Motivating People: Getting Beyond Money

The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses. Companies around the world are cutting back their financial-incentive…

Café Impact: How-To Convert Your Convictions into a Career

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

Somak Ghosh: A Contrarian Approach to Impact Investing

Somak Ghosh was a founding member of YES Bank which, less than nine years after starting its operation, is now the fourth largest private sector bank in India. Last year…

How to Make a City Great

By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how. What makes…

Café Impact: How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

The Fragile Future of the “Mountains of Life”

Kamal Bawa and Sandesh Kadur, a biology professor at the University of MA (Boston) and a noted wildlife photographer, respectively, came together to catalogue the biodiversity and changing geography of…

The Power of Youth: Using the Tech Startup Mentality to Solve Healthcare Challenges

Addressing delegates at the International Youth Day conference in August 2001, then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan proclaimed, “Young people should be at the forefront of global change and innovation.” In…

Italy’s “Slow Food” Pioneer: How My Love for Food Ripened into a Life’s Work

In 1986, Carlo Petrini and a group of friends threw a big pasta feed in Rome’s storied Piazza di Spagna (the Spanish Steps). The event was a protest against the…

Café Impact: How-To Make Your Mentor Matter

Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world….

Supply Chain Transformation in Global Apparel Is Possible Now

Clothes provide cover and are key to expressing who we are and aspire to be. Encompassing clothing, textiles, footwear and luxury goods, the world’s garment and textile industry reached USD…

Designed to Arrive Early: How We Can Save the Lives of Millions of Children

Today, thousands of doctors – including me – will go to work. And wait. This is how most health systems function: providers wait for patients to come into clinics or…

“To Catch a Dollar:” New Documentary Captures Microfinance in America

This is a guest post by filmmaker Gayle Ferraro, the director of a new documentary looking at Grameen America.  Financed and released by Sundance Institute, Participant Media, and Skoll Foundation,…

A Short Guide to Understanding Female Genital Cutting

Female genital cutting (FGC) used to be an issue that only feminists and anthropologists discussed. Over the past decade, however, the issue has been rising in the global agenda. Just…

Paul Polak Shares Tips For Finding ‘The Business Solution To Poverty’

Paul Polak was a social entrepreneur before it became sexy to be one. Polak first joined the global community of “do-gooders” in 1981 as founder of iDE, a social enterprise…

Thinking Outside the Bottle: Coca-Cola’s Lessons from India

I moved to India with my family as a young boy. My father, a career diplomat, was dispatched to New Delhi to serve as the Republic of Turkey’s ambassador to…