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Global Issues

 

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

 

Government

Citizen as Designer

By shifting the responsibility of the citizen from deciding to designing, we can redirect resources away from conflict and toward creating better ideas.

By Brodie Boland | 7 | Sep. 7, 2012
 

Civil Society

A Faithful Force for Good

Religious organizations are powerful catalysts for social change.

By Andrew Wilkes | Sep. 6, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Trust and Technology

Together, the public and private sector can develop affordable and truly accessible banking solutions that benefit the world’s poor.

By William Brindley | Sep. 5, 2012
 
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Education

A Simple Method to Improve College Graduation Rates

A case study of Boston-area organization Bottom Line.

By Arshad Merchant | 3 | Sep. 4, 2012
 
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Economic Development

Smartphones and Mobile Payments

The penetration of smartphones in the US has caused jockeying for position in the new mobile payments space—can this happen in developing countries too?

By Ignacio Mas | 1 | Aug. 31, 2012
 
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Impact Investing

Social Media Won’t Drive a New Economy

Social media investments will not drive a new economy powerful and pervasive enough to employ millions of people.

By Jigar Shah | 2 | Aug. 30, 2012
 
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Nonprofit Management

Becoming a Networked Nonprofit

Redesigning your nonprofit organization to become more participatory, open, authentic, decentralized, collective, and effective—via social media, networks, and beyond.

By Beth Kanter | 18 | Aug. 30, 2012
 
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Education

Business and Education: Powerful Social Innovation Partners

Fostering entrepreneurship education and social innovation skills in schools improves youth employment prospects.

By Caroline Jenner | 2 | Aug. 27, 2012
 
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Food

Food Security 3.0

The environment is the fifth pillar of international food security.

By Rufo Quintavalle | 6 | Aug. 24, 2012
 
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Food

Regionalizing US Food Systems

Exploring the role of regional models—takeaways from the University of Vermont’s first-ever food systems summit.

By Cynthia Belliveau | 2 | Aug. 23, 2012