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Deborah De Santis

Let's Address America's Mental Health Crisis in 2015

Deborah De Santis | January 24, 2015 | Impact
Not every homeless person is mentally ill, but a large percentage within the chronically homeless population face mental-behavioral health recovery and so we need quality, community-based care in tandem with affordable housing to help them. Just thirty years ago, some policymakers believed homeless persons were unwilling or unable to change...
Michael Law

Global Water Crisis Demands Business and Government Action

Michael Law | January 24, 2015 | Green
Many of us, like me, who live in the western United States know that one big thunderstorm isn't going to solve the problem.
Helen Clark

Momentum Remains High for Forests' Role in Sustainable Development and Tackling Climate Change

Helen Clark | January 24, 2015 | Green
I hope that the private sector will build and expand on the significant commitments already made to achieve these supply chains.
Karim Samra

Corporate Disobedience

Karim Samra | January 24, 2015 | Business
As global leaders converge in Davos to evaluate how best to solve some of the world's greatest challenges, I can't help but reflect on my 10-year career at leading global corporations, and my impact on those same challenges (or lack thereof).
Dennis Nally

Achieving Inclusive Growth in the Digital Age: A Global Imperative

Dennis Nally | January 24, 2015 | Business
As the world faces up to a new era of digitally-enabled growth, it's entering uncharted territory -- and the danger is that the benefits will flow to the few at the expense of the many.
Cynthia Hansen

How Can Businesses Build Trust?

Cynthia Hansen | January 24, 2015 | Business
Putting in place a new settlement on trust will not be easy. It will take time, commitment, hard work and investment.
Cynthia Hansen

How Can Businesses Build Trust?

Cynthia Hansen | January 24, 2015 | Business
Putting in place a new settlement on trust will not be easy. It will take time, commitment, hard work and investment.
Eric Reeves

Bombing Civilian Hospitals: A Khartoum 'Tradition'

Eric Reeves | January 23, 2015 | World
If we want moral clarity in understanding the Khartoum -- as opposed to the political "complexities" adduced whenever the regime is the subject -- then let us look to Frandala. This deliberate bombing attack on an MSF hospital, by an advanced military jet aircraft, is the very face of the Khartoum regime.
Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui

Bitter Anniversary for Egyptian Women

Hassiba Hadj Sahraoui | January 23, 2015 | World
For many women in Egypt, this Sunday will bring back particularly bitter memories -- of a brief moment when it seemed that a better future was finally within reach. Women stood alongside men throughout the 2011 uprising. However, in the years since they have faced a rising tide of violence and discrimination. And nowhere is safe.
Vrinda Manglik

Businesses and Environmental Groups Call on President Obama to Create Clean 'Power India' Initiative

Vrinda Manglik | January 23, 2015 | Green
A "Power India" initiative would coordinate bilateral support from agencies such as the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), U.S. Export-Import Bank, and USAID, with the goal of unlocking much needed support for clean energy projects and catalyzing the expansion of beyond-the-grid solar markets to help alleviate energy poverty.
Marian Wright Edelman

Is America a Sheep or a Goat?

Marian Wright Edelman | January 23, 2015 | Politics
The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.
Cecile Richards

The Real Lessons of the House Majority Leadership's Abortion Fiasco

Cecile Richards | January 23, 2015 | Politics
As we reflect on the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade and House Majority leadership's abortion fiasco, let's make sure the lesson we learn is the right one: The majority of Americans want their lawmakers to focus on policies that keep women -- and this country -- moving forward, not on turning back the clock.
Katie Scarlett Brandt

Native Americans and Supporters Fight Keystone XL Pipeline With Spirit Camp

Katie Scarlett Brandt | January 23, 2015 | Impact
"This isn't just Indians, it's the whole planet. We're all connected. What we're made of here goes clear to the end of this universe," Fielder says.
John Colborn

'Skilling Up' Americans for a Better Economic Future

John Colborn | January 23, 2015 | Impact
As the economy continues to improve, many employers are struggling to find skilled workers to fill the jobs they are creating. At the same time, tens of millions of frontline American workers in low-wage jobs could be trained to fill more skilled roles but lack a clear career path. These workers are only half as likely as their higher-skilled colleagues to receive career-relevant training.

One Small Step for Me Can Be a Giant Leap for Another

BRAC | January 23, 2015 | Impact
Out of the blue it struck me -- why did somebody else have to take the first step for me? I could help this innocent child. Her successful future could be a reality if I had the courage to take a first step.
In the Gold Country

Thinking Globally and Acting Locally

In the Gold Country | January 23, 2015 | Impact
We should all be immensely grateful for and supportive of the organizations who look after the women in the Sudanese refugee camps. At the same time, it can be too easy to overlook the fact that the person who needs your humanitarian heart may also be right under your nose.
Sal Giambanco

Making Wealth Worth More for Social Impact

Sal Giambanco | January 23, 2015 | Impact
Making a lasting positive change in people's lives often comes down to making small, practical changes in their day-to-day routine.
Margareta Drzeniek-Hanousz

2015: A Year of Action for Global Risks?

Margareta Drzeniek-Hanousz | January 23, 2015 | World
The Global Risks Report is not meant to be the world's crystal ball, but to give leaders a heads up on what's coming down the tracks, help them make sense of an increasingly complex reality and give them reasons to act.
Desiree Hoffman

Case Before Supreme Court Threatens Fair Housing Policy That Protects Victims of Domestic Violence

Desiree Hoffman | January 23, 2015 | Politics
By eliminating the disparate impact provisions of the Fair Housing Act, the Supreme Court would be responsible for putting the lives of women and children who experience domestic violence back into the hands of danger.
Stephen Kuusisto

Blindness and Blogging

Stephen Kuusisto | January 23, 2015 | Impact
Their intentions were good. The trouble is that lots of well meaning actions by non-disabled people are simultaneously demeaning.
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