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Global Issues

 

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

 

Urban Development

What Makes a “World-Class” City?

Planners must shift their attention to the informal economy that is the invisible engine of true urban greatness.

 

Global Issues

From Service Learning to Learning Service

Personal development and global development are intrinsically linked, but our current service-learning model might need flipping on its head.

By Claire Bennett & Daniela Papi | 3 | Apr. 8, 2014
 

Measuring Social Impact

Setting the Stage to Measure Impact in Health

A new catalog of metrics can help investors and organizations demonstrate that positive financial returns and social returns can be twinned.

 

Civil Society

Putting Community in Collective Impact

Five characteristics of civic culture that collective impact efforts must address.

By Rich Harwood | 5 | Apr. 7, 2014
 

Government

A Sharing Economy Cliffhanger: What Will Governments Do?

Earlier this month, a group backed by companies including Airbnb and Taskrabbit began urging users to petition for changes in regulation—will politicians uphold the rules or loosen them? Or is there is a third option?

By Wingham Rowan | Mar. 27, 2014
 

Education

Roundtable on Shared Value in Education

Seventeen corporate and global education leaders gathered at the World Economic Forum 2014 in Davos, Switzerland, to discuss how they are rethinking the role of business in global education.

By Mark Kramer & Kate Tallant | 20 | Mar. 24, 2014
 

Squaring Global Poverty with Climate Change

Meeting the energy demands of modern society without destroying the planet will require a new approach to climate and energy issues.

By Rachel Pritzker | 3 | Mar. 20, 2014
 
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Food

Food Doesn’t Grow in Silicon Valleys

A focus on innovation can be an impediment to genuine progress in the food system.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 15 | Mar. 12, 2014
 

Nonprofit Management

Building a Resilient Volunteer Organization

How one volunteer relief organization’s approach and recruitment policies has allowed it to grow and remain relevant to the populations it serves.

By Peggy Fan | 1 | Mar. 10, 2014
 

Philanthropy

The Rise of Design Philanthropy

The launch of the new Autodesk Foundation marks another catalytic moment for the social sector.

By John Cary | 4 | Mar. 5, 2014