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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…
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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…
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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.
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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.
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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.
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Revaluing Africa By Accounting for Natural Capital

Looking past the GDP facade and toward sustainable growth in Africa.
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Celebrating Planet and People on Earth Day

Today, social responsibility is considered a fundamental tenet of Earth Day. Even more striking is the role of business in the environmental discussion.…
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Unearthing the Value of Soil

Soil is the most diverse ecosystem on the planet. Just one teaspoon contains as many as one billion bacteria, which provide vital services…
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Kiva Announces $400 Million Microfinance Milestone

Kiva's efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance economic opportunity around the world has come a long way in a short time. Leveraging "collective…
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UN, World Bank to Work Together; Show Multilateral System is “Indispensable”

Senior executives at the two international organizations put out a video saying they will strive to work together more effectively and act as…
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Independent Evaluation Group Assesses World Bank Group’s Climate Adaptation Activities

Investing in projects that enhance resiliency to climate change impacts continues to emerge as a central focal point in the World Bank Group's…