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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.

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.

No Agnostics in the Climate Foxhole

Mon, 08/17/2015 - 11:08am
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.

A Conversation on Climate Change with Conservation International's M. Sanjayan

Wed, 08/12/2015 - 12:00pm
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.

Social Media And The End of Gender

Tue, 08/11/2015 - 8:26am
As social media outgrows traditional media, and women users outnumber men, Johanna Blakley explains what changes are in store for media and gender.

The Creative State

Fri, 08/07/2015 - 10:35am
Mariana Mazzucato makes the case for rethinking the government's role in promoting innovation.

Bottling the Sun

Wed, 08/05/2015 - 3:00pm
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.

More Than a Meal

Mon, 08/03/2015 - 4:00pm
Technical ingenuity and private funding enable Akshaya Patra to serve hot, healthy lunches to 1.4 million Indian children every day.

When CEOs Become Activists

Fri, 07/31/2015 - 4:00pm
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.

Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

Wed, 07/29/2015 - 2:20pm
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?

Satellites Spot Deforestation in Almost-approved Peruvian National Park

Mon, 07/27/2015 - 3:00pm
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.

Schools Aren't Just Buildings

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 3:00pm
Innovation education is critical in East Africa and beyond.

Europe's Airpocalypse

Mon, 07/20/2015 - 4:00pm
When it comes to air pollution, Europe's policymakers should stop preaching to others and focus on fixing their own problems.

Taxing Tobacco

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:00pm
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

Wed, 07/15/2015 - 12:36pm
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.

The Age of Megaprojects

Mon, 07/13/2015 - 2:31pm
Nancy Alexander warns that a boom in infrastructure investment could be counterproductive if not carefully managed.

“The problems are so huge I can’t be pessimistic”

Thu, 07/09/2015 - 1:00pm
A conversation with Cesar Harada, inventor, environmentalist, and entrepreneur, on oceans, the difficulties of founding a startup, and letting curiosity guide your learning.

A Climate Apollo Program

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 2:00pm
Gus O'Donnell describes a global initiative to make clean energy competitive with coal within ten years.


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