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REI Brings Ecotourism Alive in Peru

It’s basically impossible not to be humbled by the natural beauty of Peru. But, as tourism continues to rise in the region, this brings to mind a vital question: How can we ensure travelers tread lightly — leaving no negative footprint on the region or, ideally, making a positive impact on the communities they visit?

Zuckerberg and Chan’s Patient Approach to an Urgent Investment

Daniel Lurie, founder and CEO of Tipping Point Community, provides his perspective on Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s announcement to contribute 99 percent of their Facebook shares to better our community and world. The backlash against the announcement has been interesting to watch, but several elements show that Chan and Zuckerberg are headed in the right direction.

5 Lessons My Students Taught Me About the Sharing Economy

As the end of the year quickly approaches, I started pondering what I’ve learned this year about the sharing economy. I decided to ignore for a minute what I’ve read this year and focus on a resource I’m always keen to learn from – my students.

Narrowing the Diversity Gap in Tech

Debates surrounding the tactics tech companies should employ in order to increase diversity continue. Instead of regurgitating the typical spiel of ‘leaning in,’ Virgilia Kaur Pruthi and Kristine Gloria propose that instilling both a proactive and reflexive approach will help make diversity programs sustainable.

Environmental Laws and Compliance in India Should Follow Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

Humanist psychologist Abraham Maslow believed that people have an inborn desire to be self-actualized, to be all they can be. In order to achieve this ultimate goal and be productive, however, a number of more basic needs must be met first, such as the need for food, safety, love and self-esteem — known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. Similarly, environmental protection and compliance in a country like India will be successfully implemented and monitored if the basic needs and demands of human life are met first.

Two Pivotal Events Contribute to Shaping a More Humane World

Within the past month, two significant announcements were made that bode well for our future: the birth of baby Maxima Chan Zuckerberg (love the powerful girl’s name) and the launch of Howard Warren Buffett’s new company, i(x) Investments.

How the Global Reporting Initiative is Moving CSR Forward in Kenya

Sub-Saharan Africa is ready to tackle Integrated Reporting. Some are already integrating sustainability topics within their annual reports. Others are working to define value creation based on the six capitals used in the International Integrated Reporting framework.

SPECIAL SERIES: The Future of Fair Trade

The Fair Trade Holiday Gift Guide

If you thought Fair Trade gifts were limited to tried-and-true bars of chocolate or bags of coffee, you’re in for a treat! This year’s edition of Fair Trade USA’s Holiday Gift Guide features an amazing selection of unique and heartfelt gifts that will bring holiday cheer to your loved ones while empowering the people and communities behind the products. So think outside the (100% post-consumer recycled) box and browse the following list of 2015’s top gifts.

Scientists React to Paris Agreement

If there is one thing we should also be able to agree on, it is that we need a climate accord based in scientific reality.

Climate’s Impact on America’s Poor

A global climate agreement is crucial for low-income people in the United States, who are on the front lines of climate change impacts, like the poor in every nation.