Forbes

0 Forbes champions philanthropists and markets, then helps Liberia

Forbes, the news source for all things wealth, released its first ever list of fifty biggest givers in the US. Bill and Melinda Gates top the list  after giving away $1.9 billion in 2012. They are followed by Gates Foundation supporter Warren Buffett, George Soros, Mark Zukerberg and Walmart owners,…

0 Charity is a broken concept, says Warren Buffett’s Son

Peter Buffett, son to billionaire Warren Buffett, describes how he came to understand the nature of and the problems with philanthropy and charity. He describes in the a New York Times OpEd how he was introduced to the sector when his father established three foundations for his children to run.…

0 Where is the line between marketing social impact and exploitation?

Daniela Papi Businesses with multiple bottom lines (ie. beyond profit), want to show the impacts they are making on the lives of their employees and/or clients. Stories are used to tell how lives are transformed as a way to measure impact and market to potential customers. Some social impact businesses…

0 Economies: The worst 10 and 27 most overheated

Forbes and The Economist both felt compelled recently to evaluate the economies of the world, but according to two different measures. Forbes has listed the 10 worst economies of the world, with Madagascar ranked as having the worst economy according to the magazine’s somewhat arbitrary criteria (which includes, for example,…