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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Ending poverty — guaranteed?

By Mal Warwick As Paul Polak and I have made the rounds discussing The Business Solution to Poverty, we’ve been confronted by a question that arises out of deeply held skepticism — or, not to put too fine an edge on …

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Winter Newsletter

For the latest news about Spring Health and SunWater, two of the companies Paul is building to combat poverty on a global scale — plus a handy guide to some of the many articles that have appeared about The Business …

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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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A Frontier Economy for Adventurous MBAs

An interview with Paul Polak By Lauren Everitt If extreme entrepreneurship were a sport, Paul Polak would be at the top of his game. From turning Somali entrepreneurs into millionaires (by in-country standards) with a lucrative donkey cart enterprise to creating …

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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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