Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
In Para, Brazil, farmers are turning a profit and the government is on track to slow deforestation thanks to local nonprofit Imazon, which got them to work together.
Paul Polak, the author of Out of Poverty, is creating the world's most inexpensive solar water pump. Here's how.
A brand-new Mexican tech startup is making its products affordable using a centuries-old financing trick that lets startups and their customers shift their risk toward third-party investors.
Global capitalism has left billions of people behind. But the founder of ebay says we need to apply the power of that same market to help solve stubborn economic and social challenges.
Social innovation is slowly spreading to virtually every sector of the global economy, according to the Stanford Social Innovation Review’s summer issue.
What if we could harness the limitless power of the sun to carry water to the crops of millions of small poor farmers around the world?
In the Samstkhe-Javakheti region of Georgia, Mercy Corps is taking a different approach to improving the livelihoods of small-scale farmers: not through charity, but through market-based interventions.
An MBA in social enterprise isn’t just for a few elites anymore. Studies from Harvard Business School and Bridgespan Group show social enterprise exploding at business schools around the world.
All startups face the universal challenge of transforming an idea into an attractive investment. An integral part of this process, according to Tom Sperry, is finding a good mentor.
A door-to-door sales company in Uganda is giving a shot at entrepreneurship to would-be entrepreneurs who don’t want to risk everything.
A new tech event in Portland is promising to turn local entrepreneurs into global problem-solvers.
Social enterprise is popping up in startup competitions around the developed world, but tech-savvy social entrepreneurs from developing countries are scoring wins and turning heads as well.
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