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Global Issues

Global Problem Solving Without the Globaloney

It’s time to put an end to the “flat world” thinking that guides the work of all too many social change organizations.

 
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Technology & Design

When the “Doves” Fly

Increasing numbers of businesses are adopting a social mission as an integral part of their work.

 

Health

A Model of Health

In Nepal, a US-based nonprofit is partnering with the national government to deliver full-service medical care in remote areas.

 
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Technology & Design

Substance Over Style

An international design award based in Denmark celebrates products and projects that aim “to improve life.”

 
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Energy

Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.

 
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Economic Development

No Value

A "big think" look at the future of capitalism fails to reckon with the factors that make capitalism so resilient.

Reviewed By Timothy Ogden | Fall 2014
 

Civil Society

Social Work as a Social Wedge

In China, a new kind of NGO has started to embed the values of civil society in its provision of social services.

 
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The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth

The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth offers lessons on using the competitive advantage of reciprocity to capitalize on partnerships and anticipate future disruptions.

By Bob Johansen & Karl Ronn | Sep. 24, 2014
 
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Health

Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet

A new book looks at the mix of leadership, strategy, coordination, and evidence leaders need to transform the US health sector.

By Kathy Gerwig | Sep. 15, 2014
 
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Philanthropy

New Frontiers of Philanthropy

New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and Actors Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing examines the potential impact of contemporary philanthropy in providing new, much-needed models of social and environmental problem-solving.

By Lester M. Salamon | Sep. 3, 2014