poverty

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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…
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Environmental Justice in Fresno, Where Faith = Awareness

In Fresno and the San Joaquin Valley, a strong environmental justice movement is taking shape, fighting to raise awareness about devastating health issues.
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Environmental Justice: The Invisible Hand and the Invisible Man

Businesses, particularly those already concerned about sustainability, can benefit enormously from the market opportunities that exist in the sustainable and equitable redevelopment of…

Moringa – The Superfood That Could Alleviate Hunger in Developing Regions

Move over, Iron Man. A new kind of “superfood” is emerging that promises to save more lives than your high-tech armor ever could.…
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Silicon Valley Wealth Disparity Continues to Grow

The Silicon Valley is booming. According to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report, the startup-riddled “techtopia” has the country’s second-highest concentration of wealthy…
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Quit Being So Naïve, Government Subsidies Won’t Eradicate Poverty

Traditional definitions of poverty suggest an individual or family is lacking the proper food, shelter, and clothing to survive. However, according to scholar…
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How The Fed’s Quantitative Easing Increases World Hunger

Hazel Henderson has identified another major cause of hunger, one that is man-made, significant and clearly preventable: commodity speculation. A series of recent…
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Occupy Wall Street? San Francisco’s Done That Already

In his TEDx Presidio talk, Treasurer Jose Cisneros talks about making financial services work for thousands of poor and middle-income San Franciscans.
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Can Lipstick Eradicate Poverty?

Direct sales of lipstick can be a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty, according to the findings of a research from the…
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10 Ways Walmart is Failing on Sustainability: Can It Improve?

To help people better evaluate Walmart’s claims of being a green leader, Food & Water Watch and the Institute for Local Self-Reliance have…
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Final 3p UNEP Blogging Entries – Vote to Send a 3p Writer to Brazil in June

There is still time to vote for the second and third 3p writer installments for the UNEP/Treehugger blogging contest. Here are the final…
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How a Humble Sanitary Pad is Changing the Lives of Rural Women in India

This post has been entered in TckTckTck’s contest to send a blogger to cover the Rio+20 summit. If you like what you see,…
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What 4 Global Trends Will Drive 21st Century Investing?

These 4 global trends are growing in scale and depth. Forward-looking investors are evaluating these trends for portfolio decisions, and seeking out sustainability-oriented…
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Scientists Urge Reform for a Broken Global System

Unless governments work actively to build a brighter future for humanity, climate change, poverty and loss of biodiversity will worsen and continue to…