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

 

Winning Marriage

The inside story of how same-sex couples took on the politicians and pundits - and won.

By Marc Solomon | Mar. 2, 2015
 
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An Incubator for Labor

Through the Workers Lab, union leaders aim to nurture “audacious ideas” that might reinvent the US labor movement.

 
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The Barber Will See You Now

Researchers are exploring an unlikely venue for serving the critical health needs of African-American men.

 

Data Game

To leverage data science for social good, one company is working to foster a bit of healthy competition.

 
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Entrepreneurship and Ebola

Creating an ethically sourced apparel company in West Africa is hard enough, but when Ebola strikes, the challenges become almost insurmountable.

 
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Engaging Teens

A financial literacy program created by the Charles Schwab Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America has reached a half million teens.

 
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Bursaries for Girls

The relatively simple act of providing African girls with the money they need to stay in school has achieved significant results.

 

Grassroots Power

Supplement to the article “Empowering Women at the Grassroots.”

By SSIR Editors | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Empowering Women at the Grassroots

In many parts of the world, corporations today are cultivating partnerships with locally rooted organizations that promote a multi-faceted approach to women’s empowerment. Includes magazine extras.

 
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Disruption for Good

Rapid advances in technology are changing philanthropy in fundamental ways—making it potentially more rational, effective, collaborative, transparent, and democratic.