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Global Issues

 

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

 

Global Issues

Building a Think-and-Do Tank

A dozen lessons from the development-policy trenches.

By Lawrence MacDonald & Todd Moss | Jul. 11, 2014
 

Education

The Case for Social Innovation Micro-Credentials

Digital badges as a credentialing tool may force us to re-think and redesign education, especially for emerging fields such as social innovation.

By Charles Tsai | 12 | Jul. 1, 2014
 

Economic Development

Will a Higher Minimum Wage Help the Poor?

Raising the minimum wage appears to help the poor, but these policies fail to create the conditions that help people move from poverty to prosperity.

By Paul Godfrey | 4 | Jun. 30, 2014
 

Technology & Design

Getting Leapfrogging Right

A new generation of digital breakthroughs holds the potential to deliver important social benefits, but only if we adopt technology in a different way.

By Sara Agarwal & Parag Khanna | Jun. 27, 2014
 
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Nonprofit Management

How Groups Make Great Decisions

A growing body of knowledge is leading to happier teams and better choices.

By Matthew Scharpnick | 4 | Jun. 25, 2014
 

Social Entrepreneurship

Disruptive Innovation: Where It Matters Most

It’s time to stop quibbling over what “disruptive innovation” means and focus on how to put it to work for good.

By Steve Davis | Jun. 24, 2014
 

Civil Society

Accelerating Civic Innovation Through “Strategic Doing”

A new approach to strategy is producing collaborations that are replicable, scalable, and sustainable.

By Ed Morrison & Scott Hutcheson | 1 | Jun. 20, 2014
 

Global Issues

Animal Protection: A Growing and Global Priority

Protecting animals is integral to solving many international problems; we must use the increasing momentum behind animal welfare to drive long-term change.

By Anne Lieberman | 3 | Jun. 18, 2014
 

Environment

Collective Impact for Conservation

How effective collaboration led to the largest conservation deal in history.

By Larry Linden & Guillermo Castilleja | 1 | Jun. 16, 2014
 
SSIR blogger Abigail Noble is head of Africa and Latin America for the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and a Global Leadership Fellow with the World Economic Forum.

Impact Investing

Impact Investors Are Raising Their Game

To bring impact investing into the mainstream, the World Economic Forum is using market-simulated games to advance the conversations.

By Abigail Noble & Michael Drexler | 1 | Jun. 13, 2014