2 Toms Founder Addresses Critics and Shows Path to Learning

Critics of Toms shoes say that the solution does little to address the root causes and problems of poverty at best and at worst can damage local businesses. The online conversations by academics, bloggers (including myself) and NGO workers have continued for years with little response from TOMS.

1 UNICEF Gets a Little Bit Cooler and More Innovative

Erica Kochi and Christopher Fabian work together on mapping the future of innovation at UNICEF House, New YorkSusan Markisz Celebrities often fill the pages of the annual TIME 100 list. The 2013 list fulfills that trend with the inclusion of Beyonce, Sheryl Sandberg, Jay Z, and Justin Timberlake. A more…

2 Admitting Failure, excellent idea

One of the hardest things for any organization working in development — or, well, anyone doing anything — is to readily acknowledge failure. So some Canadian engineers want to make it easier. For example, Dr. Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organization, got media attention Monday for sort of…