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The Article:Graffiti Is Changing The Reality Of A Housing Project In West São Paulo
The Publisher:The World Post
The Scoop:Local artists are teaming up to create vibrant, transformative public art in the favelas of Sao Paulo—work they hope will help usher in social change to the historically disenfranchised neighborhoods.
The Article:Here’s How To Launch A Product Without Spending A Dime
The Scoop:Sometimes you can find all the free help you need just by asking for it. ThirdEye developer Rajat Bhageria explains how he’s helping launch a non-profit product—while spending no money at all.
The Article:Can Everlane Make Ethical Chic?
The Publisher:Bloomberg Businessweek
The Scoop:After a major design error was traced back to one of their factories, executives from online clothing retailer Everlane traveled to China to ensure that their products were not only being made correctly, but ethically and environmentally friendly as well.
The Article:Etsy Reinvents Business Education For Social Entrepreneurs
The Scoop:Etsy, the online homemade goods marketplace, is offering a new type of business education for entrepreneurs—one that focuses as much on personal development as it does on business skills.
The Article:The Wonderbag Is The (Nearly) Emission-Free Slow Cooker Of Your Dreams
The Publisher:Good Magazine
The Scoop:For many in developing nations, cooking over fire can be dangerous and cumbersome, and can also lead to major health problems. One company is working to eliminate these issues with their simple and effective device, aptly called The Wonderbag.
The Article:The Indian Startup Scene in 2015
The Scoop:Now a major power player in the startup world, India can also boast the title of the country with the most young leaders: More than 72 percent of its startups are run by a founder under 35 years old.