Will ending poverty increase global warming?

By Mal Warwick The following article was posted in Paul Polak’s blog on the Huffington Post on March 31, 2014.    What is progress? If you ask this question of most Americans, they’ll probably say something that implies continuing growth …

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Spring Health featured in Indian business press

Filling Up Fast By Vikas Kumar Business Outlook India Three companies show why providing safe drinking water in India can be a sustainable business Sarvajal Started in 2008 Investment so far Rs 40 lakh Customers per day 100,000 Waterlife Started in 2006 No. of …

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Business Can Feed the Hungry

By Amy Alexander for Investors Business Daily At Thanksgiving, Americans are challenged: Feed the hungry. Clothe the poor. The best way to do it? Capitalism, say Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, authors of “The Business Solution to Poverty.” “The endless possibilities that can …

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Achieving Scale

Scale is the single biggest unmet challenge in development and impact investment today. IDE, the development organization I founded, has helped some 20 million people living on a $1/day move out of poverty, but this is a drop in the bucket …

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