Today’s Solutions: June 15, 2024

Plastic pollution globe

This is the UN plan to tackle plastic pollution

The Optimist Daily very much likes writing about plastic cleanup in the oceans. So, we were ecstatic when we learned about the beginnings of a treaty on par with the Paris Climate Accords to clean up plastics. The Paris Climate Accords made history as an international effort of 192 countries to Read More...

Encourage creativity in remote

Encourage creativity in remote teams with these strategies

Creativity in a traditional office often involves vision boards, in-person brainstorming sessions, and bouncing ideas off each other, but how can you maintain a creative edge with a remote team? Fortunately, there are ways to promote productivity and innovation even when we’re not meeting in Read More...

The slow road to growth

The slow road to growth

The Slow Money movement aims to change financial markets — and enhance well-being — through investments in local food systems. Amy Domini | September 2010 issue On May 6, 2010, the world of Wall Street went crazy. A sudden frenzy of selling began. Fine blue chip stocks plummeted to levels Read More...

Markets with a social mission

Markets with a social mission

After the meltdown on Wall Street, a small group of entrepreneurs is trying to make the market better, stronger and focused on the social good. Janet Paskin | May 2009 issue By now, doctors and developmental therapists know plenty about how to treat children with cerebral palsy. But all that Read More...

Diving in to a company's

Diving in to a company's data

Why full disclosure is crucial to measuring a company’s environmental and social impact. Amy Domini | May 2009 issue A nice bonus comes when you buy a pair of shoes from the shoe company Timberland. A label on the box marked “Our Footprint” tells what percentage of your shoes was made with Read More...

Interview with Jake de Grazia,

Interview with Jake de Grazia, founder of The Carrot Project

While economic upheaval has caused many businesses to fail, Ode has interviewed several entrepreneurs who have found ways to thrive and remain focused on positive social change. We interviewed them about their companies, how they view the current economic situation, how they define success, and how Read More...