The hand-loomed, organic cotton scarf, comes in three colors -- indigo stripe, light indigo and grey check. The scarf provides sustainable employment and a fair wage for a growing artisan cooperative of mothers in Addis Adaba, Ethiopia.
Go anywhere in America as I have and you'll find smart business people just like those in North Carolina. What they have in common is the courage to bet on a big idea and a conviction that they don't have to sacrifice our air, water and land and our children's future in pursuit of profits today.
Creating a human being and creating a social venture have a lot in common: unexpected challenges, incremental growth, and the immense satisfaction of making something out of thin air. Not only do both endeavors involve a tremendous amount of change, but it's the kind of change that makes you realize your life will always be different from the way it was before.
The lifeblood of the local economy has traditionally been small scale agriculture and trading businesses, particularly as this town sits on the road between Aflao (on the Togo border) and Accra, the Ghanaian capital.
As founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year, Falik is crystal clear that her organization is not a typical freshman year, not a traditional gap year and not a study abroad program.
I've been on this path for four years (knock on wood), and can tell you It's not all fluff and feel good intentions, but its 100 percent completely worth the journey. So if you're thinking of changing the world, here's some tips on how to stay sane.
People in the United States continue to struggle with chronic unemployment. One of the most frequently cited figures this year shows that even while 1...
An unusual sight greets visitors to the 84th Geneva Motor Show: Rather than the infamous motor show girls draped over the cars, there are more and more men working at the stalls. Dressed in elegant suits, they greet visitors with a smile, lead them to the cars and explain the technical details of the current series.
In spite of all these efforts, this fully curable disease has become a global pandemic. There are 8 million new cases in the world each year and 1.8 million deaths.
All my life, I have tried to do what my father always told me - find a niche where people are not doing what needs to be done and try to fill it.
I'm continually blown away by the incredible young talent that we have the privilege to engage with each year. It's inspiring to witness the myriad of ways in which these young leaders leverage entrepreneurship to improve our world.
Paulo Freire, author of the seminal 1970 book Pedagogy of the Oppressed, saw the world not as a given reality, but as "a problem to be worked on and solved."
I have learned that I need not look beyond my own city to establish the community -- of men and women -- that cares deeply about this issue. I don't need to make a global appeal for support. I can turn to my neighbor and ask for her or his hand first.
If you prioritize this Third Metric in your professional life, will the other two legs of the stool appear, or will you topple over just as easily as those who prioritize money and influence?
The other day I sat in a World Bank meeting in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the gathering was to initiate a Collective Action Platform that would h...
Here's a summary of what I say to people who ask me "So, how do I become an entrepreneur?"