innovation

CodeStart Incubator Goes Beyond Code to Equip Underserved Youth With Tech Skills

CodeStart equips young people of color, between the ages of 18 to 24 without a college degree, with coding and critical-thinking skills, a…

Extreme Innovation Meets Behavioral Economics

For humanitarian aid groups, tech innovation is just the start. To make a real impact, organizations need to teach communities how items like…

Canada’s Justin Trudeau Swims Against the Tide of Austerity

In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going…

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John…

Stormwater Solutions: Investing in Nature and Communities

Washington, D.C. joined cities like Seattle, Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, to implement a stormwater fee that charges landowners based on a…

The Face Behind Your Food: Three Farmworkers Share Their Stories

Lupita López Dearcia Comitán is a farmworker in Sonora, Mexico.  She’s forty-four years old, has five children, and just so happens to grow…

How the Chicago Charity Challenge Reinvents Corporate Giving

The Chicago Charity Challenge is the only corporate giving initiative that harnesses the competitive spirit to maximize employee engagement.

The Quick & Dirty: We Are The 1 Percent

We in sustainability or even broader strategy or communications might not all be in the financial 1 percent (but close or very fast…

The Promise of Gravitational Waves Depends on Our Cultural Values

When reporters asked LIGO Executive Director David Reitze what the discovery of gravitational waves means in terms of our everyday lives, he answered,…

Akon’s Vision To Grow Solar Power Across Africa

Artist and R&B singer Akon took fans and the business industry by surprise in late 2015 when he announced his vision to bring…

The 2016 International Home and Housewares Show — A Sustainable Assessment

March, this year, is a big month for expos, and the first one we attended this month was the International Home and Housewares…

Top 4 International CSR Insights for Fortune 500 Companies

How can companies scale their corporate social responsibility programs internationally -- without incurring extra risk? Founder and CEO of UniversalGiving, Pamela Hawley, provides…

3p Weekend: Fruits and Veggies Turned Into Packaging

Check out these innovative ideas that cut down on both food waste and packaging -- talk about a win-win!

Etsy Shares 10 Social Impact Tips

Etsy not only provides crafts that would look great on your wall and one of the only legit “you can work from home”…

3p Weekend: 5 Crazy Ideas to Eradicate Climate Change

Love 'em or hate 'em, you can't accuse these ideas of being boring.