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300 Sustainable Solutions To Turn Global Challenges Into Business Opportunities. In the spirit of this risk-to-opportunity ethos, a new website called the Global Opportunity Explorer contains business solutions for coping with global challenges, from water scarcity to hunger to urban transportation.

300 Sustainable Solutions To Turn Global Challenges Into Business Opportunities

The hope is that companies will use the site and see dollar signs where once they might just have seen intractable problems. “With this platform we’re hoping to connect bigger companies with entrepreneurs who oftentimes have an invention that can be interesting for them,” says Laura Hammershoy, director of strategic innovation at Sustainia, a Copenhagen-based think tank and consultancy, one of three groups behind the initiative. “For companies, it’s not about greening the business anymore or reporting or risk management.

Cookies are Not Accepted - New York Times. Peña Blanca in 2016. What's Happening Now? - Living On One. This past year, we have continued to keep in touch with Rosa, Anthony and Chino, document their lives for future films, visit Peña Blanca to assess needs, and raise money for life changing projects through our partners Mayan Families and Whole Planet Foundation.

Peña Blanca in 2016. What's Happening Now? - Living On One

Home - Living On One. TED talk: The Financial Secrets of the World's Poor. Inside The Vertical Farm Growing What It Calls "The World's First Post-Organic" Produce. Before leading people through the heavy metal doors and into the vertical farm Irving Fain has recently opened in a warehouse in Kearny, New Jersey, he asks visitors to take off their jewelry.

Inside The Vertical Farm Growing What It Calls "The World's First Post-Organic" Produce

He hands them a disposable jumpsuit and a hairnet to put on; bright blue sleeves must be slipped on over shoes. "It’s about protecting the integrity of the environment," Fain says. Jewelry could fall off and into the beds of leafy greens; shoes and clothes could track in unknown germs. For Bowery—the farm that Fain, a former marketing entrepreneur, first conceived of two years ago—contamination is a particular concern. Bowery is growing what it calls "the world’s first post-organic produce," meaning that all of the leafy greens in the warehouse—which range from kale to Thai basil to wasabi arugula—are grown completely without pesticides, and completely under the control of a comprehensive, proprietary operating system that oversees the entire growing process.

About Dr Vandana Shiva. Dr Shiva at Bija Vidyapeeth Dr.

About Dr Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva trained as a Physicist at the University of Punjab, and completed her Ph.D. on the ‘Hidden Variables and Non-locality in Quantum Theory’ from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. She later shifted to inter-disciplinary research in science, technology and environmental policy, which she carried out at the Indian Institute of Science and the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore, India Dr Shiva and Sir Edward Goldsmith at Bija Vidyapeeth In 1982, she founded an independent institute – the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Ecology in Dehra Dun – dedicated to high quality and independent research to address the most significant ecological and social issues of our times, working in close partnership with local communities and social movements.

Dr. Dr Shiva in Nubra Valley, Ladakh, India Dr. Dr. Dr. Dr. 8 Critical Numbers in Bill and Melinda Gates' Letter to Warren Buffett. Farmers in a mountainous area of Sapa, Vietnam.

8 Critical Numbers in Bill and Melinda Gates' Letter to Warren Buffett

Flickr-UN Photo/ Kibae Park Billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett donated $30 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2006. Buffett recently wrote a letter to the Gates, requesting they update the world as to all the foundation had accomplished in tackling global poverty. The Gates responded with a letter of their own. “Of course, philanthropy isn’t like business,” the letter states. These are those numbers: 122 million children’s lives saved since 1990 Bill reports, “More children survived in 2015 than in 2014. That figure is arrived at by looking at the mortality rate of children under age five in developing countries and comparing the trend line in 1990 and 2000 to the rate it’s currently at. 5.9 million children under age five died in 2015, according to the United Nations. It is difficult to describe the feeling of improvement within tragedy. Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes.

Image copyright Milla Kontkanen For 75 years, Finland's expectant mothers have been given a box by the state.

Why Finnish babies sleep in cardboard boxes

Sustainable development goals - United Nations. Winners announced for annual photo contest highlighting global poverty. Grand Prize winner: Rice is the staple food of West Bengal, India, and paddy cultivation plays a major role.

Winners announced for annual photo contest highlighting global poverty

Men, women and even children take part. (Sujan Sarkar) Second-place winner: Fishermen fish with nets early in the morning in China. (Liming Cao) There are 2 billion people around the world who lack access to formal financial services. The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development. End extreme poverty.

The lazy person's guide to saving the world - United Nations Sustainable Development

Fight inequality and injustice. Fix climate change. Whoa. The Global Goals are important, world-changing objectives that will require cooperation among governments, international organizations and world leaders. It seems impossible that the average person can make an impact. No! Forbes Welcome. This is how to feed the world and end poverty at the same time.