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Seeding Startups at the Base of India's Pyramid

David Bank | Posted 01.03.2013 | Business
David Bank

A team of technology veterans has raised $8 million for one of the first funds making early-stage investments in companies meeting the basic needs of ...

Microfinance: Keeping the Mission When Non-Profits Become For-Profits

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

Many people committed to social justice have a built-in assumption that nonprofits are inherently more virtuous than for-profit companies. However, for-profit businesses have been the primary engines of wealth creation in the modern world.

To End Poverty, Put a Criminal in Charge

Suzanne Skees | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Suzanne Skees

John the General, Kenya's former king of thugs, may just play in the next World Cup.

By the People, for the People: Microfinance Offers the "Transformative Vision" Davos is Seeking

Alex Raksin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alex Raksin

What began as a philanthropic movement to empower the working poor has evolved into a new class of social entrepreneurs who have shown that capitalism can generate significant returns in every sense of the word.

One World Is Enough For All Of Us

Brent Kessel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brent Kessel

I recently co-hosted a charity fundraiser for Unitus, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing innovative, market-based solution...