Is it immoral to earn profits from the poor ? News Digest

Is it immoral to earn attractive profits from poor customers ? by Paul Polak There are at least 7 billion different perspectives on morality, but the viewpoint I like best defines sin as the failure to reach your potential. By this definition we have at least 2.6 billion deep sinners – the 37% of people in … Continue reading “Is it immoral to earn profits from the poor ? News Digest”

Impact-Based Incentive Structures: Aligning Fund Manager Compensation with Social and Environmental Performance

Published by the Global Impact Investing Network, Impact-Based Incentive Structures: Aligning Fund Manager Compensation with Social and Environmental Performance explores an emerging topic in the impact investing industry. The issue brief draws upon examples from Aureos Capital’s Africa Health Fund, Core Innovation Capital, and UBS to outline five key considerations for designing financial incentives tied … Continue reading “Impact-Based Incentive Structures: Aligning Fund Manager Compensation with Social and Environmental Performance”

Bringing Medicines to Low-Income Markets : BoP Pharma Report

Bringing Medicines to Low-income Markets – a guide to creating inclusive business models for pharmaceutical companies Project Context An estimated 4 billion people live on incomes less than $3,000 per year in local purchasing power parity (PPP) terms. Their spending on health constitutes an estimated market of $158.4 billion PPP per year. More than one-third … Continue reading “Bringing Medicines to Low-Income Markets : BoP Pharma Report”

Can fresh thinking solve the world’s most intractable problems? – Mckinsey Special Report

Social innovators are bringing bold new approaches to the difficult problems that plague the world, from poverty and famine to climate change and disease eradication. To uncover the best ideas, What Matters has convened change makers from around the world to share their stories and their strategies. Explore essays and interviews on the What Matters site, including the following: … Continue reading “Can fresh thinking solve the world’s most intractable problems? – Mckinsey Special Report”

Akansha Hazari – Founder of m.Paani on generating revenues for community-owned funds

Akansha Hazari aspires to help build a better India. A social entrepreneur, peace negotiator, and businesswoman , Akanksha was honored by former President Bill Clinton with $1,000,000 for developing m.Paani (mpaani.com), an innovation in development financing aimed at solving the global water crisis. In this talk, Akanskha explains how m.paani leverages strong competition in industries … Continue reading “Akansha Hazari – Founder of m.Paani on generating revenues for community-owned funds”

Sameer Kalwani – Founder Sarvajal on Safe Drinking Water in India

Health in India is greatly compromised by dirty water. Sarvajal (www.sarvajal.com) , founded by Sameer Kalwani, enables access to clean water, enlisting local entrepreneurs to sell it and monitor water quality remotely. Customers are happy to pay to get clean water at their doorstep. What started with one village three years ago now provides safe water … Continue reading “Sameer Kalwani – Founder Sarvajal on Safe Drinking Water in India”