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". Yet another sign of one of the hottest trends in business today: corporations doing well while doing good. It's not only here to stay; it's now a full-fledged business model. Altrushare Securities, the article says, is a firm majority-owned by two charities. So the question is: "Is it a for-profit business or a nonprofit fund-raising machine?" The answer: both. To coin the expression coined in the article: it's a for-benefit corporation. The term may be brand new, but the concept has been around for a while. Since its creation over half a century ago, IFC has been dedicated to the notion that a ...
challenges the publicly held position of the World Bank on investments in agricultural lands in poor nations - a trend that has come to be popularly known as land grabbing. Although such investments have been hailed by the World Bank as a way to generate jobs and infrastructure, the report states, "investors are targeting countries with weak laws, buying arable land on the cheap, and failing to deliver on promises of jobs and investments," and in some cases inflict serious damage on the local resource base. "Conclusions of the leaked report confirm those of (Mis)Investment ... Read More
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