Global Envision: exploring market-driven solutions to poverty
With its new "Conservation Note" initiative, the Nature Conservancy is giving back to those who give—with a guaranteed return on investment.
India's leaders say farmers will win big from last week's opening of the nation's retail market to multinationals.
Hospitalization can save a life--at the cost, sometimes, of throwing it permanently off track. Two very different countries, India and the United States, recently chose a similar solution: subsidized insurance.
The world’s soaring wealth will nearly wipe out poverty worldwide by 2030, according to the National Intelligence Council.
Countries and investors are lining up to implement a new way to fund social services, but with few existing projects and scant evidence that it works.
Raising students' reading ability takes only a month when competition is involved.
Sensors on latrines, cook stoves and water filters help monitor aid projects, and a carbon credit financing scheme generates revenue to scale-up of future projects.
A pair of entrepreneurs who set out to design a solar charger for electricity-starved Ugandans has unexpectedly created a product popular with American consumers.
Government negotiations largely failed at the Rio+20 UN conference on sustainable development last month. But private sector players led the way with strong commitments for the immediate future.
The global consumer market is changing, and big companies are taking notice.
Impacts of energy use on climate change are widely discussed, but what about the other way around?
Product (RED) is a flawed market-based poverty solution that distracts from the need for genuine innovation in corporate business models, argue Brand Aid authors Lisa Richey and Stefano Ponte.
Reforms and investment are opening new doors and promising growth for Myanmar. But what’s exciting for some Burmese and the West brings a downside for many refugees.
Curated news and insights about innovative, market-driven solutions to poverty explored through news, commentary and discussion.
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