New York is often described as the World’s Capital City, primarily because it is the headquarters of capitalism. Certainly this week, the last full week in September each year, as hundreds of leaders and thousands of their flunkeys gridlock Manhattan, it is easy to believe that this is the global capital – though what is […]
Partnership is all the rage nowadays in the world of development. Yet behind the consensual language of collaboration lies an uneasy relationship between state and private organisations, based on their very different attitudes and cultures. The worlds of business, philanthropic foundations and official donors have been evolving in parallel, and there is often misunderstanding of […]
Warren Buffett’s son Peter is a decent musician and a fine fellow. He has written a useful book about the personal challenges of being born into a wealthy family, and how to escape unrealistic life expectations to find fulfillment. If only his op-ed in the New York Times on July 27th had been so well […]
We are looking for an intern to help in the next 2-3 months with a couple of philanthrocapitalism-related projects. Ideally based in New York. Contact [email protected]
Lauren Bush in conversation with Matthew Bishop. Find out first hand how she created her fashion brand FEED Projects.. a Social Enterprise based on the “Gifting Economy”..allowing FEED to feed millions of children with school lunches!
Neil Blumenthal in conversation with Matthew Bishop. Find out how Neil Blumenthal makes a difference with Warby Parker Eyewear, selling a pair and donating a pair.
Conversation: Georg Kell and Matthew Bishop
UN Global Compact Executive Director Georg Kell speaks with Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief and Business Editor of The Economist, about the state of corporate sustainability around the world. Watch the complete interview at www.newswire.fm.
Charley Ellis in conversation with Matthew Bishop at the Nasdaq OMX Marketsite ..find out first hand his opinion on the 7 secrets to success for Goldman Sachs, McKinsey and Mayo Clinic..
Launching the Social Progress Index
“Visions without metrics are hallucinations”, said one speaker at this year’s Skoll World Forum, which hosted the launch of the beta version of the Social Progress Index on April 11th. The importance of rigorously measuring social impact is one of the key themes of our writing about philanthrocapitalism. That is why we have been enthusiastic supporters […]
Conservatives Against the Koch Brothers
The Wall Street Journal, it seems, has issues with philanthropy. Just the other day it ran a piece called “The Folly of Philanthropy”, reviewing a new book called The Good Rich by Robert Dalzell, that raised a familiar conservative argument against philanthropy that we find rather peculiar. “Charity is a sideshow”, concludes the reviewer, Amity Shlaes. […]