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A new way for companies to prevent slaves from working for you

Instead of just hoping that your favorite companies are doing everything they can to not use slave labor, a new initiative is working to make More...

Slum tourism: Patronising or social enlightenment?

There is a growing trend for tourists to seek out poverty-blighted neighbourhoods when they go on holiday, to get a sense of real life for More...

Getting it right: Rebuilding local economies after a natural disaster

I’ve spent most of the past five years living in New Orleans researching the city’s recovery, and I’ve thought a great deal about what happens More...

Podcast: Fighting global poverty with business strategies

More than a decade ago, The Economist magazine called Africa, “the hopeless continent,” but a more recent cover story reads, “Africa Rising.” The U.S. foreign assistance agency, More...

Roche, Swiss Pharmaceutical Giant, to Open Research Center in Manhattan

The decision by Roche is bad news for New Jersey, but a coup in New York City’s efforts to develop a life sciences and biotechnology More...

Kiva – New Field Partner: Sanergy turns waste into opportunity in Kenya

We’re excited to announce our newest Field Partner, Sanergy! Today, 10 million Kenyans live in slums and the number is growing at a rate of 7% More...

Review: “What’s the Economy For, Anyway?”

The Great Recession and current economic instability have raised many questions about how to revive the economy and create jobs. For some, however, economic recovery More...