Spreading Solutions Journalism

We’re always looking to promote and support excellent solutions journalism. Our friends at the Solutions Journalism Network are launching a campaign to use health data to highlight positive outcomes that…

Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur

This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University….

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Welcome back to Solutions Set, where each month we select some of the most compelling solutions journalism from across the web. Solutions journalism offers rigorous coverage of solutions to huge…

The Big C: changing the way the world lives with cancer

On February 4th, the LIVESTRONG Foundation launched a pioneering initiative to “change the way the world lives with cancer.” The Big C competition is targetting a global community of entrepreneurs…

A Sense of Ownership: local communities are empowered to act on deforestation

An edited version of this article first appeared on TruthAtlas. BALE, ETHIOPIA–In the dappled shade of his eucalyptus plantation, Munir Adem recollects. “Before, the forest belonged to the government. There…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Here at Solutions Set, we search out exceptional “solutions journalism”: rigorously reported stories describing what works, what’s being tried, and what failed regarding tough social issues. Community development, poverty, education,…

Eco-Marketing for the Future

What really is green marketing? In one source, it was reported to be “the marketing of products that are presumed to be environmentally safe; thus green marketing incorporates a broad…

“More than Surgery or Pills”: HEAL Africa provides holistic care in conflict-torn Congo

Dr. Kasereka “Jo” Lusi, an orthopedic surgeon who performs much needed operations in the war-torn region of Goma, the largest city in eastern Congo, is also a forceful advocate for…

The Start of a Change: Health for America seeks to transform health innovation

In mid-2012, cardiologist Kapil Parakh and management and health professional Madhura Bhat pooled their experience of US healthcare to set up an innovative fellowship program. Inspired by Lean Startup methodology,…

The Solutions Set: six must-read stories from the last month

Start the month with six solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Every day we learn more about who’s solving what and how they’re doing it. Sometimes these stories…

How a Fruit and Vegetable Auction in Rural Ohio Helps Appalachian Farmers Thrive

Bob Fedyski was adamant: his friend, Chef Matt Rapposelli, needed to check out the Chesterhill Produce Auction. But for a while, Rapposelli stalled: he didn’t believe an auction in rural,…

Educational Focus: Are We Striving for the Wrong Goals?

Recently, Unnayan Learning Hub was featured in a news story that focused on how we, the co-founders, gave up our careers to transform the lives of children in underprivileged areas….

Somak Ghosh: A Contrarian Approach to Impact Investing

Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year…

The Fragile Future of the “Mountains of Life”

Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur, a biology professor at the University of MA (Boston) and a noted wildlife photographer, respectively, came together to catalogue the biodiversity and changing geography of…

Supply Chain Transformation in Global Apparel Is Possible Now

Clothes provide cover and are key to expressing who we are and aspire to be. Encompassing clothing, textiles, footwear and luxury goods, the world’s garment and textile industry reached USD…