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…

Gabriel Brodbar on 2011 and What’s to Come in the Year Ahead

This is the 4th part of our Year in Review Series, in which we reconnect with our group of experts about the trends they forecasted for social entrepreneurship in 2011…

Kevin Jones of SOCAP on 2011 and What’s to Come in the Year Ahead

This is the third part of our Year in Review Series, in which we reconnect with our group of experts about the trends they forecasted for social entrepreneurship in 2011…

Amy Clark of Ashoka on 2011 and What’s to Come in the Year Ahead

This is the 2st part of our Year in Review Series, in which we reconnect with our group of experts about the trends they forecasted for social entrepreneurship in 2011…

Weekly Roundup: Upbeat News to Start the New Year?

The Christian Science Monitor did a series recently, citing all the trends that are making the world a better place — yes, it may actually be getting better. Contrary to…

Sasha Dichter of Acumen Fund on 2011 and What’s to Come in the Year Ahead

This is the 1st part of our Year in Review Series, in which we reconnect with our group of experts about the trends they forecasted for social entrepreneurship in 2011…

Weekly Roundup: Food Security Bill Sparks Discussion on Sustainability

India’s Controversial Food Bill: Despite the glowing success of India’s corporations in recent years, the country still has significant levels of inequality, leading to malnourishment and hunger among many of…

The Social Entrepreneurship Year in Review

As we approach the end of 2011 and take stock of this year in social entrepreneurship – the stories, the leaders, the emerging solutions — there is a strong sense…

Films with Impact – Granito: How to Nail a Dictator

Granito stitches together two stories: a documentation of Guatemala’s “secret war” in 1982, and today’s efforts to disclose the  truths of Montt’s regime. For Paco de Onis, the movie’s producer…

Explainer: Women, Headscarves, and Protesters on Egypt’s Streets

The thousands of women who took to Cairo’s streets on Tuesday, marching to protest against Egyptian soldiers who tore women’s clothes off—specifically, their abaya, a symbol of modesty and piety–dragged,…

Small Is Better: Downsizing Houses

The subprime mortgage crisis that erupted in 2008, and resulted in nearly a million foreclosures by October 2009, is far from over. The Christian Science Monitor recently reported that, after…

Alternatives to Medical Testing on Chimpanzees

Aside from the small African country of Gabon, the U.S. is the only nation in the world that still conducts research on chimpanzees. Last Thursday, the National Institutes of Health…

Weekly Roundup: Protesters, B-Corps and More Protesters

TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year – The Protester TIME magazine made an apt choice for person of the year, as rural protesters in China are now joining the likes…