We've been paying attention to the interactions of social, economic and environmental factors as key influencers in consumers' buying habits and how companies are responding. Whether you call it transparency, accountability, sustainability, or meaningful for the millennial generation, a compassionate and responsible business model is good business. Companies like Everlane, Patagonia, Toms, Warby Parker, LUSH Cosmetics and House of Talents (we wrote about them here) inspire us to be better people. They have demonstrated their leadership by providing benefits to those in need and are continuing to go deeper into their communities of interest to improve the lives of the people that are touched by their product. We encourage you to read more - we know you'll be inspired, too!