poverty

The Case for Universal Basic Income

“For a long time, we assumed that the poor could not be trusted to make decisions for themselves," said Michael Faye, co-founder of…

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…

A Village is Being Built to House the Homeless

People think that if you house the homeless then you’ve solved homelessness. But the CEO of Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Alan Graham, says…

Community Solutions: Revitalizing Neighborhoods Through Skilled Volunteering

Community Solutions is working to revitalize one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in Hartford, Connecticut. It's doing it by ensuring residents have…

Cities Offer Work — Not Pennies — to Panhandlers

Two cities, pressured by rising homelessness and criticism about inhumane laws that "punish" the poor, are trying something new. Both are seeing some…

How Michigan’s Elimination of Democracy Poisoned a City

How could something like the Flint water crisis happen? Just take a look at Michigan's rotten political culture.

62 People Own As Much As Half of the Global Population

Just 62 people own as much as the poorest half of the global population, which is 3.6 billion people, an Oxfam report revealed…

Climate’s Impact on America’s Poor

A global climate agreement is crucial for low-income people in the United States, who are on the front lines of climate change impacts,…

Fixing Food Deserts from the Ground Up

Food deserts, vast expanses of urban and rural areas that are void of fresh fruit and veggies, are a growing epidemic -- affecting…

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…

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…

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…