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Global Issues

 

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

 
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Energy

Five Innovations That Will Electrify Africa

How a continent of over 1 billion off-grid customers can move from darkness to light over the next decade.

By Joshua Romisher | Apr. 24, 2015
 
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Economic Development

Latinos Are the Future of US Economic Security

It’s time to adapt to demographic changes and adopt new strategies.

By Mara Perez | 1 | Apr. 23, 2015
 

Environment

Innovating for the Earth

Ten stories about the environment from the SSIR archives.

By Devin Briski | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Environment

On Earth Day, Empowering Allies for the Year Ahead

People, place, and the Pope offer new hope for environmental progress.

By Rachel Leon & Dennis Quirin | 1 | Apr. 22, 2015
 

Energy

Why Energy Philanthropy Is High-Impact Philanthropy

Energy is central to many causes that funders care about, but it is one of the most underappreciated issues in 21st-century philanthropy.

By Rachel Pritzker & Mike Berkowitz | 2 | Apr. 17, 2015
 

Impact Investing

Impact Investing in Global Health: Let’s Get Flexible

Investors should think creatively about how to meet the real needs of entrepreneurs who are creating market-based solutions to health problems in emerging economies.

By Beth Bafford & Sarah Gelfand | Apr. 16, 2015
 
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Economic Development

The IRS’s Secret, Successful Low-Income Savings Program

Let’s build on—not try to fix—overwithholding.

By Timothy Ogden | 1 | Apr. 15, 2015
 
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Food

A Healthy Dose of Skepticism

There is no scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs and no evidence that their commercialization has been beneficial to society as a whole; until there is, it is prudent to just say no.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 10 | Apr. 14, 2015
 
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Technology & Design

Digital Fluency at the BOP

Mobile adoption at the base of the pyramid will bring massive development benefits, but we must seize the unique opportunity to drive pre-emptive positive digital behavior to help safeguard vulnerable communities.

By Oliver Gilbert | Apr. 13, 2015
 

Health

Looking Beyond Our Borders for Better Results

When seeking solutions to social issues, we must look to new horizons but stay true to our values.

By Brian Quinn | 2 | Mar. 27, 2015