Is Business the Answer?

By Mal Warwick One of the challenges Paul Polak and I are now facing when we speak about our book, The Business Solution to Poverty, is to overcome the widespread conviction that business is part of the problem, not the …

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The Business Solution to Poverty $5,000 Challenge

You can win $5,000 in The Business Solution to Poverty $5,000 Challenge by designing a for-profit business model along the lines described in The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers by Paul Polak and Mal …

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End Poverty or Bust

Creating a Runway for Profitable New Multinational Businesses to Transform Poverty By Paul Polak Five years ago, Steve Bachar and I decided to create a venture capital fund that would only invest in companies capable of achieving three goals: Transforming …

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Only Business Can End Poverty

From CSRWire Talkback Three big reasons why business offers distinct advantages in addressing poverty By Mal Warwick This is the third in a six-part series on the fight against global poverty adapted from The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for …

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How to solve India’s poverty crisis

By Paul Polak and Mal Warwick Economic debate swirls around the question of how to end poverty, and no wonder: today there are still 2.7 billion people living on $2 a day or less. How should a nation that contains …

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Simplicity Brings Hope to the Digital Age

Seoul Digital Forum, May 22, 2012 Business leaders today spend all their time trying to serve the richest 10% of the world’s customers. We need a revolution in business thinking to create products and services for the other 90%, not …

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