Today’s Solutions: June 12, 2024

How to run a social enterprise

How to run a social enterprise, in three (not so) easy steps

Kevin Lynch | March 2009 issue There's a big pile of problems out there: violence, poverty, environmental degradation, human rights violations, disease and more. It's a big and daunting pile. It's so well chronicled that we needn't repeat endless statistics about its scale and scope, nor endlessly Read More...

Not the same old drive-thru

Not the same old drive-thru

The meat is raised naturally; the packaging is recycled; the ovens use renewable power. New green fast-food chains are serving up burgers and fries to feel good about. Mary Desmond Pinkowish| April 2008 issue It's really cold and windy in Manhattan. The Friday lunch crowds scurry in and out of Read More...

Open for business

Open for business

Abdellah Aboulharjan gets young French immigrants off the streets and helps turn them into entrepreneurs. Peter Van Dijk | April 2008 issue Brahim Branki left his native Algeria as a young man to study urban planning in Paris, where he earned a bachelor’s degree. But after working many jobs in Read More...

Thinking allowed

Thinking allowed

The Hub wants to be the social innovator with a centre everywhere and circumference nowhere. Lillian Kennett| March 2008 issue   One morning last December, Briony Greenhill gleefully brandished five copies of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest—Christmas presents for her family. Read More...