The Journal

A time for charities to reinvent themselves

In his OLBIOS article, Jeremy Douglas, Vice President at Ocean Wise, uses the example of the Vancouver Aquarium to argue in favor of reinventing charity funding models.

Learning from the past how to protect our future

USA: Stacy Gallin, Founder and Director at MIMEH, presents in her interview with OLBIOS her work and insights on the most pressing issue: the need for a new moral ethos.

Please don’t look the other way

Frank Mugisha has long risked his personal safety for the cause of LGBT rights in a nation particularly hostile to them.

Micro-loans for education

How Veronica Colondam, concerned with the increase of drug abuse and street crime among Indonesia’s youth, established a Foundation that teaches underprivileged youth to be independent through education and economic empowerment.

Mexican management

Alex Eaton and the model of Sistema Biobolsa, or how to empower farmers to take an active role to escape the cycle of rural poverty.

Who will help you grow?

How Linda Rottenberg connected talented emerging market entrepreneurs with a world-class network of business leaders, creating 200.000 jobs

The most silent victims

Moved by the plight of the victims of gender-based violence, Denis Mukwege founded his famous hospital specializing in disorders caused by trauma from sexual violence, saving the lives of thousands of women

The power of forgiveness

How music saved Alice Herz-Sommer when she was deported to a concentration camp together with her husband and their six-year-old son and why she could still talk about the joy of life when she was 108 years old.

A man’s fight to save the world

The life and the tragic death of Sergio Vieira de Mello, whose work was emblematic of a moral struggle on the global stage.

Giving the missing light

One in four Filipinos (20 million people) lacks access to electricity. Jim Ayala did something about it that works.

Young people against disaster

Watch the wonderful documentary directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, and the story of three exceptional children preparing for a music competition.

Nine million meals

Watch the wonderful documentary directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, and the story of three exceptional children preparing for a music competition.

How can you help 10000 business through a community of Mothers

How the project Hapinoy is providing mothers with the necessary knowledge and tools to make their dreams come true and support their families.

Why are these children in hospital again?

Physician Vera Cordeiro was shocked by the number re-admissions of children from urban slums. She then came up with a treatment plan that addresses the full range of economic and social causes of illness.

Keeping them warm

Embrace Innovations has developed an innovative, low-cost infant warmer to help the twenty million premature and low...

Fix your community yourself

Ben Berkowitz has developed an idea after getting frustrated with city hall’s lack of response to graffiti in his neighborhood.

How Covid-19 rendered the impossible possible

Berlin: Prof Andreas Kaplan, Rector of ESCP Business School, writes on the exciting consequences of the move to online teaching, a subject that for a number of years had attracted intense debate and speculation.

Business not as usual

TTurkey: Perhaps one of the biggest lessons of the pandemic has been the urgent need to reassess our priorities, including the idea of ‘business as usual’, says Richard Betts, Sustainability Director at KPMG, in an interview with OLBIOS.

Climate action : make it visible. Accelerate.

Our main goal at the « Step Up Climate Action » is to connect different actors of the environmental...

Doing the right thing in difficult times

Tariq Mohammed interview OLBIOS: How would you describe the collective experience of the crisis in the US...

Rana Nejem OLBIOS interview OLBIOS: How would you describe the collective experience of the pandemic in Jordan and...

Covid-19: The ruthless agent who brought audiences center-stage.

Berlin: What are the ingredients for a great performance? In his article for OLBIOS, award-winning composer and author, Konstantinos Athanasakos outlines some time-honoured ingredients alongside some less obvious but equally important ones.

The Tech difference in Education

As teaching moves online, it essentially enters an entirely different universe for teachers and students alike, The change of environment is not merely a change of background but one that alters profoundly the teaching experience and the curriculum itself, But it has also thrown the spotlight on ‘tech inequalities’,...

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