Access Power shortlists five renewable energy projects
A competition run by Access Power called the 'Access Co-Development Facility' (ACF) has officially closed. Five entrepreneurs have made it as the runner ups for the innovative $7 million funding and support platform for renewable energy projects in Africa.
According to a company statement, the projects were selected
When western lifestyle diseases migrate south
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease — are often associated with the lifestyle of the developed world, but by 2030 they may kill more people in Africa than communicable diseases such as HIV/AIDS.
In the western imagination, Africa has always been a dangerous place because
Why fixing global education is the right step toward economic prosperity
Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school. Another 330 million, despite being in school, receive subpar education. It’s not that their parents don’t want quality education for their children. Rather, existing solutions are priced far above what they can afford. And the solutions most
Mom’s kitchen table talks shaped a mission to make money while doing good
Some criticize business people for being in it for just the money. But many are in it for the money and a chance to do some good.
Like Chris Wolz.
Wolz, 56, and his two business partners, classmates at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, built their company, Forum One,
From Trump pushing to change NAFTA, to the British electorate and their hobbling Brexit, to the tide of Islamophobia across the West, there’s one underlying commonality. The thread linking these diverse phenomena is a fear of losing
SJE-Rhombus was named the 2017 ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) Company of the Year during the annual ESOP Association Conference in Washington, D.C. SJE-Rhombus was one of 18 finalists considered for the prestigious award. The company
Aging small business owners who would like to leave their companies to their employees rather than sell them to an outside interest will have state-sponsored help in doing so, under a bill that was signed
A competition run by Access Power called the 'Access Co-Development Facility' (ACF) has officially closed. Five entrepreneurs have made it as the runner ups for the innovative $7 million funding and support platform for renewable
Many companies like Alcen Renewables, Inc. are firm believers that, when energy is accessible to everyone, it will solve many of the world’s problems, including daily issues that people in third world countries confront. As
A tiny, black rectangular device could be the world’s long-term solution for clean water. The gadget is solar-powered, half the size of a postage stamp, and it disinfects water. “Our device looks like a little
Today, 263 million children around the world don’t attend school. Another 330 million, despite being in school, receive subpar education. It’s not that their parents don’t want quality education for their children. Rather, existing solutions
Most rich countries besides the US have hit on a surprisingly simple approach to reducing child poverty: just giving parents money. This idea, known as a child benefit or child allowance, exists in almost every
A 2015 report by the International Labour Organization covering more than 180 countries and over 84% of the global workforce warned of “widespread job insecurity in the global labor market,” finding that only one-quarter of
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) — especially diabetes and cardiovascular disease — are often associated with the lifestyle of the developed world, but by 2030 they may kill more people in Africa than communicable diseases such as
SEATTLE – A first-ever global study finds massive inequity of access to and quality of health care among and within countries, and concludes people are dying from causes with well-known treatments. “What we have found
A new drug currently used to stop bleeding in combat and car crashes is being explored as a solution to save mothers’ lives during childbirth. Each year, uncontrollable bleeding after childbirth — known as postpartum
Impact investing and sustainable investment solutions are becoming more and more popular on Wall Street. But there is a misconception that these solutions, which consider the environmental and social impact of investments, are not focused
Jason Ingle cofounded and is General Partner for Closed Loop Capital, an early-stage venture capital platform investing in exceptional entrepreneurs leading ventures in agriculture technology and food system innovation, within the United States and Canada.
In the first months of his administration, President Donald Trump has taken steps to reduce federal spending for environmental protection, alternative energy, climate-related science, refugee assistance, humanitarian foreign aid, domestic healthcare and social services programs.
Financial Wellness (also on sister website PFEEF.org)
Most Americans are seriously anxious about their finances. It’s not simply the raw fear of outliving their money, but a more urgent yearning to sleep at night without money stresses and to have a sense
Americans’ knowledge of personal finance is low even among people who have already made many important and fundamental financial decisions, says WSJ Wealth Expert Annamaria Lusardi of George Washington University. People often argue that financial
Financial education in the workplace can help employees to cope with life issues, with 48 per cent believing that it would enable them to save for retirement, according to a report from Capita Employee Benefits.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia completed the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors.
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Problems at one of its suppliers has forced German carmaker BMW to halt production in Leipzig and could hit its plants in China and South Africa, German magazine Focus reported in its online edition.
SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Bruised by anti-Korean sentiment in its biggest market and losing ground to local automakers, Hyundai Motor will open its first Chinese brand store, and may locally assemble its premium Genesis cars and accelerate the launch of a sport-utility vehicle (SUV), people familiar with the plans said.
(Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Saturday that proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services has recommended that shareholders vote against a slate of directors proposed by hedge fund Greenlight Capital and reject the hedge fund's plan to divide GM shares into two classes.
LONDON (Reuters) - New rules on pricing investment research are shaking up the European fixed income, currency and commodity (FICC) industry, with many funds planning to scale back or ditch a service...
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. interest rate futures ended higher on Wednesday as traders scaled back bets on two more rate increases by the end of 2017 following the Federal Reserve's release of its May...
SOFIA (Reuters) - Bulgaria said on Saturday it would conduct checks on different food products of multinational companies sold in the Balkan state and compare them with food sold in richer western European countries, amid concerns over quality.
(Reuters Health) - - There is little or no evidence to support many popular therapies that aim to help children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), according to two new reviews of existing research.
BOSTON (Reuters) - CVS Health Corp's Omnicare unit has agreed to pay $23 million to resolve a long-running whistleblower lawsuit alleging that it took kickbacks from a drugmaker, according to settlement papers released on Friday.