As we look at a world with urgent needs, many realize that there is an incredible opportunity to more effectively bring companies and entrepreneurs into the business of solving social problems by both tapping the entrepreneurial spirit, and by leveraging the power of the private sector.
The report, the White House event and this week's activities on Capitol Hill kick off a summer of impact investment advocacy that will culminate in a September report from a global task force established at last June's G8 summit in the United Kingdom.
In another generation, when a future U.S. president sends troops to occupy some intransigent country on a dubious objective, American pundits will most likely ask this familiar question made new: "Will it be another Iraq?"
"It is standard IRS policy to send the crashed hard drives of our former Exempt Organizations Division directors to deposed Nigerian or Haitian princes when said hard drives are requested," explained IRS Strained Credulity spokesperson Whitcomb P. Abernathy.
Here's the issue our nation is facing: The inability of the non-military side of our public institutions to process complex problems. Today, this competence and especially the capacity to solve technical challenges often exist only in the private sector.
Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogHeather Zichal, former Obama White House Deputy Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change, may soon walk ou...
A growing body of evidence shows that ensuring new parents and all workers have access to family friendly policies like paid sick days and paid family and medical leave has widespread benefits for the health and economic security of families and the strength of businesses and the economy.
It's time for the White House to show it also has the back of children who undergo the horror of sexual abuse, by taking real action.
Hillary for 2016? The LGBT community may just have a clear front runner if the guest and media turnout was any indication.
The U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on a bill approving the long-debated Keystone XL oil pipeline. Without a commitment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to bring it to a vote by the full Senate, the bill is likely to languish. Even so, Forbes deemed the vote "more than symbolic."
It's crucial that we help working families who are quickly falling further and further behind.
Heather Higginbottom is deputy secretary for management and resources at the State Department. She previously served as deputy director of the Office ...
A year-long investigation by the Center for Public Integrity has revealed that health insurers may have fleeced taxpayers out of $70 billion in just five years.
With reports of increased incidences of cancer, news of accompanying financial challenges is no surprise -- which makes me wonder why some lawmakers and individuals do not understand the economic fallout of cancer, not just for patients and their families, but for all of us.
Gen Y has already started paving the way for civic engagement in a way we've never experienced before. The Millennials Civic Health Index found that not only does this generation vote in large numbers, but their volunteering and community service rates are much higher than those in the 1970s and '80s.
We need to stop stereotyping men and women as employees and as parents. We need to value the diversity among them.