A business solution to poverty

By Jose Rene C. Gayo – BusinessWorld Online, Manila, Philippines THE TITLE of this article was inspired by the book by Paul Polak and Mal Warwick entitled The Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New …

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Paul Polak on global poverty solutions

The widely followed website Business Fights Poverty features the “Top 10 Discussions of 2014,” and there on the list is Paul Polak’s recent Google Hangout. In a free-ranging one-hour discussion, Paul describes the pathfinding ideas that have distinguished his career …

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In business for good, what goes around, comes around

Call it “corporate social responsibility,” “socially responsible business,” the Triple Bottom Line, or any one of a dozen other terms of art to characterize how entrepreneurs and established businesses alike are adopting new ways in a search for long-term sustainability …

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Why the global war on poverty has failed

Why are there still so many poor people in the world after more than six decades of anti-poverty efforts? Social scientists can provide a great many nuanced reasons, but they usually overlook the obvious: 70 percent of the world’s poor live …

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The Guardian reports on SunWater

In an article entitled “Cleantech in the developing world: from solar power to refrigeration” in theguardian.com, Kristine A. Wong refers to the new technology at the core of Paul Polak’s company, SunWater, as a dramatically cheaper alternative to diesel engines and …

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Free audiobook excerpt

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick’s award-winning book, The Business Solution to Poverty, is available as an audiobook. You can sample the audio here: http://bit.ly/1gF50T4.