poverty

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…

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…

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.

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?

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…

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.

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’ 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…

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…

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…
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