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To be able to recognize our strengths as individuals and as a part of a larger group of people to become changemakers
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Inclusive Growth -

Inclusive Growth - | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
The launch of the Centre for Opportunity and Equality will be moderated with two panel discussions to address why inequalities are a challenge to our society and a concluding session to underscore the need for inclusive growth. There will be an open discussion with panellists, and in the final session, participants will be invited to provide their ideas on priority areas for the work of the Centre.
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Our World in Data — Visualising the Empirical Evidence on how the World is Changing

Our World in Data — Visualising the Empirical Evidence on how the World is Changing | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Visualised in graphs I am presenting the long-term data on how we are changing our world. This is the Empirical View on How We Are Making Our World a Better Place. Topic by topic I cover the decline of violence and the increase of tolerance and political rights. Improving living standards, health and well-being; population changes and associated success in preserving our environment. Increasing knowledge about our word and spreading education.
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US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry

US and Russia in danger of returning to era of nuclear rivalry | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
American threats to retaliate for Russian development of new cruise missile take tensions to new level
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Social Programs that Work

Social Programs that Work | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
In Ron Haskin's new book, Show Me the Evidence, he argues that the last six years have seen the most impressive expansion of evidence-based policy in the history of federal social programs and calls for additional evaluation of existing social programs. In a new blog post, Haskins provides an overview of five of his favorite social programs that have produced positive impacts on social problems.
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Doing More - A Series on Global Volunteering

Doing More - A Series on Global Volunteering | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Volunteers are a critical part of global development. Join Devex and leading volunteer organizations for Doing More, an online series about volunteering and its impact on global development. Follow the conversation on social media and share you #DoingMore story with us.
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World Drug Report

World Drug Report | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Web Site
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The World Drug Report provides an annual overview of the major developments in drug markets for the various drug categories, ranging from production to trafficking, including development of new routes and modalities, as well as consumption.

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¿Cuál es el problema? Juventud y vulnerabilidad desde una perspectiva global

¿Cuál es el problema? Juventud y vulnerabilidad desde una perspectiva global | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
A menudo, la juventud es foco
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Will a country like Mexico will take advantage or miss the current generational opportunity?

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STORYFEELING

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An amazing compilation of Storytelling campigns mainly focused on Social Impact, compiled by my friend Juan Pedro Delgado.

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Skoll World Forum

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The most relevant news, insight, and opportunities to accelerate entrepreneurial approaches and innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing social issues.

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World Version - Entrepreneurs can change the world - YouTube

International version of the video that started it all - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6MhAwQ64c0 Join the entrepreneur movement. Stimulate the economy. Sp...
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How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain

How Dogs Read Our Moods: Emotion Detector Found In Fido's Brain | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Anyone who's had MRI knows how hard it is to lie motionless. But the dogs that participated in this brain-scanning experiment aced the test. Maybe the treats did it.

Via The Ashoka Community
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Thanks to these beautiful hairy angels! :)

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México | Project WET

México | Project WET | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
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El agua es un recurso escaso y distribuido inequitativamente. Qué podemos hacer al respecto? Educar, Potencial y Actuar. Proyecto WET- ONU

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Adam Smith International partner zone | The Guardian

Adam Smith International partner zone | The Guardian | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Latest Adam Smith International partner zone news, comment and analysis from the Guardian, the world's leading liberal voice
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Gates Notes: The Blog of Bill Gates

Gates Notes: The Blog of Bill Gates | Social Impacts | Scoop.it

Notes & Comments from one of the most important character of our era and on the global trends are more likely to shape our present and future.

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The personal Blog of one of the most important characters of our era. Informative and inspiring...

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Modern-day slavery: A problem that can't be ignored

Modern-day slavery: A problem that can't be ignored | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
It is a story which is shocking and tough. The levels of slavery and people trafficking today are greater than at any point in history. The victims are those unable to defend themselves, those who innocently trust the intentions of others, those who can easily be made to disappear. But there are also many examples of great courage and inspiration.
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Rocketskates let you walk or "motor"

Rocketskates let you walk or "motor" | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Back in 2010, we first heard about inventor Peter Treadway's concept for powered wheeled footwear that also allowed the user to walk under their own power w...
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Hacia un mundo sin abejas

Hacia un mundo sin abejas | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
La mortalidad de los insectos, de los que depende la mayoría de los cultivos, aumenta sin que se conozcan las causas
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Solar-powered smart benches to appear in Boston parks

Solar-powered smart benches to appear in Boston parks | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
A select number of Boston area parks will soon be host to solar-powered benches, dubbed Soofa, which will charge visitor's smartphones and monitor the envir...
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The escence of the 3P's: People, Planet, Profit.

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New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly

New water-based organic battery is cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
A team of scientists at the University of Southern California (USC) are working on a water-based organic battery that is cheaper, more environmentally frien...
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Germany's first waste-free supermarket about to open its doors

Germany's first waste-free supermarket about to open its doors | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Aiming to open its doors this (northern) summer, Original Unverpackt is set to become Germany's first waste-free supermarket. Customers bring containers to ...
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Andres Oppenheimer: Latin American inventors thrive - in U.S. - Andres Oppenheimer - MiamiHerald.com

Andres Oppenheimer: Latin American inventors thrive - in U.S. - Andres Oppenheimer - MiamiHerald.com | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
If you think that Latin America is doomed to remain behind in science, technology and innovation — as one could conclude from the latest international rankings of patents of new inventions — you should meet Luis Von Ahn.
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For those who still believe that Latin America is doomed to remain behind in world's innovation indicators...

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Start Empathy

Start Empathy | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
Start Empathy is a community of individuals and institutions dedicated to building a future in which every child masters empathy.
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It's Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings

It's Time to Accept That Elephants, Like Us, Are Empathetic Beings | Social Impacts | Scoop.it
The evidence for empathy in elephants seems overwhelming, so can we now draw on our own empathetic nature to end their slaughter?

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Ma. Caridad Benitez's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:28 AM

"An elephant with his trunk raised is a ladder to the stars." Gregory Colbert.