Global Leaders Council for Reproductive Health Event Takeaways

Looking at the statistics, the world has a long way to go on maternal health. One woman dies from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications every minute–that’s 529,000 women a year. That…

Harvard Undergraduate Business for Good Competition Improves Its Strategies Along the Way

More and more, university students in the US and elsewhere are using their knowledge and drive to launch social enterprises right out of college instead of waiting until their careers…

Mashable Social Good Summit Day 2: Empowering Women

This week, Mashable, the UN Foundation and 92Y are hosting a Social Good Summit – a four-day event to facilitate conversation about tech and social change. See three can’t-miss announcements…

Mashable Social Good Summit: Day 1

The Mashable Social Good Summit, a four-day conference on tech and social change hosted by Mashable, the UN Foundation, Ericsson and the 92Y, kicked-off on Monday in New York City. All…

Innovating New Models for Change With ITP and The Grameen Creative Lab

The notion that change requires a model, and that certain models are more effective than others, was the driving force behind Change Model, a two-day conference held this weekend at…

Interview: Andrew Rasiej on technology as a new ecology, not just a medium

This week Dowser is revisiting our best tech stories while our writers report back from the Social Good Summit. Check back often for our conference coverage – we’ll examine the…

Weekly Roundup: Solyndra scandal, climate change denialism, and alternatives to unemployment

Solyndra Green Jobs Scandal This Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce subcommittee held a hearing about a failed $528 million government loan to Solyndra, a solar equipment manufacturer that recently…

Heeding Obama’s Call to Rebuild and Improve our Nation’s Schools

During President Obama’s recent speech to Congress outlining his American Jobs Act, he acknowledged the state of America’s schools: “There are schools throughout this country that desperately need renovating. How…

ChopChop: Childhood nutrition in magazine form

When a kid makes a face and says “ugh” at the site of tofu, and you find a way to prepare it that he loves and can’t get enough of, you know you’re doing something right. And that is the kind of thing Sally Sampson is seeing time and again as a result of ChopChop Magazine, which she founded in 2010.

The Coming Capital Convergence

True Believers As attendees entered last week’s SoCap conference in an old Army warehouse on the San Francisco waterfront, they filed past a large graphic projected on a screen depicting…

Fighting a Famine; Northeastern Kenya

April 22nd, 2010 was the last time Sahal H. Abdi, Kenya Red Cross Regional Manager for North Eastern Kenya, can recall a singledrop of rain touching down on the scorched earth…

Weekly Roundup: SOCAP11, the Green Jobs Debate and Boosting Small Business

Every week, we report on the conversations surrounding the big issues in the world of social entrepreneurship and change. SOCAP 2011 SOCAP11, the four-day conference that brings together global leaders…

Sports to Share: an interview with Dina Buchbinder

Large-scale global initiatives can be challenging to interpret on a local level, especially when they involve goals for children and education. Deport-es para Compartir seeks to render the UN Millennium…

On Anniversary of 9-11, New Buildings at Ground Zero Site Promise a More Sustainable Urban Future

On September 11, 2011, Americans turned their eyes to New York City, and the vacant space in the skyline where the towers that fell 10 years ago would still be….

Sanitation In A Bag

Anne Nudge is a Sales Representative for Peepoople AB, a Swedish social enterprise that, last October, launched a pilot project in Silanga, marketing and selling “The Peepoo”– a single-use, personal toilet that sanitizes human excreta shortly after defecation, preventing the feces from contaminating the surrounding environment. After just a few weeks, the bag transforms the waste into a nutrient-rich fertilizer.