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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…
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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…
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Changing the Nature of Corporate Giving to Address Poverty

The traditional corporate giving method is well documented. The question is: Can we go further?
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Retailers Cite Low Wages as Major Threat to Business

The horrible irony is that many of these retailers, acknowledging that stagnant incomes hurt their sales, are part of their own problem. They…
Sylvia Earle, founder of Mission Blue, gives her keynote presentation at the 2014 SXSW Eco conference.

Sustainable Seafood at SXSW Eco: A Tale of Two Fisheries

Ocean health issues took center stage at the 2014 SXSW Eco conference in Austin, Texas last week.
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8 CSR Lessons from Clinton Global Initiative Members

During the recent CGI annual meeting in New York, members -- with a collective 2,872 Commitments to Action among them -- shared how…
More Than Me Academy provides quality education to at-risk girls from the West Point slum of Liberia.

‘More Than Me Academy’ Educates and Protects Vulnerable Girls in Liberia

More Than Me (MTM) Academy is a girls school in Monrovia, Liberia founded in September 2013. MTM enrolls 125 girls from a slum…
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Detroit Suspends Water Shutoffs After Protests and U.N. Condemnation

Following massive Friday protests that led to nine arrests, the city of Detroit announced on Monday it is suspending its sweeping water shut-offs…
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Housing the Homeless Saves Taxpayers Money, (Another) Study Shows

A new analysis from Charlotte, N.C. once again shows what we've learned from many other case studies: It costs taxpayers less money to…

Kiva and Vittana Crowdfund Student Loans in the Developing World

It is no secret that education is the surest route to a better life, but for tens of thousands of low-income students in…
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Refurbished Wind Turbines to Power the Developing World at a Profit

Formally announced in a panel discussion at the World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi last week, the Vestas-backed Wind for Prosperity initiative…
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Women and Sustainability in Politics: Embrace Crisis and Reframe Shame

The Women’s Network for a Sustainable Future recently hosted a powerful discussion on women and sustainability in politics. Moderated by Darcy Winslow, Managing…
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Paul Polak: How to End Poverty Through Profits

There are thousands of global organizations, with tens of thousands of hard-working human beings, attempting to lift these 2.7 billion people out of…
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Grameen Foundation Helps Social Entrepreneurs Measure Their Impact

Grameen Foundation works with social enterprises to “better determine their clients’ needs, the effectiveness and efficiency of their programs, and how quickly they…