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  • Why is Capitalism Facing Challenges Right Now?

    Thanks for the introduction Al. I’ll be answering a series of eight questions over the coming week, and would be interested in hearing any comments or questions that readers may have. To start, I’ll talk a little bit about why capitalism is at a crossroads.Q. Why is capitalism facing challenges...

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  • Rob Katz

    Water for the World: Congress Weighs In

    As its summer session gets going, the water temperature is already rising in the Capitol. The US Congress is currently debating legislation that would prioritize clean water projects within America’s international aid budget and push the private sector to get involved, too. The bill’s...

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  • Rob Katz

    No Electricity, No Problem: Wind-Powered Phones

    I first read about these wind-powered, off-grid cell phone chargers on WorldChanging, which cites Gizmodo as a reference. The product, designed by students at the Indian Institute of Technology, is a small (fits in your pocket) wind-powered turbine that can quickly and easily recharge a cell...

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  • Rob Katz

    Corporate Watch: Bringing the G8 Home

    Corporate Watch recently released a provocative report on the upcoming G8 summit to be held in Scotland this July. The G8 has had some important things to say about development and the role of private enterprise, especially in Africa under the UK’s presidency. The report, Bringing the G8...

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  • Rob Katz

    Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones

    Last night, I attended a panel session co-organized by the UN Foundation and Vodafone, the huge multinational telco based in the UK but active worldwide. The session highlighted a report recently released by Vodafone entitled, Africa: The Impact of Mobile Phones. At the session, the report’s...

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  • John Paul

    E-commerce in Kathmandu

    I’m currently in Kathmandu researching an innovative e-commerce company called Thamel.com.? The business allows the Nepalese diaspora to purchase gifts online that are produced and delivered locally to their relatives back home.? By doing so, all the money spent is kept in the local economy,...

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  • SeanG

    All the News that Fits

    I? wanted to draw people’s attention to one of the more excting areas of this new site - the NewsRoom. When we were designing the site?- we searched for appropriate RSS feeds that?could be featured on the sidebars.? What we found was that there?is no single good source of news on this...

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    Understanding BOP Market Needs

    One of the strongest themes to come out of the ’Eradicating Poverty Through Profit’ conference was the need for companies to?develop a?deeper?understanding of their target market’s needs before developing products and services that intend to fulfill them.? This report addresses some of the...

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