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The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

11 April 2011

Burlington, Vermont, United States

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For triple-bottom-line businesses, there are no guarantees that responsible practices will continue after a sale of the company. 'B corp', a new form of corporation in the United States, is one that aims to maximize n...

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Tina Rosenberg

31 March 2011

United States

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New crowdfunding options can help even the smallest donor's contributions to have a meaningful impact, bolstering a sense of personal involvement, maximizing knowledge about causes, and inspiring greater participation.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 March 2011

Kenya

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Americans often want to connect to a cause beyond writing a check. Crowdsourcing is creating new forms of philanthropy globally, giving donors more choice and a stronger connection to the projects they fund.

Inside Climate News

Maria Gallucci

28 March 2011

Reno, Nevada, United States

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In a campaign to boost community interest in and use of urban wind power, city officials in Reno, Nevada, are helping consumers take the guesswork out of buying home turbines. Through an online consumer guide called t...

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David Bornstein

10 March 2011

Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

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Some problems are simply too complex to solve with any single approach. The “collective impact” strategy of creating alliances of civic and business leaders is being applied to social problems across the nation.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 March 2011

New York, New York, United States

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It's unusual for health programs to find it financially beneficial to send a home visitor regularly to help patients. But medical programs in various parts of the United States are experimenting with using peer groups...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

28 February 2011

New York, New York, United States

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The health problems of millions of Americans are directly related to patients' failure to follow doctors’ orders. Community health workers are increasingly successful in New York and other American cities – not to sub...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

18 February 2011

Halgaon, Maharashtra, India

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The second of two columns on how ordinary women trained to become their village doctors are making rural villages much healthier. Financial incentives, supporting workers, and encouraging cooperation from governments ...

National Geographic

Jeff Smith

16 February 2011

Ghana

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Less charcoal, faster cook times, energy efficient and healthier: these are all terms that have been associated with a new cooking stove produced by the small Ghana business Toyola Energy. This stove acts as a dual so...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

14 February 2011

Halgaon, Maharashtra, India

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Many health professionals choose to not live in poor, rural areas that lack access to healthcare. The Society for Education, Action, and Research in Community Health, and the Comprehensive Rural Health Project are tra...

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David Bornstein

11 February 2011

New York, New York, United States

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Text4baby is a free service that sends text messages to pregnant women, and new mothers to provide them with useful tips to keep themselves and their babies healthy. This solution involves many different types of orga...

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David Bornstein

7 February 2011

Martinsville, Virginia, United States

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An average of 28,000 children born in the U.S. each year die before their first birthday – and many more face disabilities and serious life-long health problems, often because they are born prematurely or at low birth...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

4 February 2011

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala

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Two columns on microconsignment, a new variation on microcredit that helps poor people living in developing countries - particularly women in rural villages - start small social businesses without taking on debt or re...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

28 January 2011

Bangladesh

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For young people, learning the social norms of the office is crucial for survival in the new economy. Year Up is an organization that is unusually successful at preparing young adults from disadvantaged backgrounds fo...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 January 2011

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The non-profit program Year Up is getting low-income young people into jobs by training them in the culture of work. The organization pairs companies—which help fund the training period—with interns from disadvantaged...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

14 January 2011

Tamkuha, Bihar, India

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A follow-up article on Husk Power Systems, which has created a scalable system to turn rice husks into electricity that is reliable, eco-friendly and affordable for families in India. The company bases their business ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 January 2011

New Delhi, Delhi, India

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Access to electricity in India takes a huge economic, educational, and health-related toll. A small company called Husk Power Systems has created an innovative system that is turning rice husks into electricity and il...

Women's eNews

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky

28 December 2010

La Paz, Bolivia

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Mobile health units are rolling clinicians into remote parts of Bolivia and helping to lower one of the world's worst rates of maternal mortality. Reporting costs for this story were partially funded by International ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

24 December 2010

New York, New York, United States

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Many of the errors in our homelessness policies have stemmed from the conception that the homeless are a homogeneous group. It’s only in the past 15 years that organizations like Common Ground, and others, have taken ...

Pacific Standard

Mark Obbie

20 December 2010

Texas, United States

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The Victim-Offender Mediation/Dialogue program in Texas connects victims with those who harmed them to initiate a healing process founded on the premise of restorative justice. This state-run mediation program helps v...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

17 December 2010

Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi

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Hospitals in Bogota are saving premature babies through the cheap and accessible kangaroo care, where mothers wear their newborns on their chest. A foundation has been transplanting the concept to other hospitals inte...

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 December 2010

Bogotá, Colombia

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A shortage of incubators in a Bogota hospital was causing rampant infections among newborns. Kangaroo care, a system where the infant's mother is employed as a human incubator, was created and solved the shortage prob...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

10 December 2010

Ohio, United States

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In part, miscommunication between bankers, brokers and homeowners created the 2008 economic crisis. Protection laws mandating better labeling and trusted third-party intermediaries could improve communication and help...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

6 December 2010

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Foreclosure affects millions of homeowners and millions more owe more on their mortgages than what their homes are worth, but Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP), offers assistance. As a free service to ...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

26 November 2010

Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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Children who have been through traumatic experiences have trouble opening up to people. A virtual program in Mexico City created by psychotherapists uses animated characters to get children to explain their thoughts.

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