An annual Sustainia publication spotlights emerging solutions to climate change that span sectors and disciplines.
“Our policy objective in the aid community, should be to end famine as we know it in our lifetime.” That was the challenge presented to us by Andrew Natsios, former Administrator, USAID, at Transforming Global Food Security, a series of discussions on preventing famine through improved technological innovation at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on May 11th.
Meet the students who will be exhibiting their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
Hackers Leverage Weather and Climate Data to Create Mobile Applications to Improve Farming Productivity and Save Lives
Charitable giving has hit a record high in the United States; household, charitable, and foundation giving are all on the rise. In 2014, Americans gave over $350 billion to charities, accounting for over 2% of the country’s GDP. Between 70% to 90% of U.S. households donate to charity every year, and the average household’s donation […]
For years, a nascent movement led by passionate pioneers out to change the world has been slowly but surely taking shape. Quietly, these early fearless leaders have been championing the idea that businesses can be a tool for social good, beyond the jobs that they create. Specifically, they’ve been building the movement for a new […]
The savings were driven by improvements in areas such as building management and route planning, which has reduced energy and fuel use. Smartphones are also allowing people to work from home more easily and control heating and electricity systems more efficiently. The 180 million tonne saving is approximately five times greater than emissions from the […]
Mariama Keita grows peanuts the old-fashioned way: using hoes, pitchforks and, when needed, horses as beasts of burden. She doesn’t have a tractor or any mechanized tools. But the mother of two does have one new weapon in her agricultural arsenal to help keep her farm running: her cellphone. For the last eight years, Keita […]
Reading through “To Really Help the Global Poor, Create Technology They’ll Pay For” in the Harvard Business Review, I was conflicted by the main point made by Alex Deng, Chairman of Huawei’s Corporate Sustainable Development Committee, that for many ICT4D projects to scale beyond a pilot there needs to be some sustainability plan on how […]
As even giants like GE and GM struggle to bring IT jobs back from overseas, one U.S. entrepreneur has found a niche in smaller cities where the talent is ample and costs are far lower. There’s a lot of apocalyptic talk on the campaign trail about jobs moving overseas. But just as every action invites […]
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