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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…

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 Real Future of Clean Water

What would it take to ensure that everyone in the world had access to clean water? I’m prompted to ask this question in response to a recent New York Times…

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,…

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…

The Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Recently, I wrote a column suggesting that, in the field of social change, we’re getting smarter. I went so far as to say that we may even be going through a new…

Goonj: Rescuing Uttarakhand and Bridging the Clothing Divide

In the hilly and scenic state of Uttarakhand, India, monsoon floods have become deadly – killing almost 10,000 people.  The flashfloods this month have absorbed villages, ravaged homes, and left…

Lobbying for the Greater Good

  This is part of David Bornstein’s regular series – Fixes – for the New York Times. In May, scientists reported that the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere had reached…

Does Bangladesh’s Garment Industry Respect its Workers?

By Nisha Kumar Kulkarni Last month’s garment factory collapse in Savar, outside of Dhaka, is being coined as the worst industrial disaster in Bangladesh’s history. Though the police ordered the…

Social Business and Social Fiction: An Interview with Muhammad Yunus

David Bornstein interviewed Grameen Bank founder Muhammad Yunus last week.  Here’s part of his conversation.  For the full conversation, please go to the Fixes column here.  (Photo by Nasir Ali…

Clean Energy: Is Crowdfunding the Solution?

by David Bornstein This originally appeared in the New York Times as a Fixes column. **** If you wanted to get large numbers of people actively engaged in helping to solve…

India’s Feat in Public Health: Polio

This Sunday, January 13, was the anniversary of India’s major polio milestone – marking two years without reporting a single case of polio.  We talk with Dr. Naveen Thacker, a pediatrician and…

Social Enterprises Respond to Delhi Gang-Rape Case

Justice for Women offers a free self-defense training course at NMIMS University in Mumbai, India.  (Photo Couresty of Subject) Dowser asks what role can social enterprise play in the conversation…

Bangladesh Fire Raises Concerns for Women Workers

Photo courtesy of Nari Uddug Kendra, one of Global Fund for Women’s Bangladeshi grantee partners. By Lindsay Hebert The fire that killed 112 garment factory workers in Bangladesh last month…

A Second Life For the World: Encore Entrepeneurs

  By Lindsay Hebert Last week, Encore.org announced this year’s Purpose Prize winners, five social innovators over the age of 60 who will receive $100,000 for their contributions to society….