of Changing Perceptions, will get the perspectives of leaders in the Aspire programs, as well as returning citizen entrepreneurs in different stages of their journey talking about the challenges they faced and the opportunities entrepreneurship has provided to them.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
Carnegie Library
May 02, 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Women Owned Business Bazaar!

Just in time for Mother’s Day, amazing women business owners are showcasing their products and services at “The Woman Behind The Business” Bazaar.

Washington, District of Columbia, 
The City Club of Washington
May 24, 2017
9:00am - 2:00pm
Virginia Chamber Foundation 2017 Energy & Sustainability Conference

Business, public policy, and energy leaders chart a sustainable energy future for Virginia.

Richmond, Virginia, 
Greater Richmond Convention Center

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