Category: Social Enterprise

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What do we owe the bottom billion?

Princeton philosopher Peter Singer has been a prominent, often controversial, figure. His utilitarian approach, focused on reducing suffering, has led him to argue for animal liberation and euthanasia. His most recent book, The Life You Can Save, looks at the responsibilities of individuals for addressing global poverty.
Q & A
Social Enterprise

How does business value human rights?

As businesses have expanded beyond boundaries, they've exceeded the grasp of many national laws and norms. What standards should exist for how businesses affect people's lives? Christine Bader, advisor to the UN special representative of the secretary-general for business and human rights, discusses points of progress and remaining challenges.
Q & A
Social Enterprise

What is Nollywood?

Nigeria’s film industry, often called Nollywood, produced 1,687 feature films in 2007. That’s more movies than were made in India and the United States combined. In a country that has suffered from decades of corruption and a failure to translate significant oil wealth into a higher standard of living for the majority of people, this homegrown enterprise has brought Nigeria a new sort of attention in recent years.
Q & A
Social Enterprise

How has globalization benefited the poor?

The lives of people in distant countries are increasingly being linked, through commerce, communications technology, or culture. Researchers are trying to parse out how the gains from globalization are touching the lives of the poorest citizens in developing countries.
Q & A
Global Business Social Enterprise

How can one country fight an epidemic?

Elizabeth Serlemitsos ’93 is chief advisor to the Zambian National AIDS Council, which is the government entity responsible for coordinating the country’s response to HIV and AIDS. The council works with international donors to develop and implement both private and public sector programs to combat devastating impacts of the disease.
Q & A
Healthcare Social Enterprise

What's the power of social capital?

A nonprofit finds its niche in supporting the development of entrepreneurs in emerging markets. Linda Rottenberg, the founder of Endeavor, discusses how the organization has been able to help develop companies responsible for 90,000 jobs in 11 countries.
Q & A
Social Enterprise

Does our health system deliver value?

Competitive strategy expert Michael Porter, the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School, has shaken up the thinking around healthcare reform with Redefining Health Care, a book he coauthored with Elizabeth Teisberg, associate professor at the Darden School of Business. Porter talked with Q3 about his ideas on how to bring the right kind of competition to healthcare and developments since the 2006 release of his book.
Q & A
Healthcare Social Enterprise

Can markets help the poor?

A loan might allow you to buy a bike to commute to a new job or to nurse your business through an unexpected setback. But billions of people around the world have little or no access to financial markets. Microfinance is one potential solution to this dilemma.
Q & A
Social Enterprise Marketing
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