A narrative commons for all the ideas, people, technologies, behaviors, and organizations that are working to improve global sustainability.
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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 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.
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.