Structured Innovation to Solve Environmental Challenges

Structured Innovation to Solve Environmental Challenges

By the year 2040, the amount of new plastic waste entering the ocean will nearly triple. Today, thin-film plastic is responsible for ~46% of all plastic in the ocean, with 4.5 billion thin-film plastic bags ending up in the ocean every year, and billions more going to...
A New Thanksgiving

A New Thanksgiving

In recent years, Thanksgiving in the United States has taken on a distinctive chiaroscuro (blending of light and dark). Replacing, or at least balancing, the heartwarming scenes of smiling, homogenous faces at a dinner table awash in extravagant abundance and good...
Distributed Infrastructure: A Solution to Africa’s Urbanization

Distributed Infrastructure: A Solution to Africa’s Urbanization

Kivomo is a beautiful village in the northern Gisaba district in Rwanda. The small community boasts 196 homes and 876 people. With extremely low incomes, most of the local population works in agriculture, growing and selling mostly beans, maize, and nuts. 30 homes in...
Regenerative Finance Is No Longer the Future — It Has Arrived

Regenerative Finance Is No Longer the Future — It Has Arrived

Our complex system problems are proving resistant to simple solutions, and each one has its own web of complexities to unwind. One thing they all have in common, though, is that you can’t fix a broken [name any system] with a broken finance system. That’s why...
Can Philanthropy Fix the Fraying Sense of a Common Good?

Can Philanthropy Fix the Fraying Sense of a Common Good?

I have enormous amounts of privilege, some I earned and some I was given. I try to use that privilege whenever I can to speak truth to power and be a voice for people who don’t often get invited to the table. So, in this vein, I am moved to ask: What if philanthropy...
Building a Purpose-Culture

Building a Purpose-Culture

Most leaders got the memo: building a purpose-culture isn’t only good business – it’s necessary to attract younger talent and thrive in the future. Businesses are the most powerful institution in our world. They’re ideally positioned – maybe even carry the social...

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