What if your shopping sprees could make both you and society happy? That every time you bought your favorite clothes, you also benefitted the poor and the environment? Some Japanese companies are…

Saori Imaizumi |

Indonesia is estimated to have the largest geothermal potential in the world – 27, 000 megawatts, or roughly 40 percent of total global geothermal resources.  But currently, only 4 percent of that…

Nicholas Keyes |

After months of preparation, the Sanitation Hackathon weekend is upon us.In dozens of countries around the world, IT and sanitation experts will join forces for an intensive brainstorming and…

Sanitation Hackathon Team |

They both hold the potential to help meet the needs of the poor and end poverty. New ideas and innovative solutions are critical to address the 2.5 billion people who lack access to proper…

Jose Luis Irigoyen |

Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland and South Africa are among the world’s largest emerging economies. And in the past five years, all have made substantive shifts towards lower-carbon…

Nicholas Keyes |

As the 2012 Annual Meetings opened Thursday, World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim held a press briefing and fielded questions on a range of topics including the role of emerging economies, food…

Maureen Hoch |

On a grassy coastal plain near Sendai, Japan, stands a symbol of survival. The four-story school house was the tallest building in the neighborhood of 980 homes, where children once played and…

Donna Barne |

Whether Jobs in the Middle East and North Africa and the freedom to prosper or the ‘What Will It Take to End Poverty’ campaign being championed by Jim Yong Kim, or the views of Japanese union…

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl |

SENDAI, JAPAN | When natural disasters hit, the bonds of community are what fuel the push to rebuild.Governments and others should help instill resiliency into the social fabric of communities –…

Ravi Kumar |