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Policy Innovations is a weekly online magazine devoted to innovators and their ideas for a fairer globalization. The Policy Innovations feed includes all major articles, briefings, commentary, and multimedia published on the website.

Hidden Cameras, Prosecutions, and Passion: Confronting the Corruption at the Heart of Africa’s Illegal Wildlife Trade

Fri, 10/09/2015 - 2:00pm
Tackling the illegal trade in wild fauna and flora takes tremendous concern for the welfare of other species and a passion for change.

A Fish Called Development

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:00pm
A call for world leaders to eliminate harmful fisheries subsidies at the World Trade Organization (WTO) meeting in December.

GMOs and Junk Science

Fri, 10/02/2015 - 1:00pm
Henry I. Miller & Kavin Senapathy condemn the latest example of bogus research attacking the safety of genetically modified foods.

The Unfinished Sexual Revolution

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:00pm
Anne-Marie Slaughter wants to shift the focus of the movement for women's equality to the role of men.

The Gift of Time

Mon, 09/28/2015 - 2:37pm
Careful product design enabled Days for Girls to create a solution that empowers its users at a critical stage of their lives.

The Emperor And The Activist

Wed, 09/23/2015 - 7:00am
Sustainability is a not merely an individual choice, but a social choice, and frequently a political one, requiring that people work together and press politicians and others in positions of influence to promote the public good.

Can Mobile Technology Help Make Sustainable Business a Reality?

Mon, 09/21/2015 - 7:00am
How can we bridge the disconnect between the growing interest of business and finance in the sustainability agenda and more decisive action towards better social and environmental outcomes?

Reading, Writing, and Refugees

Thu, 09/17/2015 - 3:00pm
Gordon Brown promotes an economical plan to educate Syrian and other children.

China and the Deep Blue Sea

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 2:00pm
James Borton & Nguyen Chu Hoi emphasize the environmental impact of Chinese land reclamation efforts in the Spratly Islands.

Skill-Building Through Business Education

Thu, 09/10/2015 - 2:00pm
Models that tie pedagogy to business have the potential to provide revenue to help fund education and practical business exposure for students.

Wealth and Resource Consumption of Megacities

Tue, 09/08/2015 - 2:00pm
How can megacities address global environmental challenges? A new study shows how ultra-dense city planning can be part of the solution.

The Surprising Math of Cities and Corporations

Fri, 09/04/2015 - 10:13am
Physicist Geoffrey West has found that wealth, crime rate, amount of pedestrians, pace, and many other aspects of a city can be deduced from a single number: the city's population.

The Shareable Future of Cities

Wed, 09/02/2015 - 10:12am
How can cities help save the future? Futurist Alex Steffen shows how.

Creating a Level Playing Field for Social Innovators in Africa

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 10:20am
By supporting local innovators, we can solve more social problems and deepen our access to new systems thinking.

Why Eco-Cities Fail

Fri, 08/28/2015 - 9:22am
A new book explores the failed promise of Dongtan eco-city outside Shanghai and why so many other ambitious green projects lie abandoned.

A Coming of Age for Impact Investing

Wed, 08/26/2015 - 10:30am
The new benchmark is an indication of a fast-growing and increasingly sophisticated impact investing industry.

Is Uber a Threat to Democracy?

Mon, 08/24/2015 - 10:33am
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: A Warrior's Cry Against Child Marriage

Fri, 08/21/2015 - 11:12am
Memory Banda on leading a global movement for girls' rights, and a revolution in Malawi against child marriage.

Probing the "Rescue Food/End Hunger" Parable

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 12:00am
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.

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