The world’s largest movement

July 6, 2012

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Something powerful is taking place across the planet. “It is my belief that we are a part of a movement, that is greater, and deeper, and broader than we ourselves know, or can know. It flies under the radar of the media by and large….” the author of Blessed Unrest and founder of Wiser.org Paul […]

Key quotes from Jacqueline Novogratz’s inspiring book on work for social change

July 3, 2012

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“Bridging the gap between rich and poor in an interconnected world” is the subtitle to Jacqueline Novogratz’s book The Blue Sweater, which I just finished reading. It was a great read for many reasons. Not only was it well-written and entertaining as if it was a good fiction; it was also deeply inspiring and full […]

May 2, 2012

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Originally posted on whatworksblog:
The idea for Marianhill came about the mid-1990s before the Kyoto Protocol was even signed. Gunning for a conservancy status for the landfill from the start, e’Thekwini instituted a meaningful consultative process with residents and civil society. Large waste removal vehicles travel to the smallest landfill of the e’Thekwini Municipality, located…

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The world’s 30 leading social entrepreneurs: what can they tell us?

March 2, 2012

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Bob Pattillio, Jane Chen, Sam Goldman, Ned Tozun, Jacqueline Novogratz, Martin Fisher, Nick Moon etc. What does these names tell you? They are but a few names on a prestigious list published by Forbes Magazine as ‘the top 30 social entrepreneurs who are having the most impact in the world.’ The list was published in […]

100WHF – Stanford conference: channeling the power of finance for social change

February 8, 2012

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A new era of Alpha and Altruism March 23, 2012 @ Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston, MA “(..) Join this one-day finance conference that aims to inspire collaboration between foundations, allocators, and asset managers to push the envelope of social impact and innovation. Attendees can choose between social impact and finance tracks. Speakers include: Lisa Hall, […]

Connecting the world through music – playing for change

January 27, 2012

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Let’s get together.. When ever I see people singing together, joining forces in music, it always inspires me greatly and reminds me of how much we, the human beings on planet earth, can do when we get together and team up. It highlights the potential and innate power to create positively within each one of […]

The thorn in the eye of the movement for social change in India – and elsewhere

December 8, 2011

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Esha Chhabra points out some very essential issues in her excellent article for GOOD called “How to Upgrade India’s Social Enterprise Ecosystem,” where she is taking the temperature on contemporary work for social change in India. She writes: “India has become a hotbed of social enterprise, home to impact technology like D.Light Design‘s low-cost LED […]