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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Fighting poverty with empathy

In a world of six thousand languages, many of whose speakers claim unique ethnicity, barriers to understanding loom large across linguistic, ethnic, religious, class, and caste divisions. With humanity pigeon-holed into so many distinct groupings, how can anyone hope to …

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Can multinationals reduce poverty?

By Mal Warwick A recent New York Times article by Stephanie Strom (“Multinational Companies Court Lower-Income Consumers“) spotlighted the efforts of General Electric, Unilever, PepsiCo, and Nokia to pursue what C. K. Prahalad and Stuart Hart famously termed “the fortune at …

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