If you need proof that philanthrocapitalism matters more than ever, look no further than the large number of books touching on effective giving and social change that have been published this year. Excluding our own contribution, The Road From Ruin (published in paperback this year in both Britain and America), here in no particular order […]
Tag: Jed Emerson
Did It Work?
‘The Year of Fighting Over What Works’ was our headline prediction for 2011. So how did we do? Let’s take a look at the 10 scenarios we saw when we peered into our philanthrocrystal ball back in January. 1) “A battle is going to rage over the relationship between profit and philanthropy.” And some. Within […]
Of Profits and Philanthropy
In the good old days, when he used to write engaging articles about economics, the Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman took on the urgent and pressing issue of how food in England got so bad and why it had suddenly got better. The problem, as he described it, was that the English had industrialised […]
Books of the Year, Part 1
2010 has been a good year for books touching on philanthrocapitalism. In no particular order, here are the first five of our favourites (not including our own “The Road From Ruin“), with more to follow in later posts: “The Power of Social Innovation“, by Stephen Goldsmith. This is a terrific look at some of the […]
A Social Competitiveness Index?
Imagine if countries competed with each other to create the best environment in which social innovation can happen… That’s the idea behind a new project we are working on, with Jed Emerson of Blended Value fame: the “Social Competitiveness Index”. The concept has been developed under the auspices of the World Economic Forum’s Global Redesign Initiative, by […]