Minigrid and PEU

Productive Energy Use: A Catalyzer for Rural Energy and Water Access

Pico-solar lighting and solar home systems have proved themselves as revolutionary entry-level energy access technologies for low-income rural communities. These technologies have kick-started…
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Starting A Company Without Previous Education: Pros And Cons

What are the biggest differences in the mindsets of self-thought entrepreneurs and those who acquire a diploma before embarking on their business journey?…

Sharing Economy Comes to Outdoor Gear

From the love of the outdoors and a dream to create a more sustainable world, Warren Neilson and Joel Cesare created StokeShare: a…

4 Key Ingredients for Growing Your Niche Startup

From humble beginnings, I learned that favorable outcomes hinge on sustainable strategies. Much like developing a secret recipe, a few key ingredients existed…

3p Weekend: These 10 Social Innovators Are Sure to Inspire

A group of innovative thinkers from India and East Africa joined the SAP Social Entrepreneur Fellowship program in Silicon Valley earlier this month.…
Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton vs. the Sharing Economy?

"This on-demand or so called 'gig' economy is creating exciting opportunities and unleashing innovation, but it's also raising hard questions about workplace protections…
Marc Stoiber Brand Strategy

Banks, Brilliant Innovation and the Evolution of NGOs

How can banks join forces with NGOs to create partnerships that redefine social innovation? In this interview with Marc Stoiber, Audette Exel of…
A San Francisco resident performs an annual cleaning on rooftop solar panels.

California Achieves Economic Growth Without Growing Emissions

California is proving to the rest of America that economic success does not require increased pollution. The state recently reached an economic development…
Are your employees this excited to come to work? If not, maybe you should try these five tips.

5 Steps to Create Meaning and Purpose at Your Company

Often I hear people say, “Oh, I wish I did something meaningful like you do, helping the world.” Working in philanthropy is a…
Michigan, Detroit, farming, Michigan Good Food Fund, entrepreneurship, Eastern Market, agriculture, food access, food security

Michigan Good Food Fund Provides Loans to Expand Food Access

Michigan makes you think of cars instead of farms, but the truth is that the Wolverine State grows some of the best local…
The workers lab

Can this New Business Accelerator Disrupt Poverty with Entrepreneurship?

This Oakland, California-based organization is rolling up its sleeves with a few well-heeled partners and lots of Silicon-Valley know-how to improve low-wage jobs.
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Female Entrepreneurship: Shrinking the Glass Ceiling

There have been a lot of changes since the term glass ceiling was coined in 1984. Is it still overhead?
SAP employees share their knowledge with the crowd at SAP Mentors TechEd Las Vegas in 2012.

SAP Develops Workforce of the Future

SAP has turned workforce management into a competitive advantage through some outside-the-box thinking. Programs that support employees with autism widen the hiring pool,…

Will Lyft Have Its Avis Moment?

In 1962 Avis launched “We Try Harder” ad campaign, with the tagline “When you’re only No. 2, you try harder. Or else.” This…
Fresh & Co Introduces Organic Coffee

Gateway Drugs for New Green Consumers

The green consumer journey starts with one sustainably-made product. Our job, as sustainable businesspeople, is not just to communicate a sustainability message, but…