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Global Issues

 

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

 
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Microfinance

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
 

Intermediaries

Foundation of the Future?

PopTech has evolved from an annual technology gathering to a social innovation accelerator that curates international conferences, initiatives, labs, and fellowships. Can it live up to its ambitions?

By Tamara Straus | Oct. 26, 2012
 

Environment

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
 
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Economic Development

Accelerating Job Creation Results

An innovative investment opportunity to increase results—not rhetoric—on quality job creation for all.

By Jose Corona | 6 | Oct. 24, 2012
 
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Civil Society

Lance Armstrong and the Contagion of Unethical Behavior

The dangers of the Lance Armstrong doping scandal reach far beyond performance-enhancing drugs.

By Susan Liautaud | 4 | Oct. 23, 2012
 
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Environment

Philanthropic Opportunities for Climate Adaptation

Why climate adaptation matters, and five powerful pathways for funders to fuel change.

By Chris Addy | 2 | Oct. 22, 2012
 
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Environment

Keeping Climate Change Out of the Presidential Campaign

The complete absence of climate change from the first two presidential debates was the best thing that could have happened to the cause.

By Joe Zammit-Lucia | 4 | Oct. 17, 2012
 

Environment

Sustainable Development in India

The restoration of the Bangalore Lakes can catalyze an overall sustainable transformation of the various districts of Bangalore—as well as reclaim an important historical connection for the city.

By Michel St Pierre | 2 | Oct. 16, 2012
 

Global Issues

A Different Africa

A new book sheds light on realities that invite us to understand and engage Africa and Africans more deeply.

By G. Pascal Zachary | Oct. 12, 2012