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Christine Su | Courtesy of Pasturemap
May 8, 2018
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PastureMap: Creating a More Sustainable Steak

This app helps ranchers manage their land while improving the environment.

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Sky Kurtz and fellow founders of Pure Harvest | Photo by Siddharth Siva
May 8, 2018
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Pure Harvest: A Smarter Greenhouse Brings Fresh Produce to the Desert

Fifty miles outside of Abu Dhabi, startup Pure Harvest plans to grow fresh fruits and vegetables in an inhospitable climate.

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A dazed man with an overlay of symbols of eyes, shopping carts, computers and other marketing symbols | Photo Illustration by Tricia Seibold with iStock/izusek and iStock/axel2001
April 12, 2018
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The Science Behind Cambridge Analytica: Does Psychological Profiling Work?

The researchers who warned about abuses of Facebook data show how psychological profiling gets results.

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Residents of the El Salto neighbourhood share a meal during New Year's Eve after Hurricane Maria damaged the electrical grid in September, in Morovis, Puerto Rico December 31, 2017. | REUTERS/Alvin Baez
April 5, 2018
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What Makes a Community Resilient?

A Stanford study explores how communities recover — or fail to recover — from disasters.

Latest Stories on Social Impact

January 16, 2018
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Reducing Gender Inequality at Work, One Small Step at a Time

Modest, daily actions that target bias are the “building blocks to larger change.”
November 15, 2017
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“Why Is She Telling Us to Eat Grass?”

The challenge of running a health food company in a country where being overweight is a sign of success.
October 23, 2017
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Don’t Toss That Lettuce — Share It

A free food-sharing app aims to go global with a hyperlocal focus.
October 2, 2017
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Paving the Way to Healthy Homes

How a singular focus on one basic thing — floors — is transforming lives in Africa.
September 18, 2017
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Is Capitalism Killing America?

Young & Rubicam Chairman Emeritus Peter Georgescu says it’s time to end the era of shareholder primacy.
July 31, 2017
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Jane Chen: Be Courageous Because You Will Fail

The CEO of Embrace Innovations explains the most important skill for a successful entrepreneur.
July 28, 2017
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The Case for National Childcare

Professor Emerita Myra Strober on why subsidized childcare would benefit us all.
July 24, 2017
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In the Energy Revolution, a Giant Changes Course

How massive energy company Engie is overhauling its culture and strategy.
July 11, 2017
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Sean Hinton: Consider the Nonlinear Career Path

From yurt to boardroom, the CEO of the Soros Economic Development Fund discusses his unconventional path and the reasons impact investing often fails.
June 27, 2017
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Bringing Online Shopping to Rural Africa, One Shopkeeper at a Time

The founder of Copia Global uses a century-old model to reach the world’s poorest people.