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Black History Month: America’s Capitalist Exploitation of Black Labor

Article by Monica Plawecki, Staff Writer In the midst of Black History Month, it’s a particularly important time to reflect on the historical contributions of Black workers–perhaps more important than ever in the present context of the global pandemic. Indeed, while the pandemic has taught us much about what we need to “fix” within our …

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Small but Mighty: How and Why We Should Support Small Businesses Ravaged by COVID-19

Small but Mighty: How and Why We Should Support Small Businesses Ravaged by COVID-19

by Monica Plawecki, Staff Writer Over the past 10 months, many small businesses have struggled to stay afloat amid levels of economic distress unseen in decades. While a majority of the nation’s most profitable corporations have increased their profits throughout the pandemic, small businesses have not seen similar results: at least 100,000 small businesses permanently …

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Fix the Damn Dams: Rethinking Excessive Privatization of Public Infrastructure

Fix the Damn Dams: Rethinking Excessive Privatization of Public Infrastructure

By: Monica Plawecki, SMSBF Staff Writer In the few short months that have passed since a week of heavy rain caused the failure of the Edenville and Sanford Dams, much of the news coverage of the disaster has focused on the finger-pointing that has arisen in the aftermath. On one end, many have been quick …

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Join the Prosperous Economy Working Group

By, Mike Shesterkin, Exec. Dir. SMSBF What is a Prosperous economy?  Prosperous is defined as “successful” and economy has to do with management of resources. In this sense, we define successful as just, equitable, sustainable, democratic, and oriented toward creating triple bottom line – people, planet, profit – value.  With all that is going on …

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Sustainability Leaders

Sustainability Leaders Emerge despite setbacks from Government

I began writing this blog post in a positive, good feeling tone about all the great work companies are doing to improve their sustainability and corporate responsibilities. I was then going to link that to the role government plays in those successes. To be honest, I couldn’t think of anything with our current administration. If …

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