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Socially Responsible Business

Entrepreneurship and Ebola

Creating an ethically sourced apparel company in West Africa is hard enough, but when Ebola strikes, the challenges become almost insurmountable.
By Brandon Keim | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Education

Bursaries for Girls

The relatively simple act of providing African girls with the money they need to stay in school has achieved significant results.
By Alicia Clegg | Feb. 18, 2015
 
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Health

School for Scaling

A highly focused effort in Kenya to treat worm infections in children delivers lessons on how to expand a proven program.
By Jessica Harrison | 2 | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Human Rights

Becoming a Woman

A growing number of Maasai in Kenya are ending female circumcision and replacing it with other coming-of-age rituals.
By Eric Nee | Feb. 18, 2015
 

Developing a Global Marketplace for Social Services

Bonds for schoolgirls and malaria vaccines: Pay-for-success initiatives are now tackling issues in the developing world.

By Antara Ganguli | 6 | Dec. 16, 2014
 

Education

The Returns to a Good Education

If children worldwide are to receive the education they deserve, debate needs to move beyond public versus private, profit versus nonprofit.

By Katelyn Donnelly & Susannah Hares | 9 | Dec. 10, 2014
 

Individual Giving

The $338 Million Ebola Giving Gap

Why corporate and individual giving to fight Ebola lags far behind that of other crises, and how to unlock more dollars.

By Vicky Hausman & Sylvia Warren | 1 | Nov. 12, 2014
 

Impact Investing

The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

In The Power of Impact Investing, Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin and Margot Brandenburg explain impact investing and share impact investors' stories.
 
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Microfinance

The Next Stage of Financial Inclusion

Research on the needs and habits of the poor shows that nonprofits can serve a vital function in expanding access to financial services.
By Dean Karlan | 4 | Aug. 13, 2014
 
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Energy

Get Rid of the Grid?

An emerging business model that aims to reduce energy poverty holds real promise. But it needs a jump-start.
By Pepukaye Bardouille & Dirk Muench | 2 | Aug. 13, 2014