Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
British nonprofit Colalife knows how to enjoy a Coke--its medicine gets to rural Zambians in Coke crates--but even medical supplies need local flavor to be successful.
As banks rein in lending options for entrepreneurs, crowdfunding’s popularity is off the charts and continuing to rise.
India, the fourth-largest consumer of energy worldwide, is showing the rest of the world how to eradicate energy poverty by looking skyward towards the sun.
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An American solar company is showing the world how to get electricity to poor families cleanly and efficiently, and how to make money at the same time.
From Azerbaijan--where the wind blows 250 days per year--to the swift moving current of Zimbabwe’s bountiful rivers, developing countries worldwide are increasing efforts to invest in renewable energy.
Pitching your startup can be nerve-wracking. You’re condensing the idea you’ve dreamed about for months into a few sentences and sharing it with a group of strangers who can crush it or allow you to nurture it into a full-blown company.
The G8’s goal to increase private sector investment in Africa could offer new solutions to global hunger or it could be the new face of a failed solution.
The first of its kind, a wholesale bank called Bank Andara has been making tech-savvy banking services available to the Indonesian microfinance sector for four years, now achieving a profit.
In May, Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger published the largest study to date on the impact of community-based savings groups. And the findings are promising.
Although Grameen Intel is a social business that aims to use technology to solve social problems, especially in agriculture and healthcare, its CEO emphasized the role of education in addressing the world's toughest challenges.
Afghani public school teachers--mostly women--will start receiving their salaries directly to their mobile wallets, bypassing the decades old problem of corruption and inefficiency.
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