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From a Shelter Worker: Reflections on Doing Good and Earning Profit

I have worked with non-profits for 8 years and with homeless individuals for the past 9. During that time, I did a lot of reflecting. I thought about how frustrating it was to feel stifled - how I wanted to make an enormous impact. And move fast.<p>My job used to be running art groups in homeless …

It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. Here’s everything you need to know.

Nepal's Annapurna trail is officially open for travellers. Here's the scoop.The post It’s official: Annapurna is safe for travellers to return to. …

Just back from: Kazakhstan

A triumphant Megan soaks up the views after a hairy cable car ride. Image courtesy of Megan Eaves<p>Megan Eaves, North Asia destination editor at Lonely Planet, has just come back from a week exploring the cities of Kazakhstan.<p><b>Tell us more…</b>My trip to Kazakhstan was a ‘press trip’, so I was travelling …

Is your Southeast Asia vacation supporting child sex-trafficking?

<i>“You can go Cambodia, Phnom Penh. The place is called Svay Pak. There are many there you can try. Age around 6 to 16. Depending on what u want to do.</i> …

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Impact investing needs a better way to measure impact

In places where electricity is scarce or unreliable, kerosene lamps are a standard lighting source—but the fumes from burning kerosene pollute the air and kill 1.6 million people each year. D.Light Design, a private company based in San Francisco, manufactures inexpensive solar-powered lamps and …

Why Purpose-Driven Companies Are Often More Successful

What’s the secret behind successful companies these days? A strong sense of purpose is good for their business.<p>What makes some companies wildly successful while others flop?<p>Starting and surviving in today’s economy is hard, but the companies that figure it out have something in common: the pursuit …

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How Investing is Evolving to Include Sustainability

In the future, sustainability analysis will be an integral part of financial equity analysis.<p>When we pick a stock to invest in, we make assumptions about how the company is being managed and what its value is. We determine that the CEO isn't taking wild risks that could run the company into the …

Impact investing could help plug $2.5tn funding gap for development

Socially responsible investment can help tackle poverty, hunger and climate change. Can the fragmented industry overcome its barriers to becoming a real force for good?<p>Developing nations need trillions of dollars a year to tackle issues like food security, climate change risks and basic …

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10 beliefs highly successful people share

Incredibly successful people share a number of perspectives and beliefs.<p>Here are some of those beliefs ... no. Wait. Before you comment that my point of view is shallow and materialistic, read this to see why I feel <i>this</i> is the only definition of success that matters. (Hint: success has nothing to …

20 successful entrepreneurs share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s

Mistakes are unavoidable, but the truly successful learn from these setbacks and move on all the wiser.<p>We asked entrepreneurs, including a few "Shark Tank" investors and the cofounders of popular retailer Warby Parker, to share the most important lesson they learned in their 20s.<p>Here's what they …

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Baseball Legend's Trump Statement Drops Jaws at Nat. TV Show

'President Trump has kept his promise to protect the lives of the unborn.' Read more…<p>Talk about an incredible life story ... and she's only had 4 …

I Watched Former Drug Addicts Give a Reality Check to Schoolkids in London

Being educated about drugs in a personal, real-life context is not on the school curriculum—a problem that the Amy Winehouse Foundation is trying to fix.<p>Britain has the highest rate of cocaine use among school-age kids in Europe, the highest rates for early drunkenness, and higher than most rates …