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New Orleans Doubles as Food Desert & Foodie Mecca

This month News One rated New Orleans the country’s #1 “worst food desert,” while Travel + Leisure simultaneously put the Big Easy at…
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Will TOMS Succeed in Extending Its “One for One” Model to Eyewear Products?

In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded TOMS Shoes, selling shoes under the Buy One, Give One model – for every pair of shoes you…
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Getting Poachers to Give Up Their Guns in Zambia

Stanwell Chirwa is 42 years old with a history of poaching wild animals in the Luangwa Valley, Zambia. He admits to killing 11…
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The Surprising Economic Value of Food Stamps

While the fight in Washington over the debt ceiling seems to be over, it is not clear yet what cuts will be made…

Manny Pacquiao: Boxing to Knock Out Poverty

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao (pronounced PAK-ee-ow) recently won a boxing bout for the WBO Welterweight championship against “Sugar” Shane Mosley in Las Vegas,…
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Who is More “Sustainable”, Rich or Poor?

This post is part of a blogging series by economics students at the Presidio Graduate School’s MBA program. You can follow along here.…
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Coca-Cola, SABMiller Now Measure Poverty Footprint

Coca-Cola and SABMiller, partnering with Oxfam, recently released a report that measures two countries’ poverty footprint. The report covers wages throughout their entire…
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Why We Can’t Afford NOT to Invest in Haiti

By Gerald McSwiggan and Taryn Bird. McSwiggan is the head of the U.S. Chamber BCLC Disaster Assistance and Recovery Program. Bird is the head of…

FareShare: Rescuing Food, Fighting Hunger…Using iPads?

Have you ever wondered where all of the food that is leftover from an event or restaurant goes once it isn’t used? Unfortunately,…
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Can High Agricultural Prices Benefit Developing Countries?

Sounds backwards, right? Why would higher agricultural prices be a good thing for people struggling to buy food, especially in this tough economic…
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Beyond the Sweatshop: Developing Tools for Supply Chain Assessment

by Jess Sand One of the most contentious realities of the new economy is that consumers’ concern for the social impacts of any…
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Global poverty: The View From the Anthills of Persuguié

By Bill Abrams I have a suggestion for the U.N. Next September, when the General Assembly begins its session, don’t meet in Manhattan.…
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Samasource and the Business of Alleviating Poverty

We’ve covered the inspiring work of Samasource before. But we felt we’d be remiss for wrapping up our series on the social side of…
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Fonkoze Aims to Bring Sustainability to Lives of Haitian Women

“This is a once-only opportunity to build a whole new country from scratch, perhaps to offer something of the good wishes the new…

The Lemon Lady’s Inspirational Campaign Against Hunger

It all started when stay-at-home mom Anna Chan and young daughter Ava were taking a spin in the family’s SUV.  Like many parents,…