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Looking Ahead to Paris, Leading Climate Activists Gather in California to Share Strategies and Inspiration

John J. Berger | Posted 10.22.2015 | Green
John J. Berger

Encouraged by legislative and administrative victories in rolling back greenhouse gas emissions in California and by a sense that the climate protection movement is gaining momentum, activists are upbeat in advance of the forthcoming Paris climate talks this December.

Together We Can Break Down the Usual Barriers that Prevent Change

White Ribbon Alliance | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
White Ribbon Alliance

When I teamed up with community members, health workers and District leaders to conduct an assessment of the nine health centers in Lira, Uganda we found out that none of them had running water.

Does Brazil Matter for Brand Owners?

Jonathan Hall | Posted 08.09.2014 | Business
Jonathan Hall

The short answer is yes. The numbers are eye-opening: the fifth biggest country in the world and the sixth richest. Blessed with natural resources and a $7bn luxury market.

In the Footsteps of Ancient Rome: Does the U.S. Have a Chance?

Barton Kunstler, Ph.D. | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Barton Kunstler, Ph.D.

The factors that lead to national or imperial decline are hardly mysterious. The fall of Rome, one of history's most momentous, has parallels with our current situation.

Oldest Tech, Newest Hero?

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 10.22.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Due to a combination of demographics, technology and tradition, the biggest social media in India is not one of those we think of usually.

Cutting the Campaign Cash: New York's Best Chance for Reform

Amy Traub | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Amy Traub

New York's loose campaign finance laws are ultimately costly to taxpayers, as the public ends up paying for special favors, uncompetitive contracts, and other policies tailored to benefit campaign donors.

Retire Ronald McDonald--Do it for our kids!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

Kids are the perfect advertising audience: Very young children don't even know they're being marketed to.

Slaves of Wall Street

Jeffrey Abelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Abelson

Each time there's an eruption, ordinary people are the ones caught in the lava flow while the gods of high finance watch blissfully untouched from their own Mount Olympus.

'Soul Of A Citizen' Excerpt: The Real Rosa Parks

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Paul Loeb

The full story of Rosa Parks reminds us that her tremendously consequential act, along with everything that followed, depended on all the humble, frustrating work that she and others had undertaken earlier on.

Political Newcomer, Water District Candidate Todd Connor Is on a Roll

David Ormsby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Ormsby

Connor is likely the hottest candidate who has stormed onto the 2010 Cook County political stage.

Why the Loss Leader Approach to Volunteerism is not the Answer

Evan Hochberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Evan Hochberg

If volunteerism is to be a powerful driver of social impact and business value, government, nonprofit and business leaders must focus not just on more volunteers, but on more productive volunteering.