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Weekly Roundup: Facebook’s Social Mission

Can One of America’s Biggest Tech Companies Pursue its Social Mission and a Massive IPO Simultaneously? Facebook’s IPO listing has caused quite a stir in the business community.  But, Zuckerberg…

Weekly Roundup: Davos, Igloos and the Future of Capitalism

WEF Discusses Global Inequality in the Swiss Alps This week the world’s political leaders, policy analysts, tech titans, successful businessmen, and members of the social sector convened for the annual…

Weekly Roundup: SOPA and the Art of the Online Protest

Hearing the Different Voices on SOPA People power is back.  Wednesday’s protests against the SOPA bill continue last year’s theme of the power of protest.  However, this time the protesters…

Weekly Roundup: Haiti’s Road to Recovery and India’s Recent Milestone

Two Years Later, Haiti is Regaining her Strength Two years ago, a 7.0 earthquake shook Haiti, destroying the country and killing over 300,000 people.  Then, the country faced another disaster-…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Amidst War, An Afghan Renaissance

We often see the arts as only fit for museums, galleries, and film festivals, cloistered in halls only for the intellectual elite.  But the arts can help build a nation,…

Weekly Roundup: Internet Censorship and Occupy’s Hurdles

The World’s Largest Democracy Tries to Curb the Internet #KapilSabil became one of the most popular hashtags this week on Twitter.  Ironic, considering that Kapil Sabil, India’s Communication and IT…

Weekly Roundup: Busan, Durban, LA OWS, and Forbes

More big meetings, more empty promises? Busan: The Fourth High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness. The aim: a partnership for global development and aid effectiveness that has big players like China…

Jed Emerson: What Impact Investing Has to Offer in Today’s Rocky Economy

Jed Emerson and Antony Bugg-Levine have co-authored a new book titled Impact Investing: Transforming How We Make Money While Making A Difference. Emerson has worked at Harvard and Stanford, focusing…

Weekly Roundup: Global Fund Takes a Hit And Occupy Protests Face Serious Challenges

Every week, we roundup the conversation surrounding the news in the world of social innovation. Global Fund Takes a Hit The Global Fund to Fight AIDS,  Tuberculosis, and Malaria will…