Economics & Innovation

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Youth

23 Jan 2015

 

Young Britons who have grown up in the era of a flourishing fair trade market are highly sensitive to global issues and want to see businesses acting to end inequality and climate change – according to a new analysis from the Fairtrade Foundation

 
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/ Community, Social Enterprise

20 Jan 2015

 

A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, Positive Perspective

16 Jan 2015

 

Do we really make choices as consumers, or are we merely victims of pre-determined constructs? Laurence and Alison Matthews explain how shoppers can take back the power through ‘framespotting’

 
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/ Peace, Peace & Democracy, Technology

15 Jan 2015

 

Computers have long been used to identify potential areas of conflict, but a new model being used in Liberia means that violence can now be predicted on a grassroots level

 
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/ Innovation

29 Dec 2014

 

The government-backed Newton Fund will foster economic growth in developing countries through innovative partnerships and research collaborations

 
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/ Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

19 Dec 2014

 

A new project, the first of its kind globally, will see rubbish otherwise bound for landfill turned into clean aviation fuel

 
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/ Innovation, Technology, Wellbeing

18 Dec 2014

 

Is it possible to ‘hack’ your own happiness? Helen Parnham investigates how emerging technologies can improve wellbeing

 
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/ Body & Mind, Health, Innovation, Science, Wellbeing

11 Dec 2014

 

A paralysed man in Poland is slowly learning to walk again thanks to a breakthrough medical procedure

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Technology

04 Dec 2014

 

Hydrogen-powered cars are set to become an increasingly common sight on UK roads by the 2020s as new models are announced and infrastructure investment plans revealed

 
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Environment, Science

12 Nov 2014

 

Scientists believe the discovery could provide a bee-friendly alternative to neonicotinoid pesticides

 
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/ Technology

10 Nov 2014

 

The sustainably designed Fairphone boasts a range of powerful features and strong environmental credentials

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People, Youth

30 Oct 2014

 

With young people trapped between unemployment and underemployment, the political response is too paternalistic, says new organisation AltGen. Launching an award for new co-operative enterprises, it is encouraging 18-29-year-olds to shape their own futures

 
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/ Blogs, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Social Enterprise

13 Oct 2014

 

Greta Rossi, co-founder and chief empathy officer of Akasha Innovation, examines a richer, more sustainable alternative to the traditional three Ps

 
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/ Innovation, Technology

03 Oct 2014

 

Developing countries could reap the benefits of better “security hygiene” for just $35

 
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/ Environment, Innovation, Lifestyle, Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Technology

30 Sep 2014

 

In-built obsolescence may seem a forgivable quirk of the modern technology many of us love, but it has a force of its own, placing us on a wheel of consumer slavery. But there is another way, writes Lucy Purdy

 
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/ Agriculture, Community, Food, Innovation, Justice, Sustainable Development

25 Sep 2014

 

A new initiative will help farmers overcome intellectual property law restrictions on quality seeds

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

24 Sep 2014

 

New research shows that ethics are playing an important role as shopping becomes increasingly tech-focused

 
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/ Community, Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive People

12 Sep 2014

 

Free Money Day next week prompts people to think about concepts of value and sharing by handing out their own money to strangers. How would society be transformed if our relationship with money was more conscious and heartfelt?

 
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/ Economics & Innovation

11 Sep 2014

 

Proposed regulations aim to make bankers more accountable for their actions, but will they have a tangible impact on crumbling financial systems?

 
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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics, Positive Money, Positive Perspective

08 Sep 2014

 

Ben Dyson talks about the progress made by Positive Money in sparking the debate about monetary reform over the past four years