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Why Sharing News About Solutions Is A Revolutionary Act

Yes! Magazine   
August 15th, 2013

Why Sharing News About Solutions Is A Revolutionary Act

Typically all we see are the negatives headlines in the news, and we may consider tackling the problem to be pointless. This is far from the truth, however, because we also have hope for a better world. By effecting change on the small scale, we all have the power to solve the big problems. From investing more in renewable energy to protecting woodlands, we are changing the world for the better.

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Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Global Envision   
July 10th, 2013

Move Over, Angel Investors, Crowdfunding Is Changing The Rules Of The Game

Have you ever heard of Kickstarter? How about StartSomeGood? Sites like these are offering an alternative way of investment for startup businesses, projects, and new charity organizations. Instead of a few investors each contributing a large sum of money into an idea, crowds of people are investing small amounts of their wealth to fund young ventures of ambitious individuals. This type of financing, known as crowdfunding, offers little risk to the investor while at the same time giving the creator an idea of how popular the project is going to be. What’s the best part about this concept? It’s working.

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Medicines Hitchhike With Coca Cola To Save Lives

Global Envision   
July 3rd, 2013

Medicines Hitchhike With Coca Cola To Save Lives

Ingenuity is nothing short but essential when it comes to solving the problems that individuals commonly face in developing nations. Developing a creative solution is not lost on the British nonprofit, Colalife, who is getting antidiarrheal medicine to kids through crates filled with the infamous Coca Cola beverages.

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Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Nourishing the Planet   
June 11th, 2013

Against Famine And Empower Women Across The Sahel

Sahel, a struggling region of Africa, constantly faces the very real possibility of famine. In order to combat the frequent shortages of food in the area, cereal banks have been set up all over to provide a safety net for communities. Not only does it give the people greater food security, but it also promotes women as leaders of these banks, giving them significant roles in their villages and towns.

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Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

Global Envision   
June 6th, 2013

Free Life Insurance With Your Phone Bill? Ghana’s Tigo Tries It

With cellphone users only growing on the African continent, it should be expected that companies are trying every selling method to retain their customers. Because of this, companies are now offering free life insurance with a subscription to their service. Offering this safety-net may help alleviate many individuals who find themselves moving into greater poverty.

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More To Life Than Profit

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 14th, 2013

More To Life Than Profit

Business has typically been synonymous with profit, but triple bottom line corporations are changing all of that. Of course a successful business requires earnings, but these companies are also concerned about making a positive impact on the world while doing so.

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Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Global Envision   
July 9th, 2013

Microsoft’s Game Plan: Help Today’s Youth Prepare For Tomorrow’s Jobs

Microsoft, one of the world’s largest software companies, understands that we have a growing and serious problem when it comes to unemployment. The fact remains that there are many jobs out there in this dismal economy, but the next generation has to have the right training and opportunities to secure them. That’s where Microsoft lends a helping hand.

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Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Global Envision   
July 1st, 2013

Bank Andara: A Bank For Banks In Indonesia Grows Micro Businesses And Turns A Profit

Over fifty millions Indonesians are self-employed. Many of these have no support from a financial services institution. The Bank of Andara is looking to tap this potential through microfinancing. Because of this, many Indonesians will have the opportunity to expand and dig themselves out of the hole that is poverty.

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BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Think Africa   
June 10th, 2013

BRICS In Africa: A Development Dream?

Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) compose the well-known economic powerhouse that could very well soon surpass the current industrialized nations. Now, their eye is turned to Africa and the potential investment opportunity that could be mutually beneficial for these strong developing countries and the underdeveloped nations still struggling in Africa.

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Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

Global Envision   
May 29th, 2013

Gaza Sky Geeks Backs Tech Startups In The Gaza Strip

In the tumultuous region of the Gaza Strip, an up and coming organization is helping to promote innovation by turning to the next generation. Gaza Sky Geeks Laboratory, a program that assists startup businesses, is helping to provide the resources for aspiring young technical graduates in the Gaza Strip. With the aid of organizations like the Gaza Sky Geeks, many startups have the potential to turn into successful businesses in hopes of turning the Gaza Strip into the next Silicon Valley.

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