Forest Protection, Economic Growth Must Go Together


The Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia, Stig Traavik, writes about protecting forests and economic growth going hand in hand.

Traavik states that Norway supports Indonesia's efforts in transforming into a green economic trajectory, where new jobs are created, but without further destruction of rainforests and biodiversity. According to Traavik, "Green growth represents new opportunities and a better future for us all."


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Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship


Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase “social entrepreneur” instead of almost naming it as “public service entrepreneur”. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.




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