If there is anything to be learned from the ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protest in France, is that social innovation should accompany environmental policymaking. Policies will have little effect without the acceptance and understanding of the people directly affected by the changes.
Editor's Note: This article is by Leila Yim Surratt the Director of Strategy and Engagement at P4G. P4G is a global initiative that accelerates pioneering market-based partnerships to unlock investment opportunities that can advance progress on the Sustainable Development Goals. Progress
Candidates for the 4th annual Pritzker Award are artists, leaders, and inventors under the age of 40 fighting for a more sustainable future. They include a college dropout who invented a solar-charging robot, the daughter of two first responders who created
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fragile economic, social and environmental underpinnings of our world today. Although we have access to advanced scientific and technological resources, as well as strategies for disaster preparedness, and despite repeated specific warnings about
It’s an oft-cited fact that more than 600 million people in Africa are without electricity. Lesser known, perhaps, is that the African continent has more than enough renewable energy resources to meet people’s needs via wind, solar, geothermal, and more.
Everyone is talking about trees. In January, the World Economic Forum founded the Trillion Trees initiative (1t.org), an effort to protect and grow enough trees to fight climate change and build healthy rural landscapes and economies. Around the same time, major
This article on how collaborations can help take climate action to the next level was written by Harriet Lamb, CEO of Ashden and Ben Jackson, an advisor on campaigning strategy and former Board member of UK Friends of the Earth. The
Fresh vegetables are key to better nutrition and health around the world. Teaching farmers the best way to grow vegetables is essential. This article explores how Ugandan farmers develop best practices through experimentation, innovation, and exchange of local knowledge. Growing vegetables
The 2010s are coming to a close. Reviewing the decade, what can we say about the future? A tech person will look at technological progress (stunning). A sociologist will look at cultural diversity (explosive). My take (disclosure: I’m an economist)
A highlight in COP 25 meetings held in Madrid this week was a side event that pointed to the key role cities of all sizes, including smaller municipalities, can play in the fight against climate change. Gathered in the Forum
As the climate continues to heat up at alarming rates, we’re becoming more aware of how our festive excesses are harming the planet, especially that season staple – the Christmas tree. By the time the season is over, millions of
Today we are looking at Bodossaki Foundation who is a key fund operator of grants and CSR programs in Greece. The foundation is a leading private philanthropic foundation in Greece, founded through the legacy of the successful industrialist Prodromos –