Christopher Conroy

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'Canada has a lot to learn from the UK's leadership on social enterprise'

Ontario's minister of economic development discusses how the province's government can better support social enterprises<p>Eric Hoskins might not be as internationally famous – or infamous – as another Ontario politician, the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford. But in terms of his role in supporting social …

Social Impact Bonds: A New Model to Reduce Blight

Cities are actively searching for ways to reduce blight. Abandoned properties and vacant lots abound in decaying Rust Belt neighborhoods struggling with manufacturing losses and entrenched segregation. The problem is no less serious in the Sun Belt, where overzealous developers left half-built …

Merrill taps rich investors for ex-convict social-impact bond | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust reached out to some high-powered clients this quarter to invest in a social-impact bond whose proceeds finance a program to lower recidivism rates among ex-convicts in New York.<p>A logo of Merrill Lynch is pictured at a branch in Zurich August 12, …

Paula Goldman

OVER the past 30 years the share of incomes going to the top 1% of earners has more than doubled in some rich countries: it now stands at 17% in …

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Building social capital into capitalism

To build a world that works for over 9 billion inhabitants we will require a fundamental shift in the genome of capitalism<p><b>How do you think philanthropy is changing, and what's driving those changes?</b><p>To build a world that works for over 9 billion inhabitants by 2050, we will require a fundamental …