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Business

Economics

Environmental Activists Take Back the Power

Governments are no longer the ones who rule the world, the power shifted to global megacorporations.

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Green Growth in Southeast Europe

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“It Is Good to Be a Banker”

Marcos Eguiguren is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). He explains in an interview how bankers foster social change.

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Internal Migration and Urbanization in Bangladesh

Internal migration is a driving force behind Bangladesh's economic growth but it has ambiguous consequences on the social level.

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Connecting Farmers

With 60% of Africa’s population working in agriculture, innovations like Esoko’s pricing apps promise to improve conditions of smallholder farmers.

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Rethinking Environmental Protection: IMF Special Drawing Rights

Let's create new money to spend on climate projects.

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For a better 2030

Labour unions played a key role in designing the Sustainable Development Goals. Now they are fighting to get them implemented – nationally and internationally

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“A Friendly Tsunami”

Michael Braungart talks about the reverse character of sustainability and the actual potential of the human footprint. An interview with the founder of C2C.

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Finance

“We Need a New Planetary Civil Society!”

The problem lies not in food production, but in access to food. We are letting them starve - but we are not the perpetrators says Jean Ziegler.

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Remittances: Helpful for Development?

Migrants often send back money to their families. Laura Thompson explains the possibilities and limitations of remittances as a tool for development.

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Reinventing Money – A Community Exchange System

What we need to prevent financial crises is an entirely new operating system: a new exchange system.

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Public Development Finance: Old Commitments – New Challenges

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Who Uses Microfinance

The microfinance customer: low income and rural

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Investing in Friends

Small investment groups called chamas are a big phenomenon in Kenya. People join to purchase land, start a business, or even to buy their Friday night beers.

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Cracking Down on Speculation

How speculation on food commodities raises food prices in developing countries.

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Financing Development: Feasible Paths Through the Mine Field

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Entrepreneurship

Competitive Advantage in the Light of Rio+20

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Women Entering Tech

The Organization ChunriChoupaal does not accept the male bias of the tech industry. Neither in Europe nor in Pakistan

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21 Years Later

Lima, Peru’s vibrant capital has to cope with chaotic public transportation. Reforms are caught between corruption and opportunism - but progress is made.

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With a Smartphone Through Africa

Africa's start-up scene is driven by innovators in the field of digital media and IT. Some of them met through Ampion.

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Africa's Amazing Tech Potential

Believing in young talented Africans pays off. Read about the success stories.

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The Next BIG Thing

Basic Income Guarantees (BIG) were once laughed at as utopian. But they are already today changing the lives of millions worldwide – especially in the south.

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Social Entrepreneurs – Bottom-up Innovators for Development

Why are social entrepreneurs so important?

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A Toilet for the Most Vulnerable: The Peepoo

It looks like a plastic bag but it is in fact a high-tech toilet: the Peepoo

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Social Responsibility

Developing New Models

About Partnership between Multinational Enterprises and International Non-Govermental Organisations

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Are the Big Guys Always the Bad Guys

Testing textile firms: mainstream retailer H&M versus niche player hessnatur - who is more sustainable?

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Baladini – Slow Food for Everyone

Baladini was founded in 2014 to train Egyptian women in artisanal food production. DDD talked to one of the founders.

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Europe’s Working Poor

In some parts of Europe, garment workers earn less than their Asian counterparts – even if they work for big brands

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Who Is the Social Entrepreneur?

A new figure of business is emerging: the social entrepreneur – supposedly combining business spirit and social responsibility. Are expectations fulfilled?

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The Limits of Corporate Responsibility

Considering normative expectations and the economic rationale, should corporations enter the political arena?

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Food Injustice on Our Plates

Two root causes of the global food crisis are the corporate domination of the food supply and the systemic destruction of local food systems. We need a fundamental change.

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The New Farm Owners

Regulation of land grabs won't help - land grab financing needs to stop.

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Fair Trade

Interview: Fairphone - Changing Business Ethics

A Dutch company is taking the first steps towards a fairer mobile phone.

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Interview: Fair Fashion on the Catwalk

Ethical fashion conquers the world couture capital Paris: Good-bye hippe hemp sack, hello haute couture!

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Interview on Fair Trade / GEPA

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