Cotton Boll
August 13, 2012, 1 Comment

A few days ago we stumbled upon a paper (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2103599) about Ethicus, an ethical fashion brand that the paper’s author claims nurtured the “emergence of ethical consumerism in India”. While, [...]

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The Developing World Affordable Housing Myth

March 23, 2012, 2 Comments

By this time tomorrow, based on UN statistics, there will be another 97,068 base of the pyramid housing units needed somewhere on the planet and the p ...

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The Defining Role of Business in Ending Poverty

January 10, 2012, 1 Comment

This post originally appeared in the Huffington Post Impact section. Congratulations! The very fact that you are reading this article means that you a ...

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30 Social Entrepreneurs That Didn’t Make the Forbes List

December 5, 2011, 6 Comments

Dwight Peters is a Social Entrepreneur and the founder of QuarterWaters. He interviews successful Social Entrepreneurs to learn how they did it. ...

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    Why Should We Care About Microfinance?
    September 14, 2011, No comments

    Microfinance’s reputation has suffered a great deal from the stories of greed and poorly regulated operations in Andhra Pradesh. However, the concept and theory behind microfinance have noble roots; empowering [...]

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    You’ve Got the Love(social)
    August 18, 2011, 1 Comment

    If someone told the five-year-old me — who had just immigrated from Iran to Vancouver — that one day, I would have this palm-sized tool would let me connect with [...]

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    Overcoming Hurdles, Exposing Talent
    June 30, 2011, 1 Comment

      Handicrafts can decorate your home with their beauty, they can add a touch of glamor to your outfit with their ornate detailing, they can inspire trends with their natural [...]

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    Small Farms, Big Impact
    June 13, 2011, 1 Comment

    How big should a farm be? Many people assume smaller farms are significantly less efficient than larger farms, and attribute this to economies of scale. Not so.  Much research demonstrates [...]