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A man looking at graffiti  | Reuters/Nacho Doce
September 2, 2015
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How to Make Government Work More Attractive

Vetor Brasil matches leaders with opportunities in the public sector.

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim says focusing on health care will help improve the lives of the world's poorest. | REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo
January 11, 2016
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How the World Bank President Plans to Eradicate Poverty by 2030

Jim Yong Kim talks about how audacious goals bring real change.

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Finding the right investment can be tricky |  iStock/JJ Pan
August 25, 2015
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Paul Brest: Making Money While Doing Good

Social impact investing is changing the way philanthropy is done.

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More Americans are interested in responsible food. | iStock/Joel Carillet
August 4, 2015
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Is the Responsible Food Trend Sustainable?

The organic food movement has momentum, explains an owner of San Francisco grocer Bi-Rite Market.

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Craftspeople are the mainstay of India’s non-farming, rural economy. | Courtesy TOTO Express
July 21, 2015
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A Nonprofit Group Helps Struggling Indian Craftspeople

Innovation fellow creates an artisan’s business-to-business matching platform.

Latest Stories in Social Innovation

May 18, 2012
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Tony Blair: A New Approach in Africa

The former British Prime Minister discusses the partnerships that could alleviate poverty and reduce the need for foreign aid.
May 8, 2012
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Globalizing Entry-Level Business Processing Employment

Digital Divide Data offers bright, ambitious — but poor — young people in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya training, jobs, and support for higher education.
May 2, 2012
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The Value of "Values Affirmation"

Research shows that modest school interventions can help raise grades and improve health and happiness.
May 1, 2012
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An Internet Alternative to the Doctor's Office

A talk with a Stanford dermatologist and entrepreneur who cofounded a digital-diagnosis practice.
April 30, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Supporting Equality in Education

Raising teachers’ awareness about students' help-seeking dynamics could be an important first step in supporting equality in elementary school education.
April 20, 2012
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How Do You Encourage Recycling?

A social scientist says the key may be in the messaging.
April 17, 2012
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Todd Rogers: The Psychology Around Voter Turnout

Researchers applying psychology to the realm of politics are finding that giving voters a few strategic nudges can push far more people in the direction of polls on election day.
March 21, 2012
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Eric Schlosser: In the Food Wars, Don't Forget Low Income People

The "Food Inc." filmmaker and author suggests critics of today's industrial food system should focus more on social justice.
March 1, 2012
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Frank Flynn: Gratitude, the Gift that Keeps on Giving

Research findings suggest that when helpers are thanked for their efforts, the resulting sense of being socially valued is critical in encouraging them to provide more help in the future.
March 1, 2012
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Laurent Demuynck: Changing Lives through Farming in Rwanda

An entrepreneur hopes to increase the yield of mushrooms for Rwandan farmers to make them a staple in the country.