socially responsible business

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

REVIEW: Reed’s Culture Club Kombucha

A few years ago, drinking kombucha was something of a “crunchy” hippy practice. Creating it involves fermenting cultures in barrels, and looks a little funny with all the stringy cultures swimming around. The bottles would often explode because of the natural effervescence that comes in the fermentation process. But then it starting popping up in […]

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

Rethinking How We Do Business: ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’ Is Not A Myth

PHOTO: Women outside a Danone yogurt factory in Bangladesh Even though the Supreme Court has said corporations are “persons,” there are many who feel they have rights, but, unlike real people, very few obligations. As economist Milton Friedman said: “The sole purpose of business is to provide a financial return for their owners. By doing […]

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

LADY BUSINESS: Saint Harridan

I first met Mary Going while studying Business at Mills College. Mills is the first women’s college west of the Rocky Mountains. It was founded around the same time California became a state and has garnered a reputation for liberal progressivism; it produces intelligent women in many areas, particularly social justice and civil rights activism. […]