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Hospitality to Health Renaissance: Innovative Community-Based Healthcare Strategies

"If we cannot slay the healthcare 'beast,' millennials will have their future stolen from them." So writes David Chase in a paper published last month in Relocalizing Health: The Future of...more

Church of England to Set up Impact Fund as Part of £100m Commitment to Address Historic Wrongs

The Church of England has apologized for its links to the slave trade and is setting up a $100 million fund to address the issue, the Pioneering Post reports. "I am deeply sorry for these links,"...more

What is ESG Investing? Exploring Environmental, Social, and Governance Factors

When it comes to environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investing, one of the most popular factors is looking for companies that are making a positive contribution to the environment, society,...more

Emissions Went Up, But There's Some Good News

Greenhouse gas emissions rose slightly in the US in 2022, going up by 1.3% from the year prior, according to a report from Rhodium Group. While the data is only preliminary, this uptick in...more

Princeton Theological Seminary receives grant to support Christian social innovation

"Half of Christian young people say their actions not their words should be the church's primary form of witness," says Mary D. Creasy Dean, a professor of youth, church, and culture and director...more

Church of England says sorry – with an impact fund

The Church of England is taking a page from Silicon Valley's playbook and creating a $100 million impact investment fund to help people affected by climate change, poverty, and other social...more

'Talking Pen' Programme To Help 10,000 More Displaced Children Learn Vital Skills

"In Nigeria, more than 50% of school-age children below the age of 10 do not have basic reading and writing skills." So says Gideon Olanrewaju, a former Theirworld Global Youth Ambassador who in...more

The First Startup To Come Out Of UC Davis Health's Innovation Incubator

"When people think of new homes, they talk about how many bedrooms, bathrooms, and living rooms it has, but no one talks about how much health room or health space the home has," says Ashish Atreja,...more

Program for Allied Health Professions to Participate in Research And Innovation in Northern Ireland

If you're an Allied Health Professions (AHP) practitioner in Northern Ireland, you're in luck. The Irish government has come up with a research and innovation strategy for the group, which...more

Investing in Climate Action: What Canada Can Learn from the US

Jeff Bezos is putting his money where his mouth is, with a $10 billion donation to help fight climate change. The Amazon founder's Bezos Earth Fund will provide grants of up to $1 million per...more




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