Why It Should be Global Climate Change Week Every Week

As the hurricane-generated debris continues to settle and the California wildfires continue to roar, we are left with pits in our stomach upon reading headlines: ‘deadliest’, ‘most destructive’, ‘most powerful’. These are a few of the definitive words and phrases that are used to describe the effects of climate change. Our global climate is changing and[…]

World Humanitarian Day 2017

World Humanitarian Day – Civilians are #NotATarget On August 19, we celebrated United Nations World Humanitarian Day – an event that resonates with the core of what we do at The Level Market and why. Each year thousands of civilians – including hundreds of humanitarian aid workers – are assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed in[…]

Sustainability from the Sun

Pulling out of the Paris Climate agreement, rising sea levels, a growing scarcity of natural resources. Social enterprises and humanitarians alike: How are you going to help quell this looming fear of irreparable environmental degradation? Providing aid and promoting development is a great start, but in this era of humanitarianism, these actions must be viewed through[…]

Robots to the Rescue

The thought of a piece of robotic-looking scrap metal the size of a dinner plate approaching you over the horizon is not the most comforting – unless you are in need of its assistance in an emergency or humanitarian disaster. In the past few years, drones have been quickly entering the emergency response and aid[…]

Un Sustainable Development Goals

How TLM Supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  The UN Sustainable Development Goals present an ambitious global call to action to improve living conditions throughout the world. But it’s not sufficient for civil society alone to push toward the 17 goals. Businesses have particular opportunities and responsibilities in advancing the SDGs. It’s no longer a question of whether the private sector has[…]

Paul Polak Scaling for Development

22 Lightbulbs: The Way to Scale Development

This prolific humanitarian entrepreneur and 2-time author discusses business solutions to poverty in this podcast episode.Through his social ventures, Paul Polak has inspired a revolution in how companies design, price, market and distribute products around the globe.  Dr. Polak is founder and CEO of Windhorse International, a for-profit social venture that aims to help the[…]

Human Centered Design

Human Centered Design and Precision Listening

The Gifts that Keep on Giving   by Blake McKinlay I was lucky to start my career with iDE, an industry leader in using markets and business to achieve development goals. Fundamental to iDE’s approach is a commitment to listening to the customer. This mantra is nothing new and for many readers probably sounds like[…]