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Global Issues

 

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

 

Time for the Plural Sector

To create a healthy society the plural sector needs to take its rightful place alongside the private and public sectors.

Articles

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  • SSIR_Time_Bank_Solution_clock For decades, time banking has been a relatively small-scale movement. But signs are emerging that it may be an idea whose time has come.

  • crisis_tech_whats_next Listening closely to users has enabled developers to create digital tools that support responses to the recent Ebola outbreak.

  • whats_next_fighting_corruption_car_thumb A group in Lebanon deploys a wide range of methods—from mobile apps to street theater—to thwart bribe-taking by officials.

  • A combination of fresh funding and e-book technology will enable publishers to give new life to out-of-print scholarly works.

  • Sama Group, a social enterprise that connects disadvantaged people with digital work, is expanding its reach to the United States.

  • Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.

  • A social enterprise called In Every Story brings better pay—and a spirit of empathy—to a highly marginalized workforce.

  • A school-based collective impact project in West Dallas, Texas, is yielding lessons on how to compile and use big data.

  • Spontaneous protest activity—a vital part of many social movements—can arise from a variety of conditions

  • Market structures have a complex but discernible effect on people’s willingness to buy socially responsible products.

Blog Posts

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Podcasts

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  • In this podcast, Benjamin describes TOHL’s rise to be a global industry leader in water logistics and infrastructure, and how it has been changing lives in the process.

    Featuring Benjamin Cohen | 1
  • In this audio lecture, Carl Bass, President and CEO of Autodesk, discusses at Social Innovation Summit 2013 the application of design to solve social problems.

    Featuring Carl Bass | 1
  • This podcast, given by Chris Librie - the Senior Director of Strategy and Corporate Affairs at HP, describes the corporation's commitment to social responsibility.

    Featuring Chris Librie | 1
  • After experience in Iraq as a part of the Marine Corps, Jake returned to business school and took on the challenge to alleviate extreme poverty. From this effort, Nuru was launched in 2008.

    Featuring Jake Harriman
  • Robert Swan, an inspirational speaker who founded 2041 and the first man to walk to both global poles, addresses his audience about the relationship between passion and reaching goals.

    Featuring Robert Swan
  • ENOVA was recently recognized as the winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Education category for its incredible social impact.

    Featuring Jorge Camil Starr | 2
  • Liesolette Heederick tells us about Nazava Water Filters, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Health category for its innovative solution to lack of clean water accessibility in Indonesia.

    Featuring Lieselotte Heederik
  • Kreger describes how Potential Energy, winner of Tech Awards 2013 in the Economic Empowerment category, innovatively tackles social issues as a nonprofit venture.

    Featuring Michelle Kreger
  • At the 2013 Stanford Center for Social Innovation’s 2013 Conradin Von Gugelberg Memorial Lecture, Nichols addresses CA's cap-and-trade system and what it means for our environment.

    Featuring Mary Nichols
  • Social innovations in supply chains have the potential for making an impact on a large scale. Experts describe innovations that are benefiting society and delivering economic value.

    Featuring Lakshmi Karan, Nina Smith, Steven Rockhold, & Dara O'Rourke | 1

Webinars

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