Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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0 Biotech and academic leader selected as CEO for Gates Foundation

Susan Desmond-Hellman The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced today that it has selected Susan Desmond-Hellman, currently chancellor of the University of California San Francisco, to serve as chief executive officer after Jeff Raikes – the former Microsoft exec who announced in September he’d be stepping down after five years…

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1 For World Toilet Day Gates Foundation motto: Every shit has value

Ugandans transport a Swiss-made ‘diversion’ toilet – one of the Gates Foundation’s winners in its re-inventing the toilet competitionEawag It’s World Toilet Day so the world is awash with potty humor, bizarre videos and otherwise earnest organizations giddily celebrating the use of obscenity or fart jokes in support of saving…

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0 Is the ‘golden age of philanthropy’ a sign of good times or bad?

CBS News’ 60 Minutes recently did a piece featuring Bill and Melinda Gates, along with Warren Buffett and a select group of other billionaires, describing the motivation behind a philanthropic initiative called The Giving Pledge. Charlie Rose hosted the chat, titled The Giving Pledge: A New Club for Billionaires, briefly…

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