Subajini Jayasekaran: Virtual Travel Through the Eyes of Locals

Ladderworks is a publishing platform of diverse picture books and online curriculum with the mission to empower over a million kids to become social entrepreneurs. Our current series features interviews by our interplanetary journalist Spiffy with inspiring Social Entrepreneurs and Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Builders, who are advancing the UN SDGs. Hi there,Continue Reading

The Valero oil refinery in Houston, Texas

In 2013, Matthew Tejada joined the EPA as director of the Office of Environmental Justice, or OEJ, overseeing environmental justice work both across the agency and also in partnership with other federal agencies. One of Tejada’s primary responsibilities is to engage with, listen to, and advocate on behalf of communitiesContinue Reading

Julaya Eyes West Africa B2B Payments Innovation

Infrastructure underpinned by technology is critical to modernizing the payments landscape of any market. In Francophone West Africa, the payments infrastructure remains well behind those of more developed markets like Europe. Yet its telecommunications infrastructure has flourished and today, while the region has a large underbanked population, its high penetrationContinue Reading

Boulder shifts strategy, eyes more aggressive climate goals

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash Saturday, June 5, 2021 Five years ago, Boulder adopted a “climate commitment” to shrink its carbon footprint, setting specific goals to do so. Two years ago, it declared a climate emergency and accelerated established targets. Already, those plans are insufficient to combat an increasinglyContinue Reading

California eyes efforts to spur US ratification of Basel Convention

Dive Brief: Lawmakers and activists in California aim to curb the export of low-value scrap plastic to developing countries in calling for the Biden administration to ratify the Basel Convention, an international agreement that aims to ensure certain waste is handled responsibly. The United States is one of just a fewContinue Reading