A narrative commons for all the ideas, people, technologies, behaviors, and organizations that are working to improve global sustainability.
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Edward Tse 07/15/15
Entrepreneurs emerging from China are redefining the nature of business—not just in China, but everywhere in the world. The new millionaires and billionaires are determined to ride that wave of growth and see how they can shape it to serve their own ends.
Irene Pedruelo 07/09/15
A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 06/29/15
The work of innovation can be slow and cumbersome—particularly in the social sector. But by adopting a model that is increasingly common in the business world, non-profit organizations can launch, test, and implement new programs and services more efficiently and more effectively.
Policy Innovations 06/15/15
Food waste expert and environmentalist, Tristram Stuart, has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.
"The Guardian" newspaper has waged an unprecedented campaign to keep fossil fuels "in the ground" as part of the fight against climate change.
"Coach" Mark Smallwood 05/05/15
Mark Smallwood, executive director at Rodale Institute, claims that a global shift to regenerative organic agriculture can reverse climate change.
Irene Pedruelo 04/22/15
A conversation about cities, suburbs, and the consequences of exporting the "Western" city model to the world with Ethan Kent, senior vice president of Project for Public Spaces.
Moses Sitati 04/08/15
The "data revolution" is underway, ushering a smart era of humanitarian and development work.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 04/06/15
Why general funding for non-profit organizations is the future of innovation.
Rachel Burstein, Ann Kowal Smith 03/16/15
A pioneering organization is using literature to enable other sorts of conversations at the workplace—the types of conversations that successful companies need to have.
Irene Pedruelo 03/11/15
A team of entrepreneurs based in San Francisco is turning the out-of-date diagnostic industry upside down.
Jordan Figueiredo 03/04/15
England and France are using creativity to push consumers to buy "ugly" fruits and vegetables.
Policy Innovations 02/27/15
New research supports the need for North American cities to really shift towards "slower" modes like walking and cycling.
OpenLabel provides reliable information about the sustainability of 20 million products. The days of nontransparent labeling may soon be gone.
Policy Innovations 02/11/15
This Dutch designer is transforming the way cities and urban landscapes work and feel. Glowing trees and smart roads are just two of his revolutionary ideas.