Judy Anderson, who grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, discusses the difficulties the country faces as it tries to reform itself.
Justin Spelhaug, Microsoft Philanthropies, describes the importance of IT for nonprofit organizations.
Naveen Jain, discussed the entrepreneurial approach to the world’s most difficult problems. Earth’s energy (traveling to the Moon for other energy sources) and Healthcare (looking inside the human microbiome) are just two of the challenges Jain is tackling.
World-renowned geomorphologist, David Montgomery, PhD, describes his new book Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life. He notes that farms can grow more food, prepare the soil for the future, protect the environment, provide healthier food, and be profitable with a change in approach.
The densely-populated northwest part of Seattle is represented by state Senator Reuven Carlyle. In this interview at the Global Washington conference, he discusses the importance of trade to Washington state and its residents.
Global Washington named Akhtar Badshah, PhD, as its 2014 honoree. Badshah, former Microsoft corporate social responsibility executive, discussed the changing role of social enterprise in society.
Waka Waka Co-Founder Maurits Groen describes how the solar Waka Waka light incorporated the ability to charge cell phones and more!
Dr. Elizabeth Hausler Strand explained how to prevent earthquake fatalities through construction techniques.
Britt Yamamoto, Founder and CEO of iLEAP — Where World Citizens Learn — describes a program to bring people from around the world together to learn.
Cisco’s Tae Yoo and Heal Africa-USA’s Judy Anderson talk together about problems and solutions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Cisco’s Tae Yoo explains the importance of broadband to Impact Countries.
Amena Ali, Earth Networks, describes hi-tech way to protect human life through early weather warnings.
Pragmatic and professorial, social media expert, Leigh Fatzinger, of Prosodic, discusses how new metrics will provide real time results.
Maurits Groen, WakaWaka Light, described a new, inexpensive, rugged, durable solar-powered lamp that can replace kerosene lamps in Impact Countries.
The rule of law around the world is the topic with Dwight Gee of the World Justice Project.
2011 Citizens Finalist: AECOM. The global engineering firm, a finalist for BCLC’s Corporate Steward Award, was represented by Paul Gennaro. He explained that scalable sustainability is an important part of the company’s ethos.
Gordon Feller, Cisco’s Director of Urban Innovations, discusses the company’s outreach and partnerships in improving the human condition.
“Not only is it financially viable, but it’s extremely personally rewarding” — creating markets for Nicaraguan artisans, Neil Paine, Chaka Market Bridge.
2011 Citizens Finalist: Intel and SSP. Personal and global economic growth are the goals of this partnership between Intel and the Society for Science and the Public (SSP).
Nobel Peace Prize recipient and microfinance pioneer Muhammad Yunus describes social businesses for 2012 and beyond.
The work of Cherie Blair’s Foundation for Women continues to provide opportunities for those who never had them before.
Committing to build thousands of jobs in low and middle income countries, NetHope CEO Bill Brindley explains how!
Talya Bosch of Western Union describes how the company, operating in all but three countries in the world, maintains community connections.
Tech entrepreneur Margo Drakos discusses creating jobs in home countries through mobile application creation and development.