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Investing in Haitian Women: A Hand-Up Approach to Rebuilding Haiti

Kari Stoever | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kari Stoever

While resources are critical to support emergency relief efforts in Haiti, the bigger challenges are in finding sustainable long-term solutions that empower the Haitians to rebuild their country.

Lessons from Legends at One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

The inaugural One Young World summit under way this week in London is a next-generation Davos: a gathering of hundreds of future leaders from the worl...

Social Media Emerges as Community Glue

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marian Salzman

This is the Real-Time Generation: Young adults born after 1980 never knew a world without the Internet, without instant communications with people all over the world.

Youth Will be Served - One Young World Summit in London Seizes on Social Media

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Mario Almonte

The physical act of voting has become almost irrelevant in an age when a single voice in the wilderness can log on to Facebook and raise an army of 400,000 strong.

Haiti and Synchronicity

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

In the same way that the Blue Helmets maintain peace, we should urgently create Red Helmets at the United Nations scale to organize the humanitarian action.

Hillary Clinton Understands the Link Between Security and Poverty

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

If we spent as much time and money and effort as we put into defense budgets into fighting poverty, a lot of wars would have been stopped before they began.

Favorites from the 2010 Sundance Film Festival

Roya Rastegar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Roya Rastegar

Utopia was not only moving but a reminder that there's power conjured through the experience of collectively watching cinema. For this reason, it aptly captures the spirit of rebellion that Sundance 2010 was all about.

Davos and Our Future Leaders

David R. Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David R. Jones

So we're now in the thick of Davos but the dominating conversation remains that of the regulation of the financial services industry. I'd never actual...

The Power of One Young World

Marian Salzman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marian Salzman

Every generation assumes it has been handed the world's problems because the one that preceded it didn't quite master the agenda. In the rebellious 19...

Yoga Gives Back at Yogis Anonymous This Weekend

Michael Martin | Posted 01.20.2012 | Los Angeles
Michael Martin

Yogis Anonymous will hold its Yoga Gives Back fundraiser Saturday. The two hour Yoga Gives Back fundraiser will feature four esteemed yoga instructors.

Meet Your New Boss, You!

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Alexia Parks

In today's weak economy, to focus on Job Creation is to be fearless. When you focus on the unique skills and talents you have that can be of service to others you can become free of fear.

To Catch a Dollar & Grameen America Bring Poverty Alternatives to Sundance

Emily Goligoski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Emily Goligoski

Finance conversations during the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival tend to center around distribution deals and the price of heeled boots, so discussions about economic motivators to end domestic poverty are particularly refreshing.

The Unheard Truth -- Poverty and Human Rights

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcia G. Yerman

October 17th was the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. However, a one-day a year acknowledgement doesn't suffice. The Unheard Truth ...

Adidas Scores Social Responsibility Points With 'One Euro Shoes'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In an effort to boost its social responsibility, Adidas is planning to make "one Euro shoes" for the millions of people around the world who cannot af...

President Obama, His Mother Ann Dunham and the Nobel Peace Prize

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

Obama will be thinking of his mother as he receives the highest honor our world can bestow on a living human being. It is a global recognition of not only the hope he brings but what the future can become.

The Top 15 Business Thinkers: Thinkers 50

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Amidst the thousands of management tomes published every year, there are only a few truly influential collections of business wisdom. But measuring th...

Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Having an idea and taking a small action has the power to change your life. You have the power to take an action that can make a huge difference. What is a problem that you see a solution for?

Creating Hope and Opportunity in Haiti for Extremely Poor Women and their Families

Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Susan Davis

After two years of support -- asset transfers, skill training and social linkages -- over 90% of our program women "graduate" into becoming successful microfinance members.

Dear President Obama: Channel Your Mother, Immediately!

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Please President Obama...don't listen to the banking tennis buddies...channel Stanley Ann, that vibrant spirit watching over you! She is in you and you will do the right thing.

Obama and the Nobel: Just Bizarre

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jesse Larner

Now I know a lot of my friends are going to be very happy about this; a new day has dawned, etc. Personally I found it inexplicable. And disturbing. And vaguely annoying.

A Note to Bill Gates, Oprah, Madonna: size isn't everything!

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

I appreciate the Gates family's, Oprah's, and Madonna's philanthropic work, but they're missing a huge world full of local talent, new ideas and smaller-scale projects crying out for funding.

The Yen, the Yuan and the Yunus

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

A global currency would allow emerging economies to borrow in their own currency, avoid currency mismatches and the extreme poor can trade with each other without being exposed to currency risk.

Words Apart

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Microfinance's intellectual debate could be healthy but it oftentimes ends up in intellectual wars that forsake the ultimate goal: the alleviation of extreme poverty.

Microfinance as a Solution: Beggars, Thieves, AIDS and Prostitution

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Vivian Norris

At a recent Microfinance Summit, Sam Daley-Harris spoke about making credit available not only to the poorest of the poor, but to those usually excluded from civil society, like beggars and rebels.

A Near-Zero-Cost Approach to Do-Gooding: My 375th Kiva Loan

Bob Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Bob Harris

Metaphorically, micro lending is not giving someone a fish, and it's not teaching someone to fish; it's helping a fisherman patch a hole in his rowboat so he can get on with life.