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14 January 2021
San José de Apartadó, Colombia
Plagued by an internal war, a group of villages in Colombia created a “Peace Community,” declaring themselves neutral in the conflict and focusing their efforts on cultivating the 150 hectares of cacao trees in collec...
Reasons to be Cheerful
28 February 2020
The Center of Competence on the Origin of Timber in Germany is using innovative methods to help determine timber products’ origins in order to stop illegal wood trading. Scientists can identify wood’s anatomical featu...
11 October 2019
Over 3000 Words
Since Haiti's catastrophic earthquake in 2010, the US has spent $2.3 billion in aid money that has failed to alleviate poverty or help the impoverished nation recover. Bill Clinton led the global response to Haiti's r...
15 July 2019
Auckland, New Zealand
Over 15 Minutes
Housing affordability is a crisis that many countries face. New Zealand addressed the issue in a controversial way: by outright banning foreign ownership. Since it has come into effect, real estate pricing has gone do...
4 February 2019
Under 800 Words
New DNA testing technology is showing promise as a faster, cheaper way to determine if a shark fin came from a protected species, an important task to curbing the illicit shark fin trade across the world. While expert...
12 January 2019
The illegal wildlife trade is consistently a big problem across Africa. To help tackle the issue of poachers, a company called Retarius uses counter-terrorist operations experience by training and mentoring locals inv...
20 November 2018
Johannesburg, South Africa
Some South African ranchers who raise rhinos legally are advocating for a block-chain currency "Rhino Coin." They argue that secure stockpiles of rhino horn could generate much needed funding for wild populations. But...
28 October 2018
Under 800 Words
A Somali refugee who made good in America is working to connect people in his home country with solar power through a company he launched in the U.S. He’s had modest success connecting about 1,000 people so far, givin...
25 October 2018
Under financial strain, Pakistan is asking its citizens and Pakistanis abroad to donate money to build two dams. Only $48 million of the estimated cost of $14 billion has been raised so far, yet the country’s new prim...
The Express Tribune
24 July 2018
Under 800 Words
Product-based free trade agreements allow countries to exchange specific goods without tariffs and taxes. The approach is growing. Pakistan and Kenya are negotiating an agreement to exchange tea and rice. Iran, Russia...
4 July 2018
International diplomacy is transforming in response to an increasingly tech-driven world. Countries such as Denmark, Ireland, and Singapore have appointed thematic ambassadors and stationed representatives in Silicon ...
5 June 2018
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Differing laws, policing, and management across borders has made it difficult to combat the huge industry that is Wildlife Crime, but a new approach in Canada is showing the way for some common ground. By collaboratin...
25 April 2018
Saint Kitts and Nevis
An increasingly popular way to attract foreign direct investment is to let the world’s wealthiest trade cash and property investments for citizenship. The $2 billion-a-year industry allows the ultra-rich to buy passpo...
The Story Exchange
10 August 2017
Women tend to invest in female-owned and run companies, but men disproportionately invest in male-run companies, which means female companies lose out on a huge market. Some male investors, such as Adam Quinton, see t...
The Financial Times
18 May 2017
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
An economic shift to renewable energy could take decades, but thanks to rapidly evolving disruptive technologies, dropping prices of solar and wind power sources, and increasing market demand for green business, the ...
24 February 2017
Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Under 800 Words
Ten years ago, Vodafone's Safaricom launched "M-Pesa" a mobile-phone based payment system designed to ease transfer of money in Kenya among individuals and small businesses. With a maximum transaction of 70,000 Kenyan...
Christian Science Monitor
27 December 2016
Portland, Maine, United States
The state of Maine has been feeling the negative effects of climate change including the rising sea waters. Businesses have decided to make the best of it and do it in an environmentally sound and sustainable way. The...
Harvard Business Review
20 July 2016
New Delhi, India
Amazon saw a business opportunity in India: it could engage with the large, young population while also helping small vendors sell their goods on the internet. Amazon Chai Cart built relationships with vendors and edu...
23 May 2016
London, England, United Kingdom
Despite humanity's shared need for healthy oceans and marine biodiversity to support life as we know it, there is no central regulatory body able to protect the massive, critical swaths of ocean beyond any one country...
19 May 2016
While international initiatives have helped curb carbon emissions in numerous sectors like forestry, manufacturing, and energy production, two of the biggest CO2 contributors have remained unchecked on the sidelines u...
28 January 2016
Butembo, Nord-Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo
All over the world, new fair trade projects or approaches are sprouting up to foster trading relationships that pay off for farmers, giving them more adequate wages and rights.
8 January 2016
Under 800 Words
A shipbuilding company in Bangladesh brought down its high rate of workplace injuries from about 1,000 per month to 10 by bucking workplace norms in the country with safety restrictions that include protective gear li...
26 October 2015
Syracuse, New York, United States
Part 1 of a series on solutions to freeing victims of labor trafficking around the globe. Labor trafficking is a deeply entrenched problem, woven into global economies where the victims are often hidden in plain sight...
25 February 2015
The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands
There are increasing costs to business when they fail to respect basic human rights. Many are therefore taking steps to avoid abuses – and are taking a proactive rather than reactive approach.
15 December 2014
Clinton, North Carolina, United States
Over 3000 Words
The chute is where a river of Silky Pork begins flowing to Tokyo, swift and steady in a logistical marvel that delivers choice cuts of fresh pork across the globe. Negotiations on a new trade deal catch the attention ...
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