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Global Issues

 

Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health

 
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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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When the “Doves” Fly

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

 

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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Substance Over Style

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

 
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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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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
 

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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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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The Rise of Gender Capitalism

Investing with a gender lens creates financial returns and improves the lives of women and girls and their communities.

 
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The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.