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Profiles of innovative work (more)

The Terrace Keepers

By Liz Carlisle

Farmers in the Cordillera region of the Philippines prosper by selling heirloom rice, with help from a company called Eighth Wonder.

Turning the Page

By Kathy O. Brozek

Four years ago, a Northern California bookstore reinvented itself as a hybrid social enterprise—and its story continues to unfold.

A Plan for Healing

By Amy Yee

After a period of war and genocide, Rwanda launched a national health insurance program that is now delivering sharply improved outcomes.

Making School New

By Suzie Boss

In and around Pittsburgh, a cross-sector network sponsors approaches to education that blend technology and peer-to-peer collaboration.

The “Better” Bet

By Greg Beato 1

Ariadne Labs, founded by Atul Gawande, seeks to improve outcomes by getting health-care organizations to adopt proven interventions.

One Day at a Time

By Brandon Keim 1

An incremental approach to fostering sustainable eating habits is the hallmark of Green Monday, an organization based in Hong Kong.

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Leaving People Alone

By Alicia Clegg

Survival International helps tribal societies protect their land—and
their way of life—from encroachment and unwelcome development.

Big Blue Volunteers

By Sarah Murray 2

From Mumbai, India, to Mérida, Mexico, IBM employees are applying
their professional skills to a wide range of social challenges.