When CEOs Become Activists

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Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. Discover how BP's John Browne and Shell's Mark Moody-Stuart influenced politics in oil-producing countries and how Browne and Apple's Tim Cook weighed in on LGBT issues.  > More


Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

World leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society at the UN. CREDIT: UN Photo (CC)

Harris Gleckman

Many people in civil society and in governmental circles feel ambivalent about this new global governance approach. Should multi-stakeholders be in charge of "solving" global problems?


Satellites Spot Deforestation in Almost-approved Peruvian National Park

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A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands of illegal loggers, miners, and coca growers.


Schools Aren't Just Buildings

Abandoned school in Detroit. CREDIT: David Barnas (CC)

Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.


Europe's Airpocalypse

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When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.


Taxing Tobacco

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Oleg Chestnov & Tim Evans propose a cheap effective strategy to bring about a reduction in smoking.


China's Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business

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Edward Tse

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.


“The problems are so huge I can’t be pessimistic”

Cesar Harada. CREDIT: TEDxKyoto (CC).

Irene Pedruelo

A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.


The Next Pig Idea

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Irene Pedruelo

Food waste expert and environmentalist, Tristram Stuart, has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.

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