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Corn Cobs and Generators: A Revolutionary Way to Light up Haiti

Author: Knowledge@Wharton
Product Type: Interviews; Magazine / Newspaper Articles
Source: Knowledge@Wharton
Publication Year: 2014

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In rural areas of Haiti, residents have trouble accessing cheap and reliable electricity. Limyè Pa w – founded by three social entrepreneurs – is trying to change that by setting up an electrical grid that uses discarded corn cobs as its fuel source...

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The New Role of Business in Global Education

Authors: Kramer, Mark R.; Hills, Greg; Tallant, Kate; Wilka, Matt; Bhatt, Anjali
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: FSG
Publication Year: 2014

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This report explores the innovative ways that leading companies are taking to put education at the core of their corporate strategy...

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The Power of Impact Investing: Putting Markets to Work for Profit and Global Good

Authors: Rodin, Judith; Brandenburg, Margot
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Wharton Digital Press
Publication Year: 2014

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A new wave of investors is using impact investing to address some of the greatest challenges of our time—from climate change and water scarcity to lack of access to health care, education, and affordable housing—with the intention of also generating a financial return. This couldn’t happen at a more critical time...

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Mekelle Farms: Poultry Entrepreneurship in Ethiopia

Authors: Lee, Hau; Elist, Jonathan; Kennedy, Michael
Product Type: Cases
Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business
Publication Year: 2014

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After deciding to transform a former government-owned poultry farm in Ethiopia, two American business partners encounter challenges related to input costs, inventory management, delivery, government relations, and other key challenges that are common to entrepreneurs operating in an emerging market context...

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Managing Environmental Systems: Supporting Sustainable Urbanization

Authors: Gill, Tom; Davis, Marion; Erickson, Peter; Purkey, David; Mehta, Vishal
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)
Publication Year: 2014

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Given the pace of urbanization, the development paths that cities take and how they use resources are critical issues for sustainability. SEI examines resource use in cities not only under under current conditions but also under different scenarios shaped by demographic and socio-economic trends, climate change, and key policy choices.

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Greener Skills and Jobs

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD
Publication Year: 2014

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This paper suggests that the role of skills and education and training policies should be an important component of the ecological transformation process...

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Sustainability in Action: Profiles of Community Initiatives Across the United States

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Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: CONCERN, Inc.; Community Sustainability Resource Institute
Publication Year: 2008

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This report profiles community sustainability initiatives, one from each state and the District of Columbia...

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Green Growth in Cities

Author: OECD
Product Type: Policy and Issue Reports
Source: OECD Publishing
Publication Year: 2013

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Green Growth in Cities identifies urban activities to reduce environmental impact that are most likely to contribute to the policy priorities of job creation, urban attractiveness, metro-regional supply of green products and services, and increased urban land values.

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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

Author: Braun, Adam
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Scribner
Publication Year: 2014

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Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young boy begging on the streets of India, who after being asked what he wanted most in the world, simply answered, “A pencil.” This small request led to a staggering series of events that took Braun backpacking through dozens of countries before eventually leaving one of the world’s most prestigious jobs to found Pencils of Promise, the organization he started with just $25 that has since built more than 200 schools around the world.

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The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems

Authors: Eggers, William D.; Macmillan, Paul
Product Type: Books / Book Chapters
Source: Harvard Business Review Press
Publication Year: 2013

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World hunger. Climate change. Crumbling infrastructure. It’s clear that in today’s era of fiscal constraints and political gridlock, we can no longer turn to government alone to tackle these and other towering social problems. What’s required is a new, more collaborative and productive economic system. The Solution Revolution brings hope—revealing just such a burgeoning new economy where players from across the spectrum of business, government, philanthropy, and social enterprise converge to solve big problems and create public value.

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