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Are the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Doomed?

On Sept. 25, more than 150 world leaders will convene at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to formally adopt an…
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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…

The Shifting Sands That Welcome the Sustainable Development Goals

The Pope’s recent invitation to social activist Naomi Klein to join his forthcoming high level environment conference is an indicator of the shifting…
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The Pope’s Climate Encyclical, Capitalism and the Environmental Movement

Peter Fox-Penner, author of "Smart Power" and other energy policy books, discusses the Pope's Climate Encyclical and its focus on broader economic and…

Hormel Develops Targeted Nutrition Solution for Guatemalan Children

After collaborating with partners, Hormel Foods released a targeted nutrition solution to children in Guatemala. While Guatemalan children generally receive enough calories, they…

The Business Case for Investing in Water and Hygiene

The water, sanitation and health (WASH) sector affords opportunities for companies to create business value and to generate lasting social impact at the…
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Pope Francis Kills ‘Energy Poverty’ Argument For Fossil Fuels

Pope Francis is enlisting 1.2 billion Catholics to advocate for clean energy and environmental stewardship, according to a leaked draft of a new…

3p Weekend: 8 Simple Ideas That Save Lives

When it comes to life-changing solutions -- and life in general, if you ask us -- it's often the simple things that make…

Sock Company’s One-for-One Model Helps Homeless Keep Their Feet Dry

Reading the startling fact that socks are the most requested items in homeless shelters was the catalyst that inspired David Heath and Randy…
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Bringing Sustainable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene to the World’s Poorest

In its latest progress report, the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council reveals that, with support from the Global Sanitation Fund, national governments…

Survival Amid Riches: Homelessness in the Silicon Valley

Although booming with Fortune 500 companies, California's Santa Clara County is surrounded by homelessness and offers little solution to help these at-risk residents…
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Can this New Business Accelerator Disrupt Poverty with Entrepreneurship?

This Oakland, California-based organization is rolling up its sleeves with a few well-heeled partners and lots of Silicon-Valley know-how to improve low-wage jobs.
After losing her first two children hours after birth, Manjula gave birth to a baby girl weighing only 1.9 pounds. After being placed in the Embrace warmer for five days, the girl survived and grew to 2.4 pounds, on her way to recovery.

Reverse Innovation Can Help Millions of Mothers Save Their Newborns

Around 15 million babies face the threat of hypothermia every year, and 3 million die during the first month of life, said Rahul…

Poor Girls and Girl Poverty: Debunking Artificial Constructs

“The poor” are an artificial construct. That's not to say that people don’t experience poverty, or that poor people don’t exist. But the…

Changing the Nature of Corporate Giving to Address Poverty

The traditional corporate giving method is well documented. The question is: Can we go further?