The Rolex Awards for Enterprise and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) are “kindred spirits” noted Michael Palin, co-host of a celebration to mark the 35th anniversary of the Awards at the London headquarters of 180-year-old institution, “the world’s leading scholarly geographical society” and the “home of geography”. Palin, president of the Royal Geographical Society and… Read more


Design solution

December 8, 2011

On 17 October 2011 some of the design community’s most innovative thinkers gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York to celebrate the opening of Design with the Other 90%: Cities. The exhibition investigates how design can address the pressing challenges created by rapid urban growth in informal settlements, commonly referred to as slums.… Read more

Anabel Ford

Maya forestry for future generations

November 22, 2011

Anabel Ford believes the ancient Maya have a lot to teach people today about the sustainable use of the forest. Working with a local group of indigenous forest gardeners, Ford, who was an Associate Laureate in the 2000 Rolex Awards, has helped construct a model garden at an elementary school in Santa Familia, a village in… Read more

In June, a team of film-makers from Denver, Colorado in the U.S., flew to Delhi to shoot a feature-length documentary on Piyush Tewari and the SaveLife Foundation. The film, The Golden Hour, follows Tewari and his team for three weeks as they work to reduce roadside fatalities in India. Indian writer/producer Roma Sur was inspired… Read more

Jacob Colker recently participated in Mashable’s Startups for Good Challenge — a competition designed to reward businesses that make a positive social impact. Mashable, the popular technology news site named Sparked — Colker’s microvolunteering network — one of eight startups that are changing the world. Mashable lauded the service for being “as fun, social, and… Read more