Economy/Politics

Going above and beyond PPP loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has provided important and much needed financial support to businesses challenged by the financial impact of COVID-19 but that is not all that businesses need to adapt and recover. In Castle Rock, it became a priority for local leaders to find ways to help sustain the town’s businesses and overall economy.

Many U.S. CEOs remain confident despite challenging environment

Among top executives at companies with more than $500 million in annual revenue, 60 percent were more optimistic now than the start of the year about their three-year prospects. As much as COVID-19 changed how people work and how organizations invest in technology, companies are re-assessing their values and purpose. CEOs also are placing a greater emphasis on employee engagement and corporate culture in this new working reality.

What to do when unemployment benefits expire

The money from the CARES Act has provided a much-needed lifeline to the tens of millions of Americans who have found themselves unemployed due to COVID-19. While new additional aid may come as a result of the executive memorandum signed by the President earlier this month, it won’t be available indefinitely, which begs the question: What do you do when your unemployment benefits are drastically reduced or eliminated?

A peek at the growing trend of impact investing

Denver- and New York City-based impact investing advisory firm Cornerstone Capital is helping its clients invest in companies that align with their opinions and in economies that support the future they see. Here’s why impact investing is on the rise, what economies its rising in and how Cornerstone is measuring the impacts that companies have.