Could THIS be the solution to global poverty?

By Mal Warwick Recently an organization named FXB published a full-page ad in The New York Times under the headline “We know how to end global poverty.” The piece reported that “the journal Science just published a study proving what works …

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Is microfinance true impact investment?

Here is Part 2 of a two-part article co-authored by Mal Warwick, Paul DiLeo, and Paul Polak for Devex.com.  Is it possible for the microfinance industry to attract enough capital if it refocused its mission and objectives on the overriding goal of …

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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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Do impact investors expect too much?

The history of microfinance shows how far off-mission social enterprise can go under the weight of massive investment. By Mal Warwick, Paul DiLeo, and Paul Polak Today, microfinance is estimated to be a $68 billion industry worldwide, with a track …

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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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