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Lydia Dishman

6 February 2019

Paris, France

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Companies that value diversity invest in women leaders through comprehensive approaches. Leadership programs that go beyond generic seminars and instead focus on long-term career development strategies can help empowe...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 January 2019

Elland, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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In the midst of controversy surrounding large gender pay-gaps in the United Kingdom, a wholesale company called Suma adopts a "co-op" mentality and pays everyone - regardless of gender, experience, or age - the same s...

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Sandra Larson

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14 December 2018

Houston, Texas, United States

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With the aim of providing a space for congregations without a space to worship, Church Space created “co-churching” spaces that offer a room, lighting, musical instruments, a PA system and other amenities for rent. A ...

The Huffington Post

Maddy Savage

28 November 2018

Eskilstuna, Sweden

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ReTuna, a new Swedish shopping mall, features exclusively items that are used, secondhand, or made sustainably. The mall is hoping to help consumers save money, as well as decrease waste and improve the shopping exper...

The Colorado Sun

Kevin Simpson

27 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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A web browser extension called PocketChange allows people to donate small amounts of money to social causes and have their donations matched by “cause-aligned” brands. The software taps into the desire of news readers...

Yes! Magazine

Chris Winters

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27 November 2018

New York, New York, United States

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Traditionally, private foundations have been required to give away only 5% of their wealth each year. Beyond that, the majority of funds have typically been invested in Wall Street funds, sometimes funds that fundamen...

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McKenna Harford

26 November 2018

Tabernash, Colorado, United States

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Bees play a vital role in the health of not just the ecosystem, but also economic development. Keeping honey production local helps to maintain this relationship with the rapidly decreasing species, which is why a gro...

The Colorado Sun

Jesse Paul

23 November 2018

Denver, Colorado, United States

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The same technology that helps companies like Uber find their customers is now available to public safety agencies to ensure accurate location detection from cell phone calls. Denver is among the first cities to imple...

Nikkei Asian Review

Deepak Adhikari

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18 November 2018

Kathmandu, Nepal

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Kathmandu Valley, like many other heavily populated areas in Nepal, has a trash problem. As the designated landfill becomes overfull, local entrepreneurs are turning to creative thinking in order to make a difference....

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Michelle Bruton

7 November 2018

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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After losing over a dozen friends and family members to suicide, Jonny Boucher took action and started a non-profit coffeeshop that was geared towards suicide prevention. The cafe offers in-house counseling and serves...

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Katharine Schwab

30 October 2018

United States

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Services like Boundless and Borderwise are helping immigrants navigate what is often a confusing and complicated process: applying for greencards. About 7,000 people a month use Boundless and so far they’ve had a 100 ...

Colorado Springs Gazette

Liz Forster

18 October 2018

Colorado, United States

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In Colorado, trash either ends up in a landfill or is recycled by being shipped to another state. To increase efficiency and implement better recycling practices, an Iowa-born company that turns recycled cartons into ...

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Sandra Larson

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12 October 2018

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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The Boston Ujima Project is on “a mission to create an alternative economy,” one that is inclusive on all measures. The main initiative is a community capital fund, which is considering foregoing collateral on loans i...

The New York Times

Zach Montague

9 October 2018

West Virginia, United States

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Small towns in West Virginia are a natural oasis for adventure lovers from urban and rural areas alike; towns like Davis and Fayetteville are succesfully capitalizing on their natural resources to increase tourism and...

Yes! Magazine

Mason Adams

5 October 2018

Hazard, Kentucky, United States

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In eastern Kentucky, where the coal industry is struggling and workers are finding themselves out of work, a six-month internship program is helping workers re-train into jobs that ensure energy efficiency in homes an...

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Adele Peters

5 October 2018

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

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Emily Turner, an attorney-turned-activist, runs the restaurant All Square, which only employs people with a criminal record. After years working in the field of prisoner reentry for the government, she decided to crea...

The Guardian

Helen Pidd

1 October 2018

United Kingdom

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Home improvement projects often start with paint, but what happens when all of the purchased paint doesn't get used? Typically, it sits in someone's basement or storage closet with no plan for further use in sight. Co...

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Sandra Larson

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1 October 2018

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

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Worker co-ops, a business model that many people are not aware of, are gaining momentum in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Cooperative Alliance (PACA) has helped push more education and funding around co-ops to come to...

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Oscar Perry Abello

28 September 2018

Montgomery, Alabama, United States

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Hope Credit Union has a mission: serving mostly black, marginalized communities in the South whose capital was historically displaced through slavery. In 2017, the credit union gave out $100 million in loans. ‘That to...

The New York Times

James Barron

23 September 2018

New York, New York, United States

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S’Well, the namesake of trendy water bottles, was founded on the environmental principle of reducing single-use plastic bottles throughout the world. As part of their mission, the company is donating a water bottle to...

Washington Post

Amy Ellis Nutt

23 September 2018

Austin, Minnesota, United States

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In order to reduce autism stigma, the city of Austin, Minn., became an autism-friendly town. A system was created to label businesses as autism-friendly, if they implement specific requirements that reduce autism trig...

NPR

Nate Hegyi

20 September 2018

Canada

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As regions look for solutions to fight wildfires in the midst of climate change, some call for logging companies to take greater responsibility. While the argument is not new that less trees means less fires, it's the...

Pacific Standard

Maria Dolan

18 September 2018

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Austin, Texas and King County, Washington are both participating in a new experiment by non-profit City Forest Credits (CFC) that uses creative financing to fund green spaces and tree-planting in cities. More specific...

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Shawnté Salabert

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14 September 2018

Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States

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Pack Rat Outdoor Center, an outdoor retailer in Arkansas, is making their mark in the fight for sustainable practices. Through efforts to recycle, compost and upcycle materials, the store sends less to a landfill than...

The Guardian

Daniel Boffey

13 September 2018

Zwolle, Netherlands

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The first bicycle path made of recycled plastic opened in the Netherlands and the inventors see it as a way to prove a concept that could be adapted more widely to roadways as Europe works to eliminate plastic waste. ...

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