TOPIC: RESEARCH (21)

Institute for the Future (IFTF)

http://www.iftf.org

Institute for the Future is a non-profit research organization that has been forecasting practical future scenarios for over forty years. IFTF brings people together to make the future—today. Whether you’re a strategic leader in a large organization or a community leader in a struggling neighborhood or a netizen who wants to mobilize global crowds, we have practical tools, research, and programs that turn foresight into the critical new insights that ultimately lead to action.

The Solar Foundation

http://www.thesolarfoundation.org

The Solar Foundation is an independent national 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to demonstrate the global benefits of solar energy through research and education. Founded in 1977 and based in Washington, DC, we are increasing the widespread adoption of solar energy and transforming the marketplace through our coordinated public education & outreach efforts, high-level data collection, and innovative research. 

Urban Life International

http://www.ulicanada.org/

Urban Life International is an independent research training organization with the desire to foment a better understanding and response to the urban challenge.  The urban challenge has been described as the need to transform concrete and steel into communities of health and hope.  The people who live in cities are caught in-between segregation and integration, diversity and distinction, and density and privacy.  Their quality of life is determined in how they respond to these challenges.

Diigo

http://www.diigo.com

If you browse or read a lot on the web, we believe you will find Diigo indispensable. Diigo is two services in one -- it is a research and collaborative research tool on the one hand, and a knowledge-sharing community and social content site on the other.

Docracy

http://www.docracy.com

Docracy is a social repository of contracts, legal agreements and other legal documents. Our mission is to make these documents freely available to the public. We also hope to make them easier to find, customize and execute. No more shady templates behind a paywall that you download hoping everything will be alright. Instead: reputable, transparent sources and social proof to help you find something as close as possible to the perfect document.

Skoll Foundation

http://www.skollfoundation.org

The Skoll Foundation drives large scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and the innovators who help them solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Pop Tech

http://poptech.org

We convene this community in intimate, peer-level gatherings where participants can share their most provocative questions and their most promising new ideas, and begin to work together on new approaches to some of the world’s toughest challenges.

B Lab

http://www.bcorporation.net

Certified B Corporations are a new type of corporation which uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC)

http://www.icic.org

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City is a nonprofit research and strategy organization and the leading authority on U.S. inner city economies and the businesses that thrive there. Founded in 1994 by Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter, ICIC strengthens inner city economies by providing businesses, governments and investors with the most comprehensive and actionable information in the field about urban market opportunities.

23andMe

https://www.23andme.com

23andMe was founded to empower individuals and develop new ways of accelerating research. The members of 23andMe have come together because we believe in the combined potential of genetics and the Internet to have a significant, positive impact.

Give Well

http://www.givewell.org

GiveWell is an independent, nonprofit charity evaluator. We find outstanding giving opportunities and publish the full details of our analysis to help donors decide where to give.

Columbia Water Center

http://water.columbia.edu/

Our mission is to creatively tackle the issue of global water scarcity through innovations in technology, public policy and private action. Combining the rigor of scientific research with the impact of effective policy, we aim to design reliable, sustainable models of water management and development that can be implemented on local, regional and global levels. 

Greater Good Science Center

http://greatergood.berkeley.edu

Founded by acclaimed social psychologist Dacher Keltner in 2001, the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) is at the forefront of the movement to explore the roots of happiness, compassion, strong social bonds, and altruistic behavior – the science of a meaningful life. We sponsor groundbreaking research into social and emotional well-being and also help people apply this research to their own lives by disseminating it through our web-based magazine, live events, and workshops.

The Official NASA App for Android

Come explore with NASA and discover a huge collection of stunning images, videos, mission information, news, NASA TV and featured content with the new NASA App for Android.

Global Footprint Network

http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN

Global Footprint Network is an international think tank working to advance sustainability through use of the Ecological Footprint, a resource accounting tool that measures how much nature we have, how much we use and who uses what.
By making ecological limits central to decision-making, we are working to end overshoot and create a society where all people can live well, within the means of one planet.