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Innovative ways to enhance corporate social responsibility



Private Investment in Social Impact Bonds

Goldman’s investment furthers the vision of social impact bond participants who seek to develop a marketplace for financial investment into social programs.

By Michael Belinsky | 1 | Aug. 8, 2012

Impact Investing

Investing with a Purpose

Impact investing can meet the needs of society’s most disadvantaged, whether they are cocoa farmers in Sierra Leone or the hard-to-employ in New York.

By Willy Foote & Tracy Palandjian | Aug. 6, 2012


Exploring Philanthropy and Impact Investing in China

A look at best practices between the US and China, and reflections from a recent Phoenix Global Impact trip.

By Jenna Nicholas | Jul. 27, 2012

Impact Investing

ReCoding Good: Part 8

From the Field Series: An ongoing report of the Philanthropy, Policy, and Technology Project, which explores the use of private resources for public good.

By Lucy Bernholz & Rob Reich | Jul. 13, 2012

Impact Investing

The Trouble With Impact Investing, P3

Real impact investing is not for the timid.

By Kevin Starr | 6 | Jul. 11, 2012

Impact Investing

Letter from London

A report on social innovation from England’s capital.

By Charmian Love | 4 | Jul. 10, 2012

Urban Development

Wanted: New Frameworks for Urban Housing

As global base of the pyramid urban evictions intensify, we need good quality, affordable housing that creates attractive profit opportunities.

By Ruban Selvanayagam | 2 | Jul. 5, 2012


How Businesses Can Increase Food Access for the Poor

Hybrid approaches present an opportunity to achieve both greater social impact as well as greater business benefits.


Global Issues

Rio+20: Is a $513 Billion Down Payment Enough?

Advances in reducing poverty, environmental protection, and other global issues threaten the status quo—a report from Rio+20.

By Jigar Shah | Jul. 2, 2012

Corporate Philanthropy

CSR Rule #1: Do No Harm

Corporate philanthropy is complicated and may have multiple objectives but Peter Karoff, Founder of The Philanthropic Initiative, argues its ultimate intention should be to do no harm.

By Peter Karoff | 1 | Jun. 28, 2012