Economics & Innovation


/ Economics & Innovation

04 Nov 2015


Crowdfunder, the UK's leading crowdfunding platform, believes that the economy is becoming increasingly people-led and as a result aims to raise £1 million to expand its support for social enterprises, charities, businesses and individuals


/ Economics & Innovation, Environment

02 Nov 2015


Green-investment co-operative ArBolivia aims not only to preserve the Amazon ecosystem, but to use planting native trees to support local livelihoods and create a financially viable investment opportunity

Darfurians refugees in Eastern Chad

/ Community, Economics & Innovation, Innovation, Positive Perspective

23 Oct 2015


With many of the world's refugees finding themselves in 'temporary' settlements for decades, researcher Marlen de la Chaux argues that fostering entrepreneurial initiatives in camps could combat the negative consequences that result from years of boredom

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/ Economics & Innovation, New Economics

15 Oct 2015


Nathan Schneider investigates how transforming the financial system could shift the way debts are formed and dealt with; from a system where the chief reason to lend is for profit, to one where the wellbeing of both parties takes priority


/ Agriculture, Economics & Innovation, Environment, Food, Innovation, Renewable Energy, Sustainable Development, Technology

07 Oct 2015


Rather than waiting around to see what happens at the Paris climate talks in December, a group of European creatives got together and came up with some low-tech solutions to the world's environmental problems. Elsa Pereria reports from POC21


/ Arts, Economics & Innovation

06 Oct 2015


More than 150 years after the heyday of the British ceramics production, things are looking more positive than for some time. Phil Tomlinson explains how a broken industry is putting itself back together

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/ New Economics, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

05 Oct 2015


See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of an ongoing series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities


/ Science, Wellbeing

02 Oct 2015


Being curious not only has the potential to improve our knowledgeable of the world around us, but recent research reveals it can improve our relationships, boost happiness and even make us healthier, says Emily Campbell

Bas van Abel of Fairphone (left) and Vivian Woodell of The Phone Co-op (right) hold the new Fairphone 2

/ Technology

01 Oct 2015


With the rest of the mobile phone industry beginning to look into supply chain ethics, Fairphone has launched their second handset as the first fully modular smartphone to try and stay one step ahead


/ Innovation, Science, Sustainable Development

29 Sep 2015


Three international science organisations have announced that 2016 will be the International Year of Global Understanding, aiming to show “how to translate scientific insight into more sustainable lifestyles”


/ New Economics, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

24 Sep 2015


See the city through the eyes of a local with these cheap – and often free – social sharing ideas, which are part of a new series aiming to help people travel sustainably and connect with communities

Unseen 2 - formerly homeless guide, Mike with a tour group in Camden

/ Arts, Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog, Social Enterprise

18 Sep 2015


This month marks the fifth birthday of Unseen Tours, who offer alternative walks around London led by homeless guides. As the initiative celebrates a 50 percent rise in bookings this year, Naomi Tolley joins a tour of Camden with a twist

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/ Community, Innovation, Positive People, Positive Perspective

17 Sep 2015


Between the established circles of ‘old power’ and the thriving yet young dynamism of ‘new power’, it may seem society is caught in stalemate in enacting real change. But as Noa Gafni shows, the two are finding new ways of working together

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/ Environment, Science

08 Sep 2015


As humanity’s quest for knowledge deepens into the cosmos, perhaps we should bow modestly to the ungraspable complexity of life here on Earth, says Marcus Nield

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/ Social Enterprise

07 Sep 2015


Social enterprise Supply Shack is re-distributing profits to good causes and helping others do the same


/ Environment, Health, Social Enterprise, Technology

04 Sep 2015


Cooking smoke kills hundreds of people a day, but one company has come up with a clever alternative – and a finance model to fund it – to help Bhutanese families cook up a better future


/ Body & Mind, Science

26 Aug 2015


Have you been told that you sleep too much? As well as giving the mind and body precious down-time, sleeping can also help us solve problems, according to new research


/ Economics & Innovation, Food, Social Enterprise

25 Aug 2015


A new social enterprise bakery in east London is revitalising both the local area and the employment prospects of many young people


/ Science

21 Aug 2015


Our understanding of the human brain has long been hampered by our inability to observe its activity in detail, but now scientists have developed advanced imaging techniques that could unlock our understanding of brain behaviour


/ Good Business, Social Enterprise

14 Aug 2015


Non-profit organisation InsightSTEM provides a host of explorative learning techniques to help people become more comfortable with science, technology, engineering and mathematics – and not a text book in sight