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The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.
Innovative companies like Uber can bring huge increases in efficiency. But they also bring social and regulatory challenges that must be confronted in a way that ensures fairness.
Memory Banda on leading a global movement for girls' rights, and a revolution in Malawi against child marriage.
Kelly Hodgins questions a pervasive discourse in the food waste and food security worlds that suggests that food waste is the solution for food insecurity in cities.
Those who claim to be "agnostic" on climate change are rejecting the scientific consensus no less than outright climate change deniers--and this is deeply troubling.
M. Sanjayan, senior scientist at Conservation International, discusses our climate-changed world, and why—on some days at least—he's hopeful about our environmental future.
As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Johanna Blakley explains what changes are in store for media and gender.
Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for rethinking the government's role in promoting innovation.
Even if world leaders reach an agreement at the UN climate conference in December to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions substantially by 2050, the question of how to meet a booming global population's insatiable appetite for energy in the longer-term will remain. One of the most promising options is nuclear fusion.
Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.
Corporate leaders' influence reaches beyond the walls of their businesses. Discover how BP's John Browne and Shell's Mark Moody-Stuart influenced politics in oil-producing countries and how Browne and Apple's Tim Cook weighed in on LGBT issues.
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.