Today’s Solutions: July 21, 2024

Impact-driven entrepreneurship

Impact-driven entrepreneurship is slashing plastic pollution in Indonesia

You may have heard that Indonesia has some of the world’s most beautiful and pristine beaches adorning its lush archipelago of islands. And while it’s true that there are few other places that can compete with these spectacular landscapes, over the recent years, an increasing number of Read More...

Meet the new boss

Meet the new boss

How green MBA programs produce graduates skilled in social and environmental stewardship. Andrew Tolve | November 2009 issue Every month, business students all over North America retreat to a campus on Bainbridge Island, 255 acres (90 hectares) of pristine land a short ferry ride from Seattle, Read More...

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...

School for social change

School for social change

At a pioneering academy in Johannesburg, underprivileged Africans are learning to become entrepreneurs. Fred De Vries | October 2007 issue Behind the public library, at the corner of Commissioner and Sauer streets, the problems of Johannesburg—and other cities on the African continent—are Read More...

Bright hopes, big city

Bright hopes, big city

Solutions for the problems of growing megacities can be found in their slums and shantytowns. Jay Walljasper | May 2007 issue Blame it on rappers, the old movie Blade Runner or the Bible. No matter the culprit, scenes of urban depravity - from "gangsta" ghettos to Gomorrah - are repeated so often Read More...