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Environmental Sustainability

Is Costa Rica the world's happiest, greenest country?

The Conversation Global | Posted 02.02.2017 | Green
The Conversation Global

A man flies a kite at the Peace Park in San José, Costa Rica. Juan Carlos Ulate/Reuters Ariana López Peña, Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica Cos...

A Brief History Of 'Sustainability'

Lance Hosey | Posted 11.09.2016 | Green
Lance Hosey

The word doesn't mean what many seem to think. In response to my piece this summer about the hubris among some sustainable design leaders ("A Darker...

Chess for Success: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.20.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

At the end of this month, Walt Disney Productions will release Queen of Katwe, a film that highlights the story of a young Ugandan girl whose world ra...

You(th) Matter: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.28.2016 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week at The Pollination Project, we highlight seven grantees from around the world who are working towards improving the lives of our youth and r...

The Majority of Small Businesses are Going Greener

Yalmaz Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2016 | Green
Yalmaz Siddiqui

For the first time since Office Depot has had environmental questions in its Small Business Index, over half of Small Businesses (SMBs) in America are...

When Values Create Value

Javier Saade | Posted 03.29.2017 | Business
Javier Saade

Shareholder value is the ultimate yardstick in capitalism, no doubt. But what happens when a company's value creation mechanism is directly aligned with a mission that resonates and that is rooted with a greater social aspiration?

Inventing a green and growing product pipeline

Pioneers for Change | Posted 03.23.2017 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Guy Jeremiah Ohyo is based in London with manufacturing in Sheffield. We create products that make people's lives easier with sustainable produ...

Tesla's Model 3 and Other Predictions for Tesla

Carey Beth Elder | Posted 03.03.2017 | Technology
Carey Beth Elder

Tesla has crowds stirring over its new Model 3 coming to stores March 31. The Model 3 will be the affordable electric car and industry experts already anticipate Black Friday like crowds and lines.

Building Resilient Communities in East Africa: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.27.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel


East Meets West: New VC Firm Brings Western Tech to China & Developing World​

Jason Choi | Posted 02.23.2017 | Business
Jason Choi

Here's a question you probably don't think about that often: what's so special about the year 1955?

Meeting the Needs of Communities: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.22.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Building communities that thrive are based on the ability to meet the basic needs of its people. Grantees around the world are making it happen one st...

A Caring Heart: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.16.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

When a compassionate heart is moved to make a difference, it ignites change. Through advocacy, awareness, information, and resources this week's grant...

Improving the Quality of Life: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.09.2017 | Impact
Ari Nessel

This week's grantees demonstrate a heart for humanity, animal welfare, small businesses, and the environment -- vital resources that enrich our world and lives.

Reflections From Abroad: The Art of Giving Back

Kris Cole | Posted 12.04.2016 | Business
Kris Cole

I recently returned from a trip to London and while there had time to reflect on many things. We often have great ideas of how the world, employees, f...

Connecting the Green Dots

Risto Kuulasmaa | Posted 12.04.2016 | Green
Risto Kuulasmaa

We're beaming through the darkness. My friend turns off the motorboat engine and we glide in silence on the mild rocking waves of the Baltic Sea. The ...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.12.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"The study of ecology will replace other required science courses and will be combined with learning math and social science, as needed. Students will...

The Global Search for Education: Just Imagine - John Martin

C. M. Rubin | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Sanoma Learning is fast replacing the traditional textbook model by developing innovative, captivating media in multiple platforms that can be individualized to meet the demands of specific educational systems.

Why Is the United Nations Important in Our Lives?

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 10.16.2016 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

The UN day is approaching. On October 24th the United Nations celebrates its 70th Anniversary, a milestone in history after World War II. Conceived as a unifier of states and populations, its central mission was to restore international peace and ensure security.

Rights, Camera, Action: Sunshine Cinema

Palika Makam | Posted 10.06.2016 | Impact
Palika Makam

Sunshine Cinema is a mobile, solar-powered cinema and platform with a mission to share knowledge and skills among African communities through film screenings, skill building workshops and discussions.

Pop Star Investor: VC Turns Down 3 Record Deals to Help Save the World

Jason Choi | Posted 08.20.2016 | Business
Jason Choi

What do Grammy-winning singer-songwriter John Legend and independent hop-hop artist Hoodie Allen have in common?

Do Startups and Incumbents Differ on Reasons for Entering Into Green Industries?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 08.12.2016 | Green
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

By Jeffrey York and Michael Lenox Scholars and policy makers have long posited that new industries that produce environmentally beneficial products a...

An Apprenticeship in Sustainable Development

Pioneers for Change | Posted 07.06.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

Social justice and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin -- a coin that has very little value if all you're seeing is either one side or the other. That may sound obvious now, but it's been a 30-year struggle to secure consensus on that all-important imperative.

Ending Hunger, Global Challenge That Connects the UN & Expo 2015

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 06.09.2015 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

We are less than 30 days away from the opening of the Universal Exhibition in Milan, an incredible opportunity for Italy, for world tourism, to learn about the global challenges of food security and healthy nutrition through worldwide best practices.

Progress and Education: This week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 01.10.2015 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day, along with 40 other daily givers, I have the privilege of making seed grants to up and coming social change leaders around the world. All o...

Hunter Stuart

Activism Or Greenwashing? Giant Companies Bankroll New Social Good Platform | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.14.2014 | Business

A recently launched news site wants to rally millennials to save the planet. But first, it has to find a way to reconcile its mission with the massive...