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Global poverty: The View From the Anthills of Persuguié

By Bill Abrams I have a suggestion for the U.N. Next September, when the General Assembly begins its session, don’t meet in Manhattan. Instead, go to Persuguié, Mali. If you want to inspire the world to take dramatic and courageous action to cut global poverty in half, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) aspire to … Continued

Can A Life Be Saved By a Solar Powered Suitcase? If it’s LifeGivingForce, Yes

It seems these days there are an increasing number of natural (and unnatural) disasters happening. You see images of stranded people, injured animals, and devastated environments. What about concrete solutions with life and usefulness after the cameras have gone home? LifeGivingForce is one of those. What it does is simple, yet incredibly important for so … Continued

SoCap Recap: Investing for Peace…Deploying Capital in Conflict Zones & Fragile States

There is an increasing realization that local entrepreneurs play major roles in rebuilding their countries after conflicts and in creating innovations that could prevent further violence. How can “risk capital” make an impact? How can we support local entrepreneurs and increase collaboration among sectors and regions?

SoCap Recap: Exploring the Future…Innovation in 21st Century International Development

The following is a panel summary from a session in the International Development track at SoCap10, the Social Capital Markets conference exploring the intersection of money and meaning. It is provided as both a record of the information disseminated at the session and an opportunity to continue the conversation. SoCap10:  International Development Track Fort Mason, … Continued

SoCap Recap: It Takes a Village…Innovation From the Ground Up

The following is a panel summary from a session in the International Development track at SoCap10, the Social Capital Markets conference exploring the intersection of money and meaning. It is provided as both a record of the information disseminated at the session and an opportunity to continue the conversation. SoCap10:  International Development Track Fort Mason, … Continued

SoCap Recap: Taking It to the Next Level…Designing to Scale

The following is a panel summary from one of the sessions in the International Development track at SoCap 2010, the social capital markets conference. It is provided here as a both a record of the information disseminated during the session and an opportunity to continue the conversation. SoCap10:  International Development Track Fort Mason, San Francisco … Continued

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Can Capitalism Reach the Poorest of the Poor?

Abby Callard, Beyond Profit This is the first post in a three week long series from Beyond Profit and Triple Pundit that will explore innovative business models aimed at tapping the bottom of the pyramid (BoP) market. More than 3 billion people worldwide live on less than US$2.50 a day—less than a morning coffee at … Continued

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Does America’s Public School System Need a Superman?

By: David Croushore In high school, I graduated with a GPA of 5.8 on a 4.0 scale.  That mark was good enough to be 23rd in my class.  The reason for this bizarre, up-side-down score and rank was the result of a common practice in suburban public schools, tracking.  Until last week, I saw nothing … Continued

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2 Simple Keys to Unlock $120 Billion for Impact Investment

Triple Pundit recently teamed up with SoCap10 to explore the opportunity and challenge of impact investing. In partnership with Myoo Create, we put a call out to bloggers asking: What’s Next? How will social enterprise unlock the $120 billion market opportunity for impact investment? Leading up to SoCap10 October 4th-6th, we’re featuring the best answers … Continued

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Can Clean Cookstoves Save People, Planet and Profit?

Can a simple thing like a $25 clean-burning cookstove save lives, combat climate change, and improve our global economy? The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United Nations Foundation, U.S. State Department, and the Clinton Global Initiative think so. They, and other partners, have formed a public-private partnership to develop and distribute cookstoves in developing countries. The … Continued

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Building an Equitable Green Economy in New York City

By: J. Mijin Cha Urban Agenda Last fall, Urban Agenda and the Center for American Progress released the New York City Green Collar Jobs Roadmap, the culmination of a 1.5 year long process called the New York City Green Collar Jobs Roundtable. The process analyzed several aspects of the green economy and brought together unions, … Continued

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Financial and Moral Profit at the Base of the Pyramid

Global climate change is on the minds of many, but some of Earth’s inhabitants are noticing the change more quickly than others. This is because many people, particularly those living in developing countries, have traditionally close ties to the land, relying on natural resources every day for survival. As our environment continues to deteriorate, impoverished … Continued