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Despite their economic strides, China and India lag behind in this one key area

China and India, often cited as two rising economic powerhouses, are less than fully equipped in terms of healthcare, a key attribute of national economic development, according to Amartya Sen. Emergence of the US, Europe, Japan and Korea as developed economic powerhouses validates Sen’s argument. …

How To Find A Good Job In Social Innovation? Some Lessons From Nairobi, Kenya

It’s no secret that the employment ecosystem is undergoing major changes. Some jobs are disappearing, new ones are emerging (Zumba instructor, anyone?), others exist, but still lack a proper definition. People increasingly work in virtual teams, without knowing each other and possibly without ever …

A new report from the World Bank identified 6 cities that exemplify 'global competitiveness' — they aren't the ones you think

We're all familiar with the list of superstar cities that power the global economy. London, New York, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Singapore are among the world's largest and most dynamic. But can smaller and medium-sized cities ever compete? What are the secrets to building competitive global urban …

Russia abandons hope of oil price recovery and turns to the plough

The Kremlin has launched an incredible volte-face in economic policy and turned to traditional industries like farming in the face of tumbling oil prices<p>Russia has abandoned hopes for a lasting recovery in oil prices, bracing for a new era of abundant crude as US shale production transforms the …

Oil

The most innovative banks of 2015

I just attended the Global Banking Innovation Awards at the BAI Retail Delivery Show, an annual event that has gained traction and represents banks …

Millennials Are Costing America's Big Food Brands a Ton of Money

Millennials eat differently than the generation that became before them, and those changing tastes are wreaking havoc on America’s established food …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

Pond Scum

Henry David Thoreau’s moral myopia.<p>On the evening of October 6, 1849, the hundred and twenty people aboard the brig St. John threw a party. The St. John was a so-called famine ship: Boston-bound from Galway, it was filled with passengers fleeing the mass starvation then devastating Ireland. They …

A jungle no more

“THERE would be meat that had tumbled out on the floor, in the dirt and sawdust, where the workers had tramped and spit uncounted billions of …

Millennials are driving an $18 billion food revolution

$18 billion. That’s the market share lost by the top 25 U.S. food and beverage companies in the last five years.<p><i>Fortune</i> senior writer Beth Kowitt …

Subhas Chandra Bose: Looking for India's 'lost' leader

<b>India's leaders need to tiptoe warily when honouring the country's pantheon of political heroes.</b><p>It's difficult to talk up one without being seen as talking down another - and when they are championed by different political, religious, regional and caste groups, you can see the problem.<p>Almost 70 …

No, There Isn't Going To Be A Global Coffee Shortage

No, There Isn’t Going To Be A Global Coffee Shortage by Daniel Bier, Foundation For Economic Education<p><i>Prices, how do they work?</i><p>Did you hear about the …

Why Angus Deaton Deserved the Economics Nobel Prize

The central contribution of Angus Deaton, the latest winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in economics, has been to shift the gaze of his fellow economists beyond measures of income, to broader measures of well-being.<p>Much of his research has focused on consumption — measures of the food people eat, …

Iran’s Javad Zarif on Russia and Peace in Syria

Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, is in demand these days. On the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, he shook hands with President Obama and met twice with Secretary of State John Kerry. (Zarif and Kerry have been nominated, jointly, for the Nobel Peace Prize, scheduled to be …

Impact Investments Don’t Have to Sacrifice Financial Return, Says Study

<b>Title:</b> "Great Expectations: Mission Preservation and Financial Performance in Impact Investing"<p><b>Organization:</b> The Wharton Social Impact Initiative at …

The Lower Productivity Of Organic Farming: A New Analysis And Its Big Implications

The productivity of organic farming is typically lower than that of comparable “conventional” farms. This difference is sometimes debated, but a recent USDA survey of organic agriculture demonstrates that commercial organic in the U.S. has a significant yield gap.<p>I compared 2014 survey data from …

Farming

Get ready for the financial crisis, part 3

The world has lurched into a new and dangerous stage of its long-running financial crisis, according to some market watchers who see slowing growth in China and other developing countries as the start of bigger challenges ahead for the global economy.<p>Their warnings underscore the uncertain outlook …

Charity Needs a Scientific Revolution and We Can Make it Happen

If the medical sector worked like the charity sector did, we'd still be using leeches instead of antibiotics. That's because a few hundred years ago, we collectively decided that the best way to determine what happens in reality wasn't to argue about it from the armchair, but to go out and do …

Introducing the YourStory Changemaker Story Canvas, a free visualisation tool for startup founders and social entrepreneurs

This is the Era of the Entrepreneur, and the startup movement is spreading around the world as never before, with changemakers embracing for-profit, …

Unsustainable Careers in Sustainable Development

On November 3, 1961, John F. Kennedy’s universal call to fight poverty was formalized in the creation of the US Agency for International Development …

Higher Education

We've Missed the Entire Point About GMO Food -- A Farmer Explains Why

When it comes to the subject of GMO (Genetically-Modified Organism) food, it's hard not to have an opinion. You might be skeptical or inquisitive, outraged or indifferent; perhaps more often than not, you feel a little of each. Still, there's growing consensus on the issue. A recent poll states …

5 Types of Sustainability Marketing Tactics Corporate Execs Need to Understand, and Utilize, Better

Related:<p>Sustainability marketing is a strange and special animal. To be effective, it needs to popularize the work of sustainability teams, which …

The bloated, arrogant aid industry won't let Africa go without a fight

African economies are now standing tall by themselves - but too much money is invested in the patronising lie that they're helpless without the West<p>Africa is standing up. After centuries of poverty, the world's largest continent is developing fast. Economic growth in Africa will be around 5 per …

How to turn sustainability into a billion-dollar business

<i>“[The CEO] thinks Tesla could be a big disrupter if we’re not careful. History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming</i> …

How The Digital Economy Can Help End Extreme Poverty

When I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia recently as part of the U.S. government’s delegation to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, I was struck by how much the international development landscape is changing.<p>Where governments were once the primary source of development …

‘Facing East,’ Exploring Chinese Architecture in Africa, Opens at Storefront for Art and Architecture in NYC’s Chinatown

Take the most specific niche of photography you can think of, with what might be New York’s most unconventional gallery space, and you might come up …

G7 Endorse Climate Change Goal To 'Decarbonise The Global Economy' By The End Of The Century

The G7 group of nations agreed on Monday to the remarkably ambitious task of phasing out fossil fuels by the end of the 21st century. After …

Emerging markets: Trading blow

It was only five years ago, but it feels like a different era. Roger Agnelli, the then chief executive of Vale, the Brazilian mining company, had …