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Creating partnerships for sustainability

July 2014—Companies are increasingly expected to join with other organizations—both public and private—to address social and environmental problems. Here are seven ways to make such alliances successful.more

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Designing for social impact: The D-Rev story

June 2014—Many companies target the world’s emerging middle-class consumers. Fewer mirror nonprofit D-Rev, which aims to improve the health and lives of people living on less than $4 a day.more

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Making water flow: An interview with Matt Damon and Gary White

April 2014—What does it take to get clean water to those who need it? According to the cofounders of Water.org, actor Matt Damon and Gary White, less than you may think—and the payback is tremendous.more

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Education to employment: Getting Europe’s youth into work

January 2014—Youth unemployment across the European Union remains unacceptably high, to the detriment of current and future generations. Addressing it requires understanding its causes and then relentlessly pursuing solutions.more

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Why philanthropy is R&D for business

September 2013—Targeted giving can help companies lay the groundwork for future commercial success.more

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Doing well by doing good: A leader’s guide

September 2013—Addressing community problems increasingly requires cooperation among the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. Here, three executives explain how a civic alliance in America’s Minneapolis–Saint Paul region may point toward an operating model.more

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How to make a city great

September 2013—By 2030, 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities. That could mean great things for economic growth—if the cities handle their expansion wisely. Here’s how.more

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How to attract US women to the sciences

September 2013—Compared with their counterparts elsewhere, American women shun science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. What should be done?more

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A cost curve to improve road safety

September 2013—By more fully evaluating available countermeasures, stakeholders can focus on the most effective ones.more

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