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

 
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Embracing Practical Solutions

A $25 baby warmer might stop the tragedy of 450 low-birth-weight babies dying every hour in the developing world.

By Suzie Boss | 1 | Fall 2009
 

Banking on Change

Express Credit Union reopens in Seattle to serve the unbanked, underbanked, and want-to-be-banked.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009
 
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Putting More Fun into Play

In a new playground in Manhattan, "play associates" will encourage youthful creativity while reminding parents and nannies to take a giant step back.

By Suzie Boss | Fall 2009
 

Evil Green

New research shows that buying green products makes people more likely to cheat and steal.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Summer 2010
 
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The Law of Networks

The Innocence Network, an international collaboration of pro bono legal and investigative organizations, grows rapidly and flexibly.

By Sam Scott & Jessie Speer | Fall 2010
 
BUILDING SOCIAL
BUSINESS: The New
Kind of Capitalism
that Serves Humanity’s
Most Pressing Needs
Muhammad Yunus

Hear, Hear for Profits

Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanity’s Most Pressing Needs by Muhammad Yunus

Reviewed By Rodney Schwartz | 3 | Fall 2010
 
THE POWER OF
POSITIVE
DEVIANCE: How
Unlikely Innovators
Solve the World’s
Toughest Problems
Richard Pascale, Jerry
Sternin, & Monique Sternin

Survival of the Deviant

The Power of Positive Deviance: How Unlikely Innovators Solve the World’s Toughest Problems by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin, & Monique Sternin

Reviewed By Dean Karlan | Fall 2010
 

What Makes Civic Associations Work

What makes a civic association effective is not so much the resources and opportunities available to it, but good leaders.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2010
 
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Unsoiled Reputations

Family-owned firms pollute less than nonfamily firms; and that is due to the family values that these firms were founded upon.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2010
 

Receiving Aid, Receiving Respect

How people experience government programs directly affects their levels of civic engagement.

By Jessica Ruvinsky | Fall 2010