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Elizabeth Mukwimba is a 62-year-old Tanzanian woman who now has solar lighting and electricity in her home thanks to the M-Power off-grid system. But tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to emphasize community outreach as well.

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like clean cookstoves and off-grid lighting can make their lives easier.

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Mitsubishi Raided After ‘Intentional’ Tampering with Fuel Mileage Tests

Investigators in Japan raided a Mitsubishi factory on Thursday after the company was “outed” by Nissan for tampering with fuel-economy test data. The discovery could be pricey for Mitsubishi — which, in the shadow of the Volkswagen dieselgate scandal, faces hefty fines and other costs.

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Big Data Needs More Women

Big data needs more women, and new roles — such as chief data officer (CDO) — may be just the ticket to bring women into the data fold. These positions don’t have a strong history of male leaders or institutionalized gender bias, purely focusing on the qualities people need to earn those roles.

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Florida College Town Embraces Green Building

Gainesville is home of the Gators and the University of Florida. In recent years, residents have witnessed a paradigm shift in the number of incubators, accelerators and venture capital firms showing interest in the startup eco-system this city has to offer. Now it’s about to get its greenest building yet.

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The Knowledge Revolution: Big Data and Sustainability

Sustainability poses many questions. For a long time, answers were scarce. But thanks to new anal­ysis methods and an increasing willingness to share data, sol­utions that were completely inconceivable until recently are now becoming possible: For instance, big data allows us to optimize cancer treatment or to identify slave labor in the supply chain.

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USAID: Renewables Are a Way to End Poverty in India

USAID is trying a different foreign aid approach worldwide, including in India. Last week the agency awarded $5 million in grants through its Development Innovation Ventures Program. Two of these awardees are piggybacking on other efforts to expand energy access in India by investing in clean-energy technology startups.

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Boost Your Cause: Increase Donations With Mobile Payments

Mobile payments were designed with traditional buyers and sellers in mind, but they can be highly beneficial to nonprofit organizations that rely on donations for financial support. Here are a few simple ways your group can increase donations with the help of mobile payments.

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World Air Quality Index Brings Data to Life

The World Air Quality Index is helping us visualize air pollution across the globe. With its real-time air quality information, we can practically see our cities breathe — and this is just one of many projects bringing data to life.

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Social Good Fashion Turns to Biomimicry and Tech

What if your clothes mimicked nature? A collection of fashionable garments, designed for social good by the students and alumni at the Parsons’ Design and Technology Program, were exhibited at SXSW and drew significant attention.