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How this one change can help people fight poverty

Nearly 800 million people globally live in extreme poverty, estimates the World Bank. Africa is home to more extremely poor people than all other …

Financial Services

Academics created a periodic table of mind-blowing tech, and it's a handy guide to how the world will change forever

Academics at Imperial Tech Foresight (ITF), an offshoot of Imperial College London, have been working to bring to life nebulous and intangible technological advances in a way you've never seen before.<p>They have created a table of disruptive tech, taking inspiration from the periodic table of …

Imperial College London

From Refugee To Venture Capitalist To Social Impact Pioneer

Called by the British press a “compassionate capitalist,” “sophisticated and urbane,” and “a man of intellectual distinction,” Sir Ronald Cohen is a trim 72 with wavy white hair, dark eyebrows and an inspiring eloquence that reflects deep thought in the industries and systems around which he orbits …

Venture Capital

Watch List: 20 SA Tech Entrepreneurs Making It Big In The Industry

App and tech entrepreneurs are solving challenges and needs around the world, South Africa is no different.

Entrepreneurship

Implementing AI In Customer Service? Try Consulting A Triangular Model Of Agent-Bot-Customer Harmony

Customer service, even when powered by technology, isn’t <i>about</i> technology; it’s about customers and about service. The customer experience, even when informed by technology, isn’t <i>about</i> technology; it’s about customers and the experience. I find myself make these points over and over because, as a …

Customer Experience

Urban Agriculture Startup Gotham Greens Closes $29 Million Round of Funding

Gotham Greens is growing.<p>The Brooklyn-based urban agriculture startup has closed a $29 million Series C financing round, bringing its total equity …

Meet The Former Livestock Agent Who Started An International Vegan Food Business

Wally Fry had just finished building an industrial piggery. He was proud of the work he’d done on the project with his construction firm in his native South Africa and went along to inspect the now-operating facility. What he witnessed changed him forever: Thousands of pigs – who are as smart as …

The impact that the global age of philanthropy is expected to have on the world

As the rich get richer, the world has entered an "age of philanthropy", with education the most popular focus of some 260,000 foundations globally, …

Towards the circular economy - Reports - World Economic Forum

A circular economy is an industrial system that is restorative or regenerative by intention and design. It replaces the end-of-life concept with …

Sustainability

Are Tomorrow's Fuel Cells Made of Paper? This Engineer Thinks So

Where others might look at substances like urine, blood and sweat and cringe, Juan Pablo Esquivel sees untapped sources of energy. Not for powering …

The Duchess of Cambridge backs sustainable fashion initiative

The Duchess of Cambridge is set to put her sartorial status to good use, as the royal is lending support to a new sustainability project.<p>For the first time in its history, 31 designers and 26 artisans from the Commonwealth's 52 countries will unite to create eco-friendly fashion.<p>And the aim of the …

Has job creation been accompanied by job quality in Turkey?

It is often said that job creation in growing economies sacrifices quality for quantity. Skeptics argue that job growth occurs in low-wage …

For India's Farmers It's Agtech Startups, Not Government, That Is Key

The raw numbers make for daunting reading: In India, 190.7 million people go hungry everyday out of the current population of 1.3 billion. Crop yields are lower than those in the U.S., Europe and China, and the U.N. predicts there will be 1.7 billion mouths to feed by 2050.<p>It’s been quite a …

A school in India defies the traditional education model

Located in a sleepy village just two hours away from the bustling metropolis of Mumbai is a school that defies traditional educational models by …

SDGs, Strategic CSR & Sustainability – Video Channel

The CSR Training Institute is focused on helping companies, governments, international organizations and development institutions to create and capture value where business meets society and environment.<p>As part of this mission the Institute develops and produces resources that are made freely …

Financing Social Entrepreneurship: How To Close The Opportunity Gap For Marginalized Groups

Social entrepreneurs Chuck Slaughter, Barbara Bush and Eric Reynolds are individuals that have a few things in common: They have raised millions in financing to combat very real and important problems (e.g., last mile delivery of medicines in Africa, engaging youth in global health and clean …

Use this Harvard Law checklist to prepare for any negotiation

When it comes to workplace conflict, many of us sabotage ourselves. Instead of preparing for difficult conversations—which requires dealing with uncomfortable emotions and complex strategies—we avoid the issue until we’re forced to confront it, face-to-face. Emotions like anger and fear then get …

Edelweiss raises pre-IPO fund of up to Rs1,750 crore

Nitin Jain, chief executive (global asset and wealth management) at Edelweiss. Edelweiss Crossover Opportunities Fund has already made its first …

Venture Capital

The Case for Impact Investing by Small and Mid-Size Family Foundations (Blog)

By Stacey Faella & Margaret GiffordThere is opportunity for private family foundations of all sizes, including small and mid-size foundations, to …

Investing

Abstract

This paper explores the challenges and opportunities that government officials face in designing coherent 'rules of the game' for achieving urban …

The First Tech Accelerator For Sustainability

If you are a fan of bold and disruptive business models and technology breakthroughs, these are exciting times. Take the billion-dollar private company startup, for example. A few years ago, they were rare creatures. Today, these so-called “unicorn” companies are everywhere. From Lyft to Airbnb to …

Small costs, big impact: How a $6 uniform can change a girl’s future

<i>This post by Meagan Neal,</i> <i>Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)</i><i>, is the third post in a blog series on overcoming barriers to girls’</i> …

Social enterprises drive new way of working | The Star

Marc Soberano had a straightforward premise in mind when he launched Building Up, a social enterprise that provides trades training and work for …

Social Capital has started investing in startups, sight unseen

There’s little question that former Facebook executive and venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya thoroughly enjoys challenging the way that startups are funded. Because he has the hot hand, so to speak, he’s able to get away with it, too.<p>Last month, for example, Palihapitiya’s firm, Social …

The 350 million people who don’t officially exist

<b>Whenever any report has a "global" subject matter it's never long before there's a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions.</b><p>News reports on global problems like to gesture to devastation and deprivation on an epic scale, counting out the suffering in numbers so …

Geography

World leaders rehearse for a pandemic that will come “sooner than we expect”

The government ministers were facing a new infectious disease outbreak. The mysterious virus was sickening and killing people with alarming speed. …

The Most Promising Open Source Projects to Watch for in 2018

Everyone and their mother is talking about open source projects. As you likely already know, at the core it’s a software which is used freely, shared globally in real-time and can be modified by virtually anyone. While there are a myriad of open source licenses offering users various degrees of …

PlayStation Vue

The Four Books Every Social Entrepreneur Should Read

I live and work a stone’s throw from Harvard University’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts. As the leaves begin to turn, 150,000 students descend upon Cambridge, Boston, and the surrounding towns to attend one of the more than 50 colleges in the metropolitan area. A big chunk of those students …

Coming soon, a university where students could set their own tuition fees

The Co-operative College is looking into creating a university where students could help set fees and academics’ pay<p>High tuition fees and higher vice-chancellors’ salaries are under attack, but there could be a radical solution. What if students helped decide how much they should pay? What if they …

A study of 36,000 students just backed Bill Gates' favorite style of education

The style is known as "personalized learning," and a study involving 36,000 students just upheld it as a major driver of improvement in reading and math skills.<p>Since personalized learning has had scant formal evidence showing its success as a teaching method, the new study also adds some empirical …

Education