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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Business as usual won’t end poverty

By Mal Warwick Business as usual won’t cut it. Nor will a traditional company reformed by adopting CSR as a guide to its business policies and practices. Private sector enterprises can’t succeed in ending poverty unless they recognize vision, leadership, …

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And the winner is . . .

Rob Lavoie of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, has won the Net Impact $5,000 Business Solution to Poverty Challenge. His entry was the unanimous choice of the three judges, Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, coauthors of The Business Solution to Poverty, and …

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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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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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