Five Innovators Heading to CGI: An NGO Cementing Change

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Five Innovators Heading to CGI: An NGO Cementing Change

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One innovator who will be featured at CGI has found a sustainable solution to save lives during earthquakes.
Monday, September 13, 2010 - 6:30pm

Next week is the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative, the world's leading matchmaking event for social innovators and investors. CGI meeting objective: Bring together prospective partners to solve the world's biggest problems. This week, I'll feature one innovator each day. Here's the first.

Build Change, founded by innovator Elizabeth Hausler, designs earthquake-resistant houses in developing countries and trains builders, homeowners, engineers, and government officials to build them. As Build Change states, "Earthquakes don't kill people ... poorly built buildings do."

In my view, Build Change is one of the extraordinary "new school" NGOs that I wrote about last week in More Business, Less Charity.

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Alice Korngold
Korngold Consulting, LLC
Keywords: Ashoka | Build Change | CGI | Clinton Global Initiative | Echoing Green | Elizabeth Hausler | Fulbright Scholars | Lemelson Foundation