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Ioby Partners with Deutsche Bank to Fund Projects by Community Development Corporations

ioby, the first and only online micro-funding platform dedicated to promoting civic urban environmental projects, recently announced partnership with Deutsche Bank, who will match donations made to ioby for all…

DC Comics, Time Warner, Warner Bros Announce Campaign to Increase Aid to the Horn of Africa

On January 23, DC Comics announced a new campaign to support to humanitarian work in the Horn of Africa, where a confluence of drought, famine, and Islamist militia rule have…

Weekly Roundup: Davos, Igloos and the Future of Capitalism

WEF Discusses Global Inequality in the Swiss Alps This week the world’s political leaders, policy analysts, tech titans, successful businessmen, and members of the social sector convened for the annual…

Conversations with Unreasonable Fellows: Ties Kroezen of NICE

Ties Kroezen lives in the Netherlands, but the fruits of his labor are in Africa. His company, NICE International, brings IT services and clean energy development to The Gambia and…

Waste Farmers: A Company Aims to Put Nutrients From Food Waste Back Into the Soil

The United States has a topsoil problem. About 75 percent of it is gone, primarily because the large, single-crop farms that dominate American agriculture rely on chemicals and synthetic fertilizers…

New California Law Combats Human Slavery via Supply Chain Transparency

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, a time to educate people that slavery exists today and build support for the fight to stop it. But this January also happens to be…

Weekly Roundup: SOPA and the Art of the Online Protest

Hearing the Different Voices on SOPA People power is back.  Wednesday’s protests against the SOPA bill continue last year’s theme of the power of protest.  However, this time the protesters…

First Person: Jennifer Chan of Exhibit Change on Early Lessons as an Entrepreneur

Jennifer Chan founded Exhibit Change to encourage impact through design thinking and to promote community building. The organization serves as a think tank for people to share ideas and designs,…

Get an MIT education for free, with soon-to-launch MITx

Most of the people I know have debt from education. And they were reluctant to take it on—but, many of them tell me, they felt that their choices were either…

Weekly Roundup: Haiti’s Road to Recovery and India’s Recent Milestone

Two Years Later, Haiti is Regaining her Strength Two years ago, a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, destroying the country and killing over 300,000 people.  Then, the country faced another disaster-…

New MFA program in Social Innovation Seeks to Create Social Entrepreneurs

These days, it’s a tough decision to go to graduate school: with unemployment still near nine percent and the prospect of a lifetime paying off student debt, many young people…

Allan Chochinov on Negotiating Problem Spaces through Design

Once upon a time, to be a designer meant that you made things—chairs, for example—and, in some cases, that you were focused on the needs of the wealthy, who could…

Stories of Innovation and Hope in the Motor City

Margarita Barry, a 26-year-old Detroit native, was tired of hearing nothing but dismal news coming out of her city. In response she developed I Am Young Detroit, a blog that…

In Ohio, ESOP Pilots A Fresh Approach to Mortgage Modification

In 2010, when Antonio Martin, a 36-year-old husband and father of three who lives in a suburb of Cleveland, was laid off from his job at a Verizon retail store,…

Weekly Roundup: B Corps in California and India’s New Rickshaw

CA Companies Wait in Line to Become B- Corps B-Corp law went into effect in California this week and a “a band of smiling millionaires, papers in hand, waiting to…