Solving the problem means taking an inclusive approach to foster sustainable development in the countries of origin.
Global Issues Innovations that address global challenges such as education, environment, and health
How to better harness social innovation ideas and methods to advance gender equality—and vice versa.
Indian Americans are donating more than ever before to support broad-based social change aimed at reducing India’s inequities.
Initiatives to develop the economic potential of women are becoming a staple of corporate activity.
Philanthropists should become more active impact investors, focusing on building sustainable social enterprises often overlooked by private investors who seek market-rate returns.
A reminder that getting client and beneficiary feedback—even in the face of competing priorities—is critical to effective program design.
The 21st century needs to harness the power of water, and the battered coastal city of New Orleans may just have the goods to do it.
Several ventures now under way in developing countries show how networks of connected machines can drive economic growth.
A system that combines software and sensors promises to improve farmers’ ability to manage, conserve, and lease water.
New tools and practices are helping low-income Americans use rent payments to build up their financial profile.
Large-scale social change requires broad cross-sector coordination, not the isolated intervention of individual organizations.
Fair Trade-certified coffee is growing in sales, but strict certification requirements are resulting in uneven economic advantages for coffee growers and lower quality coffee for consumers.
For-profit executives use business models—such as "low-cost provider"—as a shorthand way to describe the way companies are built and sustained. Nonprofit executives have not had an equivalent lexicon—until now.
A new approach that builds relevant marketplace, entrepreneurship, and health care skills is needed.