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Roots of Prosperity. An in depth article from strategy + business

January 19th, 2010  |  Source:

Roots of Prosperity

by R. Glenn Hubbard and William Duggan

The lessons of history, from the Roman Empire to Africa today, suggest that if we want to reduce poverty in emerging markets, regulation reform and business success are prerequisites, not outcomes.

Rethinking your investment portfolio…

January 16th, 2010  |  Source:

Woody Tasch, founder of Slow Money Alliance, a nonprofit that hopes to do for capitalism what the Slow Food movement has done for food and agriculture, would recommend you invest closer to home.

Anonymous Foundation boosts FT appeal for Room To Read

December 30th, 2009

US pledge boosts FT’s literacy appeal

A California-based foundation has given a fresh boost to the FT’s seasonal appeal on behalf of the Room to Read charity by adding £250,000 to the pool of funds available to match readers’ donations.

The money from the foundation, which wishes to remain anonymous, brings the total of available matching funds up to £875,000 ($1.4m).

New Global Climate Prosperity Scoreboard Finds over $1 Trillion Invested in Green Since 2007

December 7th, 2009

Ethical Markets Media(USA and Brazil) and the Climate Prosperity Alliancehave launched their Global Climate Prosperity Scoreboard®which tracks private investment in companies growing the green economy globally. 

Partnering with Private Philanthropy Should Be Model for Official U.S. Foreign Aid Going Forward

November 18th, 2009  |  Source: Aspen Institute

So Argue Scholars; Ideas Build on Hudson Institute Report

A new model for development aid in Africa and it works

October 5th, 2009

There must be a better way. 

A brief conversation with Philip Berber of A Glimmer of Hope and one of the stars honored at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative.

Corporate community engagement in action

September 26th, 2009

How the e-newsletter company Constant Contact works with their nonprofit bookstore neighbor More Than Words

By: Bob Nicoson and Sue LaChance*

Kelvin and the curse of numeracy

September 22nd, 2009

Bogus quantification attempts to compress complex problems and analyses into single observations. The annual report of the United Nations Human Development Program is an entirely admirable endeavor. The agency focuses on three broad dimensions of development – health, education and material standard of living – and reports on progress towards these goals among UN members.

Then the curse of Kelvin strikes:

Fed getting tough on pay

September 18th, 2009  |  Source: CNBC

Wow, the Fed is taking what would appear to be a very hard line on pay practices at the top 25 banks. It has floated plans to scrutinize–and reject if it deems necessary–pay practices at these banks, including pay for many employees, not just the top earners.


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