Cost Shifting Eye Care: Sustainable HealthCare Model?

Dr. Gullapalli Rao is an ophthalmologist and founder of the Hyderabad-based  L V Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI). The Institute, which opened in 1986 and provides primary eye care to underserved…

Travel for Heritage: GHF Preserves the World’s Most Delicate Sites

California-based nonprofit Global Heritage Fund preserves ancient and historical sites around the world that are otherwise neglected and crumbling.   Several of the sites that GHF has rescued have gone…

“I will not go to the bathroom,” says Matt Damon

  Matt Damon, co-founder of Water.org, held a press conference (a mock press conference) where he announced that he will not use the toilet.  Why?  To protest the fact that…

Blended Profit Chats with Impact Investor Bob Pattillo

  Brian Weinberg of Blended Profit speaks with Bob Pattillo in a new series of interviews and podcasts about growing the “good economy.” Bob Pattillo is an entrepreneur. He likes…

Online Dating for Teachers: Finding the Right Classroom

BY Adam Poswolsky If online dating works so well for people looking for love and happiness, maybe the same concept can apply to people looking for other types of fulfillment,…

The Yellow Brick Road to the Impact Economy

  By David Bank, Impact IQ I’m from San Francisco, not Kansas, but when I stepped off the elevator at the Lexington Avenue headquarters of Bloomberg LP, it felt like…

Changing the Face of Aid, Literally

By Lindsay Hebert In TV commercials 25 years ago, Sally Struthers held starving orphans and begged American viewers to help them. A new campaign by Oxfam America portrays aid recipients…

London’s Modern Digital Designers Adopt Gutenburg-Style Print

BY Rosie Spinks, EcoSalon In the mid 1400s Johannes Gutenberg invented the first printing press, a technology which allowed information to spread far more rapidly thanks to what is now…

Youth Unemployment at the World Economic Forum: the Unrecruitment Mission

In a speech at the World Economic Forum on the 21st of January, the Young Global Leader Rajeeb Dey and CEO of Enternships.com, and UK-based social enterprise for job placement,…

America’s 50 Heroes Get Clicked: Everyday Heroes

Author Katrina Fried and the book’s photographer, Paul Mobley, have been busy promoting Everyday Heroes, their new book which catalogs the work of 50 social entrepreneurs in the United States….

mHealth Still Needs a Residence, Even in Rural India

by Ben Thurman Careering down the serpentine road from Araku to Visakhapatnam, in the Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh – one eye on an ailing girlfriend in the back seat…

YES! Magazine asks, What Would Nature Do?

In the latest YES Magazine (“What Would Nature Do?”) the natural world takes center stage.  Questions such as, how much is enough?  Can new designs come from nature itself?  Can we start…

To Grow, Social Enterprises Must Play by Business Rules

This is a guest post by Alan Hirzel, a trustee of The Social Business Trust and a partner in the London office of Bain & Company.  We can’t ask social enterprises to…

World Wildlife Fund Supports Startups in the Forest

Runa works with 2,000 indigenous farmers of Kichwa nationality (as pictured above) in the Ecuadorian Amazon to produce guayusa tea (Photo courtesy of subject). By Lindsay Hebert In December, the…

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…