It’s a fact of life that how much money you make often determines other life decisions, like where you can afford to live. But what if we reimagine what wealth means…what if wealth is an abundance of what you value?
World Health Partners (WHP) has been quite successful in its mission to help rural communities and provide people with quality health care facilities at affordable prices.
This article is the first in a series that seeks to identify existing funds generating positive social and environmental impact along with a traditional bottom line; codifying existing financing strategies for the new economy.
It will take organizations from several disciplines working together to put an end to homelessness. Veterans, families and children are hardest hit. President Obama’s Opening Doors initiative and new opportunities for funding like crowdfunding are rays of light for this dark problem.
The Cape Town Science Centre aims to spark interest among local youth who can help build South Africa’s, and the continent’s, capacity in the sciences.
Homelessness in San Francisco is a huge problem. NGOs and government are working to help people find homes and jobs, but are working with small budgets and against a strong stigma. Could they do more?
Some of today’s most popular (and unhealthy) products, from fast food to soda to tanning beds, are replicating the tobacco industry’s tried-and-true advertising and marketing strategies.
Solutions SF, the social enterprise wing of the Community Housing Partnership trains qualified applicants to become employees of housing units not just owned by CHP, but offers personnel to staff housing all across the city. This helps previously homeless individuals not only develop bankable job skills, but gain valuable experience.
Masdar, the clean energy company and eponymous “green city” based on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, launched a $32 million solar plant in Mauritania.
One of the biggest problems plaguing our economy is the high price of health care. According to Ezra Klein’s post on the Washington Post’s wonkblog, health care accounted for 17.6% of the US GDP compared to an average of 9.5% for the 34 OECD countries.