Nearly 98 percent of the water on earth is saline, and about two-thirds of the remaining fresh water is frozen in ice caps and glaciers. That leaves less than one […]
The World Bank Group is currently driven by the twin goals of ending extreme poverty within a generation and boosting shared prosperity. It is promoti ...
Gender discrimination continues to impact women in a variety of ways. Particularly in the developing economies, women pay higher costs than men in ter ...
An eco-innovation business model is enabling companies to push their boundaries by modifying products, processes and organizational structures that im ...
The petitions website, Change.org, empowers people globally by allowing them to create online petitions to press upon businesses and governments to act on issues that impact the society. Among the [...]
Social finance is a powerful approach to investing and money management that focuses on achieving economic returns along with an effective social dividend. It involves lending to social enterprises to [...]
Air transport contributes 12 percent of all transport sources to human-induced carbon emissions. Flights produce 628 million tons of carbon dioxide every year. The aviation industry needs to find solutions [...]
More than three billion people around the world use inefficient cookstoves and traditional biomass fuels for cooking. Over 4.3 million lives a year are lost due to household air pollution [...]
At a time when human beings have far exceeded the Earth’s capacity to sustain the current consumption levels for long, a new paradigm called the Circular Economy is showing great [...]
Women in India are the major food producers, with about 78 percent of all economically active women engaged in agricultural activities. Nearly 70 percent of the farming work in India [...]
Wandee Khunchornyakong, a former solar panel manufacturing executive and founder of the Solar Power Company Group (SPCG) in Thailand, has won recognition from the United Nation’s Climate Change secretariat with [...]
The world’s largest cloud-computing company, Amazon, has made a major commitment to run its cloud services entirely on renewable energy. With this comprehensive environmental pledge, Amazon has finally chosen to [...]
Renewable energy industry around the world has been witnessing a boom, but new green energy startups continue to face high hurdles in raising investment. However, an emerging method of raising [...]