As the global population increases, environmental conditions are changing and natural resources are becoming more scarce. Ensuring prosperity for those not positioned to cope with environmental change has become a great challenge.
With limited resources, cultivating prosperity requires not only ingenuity but respect for surroundings—both social and environmental.
To further clarify this Opportunity Area, here is an example of an initiative aligned with bridging planet and prosperity: Barefoot College connects rural communities to solar, water, education and professions to help individuals take control of their lives. Note that this example is not meant to be limiting, and successful proposals might look very different. Instead, it offers a tangible case that represents bridging work across these topics.