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Making a profit from making a difference – FT.com

August 5, 2012 5:40 am Making a profit from making a difference By Sophia Grene ©GettySustainable logging carried out in Cameroon in the Congo Basin natural woodland: preserving forests is just one project impact investing can help To many, investment is purely about generating a return on their money, but a growing band of wealthy …

LEAP Zones: A Legal, Economic, Administrative and Political Framework for Free Cities

Mark Klugmann April 20, 2012 | Universidad Francisco Marroquín | 10 min Click here to watch the video. An excellent session on the importance of legal, administrative and political structures to stimulate economic development. http://newmedia.ufm.edu/klugmannleapzones Mark Klugmann is the creator of the LEAP Zones model (a legal, economic, administrative and political framework for a free …

Doughnuts Defeating Poverty – NYT.com

OP-ED COLUMNIST By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF Published: July 4, 2012 53 Comments MASUMBA, Malawi Damon Winter/The New York Times Nicholas D. Kristof Nicholas D. Kristof/The New York Times Biti Rose Nasoni in the village of Masumba, Malawi. If you want to understand some of the best new ideas to chip away at global poverty, an excellent place …

Global poverty: A fall to cheer – The Economist

For the first time ever, the number of poor people is declining everywhere Mar 3rd 2012 | from the print edition     THE past four years have seen the worst economic crisis since the 1930s and the biggest food-price increases since the 1970s. That must surely have swollen the ranks of the poor. Wrong. …