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Mexican Billionaire Carlos Slim Won't Follow Zuckerberg's Charitable Lead

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim is one of the few people with enough wealth to match or exceed Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s recent $45 billion …

Bill Gates

Uruguay makes dramatic shift to nearly 95% electricity from clean energy

In less than 10 years the country has slashed its carbon footprint and lowered electricity costs, without government subsidies. Delegates at the Paris summit can learn much from its success<p>Read this article in Spanish<p>As the world gathers in Paris for the daunting task of switching from fossil fuels …

Renewable Energy

An Approach to Ending Poverty That Works

Ending extreme poverty by 2030 is the BHAG – the big, hairy audacious goal – of our generation. While skepticism abounds, momentum is on our side, with poverty rates falling in every region of world.<p>Unfortunately, these trends still have little to no impact on the lives of a critical and …

World Economy

Responsibly invested assets reach $6.57tn in US

Sustainable, responsible and impact (SRI) investing assets have grown by 76% in the US between 2012 and 2014, a report from the US SIF Foundation, …

Bill Gates is putting his own money into a small impact-investing fund focused on India

Bill Gates arguably ushered in the current golden age of philanthropy. Now the world’s richest man has endorsed another way to put money to work for good: impact investing.<p>It’s safe to say Gates doesn’t need the market-rate returns expected from his new venture-capital investment in Unitus Seed …

Venture Capital

Asian Philanthropy: Strategic Social Stewardship

Asian philanthropy is an emerging force in international relations. As social impact investors, philanthropists in Asia are non-state actors …

SnapDonate lets you give to charities just by taking photos of their logos

Slowly but surely, many parts of the world are going cashless, and the effects go beyond quicker checkouts at supermarkets. A new app developed in the UK lets users donate to charities whenever they feel inspired to do so, by simply pointing their phones at a charity’s logo — on a poster, flyer, …

The Taiwanese vegetable seller turned philanthropist

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1113000/1113987_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522270337_7907e60cb2824ef4a0a86773f8435996<p><b>Wearing a thick support belt and hunched over thanks to back and leg problems, 63-year-old Chen Shu-chu puts peppers, taro and mushrooms into bags</b> …

Asia

Should Startups Be Charitable? Four Strategies To Decide

Even the biggest grouch has to feel a little optimistic about today’s social entrepreneurs. They’re like 60’s hippies high on quinoa and VC cash, instead of weed and Dylan records. Surely, one is bound to save the world. So when Entrepreneur Magazine asked me if charitable startups can be good …

The world's first 3D-printed shoe collection – in pictures

Continuum Fashion's 3D-printed shoe line, called Myth, is a collection of high-heeled, high-tech wonders that bring new meaning to the term ready-to-wear. Their designer, Mary Huang, calls them ‘computational couture’, and says 3D-printing could greatly diminish fashion’s environmental footprint. …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

Expressive Photos Reveal a Rare, Alternative View of Iran

An image of Iran that many people around the world are familiar with is the view of Iran as a troubled nation plagued by an oppressive government, ultra-conservative ideologies, brutal executions, public demonstrations, rumors of nuclear weaponry, and women who are forced to wear head coverings …

Ideology

RT @RED: When a woman generates her own income, she reinvests 90% of it in her family & community. #WomensDay http://t.co/zldZ5YZ1AA

We Asked World Bank Staffers How They Help Women. Here Are Their Moving and Inspiring Responses

<i>In honor of International Women’s Day, we asked women who work at the World Bank Group one simple question: "How will ending poverty and boosting</i> …

World Economy

Touching 61st Anniversary Photos Inspired by the Pixar Movie ‘Up!’

Sixty-one years ago, when Dorothy and Donald Lutz got married, there was one conspicuous absence as they recited their vows: the wedding …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Pictures of the Week 11.29.13

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Mexico City

High Fashion Photos Depict Models as the Five Major Internet Browsers

What if girls were Internet browsers? That’s the question that fashion photographer Viktorija Pashuta had been dying to answer for a long time before …

Photographer Blends Portraits of Fathers and Sons to Show Genetic Similarities

People often comment on how similar sons look to their fathers, but how similar <i>are they</i>, really? Photographer Craig Gibson decided to find out, and …

Depressing Budget Illustrations Reveal Superman Lives in a Studio Apartment

It's not exactly the Coroflot Design Salary Guide, but it's worth a gander. To promote their Galaxy S4, Samsung teamed up with Mashable to commission …

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Surreal Scenes of African Animals Playfully Living Life

<i>Hakuna Matata</i> is a lighthearted series created by Paris-based photographer Thomas Subtil. The surreal images feature African animals playfully living by the motto “Hakuna Matata” or “no worries” and going about life without a care in the world. In the photographs, Subtil transforms typical African …

Art

Real Beauty Isn’t Retouched

Dove Canada is getting serious about promoting Real Beauty by going after art directors, graphic designers and photo retouchers — basically anyone …