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Thoroughly Modern Do-Gooders

March 21st, 2008
David Brooks’s Op-Ed page in The New York Times, March 21, 2008

Earlier generations of benefactors thought that social service should be like sainthood or socialism. But this one thinks it should be like venture capital.

Importantly; his piece features:

ABI Research Shows Strong Link Between Corporate Governance and Returns

March 20th, 2008

New research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) shows that companies with the best corporate governance records have produced returns 18 percent higher than those with poor governance. The research also reveals that a breach of governance best practice reduces a company’s industry-adjusted return on assets by an average of 1 percentage point a year.

Norway Government Pension Fund-250b Euro-reveals engagement results

March 19th, 2008

Fund says it will also start disclosing complete shareholder voting decisions on-line.

What developing economies really need.

March 16th, 2008

What Microloans Miss

James Surowiecki in The New Yorker March 17, 2008

Social Capital Markets 2008 October 13-16 2008

March 11th, 2008

Social Capital Markets 2008 (SoCap08) is a new event designed to bring together all of the people and organizations with a similar deep passion to change the world through sustainable businesses.

The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism

March 10th, 2008

Just Another Emperor? The Myths and Realities of Philanthrocapitalism by Michael Edwards

From: Nonprofit Quarterly

Every now and then a fad/innovation (choose one) takes off in philanthropy and all of us must learn a new lexicon and listen to a lot of excited presentations where we are promised the moon in return for getting fully on board

How Nonprofit Journalism Pays Off

March 7th, 2008

How Nonprofit Journalism Pays Off

By Nathalie Applewhite, Associate Director, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting

Her full article can be found at :


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