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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches

 
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Energy

Where are the Rio+20 Billions for Distributed Solar?

India and Africa are ideal markets for distributed solar—will some of the $513 billion in commitments made at Riio+20 get deployed there?

By Jigar Shah | Oct. 3, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Achieving Takeoff

Part VI in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | Oct. 2, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Government Matters

Part V in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | Sep. 30, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Do No Harm: Subsidies and Impact Investing

Part IV in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | 1 | Sep. 28, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Gaps in the Impact Investing Capital Curve

Part III in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | 1 | Sep. 27, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Embracing the Full Investment Continuum

Part II in Omidyar Network’s case for a sector-based approach to impact investing.

By Matt Bannick & Paula Goldman | Sep. 26, 2012
 

Food

The Last Hunger Season

One Acre Fund's Andrew Youn: "Agriculture is the fundamental humanitarian challenge of our time."

By Roger Thurow | 1 | Sep. 19, 2012
 
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Technology & Design

Is the UN Really Trying to Take Over the Internet?

A look at new proposals to change how our Internet is governed.

By Keisha Taylor | 1 | Sep. 13, 2012
 

Impact Investing

Life Bonds: Linking Returns to Life Outcomes

Proposed new life bonds represent one potential mechanism for leveraging the power of financial markets to reduce poverty.

By Jamie Attard | 1 | Sep. 12, 2012
 
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Health

System Change Through People Power

A look at how the Nova Scotia public health care system transformed from the inside out.

By Alan Moore | Sep. 11, 2012