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    Disruptive Collaboration: How Companies Can Help Scale Social Impact

    Eva Csaky | Monday, September 14, 2020
    Among the world’s 100 largest economic entities were 69 corporations and only 31 countries in 2017. While this is often interpreted as a negative trend vis-à-vis economic inclusion, we believe thoughtful collaborations leveraging corporate value chains can be propellers of economic inclusion, es... More »

    CEA as the Solution to the Global Food Crisis

    Carl Silverberg | Monday, August 17, 2020
    In recent months, hour-long lines, panic buying, and empty shelves have become common in grocery stores. Farmers, hit suddenly with the COVID-19 pandemic, have been forced to dramatically alter operations. According to a recent report by iUNU, the results have been staggering: food waste, food scarc... More »

    How Employee Well-being Can Improve a Company’s Sustainability

    Simon Bliss | Wednesday, January 8, 2020
    Computing the monetary benefits of having healthy employees is challenging at best. There is no reliable accounting for it, and it is mostly open for interpretation. However, a study by the Centre for Mental Health clearly shows the costs of poor mental health to UK business organisations, as follow... More »

    Barriers and Opportunities for Climate Change Education in Dallas-Fort Worth

    Yekang Ko | Friday, July 19, 2019
    Climate change is a current and serious challenge for cities and communities across the globe. Direct impacts, such as sea level rise, are felt by the general public in some areas. Yet, those who live in regions away from the coast can find it more difficult to comprehend local impacts of climate ch... More »

    Fresh Food with Benefits: Urban Farming Grows Wellness in South Dallas

    Derek Benefo Asante Tenadu | Wednesday, September 6, 2017
    South Dallas residents deserve healthier food than what’s available, but overcoming the long history of neglect that contributed to its systemic food shortage is anything but simple. Community leaders and advocates have struggled for decades to tackle the menace of food deserts, which contribute t... More »

    What Can Dallas Do for Sustainable Land Use?

    Derek Benefo Asante Tenadu | Wednesday, July 26, 2017
    One of America’s most populous cities, Dallas now ranks third in Texas and ninth in the US in terms of size. As the fourth largest metropolitan area and employment center in the nation, the D/FW metroplex provides more than three million non-farm jobs, and large corporations continue to relocate ... More »

    Ecotourism: What I Learned from Touring Peru

    Audrey Nelson | Thursday, December 29, 2016
    I spent my three months in Peru studying and researching with the School for Field Studies. One of my most memorable moments was the day I hiked to a tiny village on a mountaintop with a woman herding llamas. The stout old woman marched up the mountain much faster than us students, all while spinnin... More »

    Coworking: It’s More Than Beer on Tap and Sexy Cube Farms

    Amy King | Friday, August 19, 2016
    In the past five years, coworking spaces have emerged as go-to places to set up shop for everything from freelancers to early-stage startups. These days you can find coworking options in cities from Fargo to San Francisco, and most offer a built-in community to connect with other entrepreneurs and c... More »

    CSR: Where It Came From and Where It’s Going

    Anna M. Clark | Thursday, July 7, 2016
    Corporate social responsibility (CSR) calls for companies to adhere to the economic, legal, ethical, and philanthropic expectations of society at a given point in time. With roots reaching back to the 1940s and 1950s, CSR became a top priority among the world’s largest companies by the 1990s. More... More »

    What the Paris Climate Deal Really Means for the Private Sector

    Anna M. Clark | Monday, December 28, 2015
    Earlier this month in Paris, representatives from nearly 200 nations reached a landmark agreement that will commit their countries to lower greenhouse gas emissions in an effort to limit the rise in global average temperature to 2 degrees Celsius — thus avoiding the most devastating consequences o... More »