A narrative commons for all the ideas, people, technologies, behaviors, and organizations that are working to improve global sustainability.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michelle Bussard 02/29/16
Dr. Kinari Webb and her team are saving lives and forests in Indonesia through a very unusual incentives program.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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?
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.
Stanford Social Innovation Review 08/26/15
The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.
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.