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Inclusive Economy
Made in Africa: A Conversation with Bright Simons

Made in Africa: A Conversation with Bright Simons

"That was also a very interesting lesson, because eventually, that will be the way we managed to make the most difference, not by convincing people about the goodness of our mission alone, or trying to

Governance
Octavia Abell Is Changing the Face Of US State Government

Octavia Abell Is Changing the Face Of US State Government

Over the next decade at least 30 percent of U.S. state government employees are set to retire. What does this mean for us? If you feel government isn’t working for you now, imagine what it

Inclusive Economy
Books Driving Change: Paul Polman and Net Positive

Books Driving Change: Paul Polman and Net Positive

Well, I think frankly, we have a leadership deficit everywhere. It’s clear that the MBA programs, which have given us the leaders for business, are a version of Milton Friedman on steroids, and are in

Inclusive Economy
Behind the Lofty SDGs the Reality is People Don’t Trust Governments to Act

Behind the Lofty SDGs the Reality is People Don’t Trust Governments to Act

Michael Sani is a fervent believer in people casting transformative power with their votes. As chief executive of Bite the Ballot, a program supporting the U.K. Cabinet Office to increase voter registration, he partnered with Starbucks to

Inclusive Economy
Books Driving Change: Paul Shoemaker and Taking Charge of Change

Books Driving Change: Paul Shoemaker and Taking Charge of Change

A good example of 24/7 authenticity, which is in bleak short supply these days in America. I have several examples in the book where standing up with integrity and honesty, and particularly with personal accountability,

Citizenship & Rights
These Trailblazers Are Taking Action to Make Gender Equality Real

These Trailblazers Are Taking Action to Make Gender Equality Real

What are the biggest obstacles to gender equality? Female leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists tackled these and other vital questions at the SDG Action Zone on Gender. Kicking off with the prime minister of the first

Health
Finding New Ways to Measure Women’s Health For Better Policy

Finding New Ways to Measure Women’s Health For Better Policy

Women have been disproportionately affected by the ravages of the global pandemic. Yet COVID-19 has also served to highlight health, including women’s health to an unprecedented degree. This week at the UN General Assembly, we

Governance
The Durban Declaration 20 Years Later: New Calls for Reparations

The Durban Declaration 20 Years Later: New Calls for Reparations

“Racism lives on because we allow it to,” said President of the UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, in his opening remarks at yesterday’s high-level meeting  which focused on the theme of "Reparations, racial justice, and

Governance
Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

Day 3 of UN Week Spotlights Emerging Trends, Innovations, and Calls to Action

At the midpoint of UN Week, the exhortations to individuals to step up to make change in the world grew. The first day of the SDG Action Zone was ostensibly about health but included a

Governance
EU/UN Partnership Leads On the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

EU/UN Partnership Leads On the Plight of Women in Afghanistan

“Violence against women is a pandemic,” says Dr. Denis Mukwege at yesterday’s high level Women in Conflict event, in New York. Led by EU Council President, Charles Michel, the focus was primarily on the plight

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