A family of five siblings from Russia wants to bring financial transparency to the nonprofit sector. On my Nonprofit Chronicles blog, I write about their Silicon Valley startup, which is called Frank.
Lots of companies send executives to poor countries to help nonprofits and small businesses. It's good for the companies, and good for the executives. Does it help alleviate poverty, or improve health, or create jobs?
To avoid the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to go beyond carbon neutral to generate "negative emissions" -- that is, to pull CO2 out of the air. Neither governments nor industry are doing much to figure out how, and that creates an opportunity for philanthropy, as I explain in my latest post for Nonprofit Chronicles.
The Moore Foundation has made more than $1 billion of grants for environmental conservation. In my new blogpost, I talk to Aileen Lee, their chief program officer for the environment, about why it's so hard to know which approach to saving wild places works best.
Meat consumption is a major contributor to climate change, says research from the World Resources Institute and UK-based Chatham House. Yet neither environmental nonprofits nor foundations seem interested in campaigning against meat. My blogpost for Nonprofit Chronicles argues that it's time to do so.
The Surdna Foundation has an idea that could help combat inequality: Promoting worker ownership of companies. In my Nonprofit Chronicles blog and in Guardian Sustainable Business, I look at the potential of worker ownership and point to a few companies--New Belgium, Publix, Chobani--where it is being put into practice.
Millions Saved, a new book from the Center for Global Development, is about how much we know--and how much we don't--about the ways to save lives of people in the global south. It's a mostly encouraging story, as I write at Nonprofit Chronicles.
A London-based NGO called Development Media International uses media campaigns to promote public health and family planning to the world's poor. Is this a smart way to spend scarce resources devoted to global development?