The Rights of Nature: Reconsidered

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Peter Burdon argues that the environmental rights movement would benefit from more strenuous critical engagement with the question of nature's potential legal "rights."  > More

Commentary

Four Countries Eclipse EU Renewable Goals Early

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While many countries struggle to cut emissions, Sweden, Bulgaria, Estonia, and Lithuania have met or surpassed their renewable energy target ahead of schedule. How?

Commentary

Africa's Rising GDP Numbers

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Laurance Allen

African countries are recalculating their gross domestic products to include previously unaccounted economic activities. Is it a strategy of these countries to market themselves or does rebasing reflect the economic reality of the situation?

Commentary

Dual Legacy: The Effect of Business Thinking on the Social Sector

Melinda Gates visiting the Kangaroo Mother Care (KMC) Unit at Bwaila Hospital in Lilongwe, Malawi. CREDIT: Gates Foundation (CC<

Steve Davis, Stanley N. Katz, Amber Kiwan, Darin McKeever, Tom Paulson, Julia Taylor Kennedy

This is a close look at a huge issue—legacy—examining how it relates to contemporary philanthropy and the social sector in general. Specifically, we examine the $37-billion Gates Foundation's dual legacy in promoting global health, and in shaping the social sector at large.

Innovations

Shakespeare on the Shop Floor

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Rachel Burstein, Ann Kowal Smith

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.

Commentary

Triple Jeopardy: Girls and Women Affected by Leprosy are Discriminated Against Because of Gender, Stigma, and Disabilities

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Women with leprosy face high levels of social discrimination and encounter difficulties in access to education, employment, public transportation, and marriage.

Innovations

Bye, Doctor, Hi, "Cloud"

Miriam, the diagnostic tool created by the Miroculus team.

Irene Pedruelo

A team of entrepreneurs based in San Francisco is turning the out-of-date diagnostic industry upside down.

Commentary

Good Environmental Policies Equal More Just Societies

Flood in Bangladesh. CREDIT: Students at Charupeeth School of Fine Art. (CC).

Alison Singer

Conserving natural resources and the environment is an integral part of a socially just society. The big challenge is to make sure that decision-makers recognize this—and act on it.

Commentary

Tourism, Farmers, & Technology in Africa: A Conversation With Eddie Mandhry from NYU Africa House

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Eddie Mandhry, Alex Woodson

"Across Africa there is a movement where people are adopting technologies and leapfrogging some of the developmental stages that you'd have to go through."



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