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Listening To Learn: Best Practices for Social Purpose Strategy

Asking good questions is one of the most important skills a person, or a team, can develop. It’s also a skill attributed to…
Nadine Phillipe runs a recycling collection center in Les Cayes, Haiti.

How A New Micro-Loan Program in Haiti Strengthens a Responsible Supply Chain

Thread, which makes polyester from recycled plastic, is offering no-interest loans to suppliers in Haiti to assist with problems such as broken equipment…
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DriButts Enlists Diapers in the Global Fight Against Disease

Georgia-based startup DriButts is on a mission to provide reusable diapers for communities that lack access to basic sanitation.

Corporate Philanthropy is More Than Writing Checks

The corporate philanthropy of tomorrow will focus on issues material to the business and seek collaborative partnerships to create impact that can stand…
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Meet Six Brave Activists Who Risked It All for Their Communities

Each winner of the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize is something of an environmental hero: Some faced death threats, prison or loss of livelihood…
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Timberland Agroforestry Project Breaks Cycle of Poverty in Haiti

Timberland and the Smallholder Farmer Alliance's community agroforestry project has put down deep, solid roots in Haiti. Over 2 million trees have been…
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Deforestation Slows Economic Recovery in Haiti

Deforestation plays a big role in the recurring cycle of environmental degradation and poverty in Haiti. An innovative, five-year community agroforestry project on…
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Renewable Energy: “Development as Freedom” in Haiti and Beyond

Rapid development of distributed renewable energy resources offers much more than a means of addressing climate change, particularly in impoverished nations. It can…
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PepsiCo Releases New Water Modeling Tool for Latin America

PepsiCo and the Inter-American Bank (IDB) released a new water modeling tool to assist Latin American nations forecast future water supplies.
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Collecting Discarded Plastic (and Data) For That T-Shirt

Thread, a Pittsburgh-based B Corp, is employing hundreds of people living in impoverished regions to pick up discarded plastic bottles, which they then…
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Food Fight in Haiti as NGOs Go Nuts Over Peanut Butter Drive

Two NGOs working in Haiti have similar plans to build a peanut butter factories that promise to feed kids and create jobs.
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Microloan Interest Rates in Impact Investing

What's the story with interest rates imposed on the poor in developing countries?
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My Two Cents on Impact: Putting My Money Where My Mouth Is

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about why I want to become an impact investor and why I chose MicroPlace as my…
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Why We Can’t Afford NOT to Invest in Haiti

By Gerald McSwiggan and Taryn Bird. McSwiggan is the head of the U.S. Chamber BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery Program. Bird is the head of…
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How Christmas Trees Could Save the World

By Ethan Budiansky Christmas trees make our homes festive, give us a place to store our presents, and put us in the holiday…