Chemical spills can cause more than public health crises, as West Virginia’s capital city has found out. The chemical spill into the Elk River last week has closed schools, stopped commercial flights and converted Charleston’s formerly bustling commercial core to a “ghost town.”
MPOWERD is a startup with a solar lantern that is turning heads in firms across Africa and capturing the interest of international distributors.
By Juzer Rangoonwala In 2010, outdoor air pollution caused 620,000 premature deaths in Indian cities. Urban population in India is estimated to double in the next few decades and at the same time greenhouse gas emissions from urban transport energy use are set to increase seven fold. The need to change this unsustainable trend inspired Madhav Pai … Continued
Meet Project Belize, PwC’s international development leadership program. Since 2008, the firm’s professionals at all levels, from interns to senior partners, travel to Belize City every year to host financial literacy camps, provide scholarships to students, train teachers and principals, and build educational playgrounds.
Projects designed to bolster private investment in effective climate solutions in six African countries have received $330 million in funding from the African Development Bank Group, the bank announced late last month.
The technology giant explores using wearable technology to support behavior modification in health. Will their experiment proof effective?
Environmental initiatives and humanitarian needs often go together, as retail giant Marks and Spencer is proving more and more these days. Its latest project will help curb deforestation, fund jobs and save lives due to poverty and pollution. Oh, and its a nice financial kickoff for the UN’s aspiring carbon offsetting program.
People all over the world were demonstrably excited to participate in the Gates Foundation’s next generation condom contest, which features an award up to $1 million in funding to develop and distribute the winning, standout condom.
Typhoon Haiyan is being called the latest example of the effects of extreme climate change. The Chair of the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Rajendra Pachauri wasted no time in bringing attention to that fact hours after Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines. His prediction of what will ultimately change the tide on climate change, however, may not be what you would expect from the leader of a government-appointed panel.
Two of the biggest problems afflicting the people of West Africa is a lack of access to education and employment — without one, the other is difficult to attain. So says Valerie Lemke, Co-Founder of Jjangde, a social enterprise that strives to address both issues by connecting handmade goods from rural communities in Senegal to global markets, and using the profits to fund schools in the communities where the goods were made.