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Commentary and analysis on social innovation ideas and approaches


Technology & Design

The Math of Social Change

Having hard numbers means that nonprofits can no longer ignore the monetary or other habits of their clients.

By Mollie West & Andy Posner | 2 | Nov. 9, 2012


Blinded by Urgency

Climate change is urgent, but it will take time to build the values-based movement that we need.

By Amy Luers | 4 | Nov. 9, 2012

Human Rights

Migration and Human Rights

A look at policy reform in Argentina and implications for the United States.

By Cameron Parsons | Nov. 6, 2012


Let’s Talk About Water

Solving our global water and sanitation issues in a post-2015 world requires more than simply counting beneficiaries.

By Ned Breslin | 3 | Nov. 2, 2012

Economic Development

The Value of Informal Enterprise

Informal enterprise is expanding rapidly, raising questions about what we mean when we say “the” economy and how we can better engage with it.

By Abby Margolis | 3 | Nov. 1, 2012

Technology & Design

Slacktivism: A Serious Game to Play

The rise of mass participation in online protest campaigns is presenting firms and organizations with new challenges in terms of how to respond. A new game has the potential to increase awareness within organizations and help managers become social media savvy.



The Poverty Credential

Politicians' personal stories about overcoming poverty won’t fuel economic mobility.

By John Brothers | 1 | Oct. 30, 2012


Remixing Microfinance

Microfinance has tended to grow by faithful replication of well-established models; it is now time to experiment with hybrid models that bring together the best features of each.

By Ignacio Mas | 1 | Oct. 30, 2012

Technology & Design

Style Never Felt this Good

A look at the cause-driven clothing company Sevenly.

By Ezra Ferraz | Oct. 29, 2012


Managing Our Way to Economic Decline, Revisited

Businesses worldwide are putting themselves at risk if they don’t respond effectively to the story of climate change.

By Lars Moratis | Oct. 25, 2012