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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Reducing environmental impact is smart business

In the early days of Corporate Social Responsibility, that label was generally taken to imply doing something about a company’s environmental impact. Though the more serious practitioners of CSR have long since expanded their efforts into other areas, the environment was …

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The business case for ending poverty

By Mal Warwick You may feel, as I do, that poverty is humankind’s greatest shame. But there are numerous practical considerations, too: the horrendous waste of human talent; the prospect that the end of wide-scale poverty might lower the level …

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To end poverty, help poor people earn more money

Paul Polak and Mal Warwick’s award-winning book, The Business Solution to Poverty, highlights 20 “takeaways” that encapsulate much of the book’s essence. Today we feature the third of those takeaways. Future posts will include others.  The most obvious, direct, and effective …

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An Open Letter to Larry Page

Dear Larry, In your recent conversation with Charlie Rose at TED, you said you’d rather hand over your cash to Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX, Solar City) instead of donating it to a philanthropic organization.  I understand the sentiment. The nonprofit …

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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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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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