Anna Chung

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Non-profit groups step up efforts to bring restaurant excess to needy

How The Mobile Phone Is Enabling A New Social Enterprise Economy

Do you remember that old mobile phone that you traded in years ago? Chances are, your phone may be helping power a new social revolution for millions living in poverty around the world.<p>Most of the phones in use have only basic call and texting functions. But that is enough to enable mobile business …

These Diagrams Reveal How To Negotiate With People Around The World

You can't expect negotiations with French to be like negotiations with Americans, and the same holds true for cultures around the world.<p>British …

Language

This Clever Platform Is Helping Waste Pickers Solve India’s Growing Trash Problem

Bangalore waste pickers now separate organics from recyclables at local homes and offices–and make a lot more money.<p>About 25,000 people scour Bangalore’s garbage dumps looking for things to sell. As in many cities, the lack of formal waste management infrastructure is a picker’s gain: there’s …

Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

US fintech pioneer’s start-up in Kenya

Many entrepreneurs can point to a person who gave them the idea for starting their business. Shivani Siroya has 4,500 such individuals.<p>These are the …

The Next Frontier in Social Impact Measurement Isn’t Measurement at All (Blog)

By Kate Ruff & Sara OlsenWhy we need skilled analysts to improve social capital markets.

'Brilliant Bus' shrinking digital divide

Working as a guidance counselor five years ago in Palm Beach County, Estella Pyfrom noticed that fewer students had access to a computer after school.<p>The sluggish economy forced many families to prioritize their money and use it for more pressing needs.<p>"They needed food. They needed to pay their …

What Startups Can Learn from Watsi’s Wildly Successful Email Campaign

In the winter of 2013, something unusual happened. Y Combinator backed its first nonprofit, accepting <b>Watsi</b> into its batch and sending the message …

How Warby Parker Took the Risk Out of Its Business | Inc.com

Italian company Luxottica pretty much owns the eyewear business, controlling 80 percent of the industry through brands that include Prada, Ray-Bay, and even Sunglass Hut and Lenscrafters.<p>So how did Warby Parker decide it made sense to compete against them anyways? Neil Blumenthal and the other …

Warby Parker

These 10 Innovative Companies Are Improving Lives

The amount of apps, software, gadgets and other technology in our lives is increasing exponentially. Among tools that allow us to communicate faster, games that entertain us, and gadgets that make life a little easier, we are surrounded and consumed by tech.<p>Looking at the new, hyperstimulated …

The Big Read: Making Singapore a better place for workers who come from afar

Don't blur the lines between development and humanitarian work

This month’s World Humanitarian Summit presents an opportunity to reform the humanitarian system, but the idea of merging with development is flawed<p>Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), which announced last week it is pulling out of the upcoming World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), is not the only …

Africa

Undergrads laud pro bono mentorship programme with top professionals

This couple lives on 6% of their income so they can give $100,000 a year to charity

Julia Wise is a social worker and her husband, Jeff Kaufman, is a software engineer. In 2013, their combined income was just under $245,000, putting them in the top 10% of US households. And yet, excluding taxes and savings, they lived on just $15,280, or 6.25% of their income.<p>What happened to the …