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Early Lights on the Road to COP21 Turning Green

Just about everyone who is paying attention to climate change is looking forward with anticipation to the COP21 meeting in Paris. Indeed, many…

Choose Between Prosperity and Sustainability: Both?

By greening economic growth, we can create prosperity and wealth -- while also safeguarding our environment and our climate, argues Li Yong, director…

Indonesia Sets New Climate Goals, But Are They Attainable?

Indonesia set new goals for 2030, and they call for aggressive changes in its emissions policies. With a new coal plant underway and…
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Sustainable Aid: The Long-Term Solution to Poverty

Poverty has decreased very slightly over the past 30 years. In order for this issue to be solved, a new method of action…
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Report: Carbon Credits Under Kyoto Protocol Actually Increased Emissions

A recent report by the Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) found that one of the carbon offset mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol may have…
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Is a Binding Treaty the Way Forward for Business and Human Rights?

Last week in Geneva, a United Nations working group held its first week-long session to debate the parameters of a potential binding treaty…
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Solar LED Lamps Enhance Literacy, Livelihoods Around the World

Santa Barbara non-profit Unite to Light's solar LED lamps are improving literacy, education, the environment and local economies in developing countries around the…

Why Rwanda’s Youth Are ‘Wired’ to Lead Africa

A shift is underway across young Africa. According to a 2012 survey by Jacana Partners, a pan-African private equity firm, 70 percent of…

What Emerging Economies Can Learn from Rwanda

This third post in our series highlights several factors that have helped to fuel Rwanda's entrepreneurial growth over the past 20 years.

20 Years Later, a Generation of Rwandans Inspires the World

A glimpse of Rwanda's generation of young innovators who have rebuilt their country while inspiring the world.

Coconuts and Sustainable Development: Adding Value to a Wasted Resource

Researchers-turned-entrepreneurs, such as the founders of Essentium Materials, see tremendous value in using coconut husks to produce a variety of products, while providing…

CSR Asia Highlights the Benefits of Sustainable Palm Oil

Giving smallholders greater say in multi-stakeholder initiatives holds out the promise of greater business opportunities and sustainability for palm oil producers, according to…

Fairtrade International Aims to Open Climate Finance to the Underserved

Aiming to provide underserved communities across the Global South access to climate finance, Fairtrade International, working with The Gold Standard, has opened its…
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Jaguar Land Rover Embraces Carbon Finance to Deliver Change

U.K. auto manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover set an ambitious target to improve health, reduce poverty, and create new opportunities for employment and education…

India’s Train Odyssey for Entrepreneurs

Jagriti Yatra, or the "Journey of Awareness," is equipping young entrepreneurs in India with skills for success in social business, says Charukesi Ramadurai.