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"The Third World War Will be About Water"

Amrita Gupta 04/28/16

Rajendra Singh, known as the "water man of India," believes that critically depleted aquifers around the world can be revived with community effort.

Going into Business for Wildlife Conservation

Stanford Social Innovation Review 04/13/16

To achieve large-scale, long- term success, wildlife conservationists need to think like the private sector and invest in business innovation.

"We are Entering the Rare Metal Age"

Irene Pedruelo, David S. Abraham 04/06/16

David S. Abraham argues that as we move away from fossil fuels, the demand for the rare metals needed for green technology will increase. Understanding the political, economic,and environmental implications of these elements is at the heart of a sustainable future.

Social Good is Always Good Branding—Or is It?

Stanford Social Innovation Review 03/18/16

Building a brand solely on social impact is not a guarantee for success, and it comes with risks that can take businesses by surprise.

Fighting Food Waste with Paper and Spice

Irene Pedruelo, Kavita Shukla 03/08/16

At a moment when most of us look to Silicon Valley for the next highly sophisticated technological breakthrough that will change the world, it's increasingly unusual to interview an inventor and designer whose creation neither beeps nor shines.

From the Forest to the Health Clinic

Michelle Bussard 02/29/16

Dr. Kinari Webb and her team are saving lives and forests in Indonesia through a very unusual incentives program.

Claire Nouvian, Guardian of the Deep

Irene Pedruelo, Claire Nouvian 02/22/16

French environmentalist Claire Nouvian has devoted her life to protecting a resource that is largely a mystery to most of us: the deep sea.

Can the University Help Make Better Cities?

Alex Schafran 12/21/15

We need 21st-century institutions for 21st-century urbanization and cities. If we have the courage to reimagine and remake them, universities can be at the heart of this project.

From Lab to Table

Irene Pedruelo, Gilonne D'Origny 12/14/15

"New Harvest" wants to kick-start a bio-economy of animal products made without animals. Some have already called this revolution "the next .com."

COP21: Six Things You Need to Know About Climate Change

Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs 12/09/15

It is no exaggeration to say that the outcomes of the Paris climate conference will determine the future of our planet. As world leaders gather for COP21 this December and try to agree on a global legally binding climate treaty, we offer you six great posts that will help you understand the implications of climate change.

Boys and Girls Are Born Equal: The Power of Challenging Gender Norms Early in Life

Pranita Achyut 11/09/15

A program in India is working to redefine masculinity and the way that children think about their roles in society.

Can Mobile Technology Help Make Sustainable Business a Reality?

Cornelius Graubner 09/21/15

How can we bridge the disconnect between the growing interest of business and finance in the sustainability agenda and more decisive action towards better social and environmental outcomes?

Creating a Level Playing Field for Social Innovators in Africa

Stanford Social Innovation Review 08/31/15

By supporting local innovators, we can solve more social problems and deepen our access to new systems thinking.

A Coming of Age for Impact Investing

Stanford Social Innovation Review 08/26/15

The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.

More Than a Meal

Stanford Social Innovation Review 08/03/15

Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.

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