Economics And The Environment: Why Oregon Plans To Go Coal-free

Past the debate around Solyndra and tension around how, exactly, government should support green tech, another energy story is emerging. The combination of new emissions regulations and cheaper alternative energy…

Weekly Roundup: China Teams up with Gates, the Seven Billion Mark and Occupy Oakland

Population Hits 7 Billion On Monday this week, the world population ballooned to 7 billion people. News agencies clambered to find that 7 billionth child, finding him again and again…

Occupy the Web: Votocracy and AmericansElect seek to reshape election 2012

The 2012 presidential election is over a year away, and tensions are already running high. A recent Gallup poll shows President Obama’s approval ratings to be the lowest in his…

Nine (with your help) Insights from Opportunity Collaboration

While attending Opportunity Collaboration, a professed non-conference conference focused on eradicating poverty last week in Ixtapa, Mexico, I started jotting down my learnings along the way. Here are a few…

Teaching Through Food: Conflict Kitchen Sparks Dialogue in Pittsburgh

One of the first reasons that Jon Rubin and his partner, Dawn Weleski, started the Conflict Kitchen was as a response to what was missing in Pittsburgh. The Conflict Kitchen…

Reading, Writing, Empathy: The Rise of ‘Social Emotional Learning’

Marc Brackett never liked school. “I was always bored,” he says, “and I never felt like any of my teachers really cared. I can’t think of anybody that made me…

How To Cover Social Innovation, Part II: Ask Different Questions

This article is the latest in a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” In business, you reach success when you start asking the…

Weekly Roundup: CA’s Cap-And-Trade, Occupy Oakland’s Street Battles, And Mitigating Student Debt

Every week, we provide a roundup of the latest news in social change and innovation. White House Unveils Less Burdensome Student Loan Program On Tuesday, the White House announced some…

End Malaria: Michael Stanier on publishing, impact and the possibility virus

It’s sometimes a stretch to see how buying a product can solve a cause, but with his new book End Malaria: Bold Innovation, Limitless Generosity, and the Opportunity to Save…

Preparing For Cold In Zuccotti Park

“Next week it’s gonna be very, very cold here. Temperatures at night are gonna be in the low forties, upper thirties – and with wind it’s gonna feel like it’s…

How To Cover Social Innovation: Start Small, Build Big

This article is the latest in a series that dissects news stories to make the case for high-quality “solution journalism.” Last Wednesday, our founder David Bornstein gave a talk about…

A Business In A Beehive

Bees. More specifically, African Bees. They’re probably not the first, or even the fifth thing that comes to mind when you think of poverty alleviation. Yet these little insects are…

Reflections and questions following Opportunity Collaboration

Attending Opportunity Collaboration last week with 300 other amazing advocates was like drinking from a fire hose of social entrepreneurship. The people were stunning in their commitment, diversity, and quality…

Weekly Roundup: Social Media And The Occupy Wall Street Movement, and A New, Greener Energy Paradigm

Every week, we provide a roundup of the latest news in social change and innovation. Actually, The Revolution Will Be Tweeted. And Facebooked, And LiveStreamed, And Blogged… This week, the…

How Novozymes Aims To Create A Profitable Social Enterprise In Africa

Some people look at sub-Saharan Africa and see conflict, hardship, and poverty. Others look at Africa and see a potential market in the millions of people who constitute the Base…