poverty

Mars Inc. Pledges to Boost Small Farmers’ Income

Mars Inc. recently launched The Farmer Income Lab, intended to be a “think tank” to ensure that global supply chains work for both…

UN Shares Frank Updates on the Sustainable Development Goals

The 19-page overview is frank and matter-of-fact, full of statistics that arouse hope, worry and of course, more questions, at the same time.…

This Perfect Storm Could Threaten U.S. Transportation

A bad mix of ill-advised auto loans and empty promises from ridesharing companies could leave big-city transit infrastructures vulnerable across the U.S.

How a Universal Basic Income Can Disrupt the Cycle of Poverty

GiveDirectly is disrupting the international aid model as it distributes cash payments directly to families in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda in a widespread…

How Do We Ensure the SDGs Aren’t Just An Exercise?

When the Millennium Development Goals concluded in 2015, the global community celebrated that we succeeded in cutting poverty in half. But the actual…

Why Fair Trade Matters Even More in An Unequal World

We live in a time of massive, unprecedented trade: Goods, information and money all flow across borders almost seamlessly. Many prospered from this…

Somalia’s Illegal Fishing Problem Is About More Than Piracy

The newswires were buzzing last week over the story that pirates hijacked a commercial ship off the shores of Somalia -- but the…

Unmasking The Revised Republican Health Care Plan

Politicians are not succeeding in their quest to reduce healthcare costs. Instead they are shifting healthcare costs and taxes between American demographic groups.

3p Weekend: We’re Keeping Up With the White House So You Don’t Have To

The hottest news items centered around Trump's proposed budget and the tax return revelation that wasn't. But that's far from all that happened…

Trump Budget Swings Heavy Hammer at Federal Agencies

U.S. President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts affect programs ranging from Meals on Wheels to cancer research as the administration seeks to slash…

Fintech Startup Offers Next-Gen Solution to Extreme Poverty

Financial tech company BanQu uses cutting-edge blockchain technology to create a portable economic identity for the world's poorest people.

H&M to Boost Digital Payments For Supply Chain Workers

H&M will join the United Nation’s Better Than Cash Alliance, which aims to scale digital payments for factory workers and lift them out…

In Munich, Talk Of Climate Change and Growing Risk of War

During the Munich Security Conference last weekend, some expressed concern that climate change risks could escalate social conflicts around the globe.

How Health, Climate Change, and Social Justice Intersect in Chicago

Chicago illuminates the inequity of weather impacts on low-income neighborhoods and communities of color -– an injustice that will only intensify as the…

Some Rust Belt Workers Remain Skeptical of Job Retraining Programs

Many citizens do not want to be told there are mostly winners and a few losers in globalization, and that a rapidly changing…