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Ceres: Eliminating Corporate 'Short-termism' on Climate Change

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgEnvironmental progress is not about sacrifice for our children -- it's about opportunity for both current and future generations.

South Beach Bringing Together For-Profit Resources and Social Enterprise Vision

Juan Vasquez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Juan Vasquez

Why keep resources of the for-profit world separate from the warm n' fuzzies that come along with social enterprise and non-profit work? Let's not. Instead, let's combine the strengths of different communities to reduce their respective weaknesses.

Putting Implementor Know-How Center Stage for the Delivery of Results in Mental Health

BasicNeeds | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe Model for Mental Health and Development is a community-based holistic model which acknowledges peoples' multi-dimensional lives.

Climate Change Impacting Food Supply...But Health Care Serves Up Solutions

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Michelle Gottlieb and Lucia Sayre Gottlieb and Sayre co-coordinate the Healthy Food in Health Care Program for Health Care Without Harm. Sayre is ...

An Online Pledge That Might Actually Change the World

Search for Common Ground | Posted 11.07.2013 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt's about changing your response to conflict. It's about having the skills to create constructive dialogue in heated situations, with uncomfortable topics.

What Does It Cost to Finance an Urban Learning Center?

Pratham | Posted 11.06.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgPratham is doing an excellent job of balancing the available resources among its many ULCs in and around Delhi.

Can Drones Be Used for Social Good?

Witness | Posted 11.11.2013 | Impact
Witness

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgA wealth of thought must be invested in considering how drones could be used to capture evidence of human rights violations.

Nuts About Oil: Rural Enterprise in Myanmar

Proximity Designs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Proximity Designs

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgU San Lwin has been milling peanut oil for 55 years, iterating everyday to ensure the best possible quality.

Rethinking the Role of Business in Solving Environmental Threats

Ceres | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ceres

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMy nonprofit group, Ceres, has been working closely with Ford and GM for many years as the companies have taken their sustainability journey.

Offensive Halloween Costumes: Not That Big of a Deal?

Search for Common Ground | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Search for Common Ground

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgIt is more complex than just a handful of people wearing costumes that other people don't like. It's about collective ignorance, privilege and trauma.

Footsteps of a Mother -- One Woman's Journey to Bring Peace to the Holy Land

Roots of Peace | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Roots of Peace

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgI'm often asked what drives my work in the Middle East. I do it because I am a mother.

Janice Wilson, an American Social Entrepreneur: Making a Difference by Manufacturing Hair in Cambodia

Steve Mariotti | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Steve Mariotti

Determined to get involved in building better lives for women out of the trade, she soon found a way to start a business. Something she always wanted to do, make something, and help women at the same time. Her idea was simple: hair.

The Need to Train Psychiatrists in Lao PDR

BasicNeeds | Posted 12.31.2013 | Impact
BasicNeeds

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpg Mental health is still seriously considered taboo in Lao PDR and is thought to be caused by the possession of evil spirits.

Allegro Coffee Empowers Women Farmers in Peru

Root Capital | Posted 12.30.2013 | Impact
Root Capital

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgThe women of Codemu are an example of what a commitment to rural women provides to an entire community.

The Medicine Man and the Microchip

Amazon Conservation Team | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Amazon Conservation Team

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWhen the milk we drink and the food we eat are laced with antibiotics, it is time to address this threat both to us and to future generations.

Reflections of a Pratham Institute Intern

Pratham | Posted 12.29.2013 | Impact
Pratham

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgMost astonishing was the adversity students fought in order to get their education and the transformations they went through as a result.

Turning on the Lights in Myanmar

Proximity Designs | Posted 12.21.2013 | Impact
Proximity Designs

Farmer U Shwe Tay had trouble sleeping at night. When the sun set and rural Myanmar (Burma) was plummeted into darkness, U Shwe Tay and his animals ha...

To The Atlantic: Don't Let Conservation Finance Go The Way Of Obamacare And Climate Science

Forest Trends | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Forest Trends

The American Tea Party hates Obamacare. They hate it with a visceral passion because it's a government program that may - just may - succeed where the...

Ways to Reduce Disease and Poverty in Brazil

Saude Crianca | Posted 12.22.2013 | Impact
Saude Crianca

One cannot just address the health of a child with a severe respiratory disease if the environment where he lives will only continue the vicious circl...

Gaming with a Purpose -- Financial Literacy

Child and Youth Finance International | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Child and Youth Finance International

Okay, so one thing is clear: Youth are hooked on technology. Computers, smartphones, tablets, social media, video games... the list goes on. Mostl...

Superstorm Sandy -- Lessons for Health Care in a Changing Climate

Health Care Without Harm | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Health Care Without Harm

By Gary Cohen, President of Health Care Without Harm; and Robin Guenther, FAIA, LEED® AP, Principal, Perkins + Will, New York, NY It has been a year...

Betting on the Big Picture in West Africa

Tostan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tostan

2013-09-23-EntChallenge.jpgWe have the opportunity to end FGC in Senegal and expand the movement in West Africa, greatly reduce child/forced marriage and violence against women and girls.

How to Change The Way The World is Fed?

Lisa Dreier | Posted 12.16.2013 | Impact
Lisa Dreier

This year's World Food Day calls for "Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition." Our challenge is to devise new approaches to produce more food for a growing population, while using fewer resources and providing better livelihoods for those who need them.

Meet The Social Entrepreneurs Completely Disrupting The World Of Philanthropy

2013-08-27-Screenshot20130827at12.16.24PM.png | Posted 10.11.2013 | Impact

By William D. Eggers and Paul Macmillan, Dowser A couple of weeks ago, pianist Jonathan Biss was set to teach an online course on Beethoven’s Son...

The Power of Limitations

Derek Snook | Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact
Derek Snook

As the founder of In Every Story, I've decided to experiment with limitations. I've moved back into transitional housing at the Star Gospel Mission and I'm planning on living on the same wage our workers make, $8 an hour or $262 weekly after taxes.