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Lin-Manuel Miranda Responds To All Those Fans Who Want Him To Run For Office

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.08.2016 | Arts

It’s tempting to think of a world in which Lin-Manuel Miranda holds public office. The “Hamilton” creator is already a cultural and intellectual...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Says It 'Feels Like Senior Year' As He Preps To Leave 'Hamilton'

The Huffington Post | Madeline Diamond | Posted 06.29.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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100,000 Students Across The U.S. Will Probably See 'Hamilton' Before You Do

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 06.27.2016 | Arts

Thousands of public school students across the country are about to realize exactly how lucky they are to be alive right now. History is happening. An...

1 In 4 Americans Think We'll Colonize Mars Before We See CEO Gender Parity

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 05.17.2016 | Women

Turns out a lot of Americans believe we'll make huge strides in space exploration before reaching gender parity in the business world. The Rockefeller...

Seeding the Way for Transformative Change: An Open Invitation from The Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

With Insight Dialogues, we hope to not only catalyze conversations that cut across generations, geographies, points of view and experiences, but also help identify where we must deepen, elevate or refine our focus.

Climate Change This Week: Big Savings Via Family Planning, Zooming Emissions, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 04.05.2016 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

The Black Holes of Greenland are cryoconites are created when a deposited mass of soot, consisting of glued amalgums created by bacteria, focuses heat absorption, melting deep holes into the ice.

Impact Investing's Role in Global Development

Katharine Tengtio | Posted 02.16.2016 | Impact
Katharine Tengtio

I recently went to an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies called 'Impact Investing: An Opportunity for Development?'. The even...

A Shout Out to America

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 12.02.2015 | Impact
Peter A. Georgescu

Thousands of New York City students are about to get the field trip of their lives. The Rockefeller Foundation has pledged $1.5 million to what may be the most ambitious set of these excursions ever imagined: a chance for 20,000 New York City high school juniors to see the Broadway musical Hamilton.

Fighting Wildfire With Finance

Saadia Madsbjerg | Posted 10.12.2015 | Impact
Saadia Madsbjerg

It is clear that we need cost-effective, innovative solutions to build the resilience of the communities in dealing with both mega-fires and the drought.

Why Should Climate Philanthropy Care About Energy Access?

Justin Guay | Posted 07.01.2016 | Green
Justin Guay

Investing in clean energy access provides a disruptive opportunity to revolutionize electricity systems and get on the right side of the politics of development -- philanthropy just hasn't realized it yet.

Winston Churchill: "He Who Controls Oil"

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Five months ago, the stars were looking aligned for this year's climate summit in Paris. The US and China, the world's largest carbon polluters, had just signed a historic action plan to curb their emissions.

Universal Health Coverage: A Smart Investment

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 02.11.2015 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

We now must shift our focus from reaction and responding to planning and preparing. Only then will our health investments lead to real gains in the health of all people regardless of their income or nationality.

WATCH: Developing Resilience In A Chaotic World

Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

Watch Live Nov. 20 from 12:00pm - 1:30pm EST. The Alma and Joseph Gildenhorn Book Series will feature Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Fo...

'You Can Make History... Or Be Vilified By It'

Aiko Stevenson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Green
Aiko Stevenson

Speaking at the opening of the United Nation's climate change summit in New York, actor Leonardo DiCaprio has called on world leaders to "make history, or be vilified by it."

Who Wants to Be a Trillionaire?

Jeremy Balkin | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Jeremy Balkin

Imagine what the world would look like if impact investing had the same mainstream acceptance as value investing? There would be fewer people imprison...

7 Things We've Learned About Impact Investing in 7 Years

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.06.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

As far as impact investing has come in seven years, there is still more to do to make it the norm, and give everyday investors access to a range of investment products.

The State of Philanthropy: How to Maximize Impact

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 05.26.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

I believe philanthropy has found its identity once again, as a convener, a risk-taker, a piloter of good ideas, and a partner in bringing those ideas to scale. Indeed, it's an exciting time to be in philanthropy. But I believe there are areas where we can do better and push ourselves further to maximize our impact in the years ahead.

Save the Oceans, Feed the World, Make a Profit?

David Bank | Posted 03.18.2014 | Business
David Bank

Impact IQ -- What's good for the fish is good for the fishing communities -- and for impact investors. That's the thesis of three new vehicles for inv...

Ocean Health as a Wicked Problem

John B. Thomas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Green
John B. Thomas

Mobilizing these actors may seem like a daunting, uncomfortable, and perhaps Sisyphean goal. Yet changes in our ocean's health will affect everyone living on this giant blue marble.

Judith Rodin: Unemployment Makes Our Youth 'Less Resilient'

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2014 | Business

During an interview with HuffPost Live at Davos on Thursday, Judith Rodin, President of the Rockefeller Foundation, warned of the devastating long-ter...

Realizing the Resilience Dividend

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

By pursuing the resilience dividend, cities can get an economic leg up and better prepare for what's next. Because no matter if the next shock hits tomorrow or 10 years from now, resilience is something a city can realize the benefits of each and every day.

Q&A With Judith Rodin: Dialogues on the Environment

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.08.2014 | Green
Mark Tercek

In this ongoing series, I talk with thought leaders about ideas and trends in the environmental movement. Next in the series is my conversation with ...

On the Path to a More Resilient New York

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

Superstorm Sandy was a reminder that we need to prepare our cities, New York included, to withstand crises and bounce back quickly and effectively.

Improving Social Services in an Era of Budget Cuts: Social Impact Bond Competition Gives Six States the Tools to Lead the Way

Kippy Joseph | Posted 08.12.2013 | Impact
Kippy Joseph

State and local governments deliver and fund many of the nation's most important social services -- educating our children, training our unemployed wo...

Giving Work is Not Enough to Bring People Out of Poverty

Jeremy Hockenstein | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Jeremy Hockenstein

In my 12 years of experience leading a social enterprise that creates jobs for some of the most disadvantaged people on the planet, I've learned that just giving people work is not enough. If we truly want to empower people to emerge from poverty, we must do more.