Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Biz Stone, Craigslist's Craig Newmark, and many others have turned their entrepreneurial skills to solving the world's social problems.
A growing numbers of skiers in Colorado want to try backcountry skiing, away from the groomed and patrolled trails. Shan Sethna's classes help newcomers learn about avalanche dangers.
Entrepreneur Margarita Barry founded the blog 'I Am Young Detroit' to highlight small innovative businesses popping up in a city still facing stiff challenges.
ESOP works by acting as a good-faith liaison between mortgage lenders and borrowers, helping people who are straining to pay their mortgages stay in their homes.
Having enough food for everyone begins with reducing waste – from buying less and storing it properly to sharing more.
A poor Central American country, Honduras, is pondering creating a new semi-independent 'charter city' that would play by different rules and become an engine for economic growth.
In Israel, most Ethiopian Jews are trapped at the bottom of society in dead-end jobs. Asher Elias gives them high-tech training to boost their upward mobility.
How is Tim Tebow using his fame as starting quarterback for the Denver Broncos? Impressively.
Former soldier Christian Bethelson’s only job skill was killing – until a meeting on a muddy road in Liberia changed his life, and many others.
Through Shelter Music Boston, Julie Leven brings live music to residents that feeds their souls and makes them feel 'elegant.'
How residents of Detroit, America’s most famously down and out city, are building livelihoods that also rebuild their communities.
For more than two decades an osprey known simply as 'Lady' has returned to Scotland, drawing attention to the country's role as a wildlife haven.
Henry Red Cloud returned to Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to found Lakota Solar Enterprises, which builds and installs solar-heating equipment that saves low-income families money on heating bills.
Researchers are confirming what African farmers already know: Termites and ants can be used to increase soil fertility and crop yields.
By designing 'living buildings' that go beyond LEED certification, Jason F. McLennan is challenging architects to take 'green' building a step farther.
If many people resolve to make their lives just a little greener in 2012 it could make a huge difference.
Biologist Álvaro Cogollo draws on Colombia's native vallenato music to inspire a love for his country's biodiversity.
Education is a key to lifting up post-earthquake Haiti. Social businesses may serve as an effective way to raise badly needed funds for schools.