A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating po

Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

Most of us want to make a difference We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotio

The Prosperity Paradox: How Innovation Can Lift Nations Out of Poverty

Clayton M Christensen, the author of such business classics as The Innovator s Dilemma and the New York Times bestseller How Will You Measure Your Life, and co authors Efosa Ojomo and Karen Dillon reveal why so many investments in economic development fail to generate sustainable prosperity, and of

The Most Good You Can Do: How Effective Altruism Is Changing Ideas About Living Ethically

From the ethicist the New Yorker calls the most influential living philosopher, a new way of thinking about living ethically Peter Singer s books and ideas have been disturbing our complacency ever since the appearance of Animal Liberation Now he directs our attention to a new movement in which h

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

After a decade designing technologies meant to address education, health, and global poverty, award winning computer scientist Kentaro Toyama came to a difficult conclusion Even in an age of amazing technology, social progress depends on human changes that gadgets can t deliver.Computers in Bangalo

Under the Big Tree: Extraordinary Stories from the Movement to End Neglected Tropical Diseases

Neglected tropical diseases NTDs affect over one billion of the world s poorest people More than 170,000 people die from NTDs each year, and many suffer from blindness, disability, disfigurement, cognitive impairment, and stunted growth Yet NTDs are treatable and preventable, and the annual

Confessions of a Recovering Environmentalist and Other Essays

Paul Kingsnorth was once an activist, an ardent environmentalist He fought against rampant development and the depredations of a corporate world that seemed hell bent on ignoring a looming climate crisis in its relentless pursuit of profit But as the environmental movement began to focus on susta

The Business of Changing the World: How Billionaires, Tech Disrupters, and Social Entrepreneurs Are Transforming the Global Aid Industry

Tech entrepreneurs bring their thinking to giving.bringing a data driven, results oriented approach to revolutionize the space n nToday, entrepreneurs, Silicon Valley start ups, and celebrity activists are the driving force in a radical shift in the way we think about lifting people out of poverty

The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other emerging markets have transformed their economies, Africa s resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply chain While Africa acco

The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have Done So Much Ill and So Little Good

From one of the world s best known development economists an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West s efforts to improve the lot of the so called developing worldIn his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth, William Easterly criticized the utter ineffectiveness of Western organiz

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries Are Failing and What Can Be Done About It

In the universally acclaimed and award winning The Bottom Billion, Paul Collier reveals that fifty failed states home to the poorest one billion people on Earth pose the central challenge of the developing world in the twenty first century The book shines much needed light on this group of small

Poor Economics: A Radical Rethinking of the Way to Fight Global Poverty

Winner of the 2011 Financial Times Goldman Sachs Best Business Book of the Year Award n nBillions of government dollars, and thousands of charitable organizations and NGOs, are dedicated to helping the world s poor But much of their work is based on assumptions that are untested generalizations at be

Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa

In the past fifty years, than 1 trillion in development related aid has been transferred from rich countries to Africa Has this assistance improved the lives of Africans No In fact, across the continent, the recipients of this aid are not better off as a result of it, but worse much worse.I