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Many people in civil society and in governmental circles feel ambivalent about this new global governance approach. Should multi-stakeholders be in charge of "solving" global problems?
A proposed national park in Peru sits on the apparent cusp of approval, even as it suffers deforestation at the hands of illegal loggers, miners, and coca growers.
Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.
When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.
Oleg Chestnov & Tim Evans propose a cheap effective strategy to bring about a reduction in smoking.
China's Disruptors: How Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, and Other Companies are Changing the Rules of Business
Entrepreneurs emerging from China are redefining the nature of business—not just in China, but everywhere in the world. The new millionaires and billionaires are determined to ride that wave of growth and see how they can shape it to serve their own ends.
Nancy Alexander warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.
A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.
Gus O'Donnell describes a global initiative to make clean energy competitive with coal within ten years.
J.M. Ledgard & Scott MacMillan on the must-have gadget for remote parts of Africa, Asia, and South America.
The work of innovation can be slow and cumbersome—particularly in the social sector. But by adopting a model that is increasingly common in the business world, non-profit organizations can launch, test, and implement new programs and services more efficiently and more effectively.
Some U.S. shale oil producers are recycling water to save costs and to protect resources, methods that may be needed in China if the country experiences a fracking boom.
Henry I. Miller says that over-zealous regulation is preventing plants' drug-making potential from being realized.
If we want the nonprofit sector to innovate, we need to acknowledge the gender gap between nonprofits and the private sector.
Sir Ken Robinson outlines three principles crucial for the human mind to flourish—and how current education culture works against them.
Food waste expert and environmentalist, Tristram Stuart, has had an unexpectedly big idea that could change the world.
Although many are among of the oldest in the world, cities in Africa, Asia, and Latin America are often defined as "chaotic." What can we learn from this apparent contradiction?
Executives from the finance industry represent a growing percentage of board members, and an even larger percentage of board leadership, at some of America's most influential nonprofits.