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Global Issues

 

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

 
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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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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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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.

 
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A New Vision for Funding Science

Philanthropic investment can close the funding gap between science research and the commercialization of science-based products.

 
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When the “Doves” Fly

A Silicon Valley start-up that operates earth-orbiting imaging satellites is making them available to social innovators.

 

Cultivating a Neglected Field

Seven lending organizations are teaming up to meet the large-scale needs of smallholder farms in the developing world.

 
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Design for Cleaner Living

A team of social innovators is devising ways to put urban India on track to a tidier future.

 

Built WELL

Taking a lead from LEED certification, a new standard aims to promote healthy construction of homes, offices, and other structures.

 

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.